England vs Australia 1st T20 Highlights - ENG vs AUS 2013
England vs Australia Highlights of Australia tour of England 2013, 1st NatWest T20 Match on August 29th played at The Rose Bowl, Southampton. Aaron Finch's record-breaking innings saw Australia to a first competitive international win in 200 days as they beat England by 39 runs in the first Twenty20 international at Southampton on Thursday.
Man-of-the-match Finch's stunning 156, the highest individual score in all Twenty20 internationals, was the cornerstone of Australia's 248 for six, itself the second-highest team score at this level.
England, who wrapped up a 3-0 Ashes series win with a draw at The Oval on Sunday, unsurprisingly lost early wickets when faced with such a colossal chase and finished on 209 for six.
Victory saw Australia go 1-0 up in a two-match series that concludes in Durham on Saturday.
Australia hadn't won a major international match since a 17-run victory over the West Indies at Melbourne on February 10 saw them complete a 5-0 one-day international series clean sweep.
Finch's runs came from just 63 balls and the 26-year-old Victorian opener, playing just his seventh match at this level, comfortably surpassed the previous Twenty20 world record of 123 set by New Zealand's Brendon McCullum against Bangladesh at Pallekele in September last year.
"I have been with the Australia A side all summer, so I brought a bit of form into the game," said Finch at the presentation ceremony.
"The wicket was flat and it was one of those days. There was no seam or spin so it was nice to get a few early boundaries and I took it on from there."