In 38.5 overs at Eden Park, New Zealand and Australia pillaged a phenomenal 488 runs, with the visitors setting a new record by pulling off the highest successful T20 chase. Naturally, by the end of it, a slew of records were rewritten. Here are the statistical highlights from the Auckland run-fest.
0 Instances of a higher target chased by a team in all T20s. The previous highest chase in T20Is belonged to West Indies , against South Africa at the Wanderers, and the highest for Australia in T20Is was 205 against South Africa, also at the Wanderers, in 2016.
488 The run aggregate in this match - the second-highest ever in T20Is. The overall record, which this match missed by one run, was set in the India-West Indies clash in Lauderhill in 2016.
243 The joint-highest score for New Zealand in T20Is, and the highest by any team against Australia. The previous highest also belonged to New Zealand, when they made 214 in a tied game against Australia in Christchurch in 2010.
2188 Career runs for Martin Guptill in T20Is - the most for any player in this format. In his 71st innings, Guptill went past his former captain Brendon McCullum, who had scored 2140 runs in 70 innings. Guptill also became only the seventh player to score more than one century in this format, and the third from New Zealand, after McCullum and Colin Munro.
64 Runs conceded by Andrew Tye in his four overs, making this the joint third-worst spell in T20Is. Australia's previous worst belonged to Brett Lee, who conceded 56 runs against West Indies at The Oval in 2009. Incidentally, for New Zealand, Ben Wheeler also conceded 64 runs in his 3.1 overs, bagging the fourth-worst economy rate for any bowler in a T20I innings.
91 Runs scored by Australia in the Powerplay - the joint-highest in T20Is, along with Netherlands and Ireland, who made the same score against Ireland and Afghanistan respectively.
2 Number of century stands for the opening wicket in this match - the first such instance in T20Is. Guptill and Munro put on 132, while David Warner and D'Arcy Short joined hands for a 121-run stand.
2 Venues to have witnessed five or more instances of scores of 200 or more in T20Is. The Wanderers at Johannesburg has had 10 such scores, while Eden Park in Auckland has five such scores.