The 2nd T20 between India and West Indies began late due to logistical issues as luggage of both the teams could not arrive in time and when it did, things were still chaotic. The match already began 3 hours late with jersey of some players still missing. Eventually what happened was some players wore the same jersey.
BCCI chief Sourav Ganguly announced that India will be hosting England for five T20I's early next year. England is set to tour India early next year but the full details of the tour haven't been out yet. Ganguly also said that they have to keep looking at the COVID-19 situation, to ensure that the next IPL takes place in India.
On September 16, 2007, Australian fast-bowler Brett lee became the first bowler to take a T20I hat-trick. Lee achieved the landmark against Bangladesh in the inaugural T20I World Cup, held in South Africa. Lee returned impressive figures of 3-27 from his allotted four overs. As a result of his exploits, Bangladesh finished at a miserly 123/8 and Australia easily won the match by 9 wickets. Since then, 13 hat-tricks have been taken in T20I cricket and Sri Lankan talisman Lasith Malinga is the only bowler to reach the milestone twice. Fast bowler Deepak Chahar is the only Indian to have taken a hat-trick in T20I cricket – a feat he accomplished against Bangladesh last year.
Australia registered a five-wicket win over England in the third and final T20I at Southampton on Tuesday which ended the series 2-1 in the favor of the hosts. Chasing a target of 146 runs, Australia reached the target with three balls to spare thanks to vital contributions from Mitchell Marsh, Aaron Finch and some disciplined bowling early-on. The win in this dead rubber saved Australia from a humiliating clean-sweep loss and helped them secure the No.1 ranking in T20Is. England and Australia will now play a three-match ODI series, beginning on Friday at Old Trafford, Manchester.
England’s star batsman Jos Buttler will miss the final match of the three match T20I series against Australia after leaving the bio-secure bubble to be with his family. Buttler was instrumental in his side’s win in the second T20I, scoring a magnificent 77* ( off 54 balls; 4x8, 6x2) and was given the Man of the Match award. The third and final T20I between the two sides is scheduled for Tuesday at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton.
Man of the Match Jos Buttler remained unbeaten at 77 off 54 balls as England chased Australia's 157 in the penultimate over of the match and won their second T20I series since cricket resumed after COVID-19 halt. Aussies’ decision to bat first didn’t go as per plan as they lost David Warner and Alex Carry in the opening two overs in exchange for just 3 runs.
Australia will take on hosts England in the second T20I of the three match series at Ageas Bowl, Southampton. England had completed a scintillating 2-run victory on the last ball of the first T20I. Australia were cruising towards victory at one stage but a middle-order collapse put paid to their chances. Australia would look to make a strong comeback in this one to level the series while England would want to complete a series victory today itself.
England produced a brilliant comeback to beat Australia by two runs on the final ball of their first T20 international in Southampton on Friday. The visitors were charging towards England`s total of 162 but were pegged back as they lost four quick wickets for just nine runs in the middle overs. Australia were left needing 15 off Tom Curran`s final over which proved too much in the end as England celebrated an unlikely victory to go up 1-0 in the three match T20I series.
Mohammad Hafeez (86) helped Pakistan to a 5-run victory over England which helped them draw the three-match T20I series 1-1. 39-year-old Veteran Hafeez was ably supported by debutant Haider Ali (54) before Pakistani bowlers did just enough to deny a late charge from Moeen Ali. The first match of the T20I series was washed out, while England won the second T20I by 5 wickets.
England skipper Eoin Morgan said that he is hitting the ball better than ever as his knock of 66 off just 33 balls helped England chase 195 against Pakistan in the second T20I. The home side won the encounter by 5 wickets thanks to brilliance from Morgan and Malan( 54*) as England took a 1-0 lead in the three match series. The first T20I was abandoned due to rain. England and Pakistan will lock horns for the third and final T20I on Tuesday, September 1.
Even though Morgan couldn't finish the game for the side and got out in the 17th over, he brought up his 14th T20I fifty and departed for 66 off 33 deliveries. While chasing, openers Jonny Bairstow and 21-year old Tom Banton started off pretty well and hit 65 runs in the first powerplay. Earlier, Babar along with Fakhar Azam took Pakistan to a flying start and the duo set an opening stand of 72-runs.
Hosts England will lock horns with Pakistan in the second T20I at Old Trafford, Manchester. The first T20I was washed out after just 16.1 overs being bowled with Opener Tom Banton (71 off 42 balls) the brightest spark for England. Pakistan will look to avenge their 1-0 loss in the Test series in the T20I format where they boast of a more compete side.