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Aaron Finch: Australia captain hits 172 for new record T20 international score

03 July 2018, 05:31 | Pamela Mathis

Finch recently took over as Australia's T20 captain after Steve Smith's suspension

Aaron Finch

Australia's Aaron Finch broke his own world record for the highest individual worldwide T20 score but fell agonisingly short of the highest-ever innings. He moved beyond the previous world record T20I high score of 156, which he set against England 2013, with his ninth six.

Finch, meanwhile, brought up his second T20I hundred at the end of the 14th over, taking just 50 deliveries. He was finally dismissed hit wicket in the last over for 172 in just 76 balls, smashing a total of 16 fours and 10 sixes.

1 - Aaron Finch and D'Arcy Short became the first pair to put on 200 runs for a partnership in T20I cricket.

After toying with Zimbabwe bowlers, Finch told the host broadcaster, "It feels good".

"The wicket played better than we thought".

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Chasing a small a target of 119 in 20 overs, Australia lost their first wicket on 35 after a firing start by skipper Aaron Finch who lastly remained unbeaten with a quick-fire fifty to seal the deal with 55 balls to spare. It's coming on the bat quite nicely.

"I knew about the records when I was batting, but a few things went my way today".

Australia took 75 from the Powerplay, with Finch doing the bulk of the scoring while Short was content to turn the strike over to his big-hitting partner.

'I was captain of the opposition when Gayle got 175, so I remembered that record as well! Simon Mire top-scored for Zimbabwe with 28 runs. "The Australia openers are creating history!" Andrew Tye was the pick of the bowlers as he returned with figures of 3/12 in his four overs.



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