27.06.2018… Aus v Eng…

Australia v England

Edgbaston… Wednesday June 27th

England win by 28 runs

Attendance: 24,227

Ticket: £56 – Programme £6

A comfortable win for England, on a warm Wednesday evening at Edgbaston, in this solitary IT20 match against Australia. A win to add to a 5-0 ODI series victory…

Australia won the toss, and chose to bowl. England started quickly however, with Jason Roy and Jos Buttler putting on 95 for the first wicket. Buttler became the first wicket to fall (for 61), having taken the record for the fastest T20 50 by an English batsman (22 deliveries). England continued to score quickly, eventually setting the Australians a target of 222…

Australia’s poor recent form continued, and they soon found themselves chasing the game at 72 for 5. This was the cue for Aaron Finch to start hitting big, and he certainly put the pressure on the home side (Moeen Ali in particular) for a few overs. But with his dismissal for 84 (1 deliveries / 7 fours, 6 sixes), Australia’s chances of victory disappeared…

India next up, the first IT20 at Old Trafford on Tuesday…

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England Bat: Jos Buttler on Strike…

Teams…

Australia; D’Arcy Short, Aaron Finch (cpt), Glenn Maxwell, Travis Head, Alex Carey (wkt), Marc Stoinis, Ashton Agar, Andrew Tye, Kane Richardson, Mitchell Swepson, Billy Stanlake

England; Jason Roy, Jos Buttler (wkt), Eion Morgan (cpt), Alex Hales, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Moeen Ali, David Willey, Liam Plunkett, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid

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Australia Bat: Aaron Finch Launches Moeen Ali for Six…

Stats…

England; Roy (44 – c Finch b Stanlake), Buttler (61 – c Short b Swepson), Morgan (15 – c Tye b Swepson), Hales (49 – c&b Stoinis), Root (35 – r.o. Carey/Tye), Bairstow (14 – n.o.), Ali (0 – n.o.)

Did Not Bat; Willey, Plunkett, Jordan

Extras; 0nb 2w 0b 1lb – 3

221 for 5 (20 overs)

Bowling; Stanlake (3 / 44 / 1), Agar (4 / 34 / 0), Swepson (4 / 37 / 2), Richardson (4 / 59 / 0), Tye (4 / 37 / 0), Stoinis (1 / 9 / 1)

FOW; 95 – 1-8 – 132 – 204 – 215

Australia; Short (16 – c Ali b Plunkett), Finch (84 – c Jordan b Rashid), Maxwell (10 – b Jordan), Head (15 – c Hales b Ali), Carey (3 – b Rashid), Stoinis (0 – c Roy b Rashid), Agar (29 – b Jordan), Tye (20 – c Plunkett b Willey), Richardson (0 – c Hales b Jordan), Swepson (3 – n.o.), Stanlake (7 – c Morgan b Plunkett)

Did Not Bat; None

Extras; 1nb 4w 1b 0lb – 6

193 all out (19.4 overs)

Bowling; Willey (4 / 31 / 1), Jordan (4 / 42 / 3), Plunkett (3.4 / 34 / 2), Rashid (4 / 27 / 3), Ali (4 / 58 / 1)

FOW; 17 – 33 – 64 – 72 – 72 – 158 – 174 – 174 – 184 – 193

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

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