England vs Australia
First Twenty20 International - Statistical highlights:
# Australia's magnificent 39-run triumph is their first in England in T20Is.
# Australia have won four and lost three out of eight played vs England in T20Is (NR 1) - winning % 57.14.
# Australia's 248 for six is their highest total in Twenty20 Internationals, outstripping the 221 for five vs England at SCG on January 9, 2007. The said total is the highest by any team against a Test-playing nation in T20Is.
# Australia's above total is the second highest in T20Is, next only to the 260 for six by Sri Lanka vs Kenya at Johannesburg on September 14, 2007.
# The match-aggregate of 457 for 12 wickets is a world record in T20Is, eclipsing the 428 for ten wickets involving Australia and New Zealand at Christchurch on February 28, 2010.
# England's 209 for six is the highest losing total in Twenty20 Internationals, surpassing Sri Lanka's 206 for seven against India at Mohali on December 12, 2009.
# Of the five losing totals of 200 or more in T20Is, England have registered two followed by one each by Sri Lanka, West Indies and Zimbabwe.
# Australia's tally of 18 sixes is a record in Twenty20 Internationals, bettering South Africa's 17 vs England at Centurion on November 15, 2009.
# The match has witnessed 23 sixes - only twice the said figure has been bettered in T20Is - 24 in a match involving New Zealand and India at Christchurch on February 25, 2009 and 24 between India and Australia at Bridgetown on May 7, 2010.
# Aaron Finch (156) has registered his highest score in Twenty20 Internationals - his maiden century. His previous best was 53 not out vs England at Melbourne on January 14, 2011.
# Finch has created cricket history by posting the highest individual score in T20Is, obliterating Brendon McCullum's 123 for New Zealand vs Bangladesh at Pallekele on September 21, 2012.
# Finch is the first Australian batsman to record a hundred in T20Is, surpassing Ricky Ponting's 98 not out vs New Zealand at Auckland on February 17, 2005.
# Finch's hundred is the first by any batsman against England in T20Is. Loots Bosman's 94 off 45 balls for South Africa was the previous highest score vs England in T20Is.
# Finch's 47-ball hundred is the second quickest in T20Is, next only to the 45-ball century by Richard Levi for South Africa vs New Zealand at Hamilton on February 19, 2012.
# Finch, with 14 sixes, has established another world record, bettering Richard Levi's 13 during his unbeaten 117 off 51 balls vs New Zealand at Hamilton on February 19, 2012.
# Finch has received his second Man of the Match award in T20Is - both vs England.
# Joe Root's highest innings in T20Is is the highest individual score by an England batsman in a losing cause in T20Is. His unbeaten 90 off 49 balls is the joint second highest in a losing cause in T20Is. Chris Gayle is the only batsman to record a hundred in a losing cause in T20Is - 117 vs South Africa at Johannesburg on September 11, 2007. David Warner had registered an unbeaten 90 vs Sri Lanka at Sydney on January 26, 2013 - the highest by an Australian player in a losing cause.
# Finch and Marsh were involved in a stand of 114 for the second wicket - an Australian record in T20Is. The said partnership is the second highest for any wicket for Australia in T20Is, next only to the 133 between Watson and Warner for the first wicket vs India at Colombo (RPS) on September 28, 2012.
# Finch and Watson were associated in a stand of 101 for the third wicket - Australia's first century stand for this wicket-position in T20Is.
# For the first time in the history of T20Is, two century stands have been recorded in the same innings.
# The 95-run stand between Bopara and Root is an England record for the fifth wicket vs Australia in T20Is.
# For the second time in the history of T20Is, three stands of 75 or more have been recorded in a T20I - the first instance being New Zealand vs Zimbabwe at Hamilton on February 14, 2012.
# Jade Dernbach (3/34) has produced his second best bowling performance in T20Is, next only to the 4 for 22 vs India at Manchester on August 31, 2011.