Aaron Finch posts 172 runs for highest T20I score

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Aaron Finch set a new world record for the highest individual T20I score as he blasted his way to 172 from 76 balls against Zimbabwe in Harare on Tuesday and guided Australia to a 100-run win in their second tri-series encounter.

Australia reached 229 for two, the highest total ever scored against Zimbabwe in a T20 worldwide as a slew of records were broken during Australia's 100-run victory.

The hard-hitting right-hander, who surpassed his previous best of 156 against England in 2013, smashed 10 sixes and 16 fours in his blistering innings before his weird hit-wicket dismissal.

He and opening partner D'Arcy Short's stand of 223 was the highest-ever global T20 partnership, with Short very much the silent partner with a 42-ball 46.

Australia finished their 20 overs on 2-229, setting Zimbabwe a target they were never going to chase down.

The 223 partnership between Finch and Short is the highest stand ever in T20Is.

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"It came on well", Finch said at the innings break. Blessing Muazabani managed to get the wickets of Aaron Finch (172) and D'Arcy Short (46).

The 124 runs Finch scored in boundaries in this match are the 2nd highest in a T20I game behind 128 during his innings of 156 in 2013. The right hander scored 50 runs from 22 balls before bringing up his second T20I hundred in 50 balls.

Finch said of his display: 'Feeling good.

Australia sits on top of the table with two victories from two matches after it also defeated Pakistan by nine wickets on Monday.

The Australian captain broke his own record to score 173 in Harare. Yeah I did know about it ( holder of two highest individual T20I scores), it's just one of those days where few things went my way.

"We started off quite well and just got on a little bit of a roll there so I think when you're playing on a really good surface like that in some conditions where the ball travels quite a bit, it was nice to get a few away".

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