New Zealand v Australia: Ashton Agar takes 6-30 in 64-run win

Ashton Agar celebrates one of his six wickets

Ashton Agar (third from left) is now responsible for the best two bowling figures by an Australian in T20 internationals
Australia 208-4 (20.0 overs): Maxwell 70 (31), Finch 69 (44), Philippe 43 (27)
New Zealand 144 (17.1 overs): Guptill 43 (28); Agar 6-30
Australia won by 64 runs; New Zealand lead series 2-1

Left-arm spinner Ashton Agar took 6-30 as Australia crushed New Zealand by 64 runs in the third Twenty20 in Wellington to keep the series alive.

Chasing 209, the hosts were bowled out for 144, with Agar returning the best figures by an Australian in T20s and the fifth-best of all time.

Australia’s imposing 208-4 was built around captain Aaron Finch’s 69 off 44 balls and Glenn Maxwell’s 70 off 31.

New Zealand lead the five-match series 2-1.

Australia lost Matthew Wade early, but Finch and Josh Philippe, who made 43 off 27 deliveries, put on 83 before Maxwell launched a brutal assault, which included taking 28 off one Jimmy Neesham over.

New Zealand opener Martin Guptill hit 43…