It was on August 29, seven years ago when Australian opener Aaron Finch smashed the 156 runs off just 63 balls against England.
It was during the 1st T20I match of the series in Southampton where England won the toss and chose to field first. Australia were coming into the T20I series after winning the ODI series by 2-1 led by captain Michael Clarke. After putting into bat first, openers David Warner and Aaron Finch came to the crease.
Australia lost its first wicket in the 2nd over as Stuart Broad removed David Warner for just 1 run. From there, it was all over to Aaron Finch who started blasting all the bowlers all over the park. Aaron Finch and Shaun Marsh combined together to form a partnership of 114 runs. Out of those, Marsh could only score 28 runs before getting out in the 11th over.
The 26-year-old ransacked England’s bowlers as he hammered 14 sixes and 11 boundaries in his innings of 156 runs from 63 balls.
With the help of Finch’s 156 runs, Australia posted a target of 249 runs for the hosts. When England came into bat, the pace duo of Mitchell Johnson and Josh Hazlewood wreaked havoc by taking four wickets within the powerplay.
England’s batting order failed miserably except Joe Root who scored 90 runs off 49 balls and helped his side go past 200 runs mark. The hosts couldn’t chase the target and finished on 209/6 in the end.
It was Australia’s one of the highest scores in the T20I match and a massive 457 runs were scored in 40 overs on that day.