In the ongoing NatWest T20 Blast, Surrey’s Australian recruit Aaron Finch blasted 30 runs in an over against Sussex at the Oval on Monday. Finch ultimately scored an unbeaten knock of 114 runs in 64 deliveries.
Surrey batted first after winning the toss; Aaron Finch and Jason Roy opted to open for the team. Together they stood for 134 run partnership in 95 deliveries with both of them scored their respective half centuries.
In the 18th over of the Surrey innings, Aaron Finch smacked four consecutive shots of sixes before a four in the last delivery of the over.
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Finch’s onslaught helped Surrey to produce 71 off last five overs, leading the team score to 193 runs losing 2 wickets.
The 30 year old Finch scored 114 runs with 7 fours and 7 sixes, equaling the record of Mark Ramprakash of hitting 7 sixes in a T20 innings for the club.
A target of 194 runs became a tough one for Sussex; who was able to close the innings to 176 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in their allotted 20 overs.
The 17 runs win revived Surrey’s hopes to enter into the knock out stage of the tournament.
At the end of the match, Aaron Finch said, “It was in the back of my mind to try and bat through because on that surface I knew I could do some damage at the end.”
“We seem to play our best cricket when our backs are against the wall. We have two games left and hopefully two wins will get us into the top four,” he said.