Finch breaks T20I World Record
Commonwealth Bank Bushrangers master blaster Aaron Finch has set a new world record for the highest individual score in a Twenty20 international with a breathtaking 156 from just 63 balls against England overnight.
Finch's ton obliterated the previous mark of 123 set by New Zealand's Brendon McCullum against Bangladesh in Pallekele in 2012 and was the third highest Twenty20 score of all time.
The records continued to tumble for the 26-year-old as he also set a new mark for the most sixes in a match with 14, and in the process, became the first Australian to post a T20I century.
Remarkably, Finch got off the mark, reached his 50, hundred and 150, with sixes.
"It was just one of them days," Finch said.
"The wicket was pretty flat...so it made it quite easy for stroke play but it's always nice to get a few away early and then you can build into your innings a bit more."
Finch's breathtaking innings guided Australia to a 39-run victory as the visitors posted 6-248.
Shaun Marsh chipped in with 28 from 21 balls and Shane Watson blasted 37 from 16 balls, while Bushrangers gloveman Matthew Wade finished unbeaten on 15 from seven balls including two boundaries and a six.
Earlier in the day, Bushrangers leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed was selected to make his Australian debut, finishing with 0-43 from his four overs as England desperately chased the mammoth total.
England finished at 6-209 with Joe Root unbeaten on 90 from 49 balls.
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