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Aaron Finch breaks his own worldwide Twenty20 batting record

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Australian cricket players celebrate the wicket of Pakistan batsman Muhammad Hafeez center as he walks off the pitch during the T20 cricket match at Harare Sports Club Monday. — AP

Aaron Finch breaks his own record for the highest score ever in T20 worldwide cricket.

1 - Finch might be dismissed in the last over via hit-wicket falling short of the all-time T20 record score but became the first Australian to be dismissed via hit-wicket in the T20I cricket.

He then surpassed his own world record high score of 156 with his ninth six. He smashed six sixes and four boundaries during his 33-ball 68 runs knock.

Chasing a small a target of 119 in 20 overs, Australia lost their first wicket on 35 after a firing start by skipper Aaron Finch who lastly remained unbeaten with a quick-fire fifty to seal the deal with 55 balls to spare.

"I was playing good one-day cricket for Australia and I couldn't put the runs on the board in four-day cricket".

Finch gave another stellar display of power hitting in the T20 tri-series match against Zimbabwe, slamming 172 off 76 balls in Australia's total of 229-2 batting first.

New Zealand's Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson held the previous T20 worldwide world partnership record of 171, set against Pakistan in 2016.

Finch brought up his second T20I hundred at the end of the 14th over, taking just 50 deliveries. No other Australian scored as many as 10 sixes in a T20I inning.

Finch finished only three runs behind West Indian Chris Gayle's highest Twenty20 score of 175, which he hit in the 2013 Indian Premier League.

"I've got myself to blame for that", Finch said.

The ICC took a note of the record-breaking events and said, "World record score for Aaron Finch??". The highest individual score against Zimbabwe was Mohammad Shahzad's 118 not out. "The wicket's very good as we know the ball travels here", he said following the knock.

Finch's previous record knock stood for almost five years: 156 off 63 against England at Southampton in 2013.

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