Aaron Finch breaks own record of highest T20I score vs. Zimbabwe

Australia were ruthless against Pakistan in their opening clash

Australia were ruthless against Pakistan in their opening clash

Australia needed some individual performance to change their fortune and it came from the Australian skipper, Aaron Finch. His knock of 172 runs from 76 balls with 16 fours and 10 sixes was laden with boundaries and records on the way.

Behind Finch's two top scores, Maxwell is next on the all-time T20I record list after he belted an unbeaten 145 against Sri Lanka in 2016.

After toying with Zimbabwe bowlers, Finch told the host broadcaster, "It feels good".

The previous day Australia roared back into form with a nine-wicket win over Pakistan, having lost all six limited overs matches on their horror tour of England without banned stars Steve Smith and David Warner and their frontline pace attack. D'Arcy Short was his opening partner and both also notched the highest ever partnership of 223 runs in T20Is and the second overall in T20 cricket.

Currently, Chris Gayle holds the record for the highest score in T20s with the West Indian scoring 175 runs in the 2013 Indian Premier League. In 2013, he scored 156 against England and today, he broke his own record to score 172 against Zimbabwe. Unfortunately, he was hit-wicket in the final over off Blessing Muzarabani.

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