There is no doubt that Australia can produce batsmen of stature who can give the bowlers an awful time. Australian batsman Aaron Finch ransacked England’s bowling with complete authority during a Twenty20 (T20) International game in 2013. The 26 year-old Victorian pelted 156 off just 63 deliveries as he went on to create the record for the highest score in a T20I game.

Finch showed no mercy as he tore England’s attack to shreds with a ferocious display of batting. His extravagant display, helped him go past Brendon McCullum’s 123 as the highest score in a T20I. Finch opened the innings and started his onslaught from the very first ball. He pulled the first ball bowled by Steve Finn over deep-square leg to find his rhythm. The innings of 156 saw sixes and fours raining like cats and dogs. In his onslaught, Finch struck 11 fours and 14 Sixes as he raced to his score in a paltry 63 deliveries.

It was only Finch’s sixth match and his innings helped Australia score the second highest T20 score of 248 for 6, just 12 short of Sri Lanka’s 260 against Kenya. The England bowlers didn’t have any answers as anything fractionally short was dispatched for the maximum with total timing and strength.

Finch became the first and the only Australian to make a T20I hundred. A unique feat about his innings was that, each of his landmarks were marked with a six. He smashed a six to reach to his 50, 100 and 150.

In reply, England managed only 209 as they fell short by 39 runs. The Man of the match was deservedly given to Finch after a dominating and match winning innings.