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England vs Australia 1st T20I: ENG Win By 2 Runs – Highlights

Match: England vs Australia 1st T20I

Date: Friday, September 4, 2020. 18:00 Local Time, 10.30 PM IST

Venue: Ageas Bowl, Southampton

Also read: England vs Australia: Match Schedule, Venue & Timing

England vs Australia 1st T20I Squad Details:

England Squad (T20I): Eoin Morgan (Middlesex, capt), Moeen Ali (Worcestershire), Jofra Archer (Sussex), Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire), Tom Banton (Somerset), Sam Billings (Kent), Jos Buttler (Lancashire, wkt), Sam Curran (Surrey), Tom Curran (Surrey), Joe Denly (Kent), Chris Jordan (Sussex), Dawid Malan (Yorkshire), Adil Rashid (Yorkshire), Mark Wood (Durham)

Reserves: Liam Livingstone (Lancashire), Saqib Mahmood (Lancashire)

Australia squad: Aaron Finch (capt), Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins (VC), Josh Hazlewood, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Riley Meredith, Josh Philippe, Daniel Sams, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Andrew Tye, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam

Predicted playing XIs

England: Tom Banton, Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Eoin Morgan, Moeen Ali, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, Tom Curran, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer.

Australia: Aaron Finch, David Warner, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Kane Richardson.

Playing XI:

Australia (Playing XI): Aaron Finch(c), David Warner, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey(w), Marcus Stoinis, Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa

England (Playing XI): Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler(w), Dawid Malan, Tom Banton, Eoin Morgan(c), Moeen Ali, Chris Jordan, Tom Curran, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood, Adil Rashid.

TOSS UPDATE: Australia has won the toss and opted to field

England vs Australia Head to Head Stats:

Australia in their last 10 completed T20Is: Won-9 Loss-1.

There have been 16 T20s between the two countries so far head to head. Australia won 9 and England 6. One match was inconclusive. Australia also has a poor record in England.

England vs Australia 1st T20

Australia has played 6 T20s in England. In this, Australia has won only one, while losing 4 matches. One match was inconclusive. There have been 8 T20 series between England and Australia so far. Out of this, three England and two Australia wins, while three series were drawn.

T20 Stats at the Rose Bowl ground:

  • Total T20 at the Rose Bowl ground: 5
  • First Batting Team Won: 3
  • First bowling team wins: 2
  • Average team score in first innings: 174
  • Team average score in second innings: 147

England vs Australia 1st T20I:

Bairstow and Buttler to open the innings. Mitch Starc with the new ball. Starc starts off with a wide. Good recovery from Starc, who has looked a little rusty so far and understandably so. Bairstow punishes a fractionally full delivery outside off by driving it through covers for four. ENG 8/0 after 1 Over.

Ashton Agar, Left-arm orthodox, comes into the attack. Buttler welcomes him with a maximum over long-off. What a shot. Just deposited over mid-off for six. Good start for the Three Lions.  He follows it up with a four to long-on. He means business today, does Buttler. And he finishes the over with yet another big hit, this time the ball sails over long-on for six more. 16 off it. ENG 24/0 after 2 Overs.

Buttler displayed his power in the previous over but shows his class against Starc, lacing a four through cover off the back foot quite beautifully and then pinging a wide yorker behind point for four. ENG-35/0 after 3 overs

Pat Cummins with the breakthrough!

Bairstow trudges off for single figures after edging to short third man – who had just been put in that spot by Finch. FOW-43/1 after 4 overs

Kane Richardson the new bowler for Australia. David Malan the new man in England. Gets off the mark with a four pulled off his hips. Malan, often guilty of getting off to slow starts, plays out a few dot balls to end the 5th over.

Cummins bowls the last Powerplay over. Buttler keeps charging. Picks on the slower ball from Cummins and powers a drive for another four. Buttler on 41 off 23 balls at the end of the Powerplay. ENG 55/1 after 6

Adam Zampa, leg spinner, to bowl the 7th, as Finch finds it safe to bowl his spinners again. Agar went for 16 in the only over of spin so far. Does well to counter Buttler, sees him coming down the track and drops his length. Malan gets the one boundary in the over, driven through the covers. England gets to 62/1 after 7. Agar brought back to bowl the 8th.

Ashton Agar is back into the attack. A spin from both ends. WICKET! Agar has got the big breakthrough: Buttler is out caught for 44. Tom Banton, a right-handed bat, and the man in form come to the crease.  He opens his account with a single to long-off. End of a successful over. Just three runs and a wicket off it. ENG 65/2 after 8 overs.

England vs Australia 1st T20

An early reverse sweep for a boundary – but it never ceases to amaze. Zampa the bowler struck on this occasion but he recovered well with four dot balls and a single to close out the over. ENG-70/2 after 9 overs

Agar to continue. Agar, you beauty. Australia’s ploy to play two spinners is already reaping benefits: danger man Banton departs for eight and Australia slowly clawing its way back into this contest. Five runs from the over. ENG 75/3 after 10 Overs.

Mitchell Starc is back into the attack. Malan welcomes him with a boundary to deep extra-cover. Starc has struggled with his radar today. In between, Eoin Morgan has joined Malan. Morgan gets off the mark with a boundary: a half-volley is dispatched for four. Starc all over the place at the moment. 11 runs off that over. ENG 86/3 after 11 Overs.

Glenn Maxwell is into the attack. And he strikes in his first over! Eoin Morgan is out for 5. England continues losing their way after a great start. The spinners continue doing the trick for the Australians, helped by some superb work on the field. A great running catches at long-on by Steve Smith this time. Moeen Ali has joined Malan, with England in a spot of bother. ENG 92/4 after 12

England vs Australia 1st T20

Malan slog sweeps Zampa for a six as the 13th over starts. Ends the over with another boundary to square leg. Malan, now on 38, is playing the leading role in this essay for England now. 14 runs come off the 13th over. A welcome big over for England. Maxwell continues to bowl in the 14th. And he gets another wicket! Moeen Ali the one to fall to pressure this time as he gets a top edge that is caught by Zampa. Maxwell’s 2nd wicket now. England 109/5 after 14

Ashton Agar is back into the attack. Meanwhile, Malan moves to 44 with a well-placed boundary. Good recovery from Agar. Just four off the remaining deliveries. Spinners tightening the noose on England in the middle overs. ENG 117/5 after 15 Overs. Agar: 4-0-32-2.

Tom Curran joins Malan at 7. Malan, the lone batsman left standing, gets a boundary in the 15th over, cutting delicately through the gap. Maxwell continues in the 16th over. 5 runs from the over. Maxwell’s golden arm accounting for 2/14 in his three overs so far. ENG 122/5 after 16

50 for Malan – ENG 125/6 after 17

Kane Richardson bowls the 17th over. England, under pressure, as the runs have dried up, are looking to do something out of the ordinary to get runs. Tom Curran tries to play a scoop. Misses. And then he is caught in the deep. Curran is out for 6. Malan gets to his 50 with a single off the last ball. Chris Jordan has joined him at 8.

Malan falls for 66

Huge over! 22 runs come off the 18th over. Zampa, the leg spinner, fails to nail it in this death over. And Malan lays into him. Two sixes to end the over. But just as England looked to be getting on track courtesy Malan, he is OUT. He goes for 66. Steve Smith plucks another great catch. Adil Rashid has joined Jordan with the England innings in a bit of a disorder at the death. ENG 148/7 after 18.2
ENG 162/7 after 20
A superb spell at the death from Kane Richardson. He finishes with figures of 2/13 in 3 overs. Change of pace and yorkers, all on show from him as Rashid and Jordan keep swinging and keep missing.
Cummins bowls the 20th over as England manage to get the score to creep just above 150. Some frantic running between the wickets in the last over. Jordan connects with the last ball. Four to finish! England put up 162/7 in their 20 overs. 163 to win for Australia.

Australia Bowling Details:

England vs Australia 1st T20

England Batting Details:

England vs Australia 1st T20

Australia Batting:

Jofra Archer starts bowling for England. David Warner faces. Finch at the other end. 163 to win. Warner gets off the mark with a single. Finch gets two boundaries to finish the over. Australia are off!

Archer starts off with a short ball. Warner is straightaway off the mark with a single. Finch sees off two dots before collecting two back-to-back boundaries off Archer. Good start to the chase. Nine off the over. AUS 9/0 after 1 Over.

Warner gets a lucky boundary, the ball running to the fine leg fence. Warner gets more lucky runs. Just gets the ball over mid-on to get 2. Ends the over with another streaky four that runs down to fine leg for four. AUS 20/0 after 2 overs

Archer to continue. Warner keeps out an inch-perfect yorker first ball before scoring a boundary through backward square-leg off the next. It is followed by a brace to mid-wicket. Warner takes a single next ball, gets Finch back on strike and the Aussie captain too gets a boundary. 11 off this one as well. AUS 31/0 after 3 Overs.

Change in bowling. Chris Jordan, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack. Good start… Two back-to-back dots with Warner on strike. The left-hander makes up for it with a boundary to third-man off the next delivery. It was proving to be a good recovery from Jordan until that wide off the last ball. The extra delivery costs England four runs as Finch flays a cut past point. AUS 41/0 after 4 Overs.

Another change in bowling. Tom Curran, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack. Dot. Single. Dot. Good start from Tom so far. Three singles to end the over. Four from it in the end. AUS 45/0 after 5 Overs.

Jordan is back into the attack. Finch welcomes him with a boundary. Both openers getting stuck into the English bowlers in the Powerplay. Fifty comes up for Australia with a single. Just the start the visitor would’ve wanted. Another good over – 10 from it. AUS 55/0 after 6 Overs. Australia needs 108 runs in 84 balls

Adil Rashid, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack. Will the England spinners have the same impact as their Australian counterparts? We shall find out soon. The signs are promising… as Rashid comes to the end of a probing first over. Five runs from it. AUS 60/0 after 7 Overs.

Morgan goes to Rashid to bring some sanity in proceedings. And the move works. Rashid draws a stumping appeal off Finch, England go for a Review, but the batsman had his foot in. Just 5 runs off the over. Tom Curran bowls the 8th. Warner and Finch find the gaps in the field against him, with the field pushed back now. AUS 70/0 after 8

Adil Rashid goes for 17 runs in his 2nd over. Nothing working for England today! Finch lays into Rashid in the 9th over. A pull for a six and two hefty drives for four in the over from the Aussie captain. Wood brought back to bowl the 10th over with the match going out of England’s grasp very quickly. Wood ramps up the pace – bowling at 149 kph – winding Warner up with a delivery that crashes into his midriff. Just 2 runs and a wide in the 10th over. AUS 91/0 after 10, need 72 to win in the last 10.

Jofra Archer is back into the attack… A single is followed by a wide. Now, Archer is working up some really good pace but Finch and Warner are still out there, that’s what matters as far as Australia’s concerned. Both batters inching towards their fifty, going neck and neck really. GONE! WICKET against the run of play and it’s that man Archer. Gets Finch out caught and the partnership has been broken. Finch falls for 46. AUS 98/1 after 11 Overs.

Half-century for David Warner!

First wicket of the innings. Finch falls for 46. He goes for another lofted shot but is caught by Jordan at mid-off. Jofra Archer takes the wicket. Big celebrations from Jordan – something has gone England’s way for the first time in a long while. Steve Smith joins Warner at 3. And gets off to a cracking start himself. Two pulls for fours to start him off on his innings, even as Wood breaches the 150 kph mark. AUS 111/1 after 12 over

Adil Rashid is back into the attack. Good over from the leggie: just four runs from it but Australia wouldn’t mind. The required rate is under 7 and they have a long list of power hitters to follow… AUS 115/1 after 13 Overs.

Moeen Ali, right-arm off break, comes into the attack. Smith has walked out with positive intent: hammers a maximum over long-on. Australia now has the game by the scruff of its neck. Nine runs from that Moeen over. AUS 124/1 after 14 Overs. Australia need 39 runs in 36 balls

Adil Rashid to continue. And he has a wicket! Steven Smith is out caught for 18. Twist in the tale? Surely not but England will celebrate nonetheless. Glenn Maxwell, the right-handed bat, comes to the crease. He is off the mark with a single.  GONE! Two in an over for Rashid as Maxwell departs… Three runs and two wickets from that over. AUS 127/3 after 15 Overs. Rashid: 4-0-29-2.

Marcus Stoinis comes to the crease. Jofra Archer is back into the attack. Warner collects a couple off the first ball, before being bowled off the next ball! Whoa! What’s happening? Archer nails the yorker this time and Warner loses his stumps. He falls for 58. Alex Carey joins Stoinis.

It is still Australia’s game to lose but England will feel one more wicket here and they could be in with a serious chance! Brilliant over from Archer. 6 runs and a wicket. AUS 133/4 after 16 Overs. Australia needs 30 runs in 24 balls. Archer: 4-0-33-2

Mark Wood to bowl out. Now Wood gets a wicket, cleans up Carey and England are right back in this match. Oh Australia, what are you doing? Ashton Agar, left handed bat, comes to the crease. Four runs and a wicket from that over. Excellent spells from Archer and Wood after a rather rudderless start. AUS 137/5 after 17 Overs. Wood: 4-0-31-1

Stoinis and Agar to face for Australia. Lots of fielders inside the circle for England now, with the chase suddenly having become an extremely tight one. Both batsmen look to get runs in singles. AUS 144/5 after 18 overs

Jordan bowls the 19th. He digs it in short and bowls on a middle stump line. No width offered. The last boundary was hit in the 14th over! Both batsmen still look to get runs off singles. They’re setting this up for a last over hit-out.

Stoinis misses the cut off the fifth ball. Absolute carnage off the last ball. Jordan goes up in lbw appeal against Stoinis. Aborts the appeal midway to throw at the stumps. Run Out! Stoinis to be on strike for the last over. But he will have a new partner for the last over. AUS 148/6 after 19, need 15 in the last over

Pat Cummins, the right-handed bat, comes to the crease. Stoinis will be on strike. Tom bowls a dot first ball.  SIX! What a strike under pressure. Stoinis has heaved that over deep extra cover for six. 9 off 4. But a dot off the very next ball makes it 9 off 3. Stoinis takes a brace off the next ball. Seven off two now.  Another two off the penultimate ball! A six and Australia wins and a four takes us to Super Over. You’ve to see it to believe it.  He can only manage a couple and England has won!

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