Outgoing Australian T20I selector Mark Waugh previously didn't rule out whether 33-year-old Paine was the long-term choice as skipper, with other players - including Finch - suggested as potential options for the captaincy with one eye on the 2015 Cricket World Cup.
Finch had started the T20Is in fourth position on 763 points and a tour aggregate of 391 runs not only helped him leapfrog Babar Azam, Colin Munro and Glen Maxwell, but also earned him 128 points.
Finch, who captained Australia to the final, touched the 900-point mark following his record-breaking knock of 172 (76b, 10x6, 16x4) against Zimbabwe in Harare on July 3. With scores of 61, 47 and 73 in the T20 Tri-Series already, Fakhar Zaman has been an anchor atop the Pakistani order and Finch knows his wicket will be crucial. If India lose the third T20I, they will move down to 122 points. Rohit Sharma in 11th (up by two places) and captain Virat Kohli in 12th (down by four places) are the next highest-ranked India batsmen."This (ton in Manchester) is a very satisfying time for me".
Earlier, recalled opening batsman D'Arcy Short responded from being dropped for the final group game by hitting 76 from 53 balls to boost Australia's innings. It's a career-best number for him, his first time in the Top 10, with 690 points, also a career high. Australian pacer Andrew Tye climbed up 41 spots to finish at No. 7 and England's Adil Rashid moved up four places to ninth.
Nirbhaya's rapists will be hanged, SC rejects convicts' plea
The minor was tried in juvenile court and remanded to shelter home for three years before he was released in December 2015. Hanging a few men will not change the manner in which women are affected by sexual violence in their daily lives.
The incident took place after the game was finished comprehensively by Pakistan in the last over of the chase.
Pakistan included the youthful Afridi for his second T20I in place of Hasan Ali, while Usman Khan came in for Mohammad Nawaz.
With 278 runs in five matches in the series at an average of 55.60, Zaman was also adjudged Man of the Series. England, who now occupy the fourth spot are only three points ahead of West Indies, who are in seventh. Following that there will be a one-off T20I between Sri Lanka and South Africa as the standings look set to remain the same for a while with the top sides, not in action.