Aaron Finch Breaks Own Record As Australia Create T20I History
Australia top-order batsman Aaron Finch on Tuesday broke his own record to notch up the highest individual score in Twenty20 International (T20I). Finch played a whirlwind knock to score 172 runs off 76 deliveres during the third T20I match against Zimbabwe in the tri-series at the Harare Sports Club. The 31-year-old Finch’s knock was laced with 16 boundaries and 10 hits over the fence as he batted with a strike rate of 226.31 to pilot Australia to a mammoth 229/2 after being asked to bat first.
Australia forged history by registering the first-ever 200-run partnership in the shortest format of the game. D’Arcy Short scored 46 runs off 42 balls to notch up a 223-run opening stand.
The ICC took a note of the record-breaking events and said, “World record score for Aaron Finch?? And it’s the first 200-run partnership in T20I cricket! The Australia openers are creating history!”
World record score for Aaron Finch
And it’s the first 200-run partnership in T20I cricket!
— ICC (@ICC) July 3, 2018
Finch’s previous best came against England, when he scored 156 off 63 balls at Southampton on August 29, 2013. The knock included 11 boundaries and 14 sixes.