The Ashes may have seen Australia lose badly to England 3-0, but the first T20 on Thursday saw the visitors make their intention to turn the tide in the shorter format of the game clear.
Australian opener Aaron Finch sent the English bowlers and fielders on a leather chase as he slammed a mammoth 156 runs off 63 balls which included 14 sixes and 11 fours.
Finch took 46 balls to make his hundred which was one ball more than South African player Richard Levi who holds the record.
New Zealand's Brendon McCullum had previously held the record for the highest individual world T20 score of 123 which was firmly put in the shade by the 26-year-old Australian opener who has now replaced him as the holder of the highest T20 international score.
Australia made 248/6 riding on Finch's outstanding knock as England who had a tough task right from the start of their chase were defeated by 39 runs.
The big hitters of T20 Chris Gayle and Shahid Afridi were left in the shade by the Victorian who showed his clean hitting as he destroyed the bowling figures of Stuart Broad and Co.
Watch Aaron Finch talk about his record breaking day: