Australia in world record chase after Warner, Short blitz: 2018 Trans Tasman T20 No 5 ...

Australia overhauled a world record T20 target of 244 with seven balls to spare as David Warner (59 off 24 balls) and man of the match D'Arcy Short (76 off 44) ran riot with a century opening stand.

Opener Martin Guptill smashed a career best 105 off 54 balls, to set up an imposing total of 6-243. Fellow opener Colin Munro hit 76 off 33 balls as the pair added 132 runs.

In a tense chase that yielded a world record 32 sixers from both team, Warner and Short put on 121. After a stumble at the end, Marcus Stoinis was run out at the non-striker's end in the second-last over before Aaron Finch sealed victory with a six.

At this point in time, this was the highest run-chase in T20 history. See full list here.

Australia 245 for 5 (Short 76, Warner 59) beat New Zealand 243 for 6 (Guptill 105, Munro 76) by five wickets.

Feb 2018

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