Australia tour of England and Scotland, 1st T20I: England v Australia at Southampton, Aug 29, 2013
Australia won by 39 runs
29 August 2013 - night match (20-over match)

Finn to Finch, SIX, just back of a length on off stump and Finch is onto it straight away to slam it over deep square leg, absolutely nailed, was probably a good length ball actually, that was creamed just rocking back


Finn to Finch, 1 run, similar length, perhaps a touch wider of off stump, this is pushed to extra cover on the back foot

Australia 10/0   AJ Finch 7* (2b 1x6)

Broad to Finch, 1 run, full on off stump, forward and pressed up towards mid-on, they take on the fielder, Dernbach, who shies at the stumps and hits Finch completing the run


Broad to Finch, FOUR, good length just outside off, Finch plays at it from the crease and gets a thick edge right to wear slip would have been but Broad had taken the fielder out


Broad to Finch, no run, similar line, a touch fuller, Finch forward and blocks solidly inot the covers


Broad to Finch, 1 run, straight line and flicked out through square leg for a single

Australia 16/1   AJ Finch 13* (6b 1x4 1x6)

Finn to Finch, 1 wide, full but leg side


Finn to Finch, FOUR, full and leg side again, this time Finch gets a meaty flick on it and steers it away wide of short long leg


Finn to Finch, FOUR, now a half-volley on off stump, in the slot for Finch who clubs it over mid-on, bit of a whack but well timed


Finn to Finch, no run, goes again, this time with an uglier slog, doesn't time this at all and rolls it towards mid-on


Finn to Finch, FOUR, slower ball on the stumps, spotted and flicked over the on-side, times this well again and gets it on the bounce to the midwicket fence


Finn to Finch, no run, better length and a decent line on middle and off, forward comes Finch to dab it towards midwicket who dives and saves the single before mid-on gets the chance to do so


Finn to Finch, no run, very full on off stump, too full to try and slug it over the top, drives this firmly up towards mid-off

Australia 29/1   AJ Finch 25* (12b 4x4 1x6)

Broad to Finch, 3 runs, length on the stumps, tucked backward of square, Michael Lumb has to chase round from deep square, saves four with a slide but they run well for three

Australia 33/1   AJ Finch 28* (13b 4x4 1x6)

Finn to Finch, 1 run, length on middle and leg, clipped out through square leg but Root on the rope does well and saves two


Finn to Finch, 2 runs, full delivery on the stumps, a huge heave across the line, reasonable connection and gets it pretty square, Root in the game again, slides and saves four


Finn to Finch, no run, back of a length just outside off, a much better line, blocked back to the bowler


Finn to Finch, no run, gives himself room by stepping to leg, Finn fires in a full ball on leg stump, Finch drives it to mid-off without timing


Finn to Finch, SIX, slower ball, 76mph, spotted and slugged off the stumps over square leg into the crowd, got the timing spot on there, big strike

Australia 49/1   AJ Finch 37* (18b 4x4 2x6)

Dernbach to Finch, 1 run, short and wide, the cut stroke is slightly mistimed and Dernbach gets away with it as Finn dives and saves four with a full-length dive at short third man


Dernbach to Finch, no run, slower ball, 71mph, very full on the stumps, flicked straight to midwicket


Dernbach to Finch, SIX, what a shot, takes a length ball two feet wide of off stump and lifts it over cover for six, absolutely nailed it, but Finch fell over towards the leg side, remarkable stroke

Australia 58/1   AJ Finch 44* (21b 4x4 3x6)

Briggs to Finch, FOUR, step to leg and cuts a length ball on the stumps hard through point, long chase for Lumb from deep cover and he doesn't get there


Briggs to Finch, no run, slides this onto the pads, goes to flick to leg it comes off the pad to short third man


Briggs to Finch, 1 run, step to leg again, another cut off the stumps, straight to the sweeper this time

Australia 64/1   AJ Finch 49* (24b 5x4 3x6)

Bopara to Finch, no run, good length on the stumps, blocked from the stumps back to the bowler


Bopara to Finch, SIX, slower ball, spotted outside off and smashed down the ground, superb strike and goes to fifty with a great stroke, what a knock this is


Bopara to Finch, FOUR, steps away to leg now and whacks it over extra cover, middled again


Bopara to Finch, no run, full and slides into the pads, cry for lbw but it was going down leg as Finch tried to flick to leg

Australia 86/1   AJ Finch 59* (28b 6x4 4x6)

Briggs to Finch, 1 run, steps to leg again, carves a full ball from the stumps to long-off


Briggs to Finch, 1 run, touch shorter, waited for and cut from off stump, Luke Wright dives and saves very well at backward point


Briggs to Finch, FOUR, another low full toss, pushed down the ground, long-on slides around and should save this easily but he slides almost past the ball and allows it to slip past him for four, ruins a much better over

Australia 95/1   AJ Finch 65* (31b 7x4 4x6)

Root to Finch, SIX, stays around the wicket, full on the stumps, swung down the ground, has he got enough of this, yep, six more


Root to Finch, SIX, another huge strike, straight down the ground this time, and almighty smack, it went a long way up and cleared the straight rope easily


Root to Finch, SIX, steps to leg but sees it off the stumps and thwacks it into the stands, flat and hard, massive strike, right off the meat


Root to Finch, FOUR, steps to leg and this time drives through the off side, nails it and finds the gap past extra cover


Root to Finch, FOUR, forward just outside off stump, gets a thin snick and it races past short third man and whistles for four more!

Australia 122/1   AJ Finch 91* (36b 9x4 7x6)

Briggs to Finch, 1 wide, leg side, goes for the sweep and misses


Briggs to Finch, 1 run, step to leg, tries to swing it over the leg side, off the toe of the bat and flat on the bounce to long-on


Briggs to Finch, no run, length ball on the stumps, Finch back and pushes to extra cover, a dot ball! The crowd cheer


Briggs to Finch, 2 runs, forward and flicking through square leg, they run hard and get two


Briggs to Finch, 1 run, back and plays off middle and off to the cover sweeper

Australia 128/2   AJ Finch 95* (40b 9x4 7x6)

Dernbach to Finch, 1 run, full on off stump, forward and playing through cover for a single


Dernbach to Finch, 1 run, slower ball just outside off, Finch drops it behind point and jogs a single

Australia 133/2   AJ Finch 97* (42b 9x4 7x6)

Wright to Finch, 1 run, full length just outside off, pushed to deep cover


Wright to Finch, 1 run, length on the stumps, flicked to short long leg for just one so no record for Finch


Wright to Finch, no run, cutter outside off, back foot drives comes off the outside off and finds short third man, no chance of a single so Finch doesn't even tie the record

Australia 145/2   AJ Finch 99* (45b 9x4 7x6)

Broad to Finch, no run, full length on off stump, dabbed towards point but no single available


Broad to Finch, SIX, top edged pull, has it found long leg, no! There's the century, what an innings from Aaron Finch, just 47 balls for the century, the first T20 international ton in Britain


Broad to Finch, 1 run, full on off stump, dabbed down the ground Broad can't field it, long-on rushes in and saves two

Australia 153/2   AJ Finch 106* (48b 9x4 8x6)

Wright to Finch, 2 runs, full on the stumps, a massive hoike into midwicket, finds a gap and gets two


Wright to Finch, SIX, full and on the stumps, smashed at and finds the crowd again, huge strike, nailed it, it went miles up but again enough length


Wright to Finch, SIX, slower ball, 64mph, safe to say Finch read it, rocking back and hammered into the stands over square leg


Wright to Finch, 1 run, steps across his stumps, dug out a full ball down to long-on

Australia 172/2   AJ Finch 121* (52b 9x4 10x6)

Broad to Finch, SIX, short on off stump, Finch steps away and heaves it over cover, what a shot, that's now the highest score in T20 internationals


Broad to Finch, 1 run, fuller just outside off, swung into the on side and finds midwicket on the bounce


Broad to Finch, 1 run, just back of a length, dabbed in front of point for a single

Australia 199/2   AJ Finch 129* (55b 9x4 11x6)

Briggs to Finch, FOUR, full and slapped over the bowler's head to bring up the 200


Briggs to Finch, SIX, dragged down and heaved over the leg side, Morgan dives back at deep midwicket but there's enough carry to get that for six more


Briggs to Finch, SIX, down the track and this time Morgan watches it sail over his head, huge, lovely timing


Briggs to Finch, no run, low full toss, Finch backed away and finds extra cover, a dot!


Briggs to Finch, SIX, another full toss, this outside off stump, Finch, times the pants off it again and pummels it into the seats over midwicket, that's now the most number of sixes in a international T20


Briggs to Finch, 1 run, full, very full, dug out down the ground to long-on

Australia 222/2   AJ Finch 152* (61b 10x4 14x6)

Dernbach to Finch, FOUR, full just outside off, Finch slugs it down the ground and boo! Only four, muscled away


Dernbach to Finch, OUT, slower ball, Finch backs to leg, swings square and drags it onto middle stump ending a truly spectacular innings. That was a marvellous display of hitting and he falls trying to swing away another but got off balance going towards square leg and the change of pace deceived him

AJ Finch b Dernbach 156 (70m 63b 11x4 14x6) SR: 247.61

Australia 226/3   AJ Finch 156 (63b 11x4 14x6)





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