Aaron Finch Sets New T20i Record Yet Again, Scores 172 of 76 Balls

| July 3 , 2018 , 19:32 IST

The third T20 match between Australia and the host Zimbabwe had witnessed breaking plenty of records, all credits to the Australian opener Aaron Finch's destructive batting, smashing 172 off just 76 balls.

Australia after 20 overs scored a giant score of 229, with the record-breaking opening stand 223 that was broken in the last over itself.   

Australia secured an easy win in the match by a lead of 100 runs, restricting the host to 129.

Finch surpassed his own score of 156 runs in 63 balls against England in Southampton in 2013, which was the previous highest score by an individual player in the T20 international match.

He became the second player to break the record twice for the highest individual score in a format in international cricket after Brian Lara.

He finished just three runs short of Chris Gayle’s record Twenty20 score of 175 which was set in the IPL.

The Aussies opening partnership of 223 between Aaron Finch and  Darcy Short (46) is the new highest ever stand for any wicket in the history of all T20 internationals breaking the record of previous highest ever partnership in international Twenty20 cricket which was between Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson of 171 in 2016 against Pakistan.

Considering the fact, Finch's 172 accounts for 75.11% of Australia's final score of 229 - the highest ever percentage of contribution by an individual in a team's total across the three formats, where the team got all out or batted the full quota of overs.