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Australian Finch hits record T20 international score

30 August 2013 01:50 am - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Australia opener Aaron Finch smashed the highest score in a Twenty20 international on Thursday when he reached 156 in his team's 248 for six in the first of two matches against England.

The burly Australian struck 11 fours and 14 sixes off 63 balls to better the previous best of 123 scored by New Zealander Brendon McCullum.
His efforts helped Australia to 248 for six, a total beyond England's reach despite the effort of Ashes opener Joe Root who stroked 90 not out off 49 balls, batting at number five, in their 209 for six.

Finch had also been on course to break the record for the fastest T20 international century before eventually reaching his hundred from 47 balls, two outside the mark set by South African Richard Levi.

"Luckily today was my day, any one of them could have gone straight up in the air," he told Sky Sports. (Reuters)

  Comments - 5

  • Jagath Leanage Friday, 30 August 2013 01:58 AM

    Something for lost "prestige".

    Kiris Baba Amaray Friday, 30 August 2013 04:07 AM

    Excellent record on T20 era.... Keep it up. Congrats to you from a well wisher from SriLanka.

    Suny J fm Melbourne Friday, 30 August 2013 04:14 AM

    At last

    why not Friday, 30 August 2013 05:15 AM

    Great century from a good batsmen from a great country. Well done mate. Proud to be an Aussie.

    Ranjith Silvar Friday, 30 August 2013 05:36 AM

    That's nice, Congrats!.

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