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Aaron Finch's record-breaking knock propels Australia to 100 run win over Zimbabwe; reach tri-nation final

Finch and D Arcy Short were also involved in a 223 run-stand for the opening wicket, which is now the highest partnership in T20I cricket.

Edited by: India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: July 03, 2018 22:07 IST ]
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Aaron Finch scored a record 172 runs, the highest score in T20I cricket

Australia T20 International skipper Aaron Finch bettered his highest individual T20I score when he played a scintillating 172-run knock to lead his side to a 100-run win over hosts Zimbabwe at the Harare Sports Club on Tuesday.

Finch took just 76 deliveries and smacked 16 boundaries and 10 sixes, to eclipse his own world record.

Put into bat, Australia rode on Finch's innings to put a mammoth 229 runs on board against the hosts.

Finch and D Arcy Short were also involved in a 223 run-stand for the opening wicket, which is now the highest partnership in T20I cricket.

Chasing the mammoth score, Zimbabwe succumbed before the Australian bowlers as they managed a meagre 129 runs in their 20 overs losing nine wickets.

Andrew Tye bagged three wickets conceding 12 runs while Ashton Agar scalped two giving 16 runs.

With this win, Australia have entered the final of the tri-nation series while the winner between Zimbabwe and Pakistan in Wednesday's game will determine the other finalist.

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