Aaron Finch hits highest ever individual score in a Twenty20 International match


  • Aaron James Finch is an Australian cricketer who plays for Victoria, the Melbourne Renegades and the Australia national cricket team.
  • On 29th August, 2013, he set a new world record for the highest individual Twenty20 international score as he made a stunning 156 off 63 balls against England at the Rose Bowl, Southampton.
  • Finch struck 14 sixes and 11 fours in a stunning innings that easily surpassed the previous world record of 123, held by New Zealand’s Brendon McCullum against Bangladesh at Pallekele in September, 2012.
  • His 14 sixes were also a world record for the most in any individual T20 international innings.
  • Finch’s century was only the 10th in all T20 internationals, the first by an Australian and the first by any batsman at this level in England.
  • His innings was the third highest T20 score ever, including domestic cricket, behind only knocks from Chris Gayle (175 not out) and McCullum (158 not out) in the Indian Premier League.
  • Aaron Finch’s record-breaking innings lead Australia to a first competitive international win in 200 days as they beat England by 39 runs in the in the first of two NatWest Twenty20 internationals.
  • Finch’s display propelled Australia to the second highest team score in T20 internationals, behind Sri Lanka’s 6-260 against Kenya in Johannesburg in 2007.
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    Highest innings in T20 internationals

    Player Runs Balls Strike Rate Opposition Ground Date
    Aaron Finch (AUS) 156 63 247.61 England Southampton August 29, 2013
    Brendon McCullum (NZ) 123 58 212.06 Bangladesh Pallekele September 21, 2012
    Richard Levi (RSA) 117* 51 229.41 New Zealand Hamilton February 19, 2012
    Chris Gayle (WI) 117 57 205.26 South Africa Johannesburg September 11, 2007
    Brendon McCullum (NZ) 116* 56 207.14 Australia Christchurch February 28, 2010
    Tillakaratne Dilshan (SRI) 104* 57 182.45 Australia Pallekele August 6, 2011
    Martin Guptill (NZ) 101* 69 146.37 South Africa East London December 23, 2012
    Suresh Raina (IND) 101 60 168.33 South Africa Gros Islet May 2, 2010
    Mahela Jayawardene (SRI) 100 64 156.25 Zimbabwe Providence May 3, 2010
    Richie Berrington (SCO) 100 58 172.41 Bangladesh The Hague July 24, 2012

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