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Stats: Finch, Gayle dominate T20 batting records

August 31, 2013 12:46 IST

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Australia's Aaron Finch hammered 156 off just 63 balls against England to set a new world record for the highest individual innings in Twenty20 internationals, at Southampton, on Thursday.

He bettered the previous record of 123, by New Zealand's Brendon McCullum against Bangladesh, at Pallekele, last year.

Finch's century is only the 10th in all T20 internationals, the first by an Australian and first by any batsman in England.

His innings is also the third highest in all T20 cricket, the top two innings coming in the Indian Premier League.

He was on course to break the record for the fastest T20 international century before eventually reaching his hundred from 47 balls, two more than South Africa's Richard Levi, who holds the record.

Remarkably, Finch got off the mark, reached his 50, hundred and 150, with sixes!

BatsmanRunsBallsForVsVenueYear
Aaron Finch15663AustraliaEnglandSouthampton2013
Brendon McCullum12358New ZealandBangladeshPallekele2012
Richard Levi117*51South AfricaNew ZealandHamilton2012
Chris Gayle11757West IndiesSouth AfricaJohannesburg2007
Brendon McCullum116*56New ZealandAustraliaChristchurch2010
Tillakaratne Dilshan104*57Sri LankaAustraliaPallekele2011
Martin Guptill101*69New ZealandSouth AfricaEast London2012
Suresh Raina10160IndiaSouth AfricaGros Islet2010
Mahela Jayawardene10064Sri LankaZimbabweProvidence2010
Richie Berrington10058ScotlandBangladeshThe Hague2012

Image: Aaron Finch
Photographs: Paul Gilham/Getty Images

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Gayle holds the record for the highest innings in T20 cricket.

He blazed 175 not out off just 66 balls for Royal Challengers Bangalore against Pune Warriors in the sixth edition of the IPL.

BatsmanRunsBallsForVsVenueYear
Chris Gayle175*66RCBWarriorsBangalore2013
Brendon McCullum158*73KKRRCBBangalore2008
Aaron Finch15663AustraliaEnglandSouthampton2013
Graham Napier152*58EssexSussexChelmsford2008
Louis van der Westhuizen14550NamibiaKenyaWindhoek2011
Cameron White141*70SomersetWorcsWorcester2006
David Warner135*69NSWCSKChennai2011
Chris Gayle128*62RCBDaredevilsDelhi2012
Murali Vijay12756CSKRRChennai2010
Quinton de Kock126*69LionsCape CobrasPotchefstroom2013

Image: Chris Gayle
Photographs: BCCI

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Finch, during his innings against England on Thursday, also set a record for most sixes in a T20 international.

He slammed 14 sixes, and went past South African Richard Levi's record of 13 sixes, against New Zealand last year.

6sBatsmanRunsForVsVenueYear
14Aaron Finch156AustraliaEnglandSouthampton2013
13Richard Levi117*South AfricaNew ZealandHamilton2012
10Chris Gayle117West IndiesSouth AfricaJohannesburg2007
9Loots Bosman94South AfricaEnglandCenturion2009
9Marlon Samuels85*West IndiesBangladeshDhaka2012
8Brendon McCullum116*New ZealandAustraliaChristchurch2010

Image: Aaron Finch
Photographs: Julian Finney/Getty Images

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There is no bigger hitter in world cricket than Gayle, though.

He gave ample proof of that when he smashed 17 sixes during his record-breaking innings of 175 not out for Royal Challengers Bangalore versus Pune Warriors.

6sBatsmanRunsForVsVenueYear
17Chris Gayle175*RCBWarriorsBangalore2013
16Graham Napier152*EssexSussexChelmsford2008
14Craig Williams116NamibiaScotlandWindhoek2011
14Aaron Finch156AustraliaEnglandSouthampton2013
13Brendon McCullum158*KKRRCBBangalore2008
13Richard Levi117*South AfricaNew ZealandHamilton2012
13Chris Gayle128*RCBDDDelhi2012
12Louis van der Westhuizen145NamibiaKenyaWindhoek2011
12Chris Gayle122*JamaicaGuyanaGros Islet2013
12Chris Gayle114DhakaRoyalsDhaka2013

Image: Chris Gayle
Photographs: BCCI

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Finch hit 14 sixes and 11 fours during Thursday's innings,  which means 128 of his runs came in boundaries alone!

The 14 sixes and 128 runs in boundaries are also new T20 International records. In fact, no one has scored 100 runs in boundaries alone in T20 Internationals.

Remarkably, Finch got off the mark, reached his 50, hundred and 150, with sixes.

Runs in boundaries4s6sBatsmanRunsForVsVenueYear
1281114Aaron Finch156AustraliaEnglandSouthampton2013
98 513Richard Levi117*South AfricaNew ZealandHamilton2012
9612 8Brendon McCullum116*New ZealandAustraliaChristchurch2010
88 710Chris Gayle117West IndiesSouth AfricaJohannesburg2007
8611 7Brendon McCullum123New ZealandBangladeshPallekele2012
7812 5Tillakaratne Dilshan104*Sri LankaAustraliaPallekele2011
74 5 9Loots Bosman 94South AfricaEnglandCenturion2009

Image: Aaron Finch
Photographs: Julian Finney/Getty Images

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The record for most runs in boundaries in T20 cricket belongs to none other than Gayle, who hit 154 runs out of his 175 in fours and sixes.

Runs in boundaries
4s6sBatsmanRunsForVsVenueYear
1541317Chris Gayle175*RCBWarriorsBangalore2013
1361016Graham Napier152*EssexSussexChelmsford2008
1281412Louis van der Westhuizen145NamibiaKenyaWindhoek2011
1281114Aaron Finch156AustraliaEnglandSouthampton2013
1181013Brendon McCullum158*KKRRCBBangalore2008
106713Chris Gayle128*RCBDDDelhi2012
102911Sanath Jayasuriya114*MICSKMumbai2008
1001010Unmukt Chand125DelhiGujaratIndore2013

Image: Chris Gayle
Photographs: BCCI

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