Finch, who put a full stop to his 12-year-long cricket career by announcing his retirement for T20s, described this as the right time for this decision.
Former Australian captain Aaron Finch bids farewell to international cricket. Finch, who put a full stop to his 12-year-long cricket career by announcing his retirement for T20s, described this as the right time for this decision. Finch represented the Aussie team in 76 T20 matches. His T20 career best is 172, but his 156 runs against England can still be said to be a memorable innings. Let’s have a look at that match why late..
On August 29, 2013, the first match of the two T20 series was played between Australia and England at Southampton. In this, the Aussie team, who batted first, made a huge score of 248 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in the allotted 20 overs. This was due to Aaron Finch’s (156) master class century. Although opener David Warner (1) reached the pavilion in the first over, Finch created havoc at the other end. Finch scored 156 runs off 63 balls with 11 fours and 14 sixes. Marsh (28) and Watson (37) provided good support to him and the Aussies were able to score heavily in the allotted overs. Five bowlers from England submitted more than 11 runs per over to Finch’s blow. Joe Root gave 27 runs in just one over.
England, who came into the ring as part of a huge target of 249 runs, suffered a hard blow in the beginning. Lost 4 wickets for 42 runs. But then Root (90) entertains with a fine innings. At the other end, Bopara (45) played a cameo role and both moved the scoreboard forward. Also, Butler (27) felt unwell. Except for these three, the rest of the batsmen could not make much of an impact with the bat. With this, Australia registered a wonderful victory in this match with a difference of 39 runs. Meanwhile, Finch won the player of the match award for his superb innings.