Australian skipper Aaron Finch regained his form and gave proof of it after scoring his second consecutive fifty against New Zealand in the fourth T20I in Wellington.
With his unbeaten knock of 79, Finch overtook David Warner (2,265) to become Australia’s leading run-scorer in men’s T20I cricket. The right-hander has now scored 2,310 runs in 70 T20Is to date.
Finch scored five fours and four sixes, most of them coming in the last over to achieve the feat of becoming the only Australia batsman to hit over 100 maximums in the shortest format of the game.
In the last over bowled by Jamieson, Finch smashed three sixes in a row to gather 26 runs from that over. The 34 year-old’s blitzkrieg helped the visitor’s post 156 for six in 20 overs.
Captain Finch was under severe criticism due to his poor form ever since the T20I series against India.
The top three run-getters in T20I cricket are Virat Kohli with 2928 runs, Rohit Sharma with 2773 runs and Martin Guptill with 2763 runs. When it comes to the most number of sixes, Martin Guptill leads the chart with 135, followed by Rohit Sharma with 127 maximums. Only six batsmen have more than 100 sixes in the format.
In women’s cricket, New Zealand’s Suzie Bates with 3,301 runs is the leading run-scorer in T20I cricket. Australia Women’s captain Meg Lanning has 2,859 runs to her name.