Highest successful run chase in a Twenty20 match
245 for 5 total number
New Zealand (Auckland)

Australia scored 245 for 5 in reply to New Zealand's 243 for 6 in a Twenty20 Tri-Series match at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand, on 16 February 2018.

Previous Twenty20 International record: West Indies' 236 for 6 against South Africa at The Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa, on 11 January 2015. Australia's 245 for 5 also beat India's record for the highest unsuccessful run chase in a Twenty20 International: 244 for 4, chasing the West Indies' 245 for 6 at Lauderhill, Florida, on 27 August 2016. Therefore, Australia's innings is also the highest score batting second in a Twenty20 International.

There have been four higher totals than 245 in Twenty20 International history, led by Australia's 263 for 3 against Sri Lanka at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Sri Lanka, on 6 September 2016.

Only once before has a team batting second scored more than 245 in a Twenty20 match: in the Super Smash (New Zealand's domestic Twenty20 competition) on 21 December 2016, Central Districts amassed 248 for 4 against Otago at Pukekura Park in New Plymouth – and still lost by 1 run! Australia's innings is therefore the highest successful run chase batting second in any Twenty20 match.

32 sixes were struck in the match (18 by New Zealand, 14 by Australia), equalling the number hit by the West Indies (21) and India (11) at Lauderhill in August 2016.

Australian openers D'Arcy Short (76) and David Warner (59) did most of the damage, with a stand of 121 that was broken after 8.3 overs. New Zealand's innings was also built around their openers, Martin Guptill (105) and Colin Munro (76) putting on 132 in 10.4 overs. No previous Twenty20 International had featured two first-wicket hundred partnerships.