Munro revels in battling blitz


Big-hitting New Zealand batsman Colin Munro said he was delighted to be able to express himself and showcase his ability on the international stage after guiding the Black Caps to victory in Auckland.

Munro hit the second-fastest Twenty20 international half-century on Sunday, scoring an unbeaten 50 off 14 balls as the Kiwis crushed Sri Lanka by nine wickets in the final T20.

The 28-year-old hit seven sixes for New Zealand, who chased down Sri Lanka's 142-8 inside 10 overs at Eden Park to clinch the two-game series.

Speaking afterwards, Munro beamed: "I was just absolute clear-minded, you're not actually thinking about, you're not trying to pre-meditate.

"It was just waiting for the ball to be in my zone and watch the ball as hard as you can and swing hard.

"I've shown glimpses of what I can do in the [domestic T20 competition], but it was really pleasing to do it on the international stage."