Aaron Finch belts highest ever T20 score as Australia wallop Zimbabwe

Finch, Stanlake lead Australia to nine-wicket win against Pakistan

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Finch powered his way to 172, beating his own world record high score in Twenty20 Internationals.

Australia´s Aaron Finch smashed his own record for the highest individual score in a Twenty20 worldwide on Tuesday, blasting 172 off 76 balls in a tri-series match against Zimbabwe in Harare.

Belting 10 sixes and 19 fours in the devastating knock, Finch bypassed his own mark of 156 he set against England five years ago.

Australia posted 229-2 in their 20 overs.

"When I was a bit younger I had a chance to be really pushing my case for a few years and I probably had 18 to 24 months of really lean red-ball cricket", Finch said after his record-breaking innings.

Finch and Short put on 223 for the first wicket, which topped Williamson and Guptill's previous highest T20 worldwide partnership for any wicket of 171 (unbroken) against Pakistan in Hamilton in January 2016.

Finch, meanwhile, brought up his second T20I hundred at the end of the 14th over, taking just 50 deliveries.

Short eventually fell swinging across the line at fast bowler Blessing Muzarabani to be caught for 46, while Finch fell in freakish circumstances in the final over.

"I thought he was going to go with a wide slower ball, so I got back", said Finch.

Stretching out to hit a full delivery from Muzarabani, he over-balanced and kicked his own stumps to be out hit wicket.

Tye took 3 for 12 as Australia inflicted one last record against the host Zimbabwe, who slumped to their largest-ever defeat in T20Is.

Australia sits on top of the table with two victories from two matches after it also defeated Pakistan by nine wickets on Monday. "The wicket's very good as we know the ball travels here", he said following the knock. They lost just one wicket during the chase and crossed the line with nearly 10 overs to spare.

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