1st T20I: Australia vs England - As it happened...
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Over 20 || Score 200/9
Australia won by 13 runs
Coulter-Nile got his fourth wicket of day with Broad's wicket. While débutant Muirhead got Bresnan's wicket Dernbach was run out in the 19th over. Bopara seemed to the sole one, hitting sixes all over the park, all for a lost cause.
Bresnan b Muirhead 11 (14b)
Broad b Coulter-Nile 13 (5b, 2x6)
Dernbach run out 5 (4b, 1x4)
Over 15 || Score 128/6
England need 86 runs to win.
Coulter-Nile's 12th over proved to be lethal for England, They lost two more wickets in form of Buttler and Root. Tim Bresnan and Ravi Bopara continued with the innings. Bopara carried on with some hard hitting with sixes and fours, but probably, it's bit late for the English side.
Buttler c Muirhead b Coulter-Nile 20 (14b, 1x4, 1x6)
Root c Finch b Coulter-Nile 32 (24b, 3x4, 1x6)
Over 10 || Score 91/4
England need 123 runs to win.
It was Eoin Morgan's turn to be sent back to the pavilion in the sixth over. Joss Buttler joined Joe Root to continue the run chase. Root's been playing well, but he needs a good support from the partner. The 10th over added 14 runs courtesy a boundary and a massive six by Root.
Morgan b Maxwell 4 (4b, 1x4)
Over 5 || Score 46/3
England need 168 runs to win.
It seems England team has forgotten their winning ways! By the fifth over, they were three wickets down. They are chasing a huge total, and with this rate, defeat looms large. In the second over, it was Lumb who fell to Coulter-Nile. The ball was hit to the mid-off where an attentive Lynn took an easy catch. Moises Henriques took two wickets in the fifth over. The power play was completely wasted! Eoin Morgan and Joe Root now take the England baton. Is the play already for a lost cause?
Lumb c Lynn b Coulter-Nile 9 (6b, 2x4)
Wright b Henriques 9 (10b, 2x4)
Hales lbw b Henriques 22 (12b, 5x4)
Over 20 || Score 213/4
England need 214 runs to win.
The Aussies have scored a whooping score of 213 runs. The batmen have done the task wonderfully. It is now up to the bowlers, to continue the run. While, Maxwell fell to Bopara in the 16th over that conceded just 3 runs. Chris Lynn, on his T20I debut, joined captain Bailey. Fourth delivery and he hit a massive six over the bowler! Thirteen runs in the 17th over. 40 runs added in last three overs. Bailey fell in the last over and Daniel Christian helped Lynn finish the innings.
Maxwell c Bresnan b Bopara 20 (13b, 2x4, 1x6)
Bailey c Bresnan b Dernbach 14 (14b, 1x4)
Over 15 || Score 157/2
England finally get two wickets, though the Aussie openers have catapulted the game to a high. Broad got rid of Finch in the 11th over! Finch smashed the ball high up in the air, and Hales at mid-wicket took a good catch to dismiss him. White was trapped in the front by Wright in the next over. Maxwell and Bailey continue the momentum given by the openers, beating the bowlers with fours and sixes. 36 runs off 13th and 14th overs! Four runs off Broad's 15th over. An economical over after long!
Finch c Hales b Broad 52 (31b, 5x4, 3x6)
White lbw b Wright 75 (43b, 6x4, 4x6)
Over 10 || Score 104/0
Australian has got an excellent start. The way the openers have been batting, with the run rate exceeding 10 runs per over, the total could go well reach 200. The partnership has been 104 runs off 100 balls. Aaron Finch and Cameroon White, both have completed their half-centuries in style. What a brilliant knock! Four runs off Bresnan's sixth over, while 12 runs in Bopara's next! Spinner Danny Briggs introduced to do some damage control, conceded 14 runs in the 8th over ! 26 runs off last two overs.
White: 50* (32b, 3x4, 3x6)
Finch: 51* (28b, 5x4, 3x6)
Over 5 || Score 48/0
As the format of the game goes, the Aussie openers were on a roll right form the first over. Aaron Finch and Cameroon White opened the batting for Australia while Stuart Broad began with the England proceedings. Four runs off his first over. Jade Dernbach, shared the new ball with Broad, conceding 9 run off his second. White swung the length ball over square leg for a massive six, first of the match in this over. In Broad's third over, the first ball was hit for a huge six by Finch, taking the over's score to 10 runs. Tim Bresnan introduced in fourth over, conceded 9 runs. Dernbach's next added 16 runs that included two boundaries and a six by Finch!
Australia won the toss and elected to bat
After defeating England in both the Ashes and the ODI series, Australia, high on confidence would look forward to humiliate the English side further in the T20I series. In the T20 format of the game, England ranked higher that the hosts, would hope to salvage some pride in their otherwise dismal series.
George Bailey (c), Matthew Wade (wk), Aaron Finch, Cameron White, Chris Lynn, Glenn Maxwell, Moises Henriques, Ben Cutting, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Josh Hazlewood, James Muirhead, James Faulkner, Daniel Christian, Mitchell Starc
Jos Buttler (wk), Stuart Broad (c), Michael Lumb, Alex Hales, Luke Wright, Eoin Morgan, Joe Root, Ravi Bopara, Ben Stokes, Chris Jordan, James Tredwell, Jade Dernbach, Tim Bresnan, Danny Briggs, Boyd Rankin
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