Aaron Finch eyes long-term spot in Australian team after T20 world record 156 vs England

Finch's ton off 47 balls was the second-quickest in international T20s behind South African Richard Levi (45).

updated: August 30, 2013 17:31 IST
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Aaron Finch is eyeing a long-term spot in the Australian team after his world record 156 against England in a T20 international at the Rose Bowl in Southampton on Thursday. The 26-year-old easily surpassed the previous international record of 123 set by New Zealand's Brendon McCullum and became the first Australian to score a T20 international century.

"I suppose being in and out of the side is never ideal. I felt like, last year, I let a couple of chances slip and it's always good to score runs and contribute to a win, especially in the first game of a new series," Finch said. "For my own confidence, and probably for the selectors' confidence in me, it's nice to get a good score and repay some of that faith."

Opener Finch smashed a remarkable 156 off 63 balls as Australia scored their first win in any international cricket format in more than 200 days and landed an overdue blow against England after a 3-0 Ashes series loss.

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