Finch sets a record, becomes the first skipper to score 2000 runs in T20Is

Aaron Finch missed just seven runs from 2000 runs as skipper in T20I's milestone and he did so in style in the second T20I against India in Nagpur

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Aaron Finch completed 2000 races as the Australian team's T20I skipper. It took him seven runs to reach the milestone before getting into the match.
Australia captain Aaron Finch became the first skipper to score 2000 runs as a skipper in T20Is on Friday (September 23). The ace-batter accomplished the feat during Australia's second T20I against India at Nagpur's VCA Stadium.
Going into the match, Finch was just seven runs shy of the milestone, and he did it in style with a stunning cover drive for a four-pointer against Hardik Pandya in the first over of the Australian innings.
Kane Williamson of New Zealand, Babar Azam of Pakistan and Virat Kohli of India took second, third and fourth place respectively.
Finch started well against India but returned to the pavilion with 31 points from 15. Bumrah scored the breakthrough for India when he fired a Yorker and the ball smashed into the stump of the leg.
Finch was also seen in fine form in the first T20I against India, where he scored 22 runs in Mohali before Axar Patel rattled his woodwork. He smashed three fours and a six to sew a 39-run stance for the opening wicket, along with Cameron Green, who hit a 30-ball, 61 match-winner.
Finch will look to continue his form in October and November where he will lead defending champions Australia at the 2022 edition of the T20 World Championship at home. Last year, Finch and company beat New Zealand in the final in Dubai to win the championship for the first time. Australia want to win the cup again this time.
However, Finch currently leads the team in the T20I series with three games against India. They won the first match with a terrific punch attack and look forward to sealing the streak as well.
In the second T20I, Australia had made some changes due to injury concerns. Daniel Sams has replaced an injured Nathan Ellis while bowling all-rounder Sean Abbott has replaced Josh Inglis.
The match was shortened to eight overs after a wet outfield delayed proceedings by more than two hours.
However, both teams will be back in action in their final game on Sunday (September 25) in Hyderabad.