Finn Allen surpasses 500 T20I runs: Decoding his stats
New Zealand's Finn Allen lit up SCG with his 16-ball 42 against Australia in the first Super 12 clash of the 2022 T20 World Cup. He smacked five fours and three sixes before Josh Hazlewood's yorker drew curtains to his innings. He went past 500 runs in T20Is and played an invaluable part as NZ racked up 200/3 in the first innings. Here's more.
Decoding Allen's T20I numbers
Allen marked his T20I debut against Bangladesh in 2021. He has since amassed 511 runs in 19 innings, averaging 26.89. Notably, Allen has compiled those runs while striking at 166.99. At home, the right-hander has whacked 223 runs at 27.87. Meanwhile, he has racked up 288 runs in neutral venues, averaging 26.18. He owns a 56-ball 101 against Scotland, besides two fifties.
A year to remember!
2022 is turning out to be a defining year for Allen. He slammed his maiden ton in T20Is against Scotland in July. He was in a solid touch in the recent T20I Tri-series at home involving Pakistan and Bangladesh. His scores read 13(8), 16(18), 62(42), 32(19), and 12(6). Overall, Allen has mustered 355 runs in 13 innings, striking at a behemoth rate of 158.48.
Allen-Conway ace the PP overs
Allen and Devon Conway wasted no time as they hammered the Aussies left, right, and center. The pair fetched a startling 56-run stand for the opening wicket, which eventually piloted the Kiwis to 65/1 by the end of powerplay. As per Cricbuzz, it remains NZ's highest-ever score in powerplay in T20 WC, bettering their previous best of 58/0 against Australia in 2016.
How did New Zealand's innings pan out?
Put to bat, NZ shred the Aussie attack to pieces and added 56 runs for the opening wicket. Kane Williamson then joined hands with Conway, fetching 69 runs for the second wicket. NZ's scoring took a beating in the middle-overs but Conway (92*) and James Neesham (26*) got them through. Meanwhile, seamer Hazlewood (2/41) was the best bet among the Aussie bowlers.