Australia script history, beat New Zealand in record T20I run chase

Trevor Bayliss suggested only playing T20 internationals ahead of World Cups

Fans in Auckland were served up a treat on Friday as Australia completed a world-record chase to beat New Zealand in a high-scoring Twenty20 run-fest but one spectator left happier and richer than most.

Much has been said about Eden Park's ridiculously short straight boundaries with Richardson simply hoping the expectation of big runs gets the better of the batsmen.

Australia made a flying start in reply, with openers David Warner and D'Arcy Short racing to 51 without loss after four overs.

Eden Park is primarily a rugby union venue but its status as one of New Zealand's cricket grounds used for worldwide fixtures has been slammed after a staggering 32 sixes were hit on Friday night.

Ben Wheeler was severely put away and had gone for 64 from 3.1 overs when he was forced out of the attack for bowling two waist-high no balls.

"What a fantastic effort by the boys.When you've got a total like that and an outstanding innings from Guppy [Martin Guptill, who hit 105 off 54 balls], you've just got to take the scoreboard out of it and back yourself and start well - and we did".

Last night's T20 between Australia and New Zealand broke all sorts of records, but this was the clear highlight.

Grimstone, a university student who lives in Auckland was mobbed by his friends after pulling off the stunner spoke to "It all happened in a blur, I saw it and I thought, I'm a chance here and then popped out my hand". "We had the firepower to do it, we knew that and we knew we had to go out hard and get us off to a flier".

Guptill received handshakes from the Australians and a rave reception from a packed home crowd when he departed, caught by Glenn Maxwell off Andrew Tye's bowling.

The run chase eclipsed the 236 for six West Indies achieved in beating South Africa in Johannesburg in 2015.

New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson showed sympathy on his bowlers and fielders.

While England have lost seamer Liam Plunkett to a hamstring injury, the return of Morgan will give them a late push towards a sole round robin which could be enough, having been right in the match against New Zealand in Wellington on Tuesday, before falling 12 runs short.

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