|Australia 208-4 (20.zero overs): Maxwell 70 (31), Finch 69 (44), Philippe 43 (27)|
|New Zealand 144 (17.1 overs): Guptill 43 (28); Agar 6-30|
|Australia received by 64 runs; New Zealand lead sequence 2-1|
Left-arm spinner Ashton Agar took 6-30 as Australia crushed New Zealand by 64 runs within the third Twenty20 in Wellington to maintain the sequence alive.
Chasing 209, the hosts managed 144, with Agar returning the perfect figures by an Australian in T20 internationals and the fifth-best of all time.
Australia’s imposing 208-Four was constructed round captain Aaron Finch’s 69 off 44 balls and Glenn Maxwell’s 70 off 31.
New Zealand lead the five-match sequence 2-1.
Australia misplaced Matthew Wade early, however Finch and Josh Philippe, who made 43 off 27 deliveries, placed on 83 earlier than Maxwell launched a brutal assault, which included taking 28 off one Jimmy Neesham over.
New Zealand opener Martin Guptill hit 43 off 28 balls in reply however Devon Conway, with 38, was the one different batsman to make a telling contribution.
Fast bowler Riley Meredith claimed 2-24 on his Australia debut and Agar took three wickets in an over and eliminated numbers 4 to 9 within the New Zealand order as they misplaced their final seven wickets for 35 runs.
|Deepak Chahar (India)||6-7 v Bangladesh, 2019|
|Ajantha Mendis (Sri Lanka)||6-Eight v Zimbabwe, 2012|
|Ajantha Mendis (Sri Lanka)||6-16 v Australia, 2011|
|Yuzvendra Chahal (India)||6-25 v England, 2017|
|Ashton Agar (Australia)||6-30 v New Zealand, 2021|
The closing two matches – on Friday and Sunday – will even happen at Sky Stadium.
The third T20 was held behind closed doorways due to coronavirus considerations, as will the fourth, however a choice has but to be made concerning the closing recreation.
The closing three matches of the sequence are being held as double-headers with the New Zealand ladies’s T20s in opposition to England.