Aaron Finch blasts 30 runs in an over in NatWest T20 Blast
Aaron Finch’s unbeaten 114-run stance off 64 balls also revived the possibility of Surrey’s progression to the knockout stages.cricket Updated: Aug 16, 2017 11:15 IST
Surrey’s Australian batsman Aaron Finch scored 30 runs in an over against Sussex in the NatWest T20 Blast at The Oval on Monday.
Finch’s unbeaten 114-run stance off 64 balls also revived the possibility of Surrey’s progression to the knockout stages. In doing so, he also equalled the club’s record of seven sixes in a T20 innings held by Mark Ramprakash.
Surrey won the toss and opted to bat with Jason Ray and Finch opening for the county club. They went on to establish a 134-run partnership in 95 balls with both scoring half-centuries.
Sussex fought back to restrict their opponents until Finch took matters into his own hands. He cleared the boundary in four successive deliveries in the 18th over. Two of those came over mid-wicket and two over long-off. His onslaught on David Wiese ended with four off the last delivery taking the total to 30 runs that over.
His century came a few deliveries after with his 114-run knock guiding Surrey to 193; a target that granted them a 17-run victory over Sussex, who were held to 176/7.
First Published: Aug 15, 2017 18:03 IST