Southampton: Australian opener Aaron Finch scored 156 runs with 14 sixes and 11 fours off just 63 balls against England in the Twenty20 international here on Thursday.
Finch's strike rate was 247.61. Finch's performance is a highest score record in T20 internationals.
He overtook New Zealander Brendon McCullum's 123, the previous highest score in T20s.
Australia piled up 248 for 6 in 20 overs. The visiting team beat England by 39 runs, with the home team scoring 209 for 6.
Finch, the 26-year-old Victorian, ransacked England's bowling as Australia secured their first victory in the last 200 days.
Finch, who had six previous T20 caps, tore England's attack to shreds with a brutal display.
Australia's eventual 248 for 6 was the second-highest total in a T20 international - and the highest in a match involving two Test nations - next to Sri Lanka's 260 against Kenya .