Stuff – Australian opener Aaron Finch blazed past his own Twenty20 international batting world record and relegated a pair of Black Caps to second place in Harare.

Summary

  • Australian opener Aaron Finch blazed past his own Twenty20 international batting world record and relegated a pair of Black Caps to second place in Harare.
  • Finch gave another stellar display of power hitting in the T20 tri-series match against Zimbabwe, slamming 172 off 76 balls in Australia’s total of 229-2 batting first.
  • Finch’s previous record knock stood for nearly five years: 156 off 63 against England at Southampton in 2013.
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  • Finch and Short put on 223 for the first wicket, which topped Williamson and Guptill’s previous highest T20 international partnership for any wicket of 171 (unbroken) against Pakistan in Hamilton in January 2016.


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