If it’s not the worst then it is definitely in the category of most painful.
Aaron Finch last night had his blushes spared by a performance of absolute fireworks from Marcus Stoinis as Australia claimed a seven-wicket victory over Sri Lanka at Perth Stadium.
The powerful all-rounder smacked the fastest fifty by an Australian in any format, battering Sri Lanka’s hapless bowling attack to all corners of the Perth venue.
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His unbeaten 59 (18) helped Australia chase the 158-run target with 21 balls to spare.
His sheer ferocity badly exposed Finch at the other end as the opening batter plodded to 31 not out from 42 balls.
As reported by Code Sports’ Lachlan McKirdy, Finch’s innings has set records for all the wrong reasons.
The Victorian’s strike rate of…