Twitter Reactions: Aaron Finch's belligerence continues Australia's dominating run

Twitter Reactions: Aaron Finch’s belligerence continues Australia’s dominating run

Australia have won both their matches and are at the top of the points table.

Aaron Finch
Aaron Finch of Australia. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

Australia and Zimbabwe are complete mismatches as far firepower in their lineups are concerned. The start of the triangular series was also different for both teams. The contest panned out to be yet another one-sided encounter as the Aussies won by a mammoth 100 runs and invariably sealed their spot in the Final of the tri-nation series owing to their Net Run Rate of +5.10.

Aaron Finch roars ahead

After Hamilton Masakadza, the Zimbabwean captain won the toss and elected to field first, nothing went right for the home team during the time when Aaron Finch and D’Arcy Short wreaked havoc. Aaron Finch went hammer and tongs from the word go and never allowed the hosts’ bowling to settle. He racked a century in 50 balls after which he went berserk and scored 72 runs in the next 26 balls.

En route his knock of 172 from 72 balls, Finch also broke his own record of the highest individual score in T20Is (156 versus England) back in 2013. Meanwhile, the Victorian also brought up the highest partnership of 223 in T20Is. On the contrary, Short strained to find the middle of the bat and could muster only 46 runs at a tad over a run-a-ball. The Men in Yellow eventually put 229 on the board.

Finch and Co roll Zimbabwe batsmen

In their quest of tracking down a target of 230, Chamu Chibhabha and Solomon Mire blazed away and piled on an opening stand of 42 runs off 21 balls. Jhye Richardson broke the stand and Mire followed suit a couple of overs later to give Billy Stanlake his first wicket. Tarisai Musakanda, who impressed in his debut match, couldn’t survive for long either.

Peter Moor flayed his bat for 19 runs in 11 balls but fell prey to Andrew Tye. Elton Chigumbura’s disappointing run of form continued as he perished for seven runs, becoming Tye’s second victim. Tendai Chisoro, Ryan Burl, and Chris Mpofu went back to the hut in no time. Zimbabwe fell way short of the target but managed to play out their quota of 20 overs.

Here is how Twitter reacted to Australia’s thumping win