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Aaron Finch breaks worldwide T20 record against Zimbabwe

Aaron Finch breaks worldwide T20 record against Zimbabwe

Aaron Finch bettered his highest individual T20I score against Zimbabwe in the third T20 of the tri-series in Harare. He moved beyond the previous world record high score of 156, which he scored against England in 2013, with his ninth six.

1 - Finch might be dismissed in the last over via hit-wicket falling short of the all-time T20 record score but became the first Australian to be dismissed via hit-wicket in the T20I cricket.

At the time of this writing the Zimbabweans struck by the run onslaught had no answers and were reeling at 118/7 losing their top order cheaply and the tail enders staring at certain defeat.

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With opening partner D'Arcy Short they also relegated New Zealand duo Kane Williamson and Martin Guptill on the partnership record list.

In reply, Zimbabwe fell 100 runs short after it managed to post 129/9 in the full 20 overs.

A slew of records tumbled as Australia destroyed Zimbabwe by 100 runs in the T20 tri-series at Harare Sports Club on Tuesday. The 31-year-old just needed 50 balls to bring up his hundred, his second in T20Is. He is the only batsman to reach the landmark even once in the format.

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Aaron Finch of Australia now holds the world's top-two Twenty20 worldwide innings after his 172 onslaught in Harare.

The pair set a new record (223) for the highest T20I partnership among a host of other new marks. When Finch departed, rather bizarrely by being hit wicket, he had become the highest run scorer in T20I.

Aaron Finch scored 75.11% of Australia's total of 229, which is the highest % of team's total scored by any player in a completed innings in worldwide cricket.

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Finch's previous record knock stood for almost five years: 156 off 63 against England at Southampton in 2013.


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