New Zealand’s Finn Allen in a breathtaking display of power-hitting earned his place in the history books during the third T20I against Pakistan. The match played in Dunedin witnessed an awe-inspiring onslaught as Allen smashed a record 16 sixes, which is a world record.

Finn Allen equaled the record held by Afghanistan’s Hazratullah Zazai, who hit 16 sixes against Ireland in 2019.

Let’s take a look at five batters who hit most sixes in a T20I innings.

George Munsey – 14 (2019)

Scotland batter George Munsay scored his maiden T20I century against Netherlands in 2019, making his way into the record books. Munsey hit top gear when he walloped four sixes and two fours in Max O’Dowd’s first over and he never looked back. He finished with 127 off 56, featuring four boundaries and a whopping 14 sixes.

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Aaron Finch – 14 (2013)

A 26-year old Aaron Finch, playing only his seventh T20I game broke the then record for the highest individual score in T20I cricket against England. Finch smashed 156 runs from 63 balls, with the help of a whopping 14 sixes and 11 fours. He also helped his side scored the then second-highest total in a T20I – 248/6.

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Zeeshan Kukikhel – 15 (2022)

Hungary’s opening batter Zeeshan Kukikhel holds the record for the highest T20I score in a run-chase against Austria in 2022. Austria managed to put 196/6 in 20 overs , thanks to their skipper Razmal Shigiwal’s unbeaten 95. Hungary chased the total in 19 overs, with Kukikhel leading the chase. He scored 137 off just 49 balls, featuring seven boundaries and 15 sixes.

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Hazratullah Zazai – 16 (2019)

Hazratullah Zazai played a marathon of an innings against Ireland in 2019, scoring the second-highest individual score in T20I cricket. Afghanistan raised the then highest team total in T20Is – 278/3, thanks to Zazai’s unbeaten 162 off 62 balls. His fiery knock featured 11 fours and 16 sixes, a world record.

Source: Cricinfo

Finn Allen – 16 (2024)

Finn Allen is in the form of his during the ongoing series against Pakistan, getting better with every game. He scored scoring 34 and 74 in first two matches, followed by a blistering 137 runs from a mere 62 balls, marking the highest score by a New Zealand player in T20Is. He surpassed the previous record held by Brendon McCullum, who had scored 123 runs against Bangladesh back in 2012. His innings featured a staggering 16 sixes, and four boundaries.

Source: Cricinfo

The Kiwis, riding on Allen’s heroics, posted a formidable total of 224/7 in their allotted 20 overs at the University Oval. In response, Pakistan found themselves bowled out for 179 runs, resulting in a series loss as New Zealand sealed an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match contest.

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