Published: Wed, July 04, 2018
Sport | By Stuart Potter

Australia Breaks Records As It Trashes Zimbabwe In Third T20I

Australia Breaks Records As It Trashes Zimbabwe In Third T20I

Aaron Finch set a new world record for the highest individual T20I score as he blasted his way to 172 from 76 balls against Zimbabwe in Harare on Tuesday and guided Australia to a 100-run win in their second tri-series encounter.

Australia took 75 from the Powerplay, with Finch doing the bulk of the scoring while fellow opener D'Arcy Short was content to turn the strike over to his big-hitting partner. Shane Watson was the first when he scored fifties in three consecutive T20I innings in 2011-2012.

Remarkably, in a total of 229 for two, Zimbabwe bowler Tendai Chisoro conceded just 19 runs from his four overs.

Finch's overall score came off 76 balls and comprised 16 fours and 10 maximums.

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. D'Arcy Short was the second highest scorer in the innings with a steady 42-ball 46.

2 - Aaron Finch reached his second T20I 150.

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172 - This is the highest score by any batsman in T20Is.

"It's nice to break my own record", said Finch.

16 - The 16 fours Finch hit in this game are the most by any player in a T20I inning. I took the strike from Short a bit, but that kind of innings for him will also help. Yeah I did know about it ( holder of two highest individual T20I scores), it's just one of those days where few things went my way.

The powerful right-hander has only been dismissed once in matches against England, New Zealand and Pakistan in 2018, putting up scores of 20*, 36*, 18*, 84 and 68* before his record-breaking knock against Zimbabwe.

"The wicket played better than we thought".

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