Finch-led Australia tumble T20I records against Zimbabwe

May JohnsonJul 04, 2018

"I took the strike from (D'Arcy) Short a bit, but that kind of innings for him will also help him".

The hard-hitting right-hander, who surpassed his previous best of 156 against England in 2013, smashed 10 sixes and 16 fours in his blistering innings before his weird hit-wicket dismissal. The 31-year-old just needed 50 balls to bring up his hundred, his second in T20Is.

2 - Finch became the 2nd Australian to record fifty-plus scores in three consecutive innings in T20I cricket.

He and opening partner D'Arcy Short's stand of 223 was the highest-ever worldwide T20 partnership, with Short very much the silent partner with a 42-ball 46. Blessing Muazabani managed to get the wickets of Aaron Finch (172) and D'Arcy Short (46).

Finch ultimately lost his wicket in weird fashion to Blessing Muzarabani in the final over of the innings, overbalancing and hitting his off stump with his own bat as he fell over.

"He's a great player and he deserves it, " Finch said of Gayle's record."It was just one of those days where a few things went my way and I hit a few in the middle, which was nice".

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It appeared Zimbabwe might make a fist of their chase when openers Solomon Mire and Chamu Chibhabha rushed past 40 in the fourth over, but once they were dismissed regular wickets quickly stalled the innings.

Left-arm spinner Ashton Agar raced through four overs conceding just 16, while Andrew Tye's seamers were even more effective.

"The wicket played better than we thought".

The 100-run victory was the biggest margin for Australia in T20Is.

Australia take on Pakistan on Thursday, and Finch insisted there was no room for complacency. "The wicket's very good as we know the ball travels here". They lost just one wicket during the chase and crossed the line with nearly 10 overs to spare.

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