Twitter reactions: NZ vs Aus (5th T20I) – Unstoppable Twitterati in the record-raining clash
By Sandy - Feb 16, 2018 10:26 am
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On Friday, Australia successfully chased the highest T20I total after they chased down the 244-runs target that was set by the host New Zealand. It was the 5th T20I of the ongoing tri-series at Eden Park (Auckland) where both teams scored hugeย runs and broke a huge number of records.

After winning the toss, New Zealand decided to bat first. Their opening batsman Martin Guptill played a beast knock of 105 runs off just 54 balls. After becoming the leading run-scorer in T20I history, Guptill completed his century in just 49 balls which is the second fastest T20I century for New Zealand.

Martin Guptill
Also read:ย Martin Guptill becomes the leading run-scorer in T20I history

Apart from Guptill, another opener Colin Munro also played a great knock ofย 76 runs which helped the hosts to put a mammoth total 243/6 on the board at the end of 20 overs.

In reply, Australia began their innings in aggressive mode. It looked more dangerous after New Zealand’s bowlers and fielders massively failed on their jobs.

Left-handed opener D’Arcy Short was looking very strong while skipper David Warner comeback in the form with a brilliant furious half-century.

Also read: Rajasthan Royals bought D'Arcy Short for IPL 2018

Opener Warner completed his half-century in just 20 balls but he was sent back to the pavilion on 59 off just 24 balls. Since then, Short carried on the innings with the good help of other batsmen.

Short scored 76 runs off 44 balls and when he was dismissed Australia was in a very comfortable position to clinch a victory. Also, Glenn Maxwell (31 runs off just 14 balls) and Aaron Finch (36* runs off just 14 balls) made some good contributions to secure a memorable victory for his team.

D’Arcy Short

Australia reached the target (245/5) in 18.5 overs after losing 5 wickets.

Now, watch the Twitter reactions of this memorable match:

New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill became the leading T20I runs-scorer

On Martin Guptill’s second T20I century

Watch Mark Chapman’s stunning hit-wicket


Guptill remains unsold in 2018 IPL Auction

More on Guptill’s knock

Look at the present leading run-scorers in each format of international cricket

Praising on Short’s match-winning knock


On Australia’s record T20I run chase


Fan moment in the match