Finch rises to the top of T20I rankings


Finch rises to the top of T20I rankings

India's World Cup victor Roger Binny, Pakistani pacer Umar Gul and the Bangladeshi pair of Soumya Sarkar and Enamul Haque Jrare other four players who have been dismissed on diamond ducks, but they had made their worldwide debuts in some other format previously.

Pakistan opener Fakhar Zaman played a brilliant knock of 107-runs and drove the team home after they lost early wickets in the match.

Pakistan on Sunday sealed their highest successful chase and clinched the tri-series played at Zimbabwe's Harare Sports Club by chasing down Australia's 184-run target up to the last over.

Finch also became the first batsman in T20Is to break the 900-point mark but ended with a final tally of 891 points after the tri-series against Pakistan and Zimbabwe.

On the other side of the coin, Finch had a better time of it in England, and dominated the T20I tri-series - he was the leading run-scorer with 306 runs in five innings at a strike rate of 201.31, including a stunning world-record 172 against Zimbabwe.

Australia captain Aaron Finch was given a first-ball reprieve when he was dropped by Malik in the deep after top-edging a hook, and several misfields allowed any pressure with the new ball to be immediately dissipated.

Injured Babar Azam, Colin Munro and Glenn Maxwell all moved down, occupying the three spots below Finch, Zaman and Rahul, while further down on the list, there were more such interesting changes.

Australia's D'Arcy Short, Jason Roy of England and Solomon Mire also achieved career-best rankings following the latest update. It's a career-best number for him, his first time in the Top 10, with 690 points, also a career high.

There wasn't notable movement in the bowlers' table, with Rashid Khan retaining his spot at No. 1 with 813 points, well ahead of second-placed Shadab Khan (723 points).

Farhan was stumped by Australian wicketkeeper Alex Carey off Glenn Maxwell in the first over of Pakistan's chase, off a wide delivery as he had ventured out of the crease to get his first worldwide runs.

The top three sides are now separated by 10 points, while three points separate fourth-ranked England and seventh-ranked West Indies.

That challenging total set by the Zimbabweans was thanks mainly to Mire, who helped his team recover from the dismissal of Cephas Zhuwao from the very first ball of the morning.

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