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Australia's Finch sets Surrey record with T20 ton

AFP  |  London 

Australia's made an unbeaten 131, the highest score by a batsman in a match, as his side ended Sussex's unbeaten start to English cricket's Blast tournament with a 52-run win at Hove.

But it might have been a different story for the captain had he not been dropped on just one by paceman Jofra

Finch then made Sussex, coached by former fast bowler Jason Gillespie, pay with a blistering 79-ball innings including 10 fours and seven sixes as visitors piled up 192 for three.

It was a total never came close to and they were bowled out for 140 in the 18th over.

is a fine fielder, particularly off his own bowling, so it was a shock when he dropped a gentle return catch after Finch pushed forward uncertainly to the first ball of the second over.

Finch was not in a mood to give a second chance, with even Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan, the world's top-ranked T20 bowler, unable to escape punishment as the Australian hit him for two fours and two sixes.

Together with Ollie Pope (23 not out), Finch shared an unbroken fourth-wicket stand of 100 from 50 balls.

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First Published: Sat, July 14 2018. 11:45 IST
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