Made his T20I debut against Australia in Sydney in February 2009. Playing in his fifth ICC WT20.
Became the second Kiwi to score a T20I century when he hit 101 not out against South Africa in East London in 2012.
Holds the record for the highest individual score in the ICC Cricket World Cup history with 237 not out against the West Indies in 2015.
His 19-ball fifty against Sri Lanka in January 2016 set a national record in the T20I , until Colin Munro beat it later that innings.