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09 Oct, 2022 13:40 (IST)

Result

England in Australia, 3 T20I Series, 2022- Match

England

208/6

20.0 overs
vs

Australia

200/9

20.0 overs

England beat Australia by 8 runs

Perth Stadium, Perth

Right then. That's it from the coverage of this game. The two sides will meet again in Canberra this time on 12th October 2022, for the second match of this three-match series. The first ball will be at 1.40 pm IST (8.10 am GMT). But you can join us early for the build-up. Till then take care and goodbye!
Alex Hales wins the Man of the Match award for his incredible knock with the blade. He says that he is really proud of this win. They batted well and put up a good score on the board and the way they defended the target was outstanding. Adds that he is very keen to make the most of this opportunity given to him and this is just the start for him. Mentions that he took his time at the start, but he once he put one or two balls away it got easy for him.
Jos Buttler, the victorious skipper is in for a chat. He says that it was a great game of cricket. Adds they are delighted to get over the line. Mentions Australia were favourites throughout the chase but they needed to take wickets and that's what they did. On the incident involving Wade and Wood, he says that he had his eyes on the ball throughout, so he wasn't really sure want went through. Adds that they are in Australia for quite sometime and decided not to make the appeal here so early in the trip. On being asked, if it could've been different if it was a World Cup match. Jos Buttler replies maybe with a smile across his face.
Aaron Finch, the captain of Australia says that Nathan Ellis was outstanding, he bowled really well on a batting surface. Adds that the good thing is they got themselves into a winning position but the disappointing thing is that they could not finish it. Mentions that Ellis is a fantastic bowler, every time he gets an opportunity he makes full use of it. Further says that against great players it gets difficult to execute the plans. On being asked about his batting position, he replies that they will keep trying new things, but he will get back on top in the next game. It was only about giving Green as many games as possible.
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Earlier in the innings, after being inserted to bat England were on the attack from the word go. Jos Buttler and Alex Hales took the game away from them with an opening stand of 132 runs. England lost their plot a bit in the death overs but Chris Woakes' knock proved to be enough to get them over the 200-run mark. It was Nathan Ellis who stood out with the ball for the hosts. Later, it proved to be a bit too much for Australia.
England will be delighted with their bowling effort here. They started well with the ball, in the wicket-taking department, while they kept leaking aplenty. They were under the pump for the most part of the game. Their spinners were taken to the cleaners. It was Mark Wood who turned the game on it's head. He ended his spell with three crucial wickets which pulled things back for them. It was Sam Curran who bowled really well in the final over. He took two wickets and got his side over the line under pressure.
Australia left a bit too much for Matthew Wade in the end! It wasn't an ideal start for the hosts as they lost an early wicket in the form of Cameron Green. Although, David Warner and Mitchell Marsh stitched a crucial stand of 71 runs to stable the ship. David Warner was the heartbeat of this chase. Australia kept losing wickets at regular intervals. Marcus Stoinis though shifted the gear with his incredible cameo and helped to get the run rate below 9 as well. Australia were cruising in the middle-overs, but the over in which Wood took two quick wickets took the momentum away from them. Later, Australia fell like a pack of cards in the death overs and came out short.
A fascinating game of ebbs and flows! Matthew Wade seems to be upset as he is seen sitting near the advertising board, near the dugout. He could not complete the job for his side tonight. So, it is England that take a lead in this series.

Score after 20 overs : 200/9

Runs Scored

7 Runs

M Swepson

2 (1)

K Richardson

0 (1)

S Curran

4-0-35-2

19.6 2

Full length, on middle and leg. Mitchell Swepson lofts it towards long on. The ball lands safely. The batters take a couple. ENGLAND WIN THE GAME BY 8 RUNS.

19.5 W 0

OUT! TIMBER! Sam Curran grabs another wicket in the final over. He has bowled an excellent last over under pressure. A slower-length ball, around middle and leg. Nathan Ellis swings his bat across the line, but he misses. The ball goes on to clip the bails off and Nathan Ellis has to depart now.

19.4 lb 1

Leg bye! Another short length delivery, around middle and off. Kane Richardson makes room and looks to pull this one but he misses. The ball goes off his shoulders towards short third man where the catch is taken. England appeal for a catch but the umpire says no. Jos Buttler opts for a review. The umpires take it upstairs to check if there is bat involved. But Hot Spot confirms there was no bat there. A leg bye is taken.

REVIEW! England appeal for caught behind but the umpire is unmoved. Jos Buttler takes the review! The Hot Spot later confirms that there is no bat involved. The original decision of NOT OUT stands.
Kane Richardson is the new man in. Australia need two big hits in three deliveries to get them over the line here.
19.3 W 0

OUT! TAKEN! Sam Curran sends back Australia's finisher, Matthew Wade. That should probably be the game for England. A short ball, around middle. Matthew Wade goes for the pull shot but the ball goes off the top edge towards deep mid-wicket. Ben Stokes pouches it safely. Australia need 12 off 3! The tailenders can still manage to get Australia over the line.

19.2 0

A length ball, angling in, around middle. Matthew Wade looks to heave this one across the line but he gets an inside edge back onto his pads. A dot!

19.1 4

FOUR! Wade puts this one away! Good start for Australia! On a length, around middle. Matthew Wade pulls it towards deep mid-wicket for a cracking boundary. 12 off 5 now!

Score after 19 overs : 193/7

Runs Scored

6 Runs

N Ellis

0 (1)

M Wade

17 (12)

R Topley

4-0-36-2

18.6 0

Swing and a miss! It is length ball, angled across the right-hander. Nathan Ellis comes down the track. He looks to chase it but misses.

Nathan Ellis comes in at number 9. Australia need 16 runs to win from 7 balls now.
18.5 W 0

OUT! TAKEN! A wicket at a perfect time for England. Reece Topley gets rid of Daniel Sams. A big wicket in the contest of the game. Sams was looking dangerous. On a length, around off. Daniel Sams smashes this towards long off. But he fails to get the required elevation and distance. Harry Brook there takes a very good catch above his head.

18.4 4

FOUR! Cheeky from Sams! A length ball, outside off. Daniel Sams shuffles across a long way and scoops it over short fine leg for a boundary.

18.3 1

Slower ball now, short in length, down leg. Matthew Wade moves leg side and pulls it towards square leg for a single.

18.2 0

Fraction short again, around the leg pole. Matthew Wade backs away and mistimes his pull back towards the bowler. He feels he has missed out there!

18.1 1

Short one now, around middle. Daniel Sams pulls it firmly but finds the fielder at deep square leg for a single.

Change. Reece Topley is back into the attack now for the penultimate over.

Score after 18 overs : 187/6

Runs Scored

14 Runs

M Wade

16 (10)

D Sams

1 (1)

S Curran

3-0-29-0

17.6 6

SIX! Up and away! A full toss, down leg. Matthew Wade gets low and scoops it over fine leg for a biggie. 22 needed off the final two overs.

17.5 2

Back of a length, around middle, Matthew Wade miscues his pull shot towards deep square leg for a couple of runs.

17.4 1

Outside off, a shortish ball. Daniel Sams slaps it down to long off for a single.

17.3 1

Well bowled! But Sam Curran has missed a run-out opportunity here! Another toe-crusher, around the leg pole. Matthew Wade jams it into the pitch and leaves his crease to sneak in a run. Sam Curran runs towards the ball and kicks it towards the stumps but he misses. He had lot of time there and could have picked it up and knocked the stumps as well.

17.2 2

Two more! A full ball, around the leg pole. Matthew Wade skips down the track and yorks himself. But he does well to dig it out towards square leg for two runs.

17.1 2

A length ball, darting it on pads. Matthew Wade flicks it towards deep square leg for a brace.

Daniel Sams is the new man in.

Score after 17 overs : 173/6

Runs Scored

4 Runs

D Warner

73 (44)

M Wade

3 (5)

M Wood

4-0-34-3

16.6 W 0

OUT! CAUGHT! Mark Wood records his third wicket on his final ball of his 4 over spell. It is a short ball, wide outside off. David Warner hangs back and cuts it aerially towards deep point. He does not get the desired distance on it. Alex Hales in the deep takes a really good catch. David Warner's gritty innings comes to an end.

16.5 1

A length ball, outside off. Wade shuffles across and scoops it to the right of the keeper. They cross for one.

16.4 2

Short ball, outside off. Matthew Wade stays back and cuts it to deep point for a brace.

16.3 0

Oh, dear! What happened there? Very short on this occasion, around middle. Matthew Wade looks to pull this one but the ball goes off the top edge and flies high above the batter. Mark Wood runs in for a catch, Matthew Wade searches for the ball in the air and dives to get back in his crease. England are not happy with that, they think Wade got in Wood's way. The replay shows that Matthew Wade's hand did come in the way and it looked like he blocked Wood there.  Rather than having the attention on the ball, Wade had his eyes on he bowler constantly, who was charing in for the ball.

16.2 0

Another speedy delivery at 1540 clicks, around middle, on a length. Matthew Wade misses his flick and gets his on his thigh pad.

16.1 1

Good ball! A yorker, around middle, at 154.6 clicks. David Warner digs it out towards long on for a single.

Score after 16 overs : 169/5

Runs Scored

11 Runs

M Wade

0 (1)

D Warner

72 (42)

M Ali

1-0-11-0

15.6 0

Full and on middle. Matthew Wade shows the full face of the bat and blocks it out.

15.5 1

Tosses this one up, fuller ball, around middle. David Warner strokes it down to long on for a single.

15.4 4

FOUR! Another cracking shot! Back of a length, around middle. David Warner rocks back and pulls it square of the wicket of the leg side for a boundary.

15.3 2

Short now, outside off. David Warner pushes it off the back foot towards deep cover for a brace.

15.2 4

FOUR! Ph, shot! A fuller one again, around middle. David Warner gets down on his knee and reverse-slog-sweeps it towards deep point for a boundary.

15.1 0

Moeen Ali begins from 'round the wicket, he serves a fuller ball, around off. David Warner pushes it towards cover.

Matthew Wade comes to the crease. Also, Moeen Ali is brought into the attack.

Score after 15 overs : 158/5

Runs Scored

6 Runs

T David

0 (3)

D Warner

61 (37)

M Wood

3-0-30-2

14.6 W 0

OUT! CAUGHT! Mark Wood has turned the game on its head here. He picks up his second wicket in the over. Scream of joy from Wood. Tim David is sent back to the hut on a 3-ball duck. It is a short bal, on off. Tim David stays back and pulls it down to deep square leg. Alex Hales runs in from the deep and takes a really good catch to shift the momentum. Australia in a spot of bother.

14.5 0

A length ball, around off, this one skids through. Tim David hangs back and looks to play it across the line. He takes a blow on his thigh pads.

14.4 0

BEATEN! It is a length ball, in the channel. Tim David looks to chase it but misses. The ball zips past the outside edge.

Tim David comes to bat at number 6.
14.3 W 0

OUT! CAUGHT! Mark Wood has the last laugh here. Marcus Stoinis' cameo comes to an end. This should ease down some pressure for England. It is a short ball, outside off. Marcus Stoinis stands tall and throws his blade at it. The ball takes the top-edge and lobs towards covers. Dawid Malan back-pedals and takes a sharp catch. Can England pull things back?

14.2 0

An effort delivery from Wood now. He hits the hard length. Marcus Stoinis works it towards mid on. Does not get the cleanest of connection.

14.1 6

SIX! Marcus Stoinis is only dealing in boundaries since getting hit on his leg. It is a short ball, outside off. Marcus Stoinis picks up the length early and dispatches it over the long on fence.

Score after 14 overs : 152/3

Runs Scored

14 Runs

D Warner

61 (37)

M Stoinis

29 (12)

R Topley

3-0-30-1

13.6 4

FOUR! David Warner gets into his 60s with this boundary. It is full, outside off. David Warner drives it over covers. The ball has enough legs to reach the fence. 14 runs come off this over. Australia are right on track to chase this target down.

13.6 wd 1

WIDE! A slower bumper, on off. David Warner ducks under it. The umpire signals a wide. Shake of the head by Topley.

13.5 1

Short again. Marcus Stoinis now gives the same treatment. The batters cross for a single.

13.4 1

Short one, Warner pulls it down to square leg for a single.

13.4 wd 1

WIDE! Reece Topley fires in a wide yorker, Warner extends his arms to get to the ball but fails to get any connection. The umpire signals a wide, as it goes past the tramline.

13.3 1

This is pulled to the gap at mid-wicket. The batters take a single.

13.2 4

FOUR! Marcus Stoinis is on a roll here! It is a short ball, on off. Marcus Stoinis waits for it and guides it over backward point. A couple of bounces into the ropes.

13.1 1

It is fuller, on the pads, Warner gets it to backward point for one.

Reece Topley comes back into the attack. 1 for 16 in his 2 overs so far.

Score after 13 overs : 138/3

Runs Scored

16 Runs

M Stoinis

23 (9)

D Warner

55 (34)

A Rashid

3-0-41-1

12.6 6

SIX! Marcus Stoinis goes big again. His second maximum of the over. It is floated and full, on middle and leg. Marcus Stoinis clears his front leg and sends it sailing over the long on fence. A huge over for Australia, this.

12.5 1

David Warner grunts as he is unable to punish this short one. He pulls it to mid-wicket but only for a single.

12.4 1

This is puched to sweeper cover for a single.

12.3 6

SIX! BANG! A googly this time, on a shorter length. Marcus Stoinis stays back and smokes it over the wide long on fence for a maximum.

12.2 1

A bit flatter, on middle. Warner whips it down to long on for a single.

Slight halt in play! Marcus Stoinis has been hit on his right foot with the throw by the fielder. The physio is out there to check on him.
12.1 1

Floated and full, on middle. Marcus Stoinis drags his sweep to short fine. He still goes for the single. The throw comes in towards the non-striker's end. Marcus Stoinis gets pinged on his heel. He seems to be in some pain here.

Score after 12 overs : 122/3

Runs Scored

11 Runs

M Stoinis

9 (5)

D Warner

53 (32)

B Stokes

2-0-18-0

11.6 1

Back of a length, on the body. Stoinis pulls it to deep square leg for a single.

11.5 1

David Warner now rotates the strike. It is touch fuller, on middle and leg. David Warner nurdles it to mid-wicket for a single.

11.4 1

A short ball, angled into the body. Marcus Stoinis swivels and works it to the left of the keeper. The ball lands safely. They take one.

11.4 wd 1

WIDE! A slower bumper this time. Way above the batter's head. The umpire signals a wide.

11.3 4

FOUR! Into the gap! Marcus Stoinis gets his first boundary of the chase. It is a length ball, outside off. Marcus Stoinis hangs back and slices it through the gap between point and backward point. The ball races away.

11.2 2

Back of a length, around middle and off. Marcus Stoinis pulls this one powerfully towards deep mid-wicket. The ball just stops in the outfield before the boundary ropes. Two taken.

11.1 1

Ben Stokes pitches this one up, around middle and off. David Warner strokes it down to long off for a single.

Score after 11 overs : 111/3

Runs Scored

15 Runs

D Warner

51 (30)

M Stoinis

1 (1)

A Rashid

2-0-25-1

10.6 1

Fuller, slower through the air, around off. David Warner strokes it down to long off for a single.

10.5 4

FOUR! David Warner brings up his fifty in fine fashion! A welcome boundary for Australia! A short ball, outside off. David Warner pulls it in the gap between long on and deep mid-wicket for a bounayr. It's been a solid knock from him so far, he will want to stick around till the end and take his side home.

10.4 1

A fuller ball, loopy one, around middle. Marcus Stoinis sweeps it towards deep square leg for a single.

10.3 W 1

OUT! RUN OUT! England get a wicket here against the run of play. Aaron Finch trudges back to the pavilion after hitting a great six. It is floated, outside off. Aaron Finch stays back and drives it through covers. The call is for two runs instantly. Sam Curran collects the ball and is quick to release his throw to the keeper. Jos Buttler gathers the ball at head level and does well to get his hands down quickly and get rid of the bails. Aaron Finch puts in a desperate dive. It is touch and go. The square leg umpire takes it upstairs. The replays show that Aaron Finch does not have any bat behind the line as the stumps lit-up. The big screen shows OUT. A huge wicket for England.

10.2 6

SIX! This is huge! Aaron Finch now getting into the act! It is tossed up, full and on off. Aaron Finch steps forward and smokes it over the long on fence for a maximum. A catch has been taken but by a spectator in the stands.

Run out chance! There is a throw at the keeper's end. Jos Buttler collects the ball and removes the bails off in a jiffy. Aaron Finch puts in a dive but falls short. Out it is!
10.2 wd 1

WIDE! This one spins down leg, Finch lets it be. Wided.

10.1 1

It is floated and full, on middle. Warner gets low and sweeps it to the right of short fine. The batters take a single before the fielder cuts it out.

DRINKS! This has been an enticing game so far. David Warner came out and has stuck to his aggressive approach here. He is holding one end for Australia really well. He received good support from Marsh but not from Green at the top. Warner's knock has managed to keep the hosts in the chase here. England have been decent with the ball so far. The two wickets prove to be a big difference. England would hope to tighten the screws in the middle overs now.

Score after 10 overs : 96/2

Runs Scored

7 Runs

D Warner

45 (27)

A Finch

5 (5)

B Stokes

1-0-7-0

9.6 1

Tight line now! Around the off pole, on a length. David Warner hops and dabs it onto the deck and towards the keeper. A quick single taken. A good over from Stokes, 7 off it. Australia are 96 for 2 at the halfway mark. They need 113 more off 60 balls.

9.5 1

Angling in, a full-length delivery, on the pads. Aaron Finch works it away towards mid-wicket for a run.

9.4 1

Takes the pace of this one as well. He serves it full and wide of off. David Warner drives it towards deep cover for a single.

9.3 1

Short ball, darting it on the thigh pad. Aaron Finch just flicks it gently towards fine leg for a single.

9.2 1

Wide of off, full in length, slow as well, at around 108 clicks. David Warner stretches and pushes it towards cover-point for a single.

9.1 1

Another short one, around middle. Aaron Finch miscues his pull towards square leg. A single!

9.1 wd 1

Wide! Ben Stokes starts off with a short ball, down the leg side. Aaron Finch leaves that alone. Wided. Ben Stokes does not seem thrilled with that decision.

Score after 9 overs : 89/2

Runs Scored

10 Runs

A Finch

2 (2)

D Warner

42 (24)

A Rashid

1-0-10-1

8.6 1

Pitches it up this time, around middle. Aaron Finch strokes it down to long on for a run. A good comeback from Adil Rashid after being hit for six on the very first ball.

8.5 1

Quicker through the air, short again, around middle. David Warner knocks it down to long off for a run.

8.4 1

Outside off, short in length, Aaron Finch cuts it towards point and gets off the mark with a single.

Aaron Finch is the new man in.
8.3 W 0

OUT! CLEANED HIM UP! Adil Rashid strikes in his first over and gets rid of the dangerous, Mitchell Marsh. England needed that wicket. It's the wrong'un that does the trick here. He serves it around the off pole, only a hint of turn there, short in length. Mitchell Marsh looks to cut this one away but he misses. The ball goes on to clip the bails on top of off.

8.2 1

Short and quicker, around middle. David Warner makes room cuts it through point for a single.

8.1 6

SIX! BOOM! David Warner takes on Adil Rashid straightaway! He begins with a fuller ball, around off. David Warner smokes it straight down the ground for a biggie!

Score after 8 overs : 79/1

Runs Scored

6 Runs

M Marsh

36 (25)

D Warner

34 (21)

S Curran

2-0-15-0

7.6 2

Good stop from Harry Brook! Outside off, on a length. Mitchell Marsh slaps it through extra cover. Harry Brook in the deep run to his right, dives and makes a good stop. Two taken.

7.5 1

A length ball, outside off again. David Warner pushes it towards cover for another run.

7.4 0

Outside off, a length ball now. David Warner swings his bat hard at it, but he gets an inside edge onto the deck and towards the pitch.

7.4 wd 1

Wide! Very short on this occasion, well above Warner's head, down leg as well. David Warner leaves it alone. Wide given.

7.3 1

A touch slow this time, short ball, around middle. Mitchell Marsh pulls it in the vacant mid-wicket region. Only a single.

7.2 0

Well bowled! A yorker now, around the leg pole, at around 137 clicks, Mitchell Marsh looks to flick but he misses and gets rapped on his pads.

7.1 1

A low full toss, outside off, angling away. David Warner knocks it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

Score after 7 overs : 73/1

Runs Scored

11 Runs

D Warner

32 (18)

M Marsh

33 (22)

M Wood

2-0-24-0

6.6 1

Mark Wood pitches this one up, on the pads. David Warner flicks it towards the fielder at fine leg for a single. He retains the strike.

6.5 0

Back of a length, around middle, at around 130 clicks. David Warner leans back and dabs it towards short third man.

6.5 wd 1

Wide! Down the leg side again, shortish ball, at around 150 clicks. David Warner leaves it alone. Another wide in the over.

6.4 1

Outside off, a length delivery. Mitchell Marsh pushes it towards cover-point and takes a single.

Slight halt! Mark Wood seems to be having some trouble with the landing area. He needs some sawdust there!
6.4 wd 1

Wide! Mark Wood errs in line now! He spills it down the leg side, short ball. Marsh leaves it alone. Wided.

6.3 6

SIX! BANG! A good-length delivery, around middle. Mitchell Marsh heaves this one high over deep mid-wicket for a maximum.

6.2 1

Mark Wood drops it short now, around middle. David Warner mistimes his pull towards deep mid-wicket. Only a single.

6.1 0

Outside off, on a length. David Warner drives it firmly towards the fielder at cover.

Score after 6 overs : 62/1

Runs Scored

10 Runs

M Marsh

26 (20)

D Warner

30 (14)

S Curran

1-0-9-0

5.6 2

Two more now! Pitched up this time, around the leg pole. Mitchell Marsh flicks it towards deep square leg for a couple of runs. There is a direct hit from the fielder at the striker's end, but Mitchell Marsh was well. Australia are 62 for 1 at the end of the Powerplay!

5.5 2

Two now! Back of a length, around middle and leg. Mitchell Marsh miscues his pull through square leg for a brace.

5.4 lb 1

Leg bye! Darting this one on the pads, a fuller bal. David Warner misses his flick. The ball rolls away towards square leg off his pads. Leg bye is taken!

5.3 1

On a length now, tighter line, around the pole. Mitchell Marsh taps it towards cover and scampers across to the other end.

5.2 4

FOUR! It's not from the middle of the bat but it races away! A short one now, around middle. Mitchell Marsh drags it with the inside half of his bat through mid-wicket for a boundary.

5.1 0

Sam Curran begins with a fuller ball, outside off. Mitchell Marsh looks to push this one away on the off side, but the ball goes off the inner half back to the bowler.

Sam Curran comes into the attack.

Score after 5 overs : 52/1

Runs Scored

11 Runs

M Marsh

17 (15)

D Warner

30 (13)

R Topley

2-0-16-1

4.6 1

A single to end the over as this is worked towards mid on. It is a really good batting track. Australia are off to a flier here.

4.5 4

FOUR! Mitchell Marsh is getting into his rhythm here. It is a short ball, on off. Mitchell Marsh pulls it through square leg for his second boundary in the over.

4.4 1

Shorter, down leg. Warner swivels and helps it down to fine leg for another single.

4.3 lb 1

LEG BYE! Fuller, tailing into the batter. Marsh misses his heave. The ball rolls out off his pads. They cross for a leg bye.

4.2 4

FOUR! Hammered! He puts it away this time. Shortish ball, outside off. Mitchell Marsh makes room and slaps it over extra cover for a cracking boundary.

4.1 0

A slower ball, outside off, on a length. Mitchell Marsh looks to drive this one but he gets undone by the lack of pace.

Score after 4 overs : 41/1

Runs Scored

13 Runs

D Warner

29 (12)

M Marsh

8 (10)

M Wood

1-0-13-0

3.6 0

Length ball, outside off. David Warner looks to slash it through the off side, but it rather goes back to the bowler off the inside edge. Nevertheless, the damage has already been done in this over, as 13 runs come off it.

3.5 4

FOUR! Intelligent shot from Warner. The pressure now on Mark Wood. Third boundary on the trot. It is a short ball, in the channel. David Warner waits for it and guides it down to third man for another boundary. Warner uses the pace to his benefit here.

3.4 4

FOUR! Consecutive boundaries now for Warner. Back of a length, wide outside off. David Warner stands tall and hammers it through covers for four more.

3.3 4

FOUR! David Warner continues to find the boundary. It is a short ball, outside off. Warner has enough width on offer. He gets it over point and bags a boundary. He gives himself just enough room to take Wood on.

3.2 1

A length ball, angled into the batter. Marsh lauches it towards the leg side, although it does not carry to the fielder at fine leg. The batters take a single. The replays show that Marsh gets it off his gloves.

3.1 0

Pace on delivery. Full length, in the channel, nips in a touch. Mitchell Marsh stands tall and looks to heave it away but misses it completely.

Score after 3 overs : 28/1

Runs Scored

8 Runs

D Warner

17 (8)

M Marsh

7 (8)

C Woakes

2-0-21-0

2.6 0

A dot to end the over! Fraction short, on middle. Warner goes back and cuts it straight to the man at point. Wait is the call by the batter. So, 8 runs come off it.

2.5 lb 1

LEG BYE! A stifled appeal for lbw but turned down. It is fuller, tailing into the batter. Mitchell Marsh misses his flick. It goes to square leg off his pads. The umpire signals a leg bye. Going down leg.

2.4 0

Length ball, on off. Marsh stays back and remains solid in his defense.

2.3 0

Full length, attacking the stumps. Mitchell Marsh blocks it out watchfully.

2.2 6

SIX! Mitchell Marsh is up and running! It is fuller, sliding down leg. Mitchell Marsh stays back and heaves it over the fine leg fence for a biggie.

2.1 1

Short ball, on off. David Warner pulls it to deep square leg for one.

Score after 2 overs : 20/1

Runs Scored

6 Runs

D Warner

16 (6)

M Marsh

1 (4)

R Topley

1-0-6-1

1.6 3

Great running! Back of a length, outside off. Warner hangs back and cuts it towards deep point. The ball does not have enough legs to reach the boundary. The batters collect three runs before the fielder cuts it off.

1.5 1

Fuller, on the pads, Marsh flicks it down to square leg for a single. He gets off the mark now.

1.4 0

Reece Topley dishes another good-length delivery, angled across the right-hander. Mitchell Marsh shuffles across and shoulders his arms at it.

1.3 0

Good length, on leg. Marsh works it to the leg side a bit awkwardly.

1.3 wd 1

WIDE! This is spilled down leg. Marsh lets it be. Wided.

1.2 0

On off, blocked out.

1.1 W 0

OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! The experiment of pushing Green up the order does not work this time. Reece Topley draws the first blood here and gets the early breakthrough. It is a length ball, that lands on off and straightens off the deck. Cameron Green looks to defend it out but gets beaten on the inside edge. There is some sound. Jos Buttler gathers the ball safely and appeals for a caught behind. The umpire is unmoved. Jos Buttler takes the review instantly. The Hot Spot confirms that the bat is involved. Cameron Green goes back for just 1 run.

Mitchell Marsh walks out to bat at number 3.
Review! Jos Buttler has reviewed a caught behind decision against Cameron Green. Hotspot shows a mark there and the decision has to be reversed.
1.1 wd 1

WIDE! Fuller in length, this one swings down leg. Green misses his flick. WIde called.

Who will bowl from the other end? Reece Topley it is!

Score after 1 overs : 14/0

Runs Scored

14 Runs

C Green

1 (1)

D Warner

13 (5)

C Woakes

1-0-14-0

0.6 1

Green takes the strike for the first time and gets off the mark. Good length, on middle and leg. Green flicks it through square leg for a single. Australia mean business here. 14 runs off the first one. Just the start they were looking for.

0.5 1

Short again, this is pulled down to mid-wicket for a single. 13 runs off the first 5 balls.

0.4 4

FOUR! Warner is on a roll here. It is a short ball, outside off. David Warner stays on his back foot and bludgeons it over mid off for a boundary.

0.3 6

SIX! A shot coming out of the box by Warner. It is touch short, outside off. David Warner shuffles across, gets low and goes for the pull. The ball takes the outer half and flies over the keeper's head for a biggie.

0.2 2

So, David Warner and Australia are off the mark. It is a length ball, on off. Warner heaves it over mid off. He does not connect well and only gets a single.

0.1 0

Chris Woakes starts with a dot ball. It is full, angled cross the left-hander. David Warner presses forward and defends it to point. He yells NO RUN instantly.

The visitors have recently won a long T20I series against Pakistan with a relatively younger side. But their big guns are back for this crucial series before the mega event. Jos Buttler, who was ruled out of the series against Pakistan is back and will be leading the side. All the eyes though will be on Ben Stokes as he is playing a T20I after more than a year. Which team do you think will carry on with their momentum? We will know soon enough. Stick around for the toss and other updates.

We are back for Australia's reply! The players are out in the middle. Cameron Green will continue to open the batting alongside David Warner. Chris Woakes will begin with the new ball. A slip in place. Here we go...
... THE RUN CHASE ...
Now then, the English batters have done a terrific job and have set a massive target. But Australia have all the quality in their ranks to chase this one down. Let's see what we have in store for us in the second innings. Stay tuned!
England got off to a rollicking start thanks to their openers, Alex Hales and Jos Buttler. The duo started firing from the word go and took England to a score of 118 at the halfway stage. Jos Buttler perished soon after a blistering knock of 68 off just 32 balls. Alex Hales continued his merry way but could not hang around till the end. He was dismissed after a fiery knock of 84. A handy cameo from Chris Woakes in the final over made sure England got over the 200-mark. They will feel that they fell short of about 10 runs considering the start they got. But they have still managed to post a mammoth total.
It's been a satisfactory recovery from Australia! They have done a good job in the slog-overs after the smashing they received in the beginning. Aaron Finch's decision to bowl first certainly backfired here. All their bowlers were taken to the cleaners in the first half of the match, but they did decently well to pull things back their way a tad. They picked up wickets in a heap towards the end and took some sort of control. Nathan Ellis was definitely the pick of the bowlers, amidst all the carnage he grabbed three wickets and gave away only 20 runs.

Score after 20 overs : 208/6

Runs Scored

14 Runs

C Woakes

13 (5)

D Malan

2 (2)

K Richardson

4-0-39-1

19.6 1

A single to end the innings! It is a full-length ball, outside off. Woakes guides it to point and takes a single. England end their innings at 208/6.

19.5 6

SIX! THIS IS HUGE! It is a length ball, on off. Chris Woakes picks up the length really well. It makes a beautiful sound as it comes off the middle and smokes over the wide long on fence.

19.4 0

A wide yorker, this time. Chris Woakes tries to dab it away but misses it.

19.3 4

FOUR! What a shot! Chris Woakes gets his side over the 200-run mark. Back of a length, outside off. Chris Woakes stands tall and cuts it well over covers for a boundary.

19.2 2

Length ball, on middle and leg. Chris Woakes nudges it towards the gap at mid on. The batters are quick between the wickets and get a couple.

19.1 1

Short ball, on off. This is pulled to the leg side for a single.

Chris Woakes makes his way out in the middle. Kane Richardson will bowl the final over of the innings.

Score after 19 overs : 194/6

Runs Scored

1 Runs

M Ali

10 (7)

D Malan

1 (1)

N Ellis

4-0-20-3

18.6 W 0

OUT! CAUGHT! Nathan Ellis picks up another wicket. He ends his spell of 4 with three wickets under his belly. It is a slower bumper, on off. Moeen Ali stands tall and tries to help it over the keeper's head, although he hardly has any pace to work with here. The ball lobs towards short third. Mitchell Marsh steps to his right and takes a dolly. No celebrations this time, as they need to get ready for the final over.

18.5 0

Full length, wide outside off. Ali looks to chase it but misses.

18.4 1

Malan gets a single off his very first delivery. It is a length ball, around off. Malan guides it down to third man and takes one.

Dawid Malan comes to the crease.
18.3 W 0

OUT! TIMBER! Nathan Ellis picks up his second wicket. Follows the two dot balls with a wicket. A well deserved one. It is full-length ball, attacking the stumps. Sam Curran shuffles across a bit too much for the scoop but fails to get a clean connection. The ball goes through to disturb the stumps. A quick celebration by the Aussies as the timer is running down.

18.2 0

Two dots on the trot now! It is a short ball, outside off. Sam Curran shuffles across but ducks under it in the end. He is looking at the square leg umpire for a wide but it isn't given.

18.1 0

Full length, in the channel. Sam Curran looks to slog it away but misses it completely.

Score after 18 overs : 193/4

Runs Scored

12 Runs

M Ali

10 (5)

S Curran

2 (2)

D Sams

4-0-42-1

17.6 6

SIX! ALL THE WAY! A huge hit. Sams follows the batter with a full one down leg. Moeen Ali picks up the length early and smokes it over the mid-wicket fence with a good swing of the blade. The extra delivery makes it a costly over for Australia.

Nathan Ellis comes to bowl the penultimate over. 1 for 19 in his 3 overs so far.
17.6 wd 1

WIDE! Sams needs to reload his final delivery now. This is spilles down leg. Curran lets it be. Wided.

17.5 1

Curran moves down leg and Sams follows him with a full one. Curran tucks it to mid-wicket for one more.

17.4 1

It is full, attacking the pads. Ali flicks it aerially over square leg and crosses for a single.

17.3 1

Sam Curran gets off the mark. It is fuller, down leg. Sam Curran goes back and flicks it towards mid-wicket. Only for one.

Sam Curran is the new batter in.
17.2 W 0

OUT! CAUGHT! England are losing wickets in a flurry in the death overs. It is a short ball, on off. Brook hangs back and pulls it to deep mid-wicket. The ball hangs in the air for a while and Kane Richardson sets himself up brilliantly to gather it with both hands.

17.1 0

Length ball, outside off, Brook shuffles across and tries to go for the scoop. He goes not get any bat on it.

17.1 wd 2

TWO WIDES! A slower bouncer, on off. This one goes over the head of the batter. Wade fails to collect it as the ball dips. The batters sneak a single, while the umpire signals a wide.

Score after 17 overs : 181/3

Runs Scored

8 Runs

H Brook

12 (8)

M Ali

3 (3)

M Stoinis

3-0-36-1

16.6 4

FOUR! Good use of the feet here! It is fuller, outside off. Brook back up a bit and lofts it over backward point to find a boundary. This will surely spoil the over for Stoinis.

16.5 1

Touch fuller, at the stumps. Ali drives it through covers and crosses.

16.4 1

Another single now as this is pulled to deep mid-wicket this time by Brook. Again no pace on offer.

16.3 1

Short ball, on leg. Ali stays back and pulls it to deep square leg. One taken.

16.2 1

On the pads, flicked to mid-wicket for a single. Harry Brook slips as he charges towards the other end. He makes it in time though.

16.1 0

A dot to start with! It is a good-length ball, on middle. Harry Brook makes room and looks to slash it over the off side. The ball takes the outside edge but does not carry to the keeper, as it is an off-pace delivery.

Score after 16 overs : 173/3

Runs Scored

6 Runs

H Brook

6 (4)

M Ali

1 (1)

K Richardson

3-0-25-1

15.6 1

It is full, down leg. Brook makes room and plays it through extra covers. They take a single now. A successful over from Kane Richardson comes to an end.

15.5 0

PLAY AND A MISS! Good length, in the channel. Brook tries to chase it but gets beaten.

15.4 4

FOUR! Top placement! It is a length ball, outside off. Harry Brook plays it a bit late and guides it through backward point for a boundary.

15.3 1

A single now as this is driven through covers.

Moeen Ali makes his way out in the middle.
15.2 W 0

OUT! CAUGHT! Alex Hales misses out on his ton. He will be really disappointed with himself. Fraction short, on off. Alex Hales smacks it towards long off but straight into the hands of Tim David in the deep. This has been a good passage of play for Australia.

15.1 0

A few questions being asked for the catch! The umpires converge and take it upstairs . The soft signal is not out. It is fuller in length, wide of off. Alex Hales dabs it towards backward point. The fielder there takes the catch and appeals for the catch. The replays later confirm that it is a bump ball and the on-field decision stands.

Score after 15 overs : 167/2

Runs Scored

8 Runs

A Hales

84 (49)

H Brook

1 (1)

M Stoinis

2-0-28-1

14.6 lb 1

LEG BYE! A length ball, angled down leg. Hales looks to glance it away but misses. It rolls out to the leg side off his pads. They collect a leg bye.

14.5 1

Harry Brook gets off the mark instantly. It is fuller, on off. Brook fends it down to point and scampers across for a quick single.

Harry Brook walks out to bat at number 4.
14.4 W 0

OUT! CAUGHT! Marcus Stoinis has the last laugh here. It is full-length ball, on off, an off-pace delivery though. Ben Stokes dances down the track and lofts it towards long on. He does not get the desired distance on it and David Warner makes no mistake in the deep.

14.3 4

FOUR! Streaky! Ben Stokes has the lady luck on his side. It is full, outside off. Ben Stokes makes room and looks to pull the trigger. The ball takes the outside edge and goes down to third man for a boundary.

14.2 1

Another single now, as Hales shuffles across and flicks it towards long on. The Barmy Army is getting louder and louder now.

14.1 1

Slower ball now, full and on off. Stokes pushes it gently towards mid off and crosses.

Marcus Stoinis comes back into the attack. He went for 21 runs in his first over.

Score after 14 overs : 159/1

Runs Scored

11 Runs

A Hales

83 (47)

B Stokes

4 (6)

D Sams

3-0-30-0

13.6 0

So, 11 runs off the over! It is a yorker now, outside off. Alex Hales looks heave it down the track but connects with thin air.

13.5 4

FOUR! And again! Consecutive boundaries for Hales. It is a length ball, on off. Alex Hales whips it towards wide long on. David Warner runs to his right, puts in a dive to that side but in vain. Hales is finding the gaps really well here. Hales moves to 83.

13.4 4

FOUR! Up and over! Alex Hales continues to find boundaries at will. It is overpitched, on off. Alex Hales shuffles across and lofts it over mid off and bags a boundary.

13.3 1

A full toss now, straying on the pads. Ben Stokes flicks it to square leg for a single.

Slight halt! Ben Stokes has been hit on his helmet while trying to play a reverse-sweep shot. The physio is out there to conduct the mandatory concussion test.
13.2 0

OUCH! Ben Stokes is smacked on his grills here. It is a length ball, on off. Ben Stokes switches his stance and looks to play the reverse hit. Stokes does not get any connection on it. The ball rolls off his arms and hits him near his chin. Daniel Sams is the first one to go towards the batter and have a check on him.

13.1 2

IN THE AIR...DROPPED! A tough chance nonetheless. Kane Richardson does not time his jump well and it spills out off his hand. Full length, on off. Stokes comes down the track and lobs it over mid off. Kane Richardson back-pedals and tries to take a one-handed catch but his effort goes down in vain. The batters take a couple.

Score after 13 overs : 148/1

Runs Scored

14 Runs

A Hales

75 (44)

B Stokes

1 (3)

C Green

3-0-38-0

12.6 0

A dot to end the over then! Slower ball, around the middle and leg, on a length. Alex Hales misses his flick and gets hit near the groin area. ANother big over for England.

12.5 4

FOUR! Lovely shot! Full and outside off. Alex Hales waits for it and carves it over extra cover for a cracking boundary. Back-to-back fours for Hales!

12.4 4

FOUR! Alex Hales makes good use of the Free Hit! Another full toss, around middle. Alex Hales slogs this one uppishly towards cow corner for a boundary.

12.4 nb 1

No ball! Oh, a nasty ball from Green! He misses his length here and serves a full toss, over the stumps. Alex Hales does well to get away from that one. No ball called. Free Hit is coming up!

12.4 wd 1

Wide! Too short this time, around off. Alex Hales misses his pull. Wide called for height!

12.3 4

FOUR! He gets this one away now! On a length, width again. Alex Hales stays in his crease and cuts it over backward point for a boundary.

12.2 0

Play and a miss! Wide again, a fuller ball now. Alex Hales looks to go over cover but he misses.

12.1 0

Wide of off, yorker now. Alex Hales fails to squeeze this one away.

Score after 12 overs : 134/1

Runs Scored

6 Runs

B Stokes

1 (3)

A Hales

63 (37)

N Ellis

3-0-19-1

11.6 0

Tad fuller now, around middle. Ben Stokes pushes it towards the left of the bowler. Nathan Ellis makes a good stop.

11.5 0

Angling in, another length ball, darting it on the thigh pad, at around 133 clicks. Ben Stokes tucks it towards the fielder at mid-wicket.

11.4 1

Good-length delivery, around middle and leg. Alex Hales strokes it down to long on and rotates the strike.

11.3 1

Outside off, on a length. Ben Stokes rocks back and guides it down to third man for a single. He gets off the mark with that!

Ben Stokes comes in at number three.
11.2 W 0

OUT! TAKEN! A much, much-need wicket for the Aussies! They have finally managed to break this opening stand. An excellent knock from the skipper comes to an end. A length ball, around the leg pole. Jos Buttler makes room and looks to go over mid on. But he miscues his shot on the right of the fielder there. Kane Richardson runs across and takes a good catch. Nathan Ellis provides Australia with a breakthrough.

11.1 4

FOUR! It's raining boundaries! 15th four of the innings. A shortish ball, around middle. Jos Buttler swivels and pulls it towards deep mid-wicket for a boundary.

Score after 11 overs : 128/0

Runs Scored

10 Runs

J Buttler

64 (30)

A Hales

62 (36)

D Sams

2-0-19-0

10.6 1

On a length again, outside off. Jos Buttler steers it down to third man for a run.

10.5 1

Another length delivery, outside off. Alex Hales guides it down to third man and rotates the strike.

10.4 0

Wide yorker. Alex Hales fails to dig this one out.

10.3 4

EDGED AND FOUR AGAIN! Inside edge this time! Outside off, a length ball. Alex Hales looks to block this one but the ball goes off the inside edge towards fine leg for a boundary.

10.2 0

Takes the pace of this one, around middle and off, slightly short now. Alex Hales makes room and misses his cut.

10.1 4

FOUR! Streaky boundary! Everything is going England's way for now. A short ball, around middle. Alex Hales goes for the pull shot but the ball goes off the top edge over the keeper's head and towards fine leg for a boundary.

Drinks! England are off to a flying start! Alex Hales and Jos Buttler have been putting on quite a show here. If they continue to bat like that, a total of 250 will surely be on the cards. Australia are in desperate need of a wicket.

Score after 10 overs : 118/0

Runs Scored

17 Runs

J Buttler

63 (29)

A Hales

53 (31)

M Swepson

2-0-31-0

9.6 4

FOUR! Put away! Very short this time, around middle. Jos Buttler pulls it wide of long on for another boundary.

9.5 1

Back of a length, around off. Tight line this time. Alex Hales taps it towards point for a single.

9.4 1

Outside off, short in length. Jos Buttler slaps this one down to long off for a single.

9.3 6

SIX! UP AND AWAY! Short again, around middle. Jos Buttler goes deep in his crease and pulls it high over deep mid-wicket for a biggie.

9.2 1

Back of a length, around middle. Alex Hales steps down and works it away towards deep mid-wicket for a single.

9.1 4

FOUR! Fifty for Alex Hales too! He brings it up with a boundary as well. Short ball, around middle and leg. Alex Hales uses the depth of his crease and pulls it powerfully towards deep square leg for a boundary. 29-ball 50 for Alex Hales! He is looking quite dangerous as well.

Score after 9 overs : 101/0

Runs Scored

8 Runs

A Hales

47 (28)

J Buttler

52 (26)

C Green

2-0-24-0

8.6 1

Angling in, around middle and leg, fuller ball. Alex Hales flicks it towards mid-wicket and takes a run.

8.5 1

A fuller ball, around middle. Jos Buttler shuffles across and scoops it toward fine leg. Only a single now. That brings up the 100 for England!

8.4 4

FOUR! This time he gets it away and brings up his fifty in style! Short and outside off. Jos Buttler leans back, opens the face of the bat and pushes it over short third man for a boundary. 50 in just 25 balls.

8.3 0

Another slower ball, short this time, outside off. Jos Buttler looks to uppercut this but he fails to get any bat on it. An appeal for caught behind but the umpire says no. Aaron Finch wanted to that one but he runs out of time. He asked the umpire weather that carried cleanly to Wade or not. He does not seem quite happy there.

8.2 1

Very full this time, slower one this time at 117 clicks, around off. Alex Hales knocks it down to long on and rotates the strike.

8.1 1

On a length, outside off, at 124.4 clicks. Jos Buttler drags it with the inner half of his bat towards long on for a single.

Score after 8 overs : 93/0

Runs Scored

21 Runs

J Buttler

46 (22)

A Hales

45 (26)

M Stoinis

1-0-21-0

7.6 1

A fuller ball, around middle and leg, angling in. Jos Buttler works it away towards mid-wicket for a single. 21 runs off Marcus Stoinis' first over.

7.5 1

Another wide delivery, the length is short as well. Alex Hales puts it away towards deep cover. Only a single now.

7.4 2

Two more! Short and wide of off. Alex Hales cuts it towards sweeper cover for a brace.

7.3 6

SIX! Up and away! These two are putting up quite a show here! Fuller ball, around middle. Alex Hales thumps it straight down the ground for another maximum of the over.

7.3 wd 1

Wide! Very short this time. No need for Alex Hales to duck for that one. Wide called for height!

7.2 6

EDGED AND SIX! 10 off the first 2 balls! A length ball, around the leg pole. Alex Hales swivels and looks to pull this one, but the ball goes off the top edge all the way towards fine leg for a biggie.

7.1 4

FOUR! Alex Hales greets Marcus Stoinis with a boundary now! Width on offer, shortish ball. Alex Hales cuts it over backward point for a boundary.

Marcus Stoinis is brought into the attack!

Score after 7 overs : 72/0

Runs Scored

14 Runs

A Hales

26 (21)

J Buttler

45 (21)

M Swepson

1-0-14-0

6.6 1

Mitchell Swepson drops it short again, around middle. Alex Hales miscues his pull towards long on for a single.

6.5 0

Quicker this time, short again, around middle. Alex Hales plays it back to the bowler.

6.4 0

Back of a length, around middle. Alex Hales rocks back and blocks it out.

6.3 1

Short ball now, around middle. Jos Buttler pulls it towards deep square leg for a single.

6.2 6

SIX! Another one! This is Jos Buttler at his brutal best! Full again, around middle. Jos Buttler heaves this one well over deep mid-wicket for a biggie.

6.1 6

SIX! BOOM! Jos Buttler welcomes Mitchell Swepson with a maximum! A fuller ball, loopy one, around middle. Jos Buttler dances down the track and smokes it straight down the ground for a maximum.

Score after 6 overs : 58/0

Runs Scored

8 Runs

J Buttler

32 (18)

A Hales

25 (18)

N Ellis

2-0-13-0

5.6 1

Slower ball, around middle and leg, a length ball. Jos Buttler flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single. England are 58 for 0 at the end of the Powerplay!

5.5 1

A low full toss, around middle. Alex Hales clips it towards mid-wicket for a single.

5.4 1

PUT DOWN! A terrific effort though from Mitchell Marsh! Pace off this time, outside off, a length ball. Jos Buttler shuffles across again and goes for the scoop. But the ball goes off the top edge towards short third man. Mitchell Marsh runs to his right, dives, sticks his right hand out, he gets to the ball but fails to t grab it. A single taken!

5.3 1

Shorter ball, around middle. Alex Hales pulls it towards deep square leg for a single.

5.2 0

On a length, around middle. Alex Hales blocks it out.

5.1 4

FOUR! In the gap again! Outside off, a length ball. Alex Hales stays in his crease and just guides it in the gap between backward point and short third man for a boundary.

Score after 5 overs : 50/0

Runs Scored

15 Runs

J Buttler

30 (16)

A Hales

19 (14)

K Richardson

2-0-19-0

4.6 0

A fuller ball, around middle. Jos Buttler pushes it towards the fielder at mid on.

4.5 6

SIX! AND AGAIN! This time it goes all the way! Kane Richardson drops it short again, around off. Jos Buttler shuffles across and scoops it again well over the short fine leg for a biggie. 50 up for England!

4.4 4

FOUR! Oh, that's classical Jos Buttler! A fuller ball, around off. Jos Buttler shuffles across and scoops it over short fine leg for a boundary.

4.3 0

Tailing back in, on a length, around middle. Jos Buttler taps it towards mid-wicket with a closed-face bat. No run there!

4.2 1

Angling in now, a length ball, around middle and leg. Alex Hales clips it towards square leg for a single.

4.1 4

FOUR! Up and just over! Shorter ball, down leg. Alex Hales makes room and cuts it just over the leaping fielder at point. The ball races away towards the boundary ropes for a four. Nicely done!

Score after 4 overs : 35/0

Runs Scored

5 Runs

J Buttler

20 (12)

A Hales

14 (12)

N Ellis

1-0-5-0

3.6 0

Swing and a miss! Pace on this time, fuller ball, outside off. Jos Buttler looks to go downtown but he fails to get any bat on it. Good over for Australia.

3.5 1

Back of a length, around middle and off. Alex Hales heaves this one towards the man at deep mid-wicket. The ball falls short of him though. Another single is taken.

3.4 1

Nathan Ellis takes the pace off this one, he serves it at around 118 clicks, shorter one, outside off. Jos Buttler miscues his pull towards square leg. Only a single.

3.3 1

On a length again, darting this around the thigh pad. Alex Hales works it away towards square leg and rotates the strike.

3.2 1

On a length, around middle and leg. Jos Buttler flicks it towards square leg for a single.

3.1 1

Nathan Ellis starts off with a slower one, full ball, on the pads. Alex Hales tucks it towards mid-wicket and takes a single.

Score after 3 overs : 30/0

Runs Scored

9 Runs

J Buttler

18 (9)

A Hales

11 (9)

D Sams

1-0-9-0

2.6 2

Back of a length, around middle. Jos Buttler uses the depth of his crease and pulls it towards deep square leg for a brace.

2.5 0

Well bowled! Daniel Sams goes 'round the wicket now, and delivers a length ball, outside off. Jos Buttler looks to block this but he gets beaten on the outside edge.

2.4 1

Daniel Sams takes the pace off this one, he serves a fuller ball, on the pads at around 117 clicks. Alex Hales works it away towards mid-wicket for a single.

2.3 6

SIX! BANG! Daniel Sams goes fuller now, around off. Alex Hales makes room and thumps it over mid off all the way for a maximum.

2.2 0

Swing and a miss! Offers width now, a length ball. Alex Hales looks to cut this one but he fails to get any connection on that.

2.1 0

Daniel Sams starts off with a nasty short ball, on the body, pace on. Alex Hales fails to block this one and gets hit on his chest.

Daniel Sams comes into the attack.

Score after 2 overs : 21/0

Runs Scored

5 Runs

J Buttler

16 (7)

A Hales

4 (5)

K Richardson

1-0-4-0

1.6 0

Outside off, a length delivery. Jos Buttler cuts it to the fielder at backward point.

1.5 lb 1

Leg bye! A length ball, nipping in, around middle. Alex Hales gets hit on his thigh pad while trying to tuck it away. The ball rolls towards backward point and the batters cross ends.

1.4 4

FOUR! Alex Hales is off the mark in fine fashion as well! Width on offer again, slightly short. Alex Hales stays in his crease and slashes it past point for a boundary.

1.3 0

Angling in now, another good-length delivery, around middle. Alex Hales gets an inside edge onto his pads while trying to flick this one.

1.2 0

On a length, outside off. Alex Hales cuts it to the fielder at point.

1.1 0

Kane Richardson begins with a length ball, angling away, wide of off. Alex Hales looks to cut this one but he misses.

Who will bowl from the other end? Kane Richardson it is!

Score after 1 overs : 16/0

Runs Scored

16 Runs

J Buttler

16 (6)

A Hales

0 (0)

C Green

1-0-16-0

0.6 4

FOUR! ANother boundary! Jos Buttler is on the charge straightaway! Fuller ball, outside off. Jos Buttler drives this one over mid off for the fourth boundary in the first over. 16 runs in the opening over.

0.5 0

Better from Green! Yorker now, around middle. Jos Buttler digs it out towards mid-wicket.

0.4 4

FOUR! Three in a row now! This is a lovely start for England! Cameron Green sticks to bowling the full-length delivery, around middle. Jos Buttler tonks it straight down the ground for a boundary.

0.3 4

FOUR! Consecutive boundaries for Jos Buttler! Another full ball, outside off. Jos Buttler prods froward and creams his drive through extra cover for another four.

0.2 4

FOUR! Jos Buttler and England are up and running in style! Another pitched-up delivery, outswinger, outside off. Jos Buttler leans in and drives it through cover for a boundary.

0.1 0

Cameron Green begins with a fuller ball, swinging away, outside off. Jos Buttler drives it towards point.

We are ready for action to get underway! The players are out in the middle. Alex Hales and Jos Buttler will open the batting for England. Cameron Green will begin with the ball. Let's play!
England (Playing XI) - Jos Buttler(C/WK), Alex Hales, Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes, Harry Brook, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Reece Topley, Mark Wood.
Australia (Playing XI) - David Warner, Aaron Finch (C), Mitchell Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Cameron Green, Matthew Wade (WK), Daniel Sams, Nathan Ellis, Kane Richardson, Mitchell Swepson.
TOSS - Australia have won the toss and they have elected to BOWL first!
The visitors have recently won a long T20I series against Pakistan with a relatively younger side. But their big guns are back for this crucial series before the mega event. Jos Buttler, who was ruled out of the series against Pakistan is back and will be leading the side. All the eyes though will be on Ben Stokes as he is playing a T20I after more than a year. Which team do you think will carry on with their momentum? We will know soon enough. Stick around for the toss and other updates.

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