Finn Allen Slams Record-Equalling 16 Sixes
Finn Allen blasted a world-record-equalling 16 sixes in an innings of 137 from 62 balls as New Zealand beat Pakistan by 45 runs in the third Twenty20 international to take a winning 3-0 lead in the five-match series, the Associated Press reports in a story published by The Hindu Times.
Auckland-born Allen, 24, equalled the world record set by Hazratullah Zazai of Afghanistan of 16 sixes in a T20 international innings and posted the highest score by a New Zealander in T20 internationals, beating Brendon McCullum’s 123 against Bangladesh in 2012.
“I just tried to have a solid foundation and play good cricket shots,” Allen said. “What I’ve been working on is trying to have a solid foundation, a solid base and trying to build from there and hit the ball where it’s supposed to go.”
Original article by Associated Press, The Hindu Times, January 17, 2024.