Aaron Finch hits 156 as Australia beat England in T20 opener

Friday, 30 August 2013 - 8:27



Aaron Finch smashed a world record 156 as Australia beat England by 39 runs in the first of their two Twenty20 internationals in Southampton.

The opener hit 14 sixes and 11 fours in a 63-ball knock to help Australia record their first win of the summer over England and first win in 200 days.

Shane Watsons 16-ball 37 lifted Australia to 248-6 - the second highest T20 international score.

Joe Root scored 90 not out off 49 deliveries as England ended on 209-6.