Back at his preferred batting position, Aaron Finch scored an industrious 106-ball 100 against England in the fourth One Day International at Chester-le-Street in Durham on Thursday.
No brainer is it....Finch at the top and delivers #EngvAus— Lisa Sthalekar (@sthalekar93) June 21, 2018
Having become the fastest Australian to reach ten international hundreds earlier this year, the Aussie vice captain now has the most tons recorded against England by a player.
Most ODI 100s vs each team (first 10 full-members):— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) June 21, 2018
Eng - FINCH (6)
Aus - Tendulkar (9)
SA - Tendulkar (5)
WI - Amla/ABD/Gibbs (5)
NZ - Ponting/Sehwag (6)
Ind - Jayasuriya (7)
Pak - Tendulkar/Lara (5)
SL - Tendulkar/Kohli (8)
Zim - Tendulkar (5)
Ban - Sangakkara (5)#AusvEng
Although it came in a losing cause, his recent effort was his sixth ODI century against the Three Lions, surpassing the tally of Mahela Jayawardene, Ross Taylor and compatriot Ricky Ponting.
Finch’s 11th ODI ton and sixth against England. #ENGvAUS pic.twitter.com/LLTlv6qz4H— Adam Collins (@collinsadam) June 21, 2018
It helped that the 31-year-old opened the innings as he and Travis Head put on 101 for the opening wicket, Australia’s first 50-plus stand after six matches. It laid the foundation for the team to score 310/8, pillared by Head’s fifty and Shaun Marsh’s century, with whom Finch put on 124 for the second wicket.
Imagine batting Aaron Finch at five in an ODI...— Lewis Winter (@LewisAWinter) June 21, 2018
England, however, comfortably chased the target with 5.2 overs to spare after which Finch became a part of another record, albeit an unwanted one.
Most centuries in ODI losses for Australia:— Sampath Bandarupalli (@SampathStats) June 22, 2018
6 100s - AARON FINCH (11)
5 100s - Ricky Ponting (29)
4 100s - David Warner (14)
3 100s - Mark Waugh (18)#ENGvAUS