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Stats Review: New Zealand vs Australia (5th T20I) – Record rains in epic high-scoring clash
By Sandy - Feb 16, 2018 1:50 pm
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Australia clinched a stunning victory in a high-scoring T20I clash against the hosts New Zealand at Eden Park (Auckland). It was the 5th T20I match of the ongoing tri-series, where Australia secured their unbeaten record in this tri-series by successfully chasing the highest T20I target.

After winning the toss, New Zealand decided to bat first. With the help of Martin Guptill’s superb century (105) and Colin Munro’s superb 76-runs knock, New Zealand managed to put a mammoth total of 243/6 (20 overs).

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In reply, Australia also started with aggressively. With the help of both openers’ big knocks and the important support from the middle-order batsmen, Australia reached the target in 18.5 overs after losing 5 wickets.

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Australia clinched this historic victory by 5 wickets with 7 balls to spare.

Brief Scores: New Zealand – 243/6 in 20 overs (Martin Guptill 105*, Colin Munro 76, Kane Richardson 2/40)

Australia – 245/5 in 18.5 overs (D’Arcy Short 76, David Warner 59, Ish Sodhi 1/35)

Result – Australia won by 5 wickets

Here are some of the statistical highlights of the match:

  1. New Zealand opening batsman Martin Guptill played his 15th 50+ innings.

i) Joint second most no.of 50+ innings for any batsman in T20I history. Here is the list:

Most No.of 50+ innings for any batsman in T20I career

Player (Team)No.of 50+ innings in T20I100s/50s
Virat Kohli (India)180/18
Chris Gayle (West Indies)152/13
Brendon McCullum (New Zealand)152/13
Martin Guptill (New Zealand) 152/13


Martin Guptill


  1. At the end of this match, New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill has scored 2,188 runs in his T20I career.

i) Leading run-scorer as a batsman in the T20I career. Former New Zealand batsman Brendon McCullum was the previous record holder with scoring 2,140 runs in his T20I career.


  1. New Zealand openers Martin Guptill and Colin Munro put a 132-runs partnership

i) New Zealand’s fourth highest T20I partnership for any wicket. Here is the detail list:

New Zealand’s top five T20I partnership for any wicket

PartnersPartnership runsNo.of wicketOppositionVenueDate
Martin Guptill & Kane Williamson171*1PakistanHamilton17th January 2016
Martin Guptill & Kane Williamson1373ZimbabweAuckland11th February 2012
Martin Guptill & Colin Munro1361West IndiesMount Maunganui3rd January 2018
Martin Guptill & Colin Munro1321AustraliaAuckland16th February 2018
Brendon McCullum & Jesse Ryder1301West IndiesHamilton28th December 2008



  1. Martin Guptill completed his century in just 49 balls.

i) Second fastest T20I century by any New Zealand batsman. The record holder is Colin Munro who had completed his T20I century in just 47 balls against West Indies at Mount Maunganui on 3rd January 2018.

ii) Fastest T20I century by any batsman against Australia. The previous record holder was former New Zealand batsman Brendon McCullum who had completed a T20I century in 50 balls at Christchurch on 28th February 2010.


  1. Martin Guptill scored his second T20I century.

i) Seventh T20I batsman to score more than one T20I century. Here is the detail list:

Players who have scored more than one T20I century

Player (Team)Matches (Innings)No.of T20I centuries
Colin Munro (New Zealand)43 (40)3
Chris Gayle (West Indies)55 (51)2
Evin Lewis (West Indies)14 (14)2
Glenn Maxwell (Australia)42 (37)2
Rohit Sharma (India)71 (64)2
Brendon McCullum (New Zealand)71 (70)2
Martin Guptill (New Zealand)73 (71)2



  1. At the end of this match, Martin Guptill has hit total 98 T20I sixes (hit total 9 sixes in this match).

i) Second most number of sixes by any batsman in his T20I career. Here is the top 3 list:

Player (Team)Matches (Innings)No.of T20I sixes
Chris Gayle (West Indies)55 (51)103
Martin Guptill (New Zealand) 73 (71)98
Brendon McCullum (New Zealand)71 (70)91


  1. New Zealand scored 243/6 in 20 overs.

i) Joint highest T20I total for New Zealand. Earlier this year on 3rd January 2018, New Zealand had scored 243/5 (20 overs) against West Indies at Mount Maunganui.

ii) Highest T20I total for any team against Australia. The previous record holders also New Zealand who had scored 214/6 (20 overs) against Australia at Christchurch on 28th February 2010.


  1. Australian pacer Andrew Tye had a bowling figure of 4-0-64-2.

i) Most runs conceded by any Australian bowler in T20I history. Previous record holder was former Australian pacer Brett Lee with the bowling figure of 4-0-56-1 against West Indies at The Oval on 6th June 2009.

ii) Joint third most conceded runs by a bowler in T20I history. (See the details at the following no.12)


  1. Australian opening batsman David Warner completed his half-century in just 20 balls.

i) Fastest T20I half-century by any batsman against New Zealand. Previous record holder was Australian batsman Cameron White who had completed a half-century in 21 balls against New Zealand at Christchurch on 28th February 2010.


  1. Australian openers David Warner and D’Arcy Short put a brilliant 121-run partnership.

i) Australia’s third highest T20I partnership for any wicket. Here is the top T20I partnership list for Australia.

Australia’s top three T20I partnership list

PartnersPartnership runsNo.of wicketOppositionVenueDate
David Warner & Glenn Maxwell1614South AfricaJohannesburg6th March 2016
David Warner & Shane Watson1331IndiaColombo (RPS)28th September 2012
David Warner & D’Arcy Short1211New ZealandAuckland16th February 2018


ii) First time in T20I history when both teams have century opening partnership.


  1. Australia successfully chased down the 244-runs target (245/5 in 18.5 overs).

i) Highest successful chase in T20I history. The previous record holder was West Indies team who had chased down 232-runs target (236/6 in 19.2 overs) against South Africa at Johannesburg on 11th January 2015.

ii) Highest T20I score in the second innings. The previous record was 244/4 (20 overs) by India against West Indies at Lauderhill on 27th August 2016.

iii) Third highest T20I total for Australia. Here is the detail list:

Australia’s top 3 T20I totals

Total (Overs)OppositionVenueDate
263/3 (20)Sri LankaPallekele6th September 2016
248/6 (20)EnglandSouthampton29th August 2013
245/5 (18.5)New ZealandAuckland16th February 2018



  1. New Zealand left-arm pacer Ben Wheeler had a bowling figure of 3.1-0-64-0. On the other hand, another New Zealand pacer Colin de Grandhomme had a bowling figure of 3.5-0-56-1.

i) Top two most runs conceding bowling figure by any New Zealand bowler in T20I history. Previous record holder was New Zealand pacer Tim Southee with the figure of 4-0-53-1 (now at third in this list) against Pakistan at Christchurch on 30th December 2010.

ii) Ben Wheeler became the joint third most conceding bowler in a T20I match history. Here is the detail list:

Most expensive bowling figures in T20I history

Player (Team)BowlingOppositionVenueDate
Barry McCarthy (Ireland)4-0-69-0AfghanistanGreater Noida12th March 2017
Kyle Abbott (South Africa)4-0-68-1West IndiesJohannesburg11th January 2015
James Anderson (England)4-0-64-1AustraliaSydney9th January 2007
Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka)4-0-64-0PakistanJohannesburg17th September 2007
Andrew Tye (Australia)4-0-64-2New ZealandAuckland16th February 2018
Ben Wheeler (New Zealand)3.1-0-64-0AustraliaAuckland16th February 2018



  1. There were total 32 sixes had been hit in this match.

i) Joint most no.of total sixes hit in a T20I match. The similar no.of sixes (32 sixes) had been hit in another T20I match between West Indies and India at Lauderhill on 27th August 2016.