Australian captain Aaron Finch scripted history by becoming the fastest batter to score 3000 runs in T20Is in terms of total balls. He achieved this in a match where Australia was playing against England in the first of the three-match series on Sunday in Perth. He scored his 3000th run in 2078 deliveries and Indian skipper Rohit Sharma is at the second spot who reached this mark in 2149 deliveries against Namibia in 2021.
The Australian player is the sixth player in the world who crossed the landmark of 3000 runs in the shortest format of the sport. The other five players are Rohit (3737), and Virat Kohli (3712), Kiwi Martin Guptill (3497), Pakistan skipper Babar Azam (3140), and Irish Paul Stirling (3011). In terms of innings, Aaron Finch is the second quickest to score 3000 runs in 98 innings. Virat Kohli and Babar Azam are the joint toppers with 81 innings.
Indian cricketer Virat Kohli is at the third position for getting to 3000 runs in 2169 balls against England in 2021. It took Martin Guptill 2203 balls to reach the score against Scotland in the same year. Stirling got to 3000 runs in 2226 deliveries against Afghanistan in 2022. Pakistan’s captain Babar Azam smashed 3000 runs in 2317 balls against England in the last series this year.
Though Aaron Finch made a mark for himself against England but Australia lost the opening match to the rivals by just eight runs. David Warner mustered 73 runs which went in vain. Jos Buttler and Alex Hales from England scored half-centuries each that helped the team reach a total of 208/6. In the game, Aaron Finch made 12 runs off seven balls, Mitchell Marsh scored 36 and Marcus Sroinis mustered 35 runs still the Australian team couldn’t win the game.