Aaron Finch blasted the highest individual score in a Twenty20 international to power Australia to a drought-breaking 39-run win over England in Southampton this morning (NZT).

Opener Finch smashed a remarkable 156 off 63 balls as Australia scored 6-248 in the first innings, the second-highest international T20 team score.

It was Australia's first win in any international cricket format in more than 200 days as they landed an overdue blow against England after a 3-0 Ashes series loss.