Australia breaks world T20 record with 263-3 vs. Sri Lanka

BY foxsports • September 6, 2016

PALLEKELE, Sri Lanka (AP) Australia broke the world scoring record in Twenty20 internationals after an unbeaten century by opener Glenn Maxwell helped the tourists reach 263-3 in the first match against Sri Lanka on Tuesday.

Australia beat the previous record set by Sri Lanka at 260-6 against Kenya in 2007.

Asked to bat first, Maxwell smashed nine sixes and 14 boundaries for his 145 not out in 65 balls. Along with being his maiden century, it was the all-time second best individual score in T20s behind teammate Aaron Finch's 156.

Travis Head hit three sixes and four boundaries for an 18-ball 45.

Five out of six bowlers used by Sri Lanka conceded more than 11 runs an over.