Australia completed the highest run chase in T20 history as they beat host New Zealand by five wickets in T20 Tri Series at Eden Park in Auckland today, Thanks to the big innings from D’Arcy Short.
Chasing 244, Aussie opener Short played a 76-run innings from 44 balls while Captain David Warner scored 59 off just 24 balls. Warner-Short made 121 runs in the opening stand from just 8.3 overs.
Glenn Maxwell (31 off 14) was also no song today while Aaron Finch was unbeaten on 36 off just 14 balls and guided Australia to five-wicket win, playing with seven balls to spare.
Earlier, Martin Guptill hits his second T20 hundred helped the host to put up a big score of 243. Guptill passed Brendon McCullum's record of 2140 T20 international runs after New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat. He smacked 104 runs in 53 balls, hitting nine mammoth sixes and six fours.Now, Guptill made 2188 runs in his T20 career while Indian captain Virat Kohli is at number three with 1956.
Colin Munro weighed in with 76 from 33 balls as he and Guptill put on 132 for the opening stand. After 20 overs, the host put 243 runs on the board for 6 wickets.
Kane Richardson and Andrew Tye took two wickets while Ashton Agar and Billy Stanlake picked one wicket each.
D’Arcy Short is named Man of the Match for his brilliant 76.