Aaron Finch became the highest run-scorer in Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is), bettering his previous best, on Tuesday. The Australian captain scored a mammoth score of 172 runs off 76 balls. The third match of the Zimbabwe T20 Tri-series saw another record being set; a day after Pakistan’s Shoaib Malik become the first person to play 100 T20Is.
When Finch was going all guns blazing on one end, it was Darcy Short, who was watching the entertaining innings from the non-striker’s end. Finch and Short shared a 223-run partnership for the first wicket. The partnership between Finch and Short has become the
The flamboyant Australian opener hit a total of 26 boundaries in his scintillating innings of 172 runs. Finch hit 16 fours and 10 sixes at the strike rate of 226.31 before he was dismissed hit-wicket on the third-last ball of the first innings.
Aaron Finch went on to surpass his record which he had set five years ago, against a potent English bowling attack. On Tuesday, Finch bettered his previous performance and went on to set a new world record. With Finch’s explosive inning, Australia managed to post 229 runs for the loss of two wickets on the scoreboard in their first innings.