Finch fury in Harare

Plenty of records tumbled as Australia went on the rampage against Zimbabwe in Harare. Here are some of the big milestones from the game


By the numbers: The 'Finch hitter'

Australia T20I captain Aaron Finch smashed a host of records in Harare en route to clobbering the highest T20I score

223 - The opening partnership between Aaron Finch and D'Arcy Short, the highest in T20Is, and the second-highest in any T20 match. They fell just six short of Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers' record of 229, against Gujarat Lions, in IPL 2016.

172 - Finch's score, the highest by any batsman in T20Is, and the second-highest in all T20s. He fell just three short of equaling Chris Gayle's 175, in the IPL 2013. In T20Is, though, this is the highest; the previous best was also by Finch - 156 against England in 2013. Finch now has two 150-plus scores in T20Is, while no other batsman has achieved it even once. His 16 fours in this innings is also a T20I record.

75.1 - The percentage of Australia's runs scored by Finch, which is the highest by any batsman in a T20 game, international or otherwise. The previous best was 71.77 by Kamran Akmal, who scored an unbeaten 150 out of the team total of 209, in the National T20 Cup in 2017. In T20Is, the previous best was 70%, by Kane Williamson.

116 - Balls consumed by the Finch-Short partnership, which is the highest for a T20I. However, there are two instances of a pair facing 120 balls, by Lou Vincent and Shahriar Nafees in BPL 2013 , and by Kamran Akmal and Salman Butt in the National T20 Cup in 2017.

76 - Balls faced by Finch, the most by any batsman in a T20I innings, and joint second-highest in a T20. The highest is 77, by Zubair Ahmed in a Haier T20 Cup game in 2014.

100 - The margin of victory for Australia, their biggest in a T20I.