Aaron Finch Breaks Own Record As Australia Create T20I History

Australian cricket players celebrate the wicket of Pakistan batsman Muhammad Hafeez center as he walks off the pitch during the T20 cricket match at Harare Sports Club Monday. — AP

Australian cricket players celebrate the wicket of Pakistan batsman Muhammad Hafeez center as he walks off the pitch during the T20 cricket match at Harare Sports Club Monday. — AP

Aaron Finch scored 172 runs against Zimbabwe in the third T20.

Australian batsman Aaron Finch has set a new record for the highest individual score in an International Twenty20 contest with a brutal innings against Zimbabwe. His knock of 172 runs from 76 balls with 16 fours and 10 sixes was laden with boundaries and records on the way.

He plundered 16 fours and 10 sixes in the highest individual innings in T20 worldwide cricket, which only ended when he overbalanced chasing a wide one and hit wicket off the penultimate delivery of the innings.

Australia´s Twenty20 captain attempted a cut shot against a Blessing Muzarabani delivery outside the off-stump but he overbalanced in the process and ended up dislodging the bail when his bat hit the stump.

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Finch's opening stand of 223 with D'Arcy Short is also a record stand for T20 internationals for any wicket. The right hander scored 50 runs from 22 balls before bringing up his second T20I hundred in 50 balls.

Behind Finch's two top scores, Maxwell is next on the all-time T20I record list after he belted an unbeaten 145 against Sri Lanka in 2016.

"The wicket played better than we thought". He carried his same form in their next match against Zimbabwe as well. It's coming on quite nicely.

I took the strike from (D´Arcy) Short a bit, but that kind of innings for him will also help him.

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