Aaron Finch registers highest individual score in T20 International; slams 2nd fastest century

Aaron Finch brought up his century in 47 balls © Getty Images (File photo)

Aug 29, 2013

Aaron Finch becomes the highest individual scorer in Twenty20 International (T20I) against Australia at Southampton on Thursday taking 47 balls to reach the incredible feat. He overtook South Africa’s Richard Levi who had scored a century off 45 balls.

It all started with the first ball Finch faced from Steven Finn. The short delivery was pulled with vengeance over deep square-leg for a six. In Finn’s second over Finch meted out a harsh treatment to the England opening bowler carting him for three boundaries – a flick which beat wide long leg, a solid hit over mid-on and then a pick up shot over mid-wicket.

The tenth over saw Joe Root suffer at the hands of Finch. The first ball faced by Finch was smashed over the bowler’s head for a six. The second ball smashed straight. The result was another six. The third ball faced was thwacked. The fourth ball was hit inside-out for a boundary and he the fifth ball beat the short third-man to make it a 27-run over.

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