Mohammad Rizwan tried to take a quick single but faced an unexpected obstacle during New Zealand and Pakistan’s thrilling third T20I match in Dunedin. As he ran towards the opposite end, his bat slipped from his hand, prompting Rizwan to use his glove to complete the run. However, this was against the rules, resulting in a short run being signaled by the umpire. This humorous incident occurred in the sixth over of Pakistan’s innings as they pursued a challenging target of 225 runs.
Rizwan had already scored 24 runs and formed an important partnership with Babar Azam, bringing the target within reach. However, after Rizwan’s dismissal, Pakistan’s batting lineup collapsed, leaving Babar to fight alone against the opposition.
In the same match, Finn Allen equaled the world record for hitting 16 sixes in a T20 international innings, originally set by Hazratullah Zazai of Afghanistan. This exceptional performance also gave Allen the highest score by a New Zealander in T20 internationals, surpassing Brendon McCullum’s 123 against Bangladesh in 2012.
Hazratullah had initially set the six-hitting record by scoring an impressive 162 from 62 balls against Ireland in 2019. However, Finn Allen’s remarkable performance has now put him on par with this record-breaking achievement. Notably, two of Allen’s sixes were hit with such force that they traveled over 100 meters, with one even flying over the crossbar and between the uprights of the adjacent rugby ground at the University Oval.