Adam Gilchrist has helped guide Australia to a world-record total of 5-221 from its 20 overs in the Twenty20 International against England at Sydney Cricket Ground.
Australia's total beat the previous world record held by Ricky Ponting's side of 5-214 against New Zealand in Auckland in February 2005.
Gilchrist's 29-ball innings of 48 included five sixes and two fours and the big-hitting left-hander had the sell-out crowd on its feet when he smashed England medium-pacer James Anderson for three consecutive sixes in the sixth over.
Andrew Symonds (39 not out) and Cameron White (40 not out) added a half-century stand with Kevin Pietersen dropping a simple outfield catch as White hit two of his four sixes in the final over.
Captain Ricky Ponting, who won the toss and elected to bat, clipped two sixes in his 47 after opener Matthew Hayden made 20.
England spinner Monty Panesar took 2-40.
Australia was without injured paceman Brett Lee (chest infection) and Mitchell Johnson (minor abdominal strain) and both will be assessed later this week ahead of Friday's one-day series opener against England at the MCG.
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