Southampton, Aug 30 (IANS) Australian cricketer Aaron Finch hit a new record in Twenty20 Internationals here when he scored 156 runs off 63 balls against England.
Finch's highest individual score in T20Is saw Australia to a first competitive international win in 200 days as it defeated England by 39 runs, reports Xinhua.
The 26-year-old smashed 14 sixes and 11 fours in his innings and surpassed the previous international record of 123, scored by New Zealand's Brendon McCullum. In the process he also became the first Australian to score a T20I century.
The Victorian's display drove Australia to 248/6, the second highest team score in the format.
"I have been with Australia A all summer so I brought a bit of form into the game. The wicket was flat and it was one of those days. There was no seam or spin so it was nice to get a few early boundaries and I took it on from there," said Finch.