Aaron Finch happy to repay selectors’ faith with record-breaking innings

Aaron Finch recorded the highest individual score in T20 Internationals © Getty Images

Aug 31, 2013

Australian opener Aaron Finch hopes that his record-breaking 156-run knock against England in the first Twenty20 International (T20I) will help him announce his arrival at the international level.

”Being in and out of the side is never ideal and I suppose last year I let a couple of chances slip,” Finch was quoted as saying by an Australian Associated Press report published on the Sydney Morning Herald.

”For my own confidence and probably for the selectors’ confidence in me, it’s nice to get a big score and repay a bit of that faith in me,” he added.

Finch’s knock helped Australia beat England by 39 runs and end their winless run which had extended for more than 200 days.

Finch scored 156 in just 63 balls, registering the second fastest century and the highest individual score. He also hit 14 sixes, which is the most in any T20I match.