Glenn Maxwell struck 70 off just 31 deliveries and Ashton Agar claimed 6-30 as Australia cruised to comfortable 64-run victory over New Zealand in the third T20I in Wellington on Wednesday.
Requiring nothing but a victory to remain in the five-match series, Australia posted a mammoth 208-4 in their 20 overs with captain Aaron Finch also adding 69 at the top of the order.
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In reply, the Black Caps were undone by the brilliance of Agar, who spun the Aussies into a commanding position.
Martin Guptill top-scored with 43 as New Zealand were dismissed for only 144 in the 18th over. The hosts will take a 2-1 series lead into the fourth match on Friday.