Australia Vs England Live Score (T20)

Date: IST Venue: Bellerive Oval, Hobart Match Status: Match Ended

Australia beat England by 5 wickets

155/9
Overs
20.0
R/R
7.75
Fours
13
Sixes
5
Extras
6
161/5
Overs
18.3
R/R
8.8
Fours
14
Sixes
6
Extras
7
  • The spinners turned the game for Australia with the ball. Agar, Head and Maxwell went for 39 runs in a combined 6 overs for 5 wickets. Stanlake was a bit expensive tonight but other than him, the rest were excellent.
  • It was a great start from England. Hales, Malan and Morgan kept scoring and attacking, hitting fours and sixes at will. But once Morgan was dismissed, the tide turned. England slipped from 94/2 to 137/9 - losing 7 wickets for 43 runs in 47 balls.
  • An innings of two parts. 96/3 in the first 10 - 59/6 in the next. Spectacular comeback from the Aussies.
  • 19.6 SIX! What a way to finish the innings! A short ball around off, Jordan pulls it over mid-wicket to clear the ropes! ENGLAND END ON 155/9!
  • 19.5 Driven towards the mid off region. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 19.4 Short and outside off, Wood cuts it through point where Marcus Stoinis rushes to his left and dives. Keeps the batsmen down to two.
  • 19.3 The batsman has attempted to put bat on ball - but fails.
  • 19.2 Now he gets a leading edge which does not carry to cover. Wood wants a second but Jordan slips and the batsmen settle for a single.
  • 19.1 Outside off, Jordan looks to go over the top but miscues it over cover. Two runs taken.
  • 18.6 Outside off, pushed towards cover. Wood wants a single but Jordan rightly refuses. 143/9
  • 18.5 Very full, almost a yorker, squeezed past point for a single.
  • 18.4 The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket. They pick up a single.
  • 18.3 The batsman fails to put bat on ball.
  • 18.2 Outside off, Wood backs away and slashes but misses.
  • 18.1 Outside off, pushed towards cover for a single.
  • Kane Richardson to bowl the 19th over. Will this be the last?
  • 17.6 On a length outside off, Wood feels for it but misses. 4 runs and a wicket from the over, Tye has figures of 3-0-16-1. 140/9
  • 17.5 Outside off, pushed through point for one more.
  • 17.4 Full and outside off, Wood pushes this towards cover where Warner, for some reason is deep. Easy run.
  • 17.3 Pushes this through mid on and gets a single.
  • Mark Wood is the last man in. 16 balls left.
  • 17.2 OUT! Super ball, super catch! The knuckle ball. Not many in the world pick that. Neither does Tom Curran. he has made up his mind to go over the off side but does not read the slower ball. Is early into his shot and the ball lobs over cover. It seems easier for the sweeper to come in but instead David Warner chooses to run back. Sweeper is alert and backs off. The skipper keeps his eyes on the ball and then takes a fantastic catch. Then pumps his fists in jubilation.
  • 17.1 Outside off, played wide of point for a single.
  • Andrew Tye to bowl the 18th.
  • 16.6 SIX! ADMONISHED! What a shot first ball! A short ball on middle, Curran shows the rest how the pull shot is to be played. Pulls it off the middle wayyyy over id-wicket! Better over for England - 9 runs with a wicket. Stanlake finishes with 4-0-43-1. 136/8
  • 16.5 Arrowed in onto the leg stump, Chris misses his flick and is pinged on the pads. The ball goes through the vacant third man region and the batsmen take a leg bye.
  • 16.4 On a length outside off, Jordan looks to flick but gets a leading edge wide of point. A couple taken.
  • Tom Curran walks in at number 10, replacing Rashid.
  • 16.3 OUT! Number 8 falls! A short ball, on middle, Rashid picks out the slower ball and goes for the pull. However, he mistimes it as the ball goes off the toe end of the bat, straight to Marcus Stoinis at deep mid-wicket! What a collapse.
  • 16.2 A good slower ball, on a length outside off, Rashid flashes but misses.
  • 16.1 On a length outside off, pushed towards point.
  • Pace is back. Billy Stanlake to bowl.
  • 15.6 Full and outside off, watchfully defended. What an over - 0, 1, W, W, 1, 0. Maxwell's figures read 2-0-10-3! 127/7
  • 15.5 No hat-trick. Full and on the pads, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.
  • Adil Rashid in at number 9, to face the hat-trick ball.
  • 15.4 OUT! Stumped! Two in two! Excellent bowling from Maxwell but what has Willey done? Blindly comes down the track in spite of seeing his senior partner get dismissed on the previous ball. Misses it and Alex Carey behind does not miss. Stumps him in a flash. Willey tries to drag his foot back but is late. Maxwell on a hat-trick!
  • Chris Jordan walks in at number 8.
  • 15.3 OUT! Malan cannot stay there till the end. What a gamble from Warner. It pays off. Malan looks to take on Maxwell, going for the sweep against the turn, with the wind. But all he can do is spoon a catch to Andrew Tye at deep backward square leg! End of a brilliant knock.
  • 15.2 Comes down the track and drives it to sweeper cover for a single.
  • 15.1 Short and outside off, cut straight to point.
  • Interesting. Warner bringing on a part-timer Glenn Maxwell in the 16th over.
  • 14.6 Fired outside off, Willey initially looks to paddle, then goes back and attempts the reverse scoop. Misses. 3 runs and a wicket from that over. Agar's figures read 3-0-15-2! 125/5
  • 14.5 On middle, pushed back to the bowler.
  • 14.4 FIFTY TO MALAN! His second in T20I cricket after the one on debut against South Africa. Gets to it calmly, flicking it through mid-wicket. He wants the second but Willey is not interested in committing suicide and sends him back in time.
  • 14.3 Short and outside off, cut towards sweeper cover for a single.
  • 14.2 On middle and leg, pushed back to the bowler.
  • David Willey is the new man in now. Fresh from a half century opening the innings in the practice game.
  • 14.1 OUT! Second wicket, second caught and bowled! Agar cannot believe his luck. Neither can Billings. He jumps down the track, is not to the pitch of the ball, but still looks to flick. All he manages is a leading edge back to the bowler. This time Agar has no one standing in front of him as the ball comes straight to his left side. Australia pulling things back big time.
  • Ashton Agar is back on.
  • 13.6 On middle, Billings looks to flick but gets a leading edge which does not carry to David Warner at cover! A single taken. 122/4
  • 13.5 The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. The batsmen have picked up a couple of runs.
  • 13.4 Gets across and attempts a wild paddle but misses.
  • 13.3 Outside off, Dawid looks to hit it over the top but his bottom hand comes off the bat. The ball is skewed to long off but it does not carry. One run taken.
  • 13.2 Outside off, pushed through point for a run.
  • 13.1 FOUR! Streaky. Full and outside off, a touch wide, Billings throws his bat at it and gets a thick outside edge. Alex Carey dives full stretch to his right but cannot get to the ball.
  • Kane Richardson is back on.
  • 12.6 Banged in short, pulled through mid-wicket for a run. 113/4
  • 12.5 Driven through mid on by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 12.5 WIDE. Stoinis gives the umpire a mischievous smile. A short ball around off, Malan lets that go. From the front on angle, it did not seem a wide but the side on one confirmed it.
  • 12.4 On middle, whipped through mid-wicket for a run.
  • 12.3 Full and outside off, Billings gets a good stride in and defends the ball to the off side.
  • Sam Billings is the new man in.
  • 12.2 OUT! This time the slower ball does Buttler in! Excellent bowling from Stoinis. Rolls his fingers over it, deceives the batsman and the striker is early into his push towards mid off. Does not even bother to run once he mistimes the shot. Because he knows where it is heading. Towards one of the most dependable Aussie fielders at mid off. Glenn Maxwell cups it close to the ground. A big, big wicket with the death overs approaching.
  • 12.2 WIDE. Slower ball goes awry, is well wide off the guidelines. Left alone.
  • 12.1 Full on middle, flicked wide of long on for a single.
  • Another bowling change. Marcus Stoinis is back on.
  • 11.6 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. Just 4 runs from that over. 107/3
  • 11.5 Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 11.4 A short ball around off, angling away, Dawid looks to pull but the bounce does him in. Goes off something and hits him on the helmet. Tye goes for the catch but does not get to the ball. Replays show that the ball hit the right bicep, then the helmet. A few Aussie players ask Malan whether he is okay and he nods with a thumbs up.
  • 11.3 On a length outside off, Buttler hops and pushes it through the covers for one.
  • 11.2 Full and outside off, eased through the covers for a run.
  • 11.1 On middle, worked through mid-wicket for a single.
  • Andrew Tye is back on.
  • 10.6 FOUR! What a shot! Full on middle, Malan sashays down the track and flick-whips it over mid-wicket to fine the boundary! 100 UP FOR ENGLAND. Another century beckons in 9 overs with a plethora of power hitters left. 103/3
  • 10.5 The batsman has pushed it to the cover region. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 10.4 Outside off, Dawid pushes at it and the ball goes off the inside edge towards fine leg. A run taken.
  • 10.3 NOT OUT. What a waste of a review. Wonder what Agar heard there. Absolutely nothing on the Snickometer or Hot Spot. The arm ball, outside off, Malan looks to punch it through the line on the off side but misses. The keeper is ready to throw the ball back to the bowler but Agar is off and running to celebrate with his skipper. Then he realizes that he is the odd man out in a kids' party. Starts to appeal but the umpire calmly shakes his head. Now Agar signals the 'T' to Warner who tries to calm him down but the bowler is adamant there is an edge. Don't think Warner is too convinced but he decides to celebrate Friendship Day. That is a sorry review. Nothing to the naked eye, no sound, nothing on technology either. Australia lose their sole review.
  • HOWZZAT??? Boy, Agar is extremely confident. No one else has even moved a muscle. The bowler wants the review and his captain agrees.
  • 10.2 This is a tad quicker, still short, punched towards long on but mid-wicket intercepts.
  • 10.1 A slow ball, a tad short, around middle, Buttler goes back and works it through mid-wicket for a single.
  • Ashton Agar is back on.
  • 9.6 The batsman works it down the leg side. They pick up a single. 96/3
  • 9.5 On the pads, worked across the line for a run.
  • Jos Buttler walks out at no. 5.
  • 9.4 OUT! In the air... caught! Another England batsman pays the price for going across the line! Maxwell tosses this one up outside off, also gets it to turn away a little. Morgan tries to go big but across the line. He gets a top edge which goes high up in the air towards mid off. Warner from covers goes running towards the ball and takes it reverse cup style. Another timely wicket for Australia. England are scoring at a good rate here but are losing wickets at regular intervals.
  • 9.3 FOUR! Once again Morgan hits it through covers! Maxwell floats it up on middle, Eoin again goes inside out over covers and another boundary results.
  • 9.2 EDGE BUT RUNS! Slower through the air on middle, Morgan goes down on one knee and tries to sweep but it goes off the top edge over the keeper and down towards third man for a couple.
  • 9.1 Fires it on middle, Morgan drives it back to the bowler.
  • Glenn Maxwell into the attack.
  • 8.6 SIX! Once again the last ball spoils the over! That was right in the zone! Full and on middle, Malan flicks it over mid-wicket for a biggie. 88/2
  • 8.5 Driven towards the mid off region.
  • 8.4 The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot for a run.
  • 8.3 Full and on off, driven straight back.
  • 8.2 The batsman has been struck on the thigh pad. One run added to the total. Leg bye given by the umpire.
  • 8.2 WIDE. A bouncer, around off, angling away, too high, left alone.
  • 8.1 Full on middle, flicked straight to short mid-wicket.
  • Billy Stanlake is back on.
  • 7.6 Floats it up on middle, driven down to long on for a run. 79/2
  • 7.5 The batsman drives this through the covers. They pick up a single.
  • 7.4 Floats it up on off, driven to covers.
  • 7.3 SIX! WOW! What timing! That has gone all the way! Head tosses it up on off, Morgan goes inside out. At the first look, it did not look like he got to the pitch. He though still went ahead with the shot and it goes all the way.
  • 7.2 Tosses it up outside off, Morgan drives it through covers and bags a brace.
  • 7.1 FOUR! A gift to start with! A full toss on off, Morgan backs away and drives it over extra cover and the ball races away.
  • Spin from both ends! Travis Head is into the attack.
  • 6.6 Works it with the spin through mid-wicket for a run. 65/2
  • 6.5 The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball. They pick up a single.
  • 6.4 Innovation! Fuller outside off, Malan brings out the reverse sweep, connects well and it goes towards third man for a couple.
  • 6.3 Fires it on off, Morgan works it through mid-wicket for a couple.
  • 6.2 Flatter on off, Morgan punches it through covers.
  • Eoin Morgan walks out to the middle.
  • 6.1 OUT! Caught and bowled! The bowling change has done the trick here. A much-needed wicket for Australia. Agar tosses the ball on middle, Hales tries to play the across the line and pays the price for it. He closes the bat face early and it goes off the leading edge towards Agar who for a second must have been blinded as Malan was standing right in front of him as Ashton went for the catch. He though still did well and grabbed it at the last moment. He also signals to the keeper that he did not see it. A good partnership comes to an end.
  • Spin for the first time tonight! Ashton Agar comes into the attack.
  • 5.6 FOUR! The last two balls spoil the over! 10 from it! Short and on the body, Malan pulls it with disdain, through fine leg for another boundary. Back-to-back for him. Also that is the end of the Powerplay, a good one for England. They are 60 for 1. 60/1
  • 5.5 FOUR! Up and over! Full and outside off, it is the slower one. Malan this time lofts it over covers and the ball races away.
  • 5.4 In the air... but well short! Another slower ball, banged into the pitch. Malan is into the pull shot early and it goes off the bottom end of the bat, uppishly towards mid on where Agar comes running in but can't get to it. Just 2 runs from the first two balls, it has been an excellent over until now.
  • 5.3 A direct hit would have been close! On a length around off, Hales plays it towards Maxwell at point and sets off for a run. Maxwell collects the ball and has a shy at the non-striker's end but misses by a long way. Replays later on show that had he hit, Hales was a goner.
  • 5.2 Slower short ball on middle, Dawid pulls it through square leg for an easy run.
  • 5.1 Fuller on middle, Malan whips it towards mid-wicket for no run.
  • Marcus Stoinis to bowl the last over of the Powerplay.
  • 4.6 Slower ball on the pads, Malan tucks it towards fine leg. He runs the first one hard but does not get the second. 50/1
  • 4.5 Played to the point region by the batsman. One run added to the total.
  • 4.4 On the pads, Malan works it away on the leg side to change strike.
  • 4.3 Shorter in length on middle, Hales pulls it but it goes off the toe end towards square leg for a run.
  • 4.2 Good length on off, Hales blocks it.
  • 4.1 FOUR! A bad start by Tye! Short and on the body, not a ball you want to be bowling with fine leg up. Hales helps it on its way over short fine leg for another boundary.
  • The first change for Australia. Andrew Tye is into the attack now.
  • Alex Carey is miked up. He says that the pitch looks flatter than the previous one. Feels that there might be a little bit of dew later on in the evening. Adds that 175 could be a decent target to chase. Compared to the SCG, he feels that this is a truer wicket and reckons that Billy Stanlake is going to be very crucial for Australia.
  • 3.6 Good length outside off, Malan lets it be. 42/1
  • 3.5 A short delivery which has been pulled away. They pick up a single.
  • 3.4 FOUR! Streaky but Hales won't mind. A fuller ball on off, shapes away a touch. Hales tries to drive it straight but it goes off the outer half through point where Maxwell tries to stop it but can't and the ball races away.
  • 3.3 BEATEN! On a length around off, it shapes away after pitching. Hales tries to defend but gets beaten.
  • 3.2 Slower ball outside off, Hales is completely deceived as he goes for the pull. He misses it.
  • 3.1 FOUR! SHOT! Shorter in length on leg stump, Hales makes room and pulls it hard over mid-wicket for a boundary. England even though have lost a wicket are off to a flier here.
  • 2.6 The batsman defends it from within the crease. 16 runs from the over, an excellent one for England. 33/1
  • 2.5 Another full ball on off, Malan uses his wrists and flicks it through mid-wicket for a couple.
  • 2.4 SIX! All the way! Stanlake is being taken to the cleaners here. Shorter in length on middle, Malan loves it there, he rocks back and pulls it over the square leg fence for a biggie. 14 runs from the first 4 balls.
  • 2.3 FOUR! Exquisite! It is a delight watching a left-hander playing that shot. Full and wide outside off, a half-volley. Malan leans into it and drives it through covers for a boundary.
  • 2.2 Shorter in length around off, Malan pulls it firmly but straight to mid on.
  • 2.1 FOUR! A good delivery but that was excellently timed! Billy went for a yorker but ended up bowling a low full toss on middle. Not easy to put those away though. But Malan gets bat to it and flicks it through mid-wicket. Such is the timing that it beats Head who gives it a chase and also dives but all in vain.
  • 1.6 Defended off the back foot by the batsman. 17/1
  • 1.5 Walks across and works it around the corner to get off the mark.
  • Dawid Malan walks in at no. 3.
  • 1.4 OUT! Richardson draws first blood! He could have had two in this over had Maxwell taken the catch of Hales. Nevertheless, he has Roy to his name now. A soft dismissal. Kane bowls a slower ball on off, it stops a bit in the surface. Roy is early into his shot and he balloons a catch to Tye at covers who accepts it with ease. An early wicket for Australia. They needed this after the start the England batsmen got off to. They would now look to pull things back.
  • 1.3 The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball.
  • 1.2 DROPPED! Maxwell drops a sitter! Short and wide outside off, Hales cuts it uppishly towards point where Maxwell gets two hands to it but can't hang on. You don't expect Maxwell to be dropping those, you have seen him take some blinders and he is mighty disappointed with himself. How costly will this prove?
  • 1.1 FOUR! Welcome Richardson! Fuller in length on off, Hales times it beautifully through covers for a boundary.
  • Kane Richardson will bowl from the other end.
  • 0.6 Ends the over with a good delivery! On a length around off, jags back in a little. Hales gets it off the inner half through square leg to end the over with a run. 11 runs from the first over. An ideal start for England. 11/0
  • 0.5 Good length on off, Roy taps it on the leg side for a quick run.
  • 0.4 Good effort in the field by Richardson! Another poor ball on the pads, Roy flicks it towards fine leg where Kane makes good yards to his right, dives and saves two runs for his side.
  • 0.3 FOUR! Bad ball and put away! Stanlake this time errs in line and bowls it on the pads. Too easy for Roy as he walks across and flicks it fine down the leg side and the ball races away for the first boundary of the game.
  • 0.3 WIDE! There was some swing there but the line was wrong. Way outside off, swinging away further. Roy leaves it and the umpire signals a wide.
  • 0.2 A better length by Billy. Slightly on the fuller side and just outside off. Roy lets it be.
  • 0.1 Runs straightaway! Shorter in length outside off, Roy needs no sighters as he goes after it. He lofts it over the cover fielder, not from the middle but enough to collect two.
  • Perfect cricketing conditions here in Hobart tonight. We are all set for the action to begin. Alex Hales and Jason Roy will open the innings for England. Billy Stanlake, who bowled a fiery spell in the last game will open the bowling for Australia. He has two slips in place. Here we go...
  • England (Playing XI) - Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Dawid Malan, Eoin Morgan(c), Jos Buttler(w), Sam Billings, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Chris Jordan, Tom Curran, Mark Wood.
  • Australia (Playing XI) - David Warner(c), D'Arcy Short, Chris Lynn, Glenn Maxwell, Travis Head, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey(w), Ashton Agar, Andrew Tye, Kane Richardson, Billy Stanlake.
  • TOSS - Australia win the toss and opt to bat. They have made a single change. Travis Head comes in for Adam Zampa. For England, Alex Hales and Chris Jordan have been passed fit and they are straightaway slotted into the eleven.
  • England on the other hand, will look to continue their limited-overs domination over the Aussies and kick-start their campaign with a win. They though, are up against a different and a hungry looking Australian squad than that in the one-dayers. We are in for a cracking contest. Stay tuned for the toss in a while.
  • Hello and a warm welcome to the second game of the T20I tri-series between Australia and England at Hobart. The home side have already registered a win in their first game and David Warner would look to bag his second win as captain in T20Is, in Australia with a victory here tonight.
  • So, that ends the coverage for this game as well and it is Australia who finish on top. They have now won two out of the two matches they have played and have one foot in the final. England on the other hand, still have three games left and they would want to get back to winning ways. Starting from the 10th of February where they will be facing today's opponents in Melbourne at 0720 PM local (0820 AM GMT). Also now you can switch tabs and watch the South Africa-India ODI. Goodbye and take care!
  • Victorious Aussie skipper David Warner says that it was a clinical performance and admires Maxwell's innings. Believes that hitting hard is the way to go upfront. Also feels that it is handy to use spinners, even though he be a part-timer. Credits his bowlers for bringing Australia back into the game. On Maxwell's innings, Warner says that is the way he plays - taking on risks and gambles. Is looking forward to seal the spot in the final in their next game.
  • England captain EOIN MORGAN Morgan felt that his team got off to a reasonable start with the bat. Stresses that they played well on a really good surface. Laments that collapse of 6/30-odd towards the latter end of the innings, stating that they were 20-25 runs short. Feels that the shot selection was not the best. However, he does admit that it is a game of risks and gambles but tonight, those did not pay off. On the Maxwell catch, he says from the position at cover where he was, it looked out. But he respects the third umpire's decision. Is proud of the way his team fought with the ball but believes that the game was lost with the bat.
  • GLENN MAXWELL has been named the MAN OF THE MATCH. Says that it was nice to get one over the top and finish the job. Adds that Australia have not had great T20I success over the last few years and hence, it is nice to start off well. On his batting form, Maxi says that it has been good. Stresses that he has been carrying his form through Sheffield Shield Cricket. Just aims to carry on this good form and keep it consistent. On being left out of the ODI squad, Glenn says that it was frustrating not to play for Australia in the ODIs and even in the Ashes. Hence, he feels nice to be back in Aussie colours. On coming to bat early, GM says that he has been able to bat against the new ball through the BBL, batting for the Melbourne Stars. So tonight was not that difficult. On when he realized about his chances of a century, Maxwell replies that only when he was back on strike on ball number 4 of the 18th over, did he ask Carey to go for two. On the controversial Jason Roy catch, Maxi says that from his end, it seemed like the ball was grassed. So he thought of hanging around and let the third umpire do his job.
  • With the wicket of Short, England sensed a comeback and took some quick wickets but it was Maxwell who kept a calm head and played throughout. Yes, he did get a couple of chances but he made full use of it and not only took Australia to victory but also brought up his ton with the last ball of the game. David Willey was their highest wicket-taker with three scalps but England's fielding let them down big time. Jason Roy missed a controversial chance of Glenn Maxwell on 59, but before that Alex Hales missed a fairly simpler chance when he was on 40. Cost the visitors the game. Stay tuned for the presentation.
  • An excellent bowling performance by the home side saw the away side being restricted to an average total. They needed early wickets if they were to defend this and David Willey did provide them that by taking two in the first over. Both, Warner and Lynn were back in the hut and England looked to be on top at that moment. However, D'Arcy Short and Glenn Maxwell started to counter-attack and the duo stitched a 78-run stand which turned the tide completely in the Australia's favor.
  • A fairytale ending in the end then for both, Australia as well as Glenn Maxwell. The latter has scored 100 out of the 156 Australia were chasing and has single-handedly taken them to victory. He walks off to a standing ovation and deserves every bit of it.
  • 18.3 SIX! It is a hundred! What a win for Australia and what a knock by Maxwell. He takes Australia home and also gets to his ton! A length ball, targetting the body, Maxwell backs away and pulls it over mid-wicket. Alex Hales positions himself for the catch and then leaps but the ball tips over! Maxwell has taken his helmet off and hugs Carey as he rushes across. AUSTRALIA WIN BY 5 WICKETS!
  • 18.2 Not on this one! Short ball on off, mistimes it to covers.
  • 18.1 Slower short ball on the body. Carey works it away towards square leg for a run. Maxwell is now on strike, he is on 96 and Australia need a run. Can he hit a boundary?
  • Mark Wood to bowl the penultimate over. Only 2 needed though.
  • 17.6 The batsman has taken the risk and lofted it over the covers. Two runs added to the total. 154/5
  • 17.5 FOUR! 95, Maxwell moves onto. Backs away and hits this full ball over mid off and the ball races away.
  • 17.4 A slower yorker, dipping into the batsman. Maxwell flicks it through square leg. The batsmen complete one and they go for the second. The fielder has a shy but misses.
  • 17.3 FOUR! 10 needed now from 15! Slower short ball on middle, Maxwell pulls it right in the gap between long on and deep mid-wicket for a boundary.
  • 17.2 In the air... but lands in no man's land! Full and on off, Maxwell slices it through point where there is no fielder in the deep and the batsmen take two.
  • 17.1 Slower ball outside off, Alex cuts it towards point for a run. Singles will do for Australia.
  • Tom Curran is brought back. 17 needed from 18.
  • 16.6 Fuller on middle, Carey tries to drive but it takes the inside edge onto the pads and rolls towards the off side. The batsmen run one. 139/5
  • 16.5 The batsman failed to make contact and was hit low on the pads. The batsmen have run through for a single. Leg byes signalled by the umpire
  • 16.4 Shorter in length on middle, Maxwell tries to pull but does not connect well. It goes uppishly towards deep mid-wicket where Billings from long on tries to get to it but could not. Another brace.
  • 16.3 Another lovely shot! Full on middle, Maxwell lofts it towards long on. It looks like a boundary as it left the bat but Billings in the deep makes good ground to his left, dives and makes a brilliant stop. 2 runs taken.
  • 16.2 FOUR! What a shot! Brilliant use of the wrists there by Maxwell! Full and outside off, Glenn opens the face of the bat at the very last moment and carves it through covers and the ball races away.
  • 16.1 Works it with the angle through mid-wicket for a run.
  • Chris Jordan is back on.
  • 15.6 Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. They pick up a single. 128/5
  • 15.5 OUT! TIMBER! The game is not over yet. 29 now from 25 needed. A yorker on middle, Head goes for the big heave but completely misses it and the ball disturbs the furniture behind. Willey is pumped.
  • Alex Carey walks in at no. 7.
  • 15.4 Direct hit but Maxwell's dive saves him there. Willey bowls it on the pads, Glenn misses the flick and is hit on the pads. The ball rolls besides the pitch and the batsmen go for a leg bye. Willey sprints towards the ball and hits bull's eye at the bowler's end and appeals but Maxwell is in.
  • 15.3 FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries and maybe the game for Australia! Bad delivery, short and on middle, pulled with brute force through mid-wicket.
  • 15.2 FOUR! But has Roy hurt himself there? A full ball on middle, Maxwell goes down town. Roy in the deep runs to his left and puts in a dive as he tries to pull the ball back in. He is not able to do so and due to the momentum he crashes into the advertisement boards. He looks to be in pain but seems to be fine now.
  • 15.1 Slower short ball outside off, Head chops it through covers for a run.
  • David Willey comes back into the attack.
  • 14.6 Slower ball on middle, Head drags it through mid-wicket for only a run. 6 runs from the over. 39 from 5 needed. 117/4
  • 14.5 Good fielding by Willey! This is exactly what England need at the moment as every run is important. A slower short ball on middle, Maxwell waits for it and pulls it towards deep backward square leg. The ball goes there quickly. Willy in that region takes a step or two to his right and then dives to save three for his side.
  • 14.4 Brilliant bowling here by Curran! A pin-point yorker on middle, Head jams it out to the right of the bowler who slips as he goes for it. An easy single results.
  • 14.3 Full outside off this time, Maxwell slices it through covers and the ball races away.
  • 14.2 A low full toss on middle, worked to mid-wicket for a run. Bowling to their field here are the England bowlers. 43 from 34 needed.
  • 14.1 Slower ball on off, Maxwell first tried to go big but then pulls out and eases it down to long off for an easy run.
  • Tom Curran back on.
  • 13.6 Excellent stuff! A fast yorker outside off, Head tries to jam it out but misses. 111/4
  • 13.5 On a length around off, driven through mid on for a run.
  • 13.4 Another mistimed pull shot down to fine leg for a run.
  • 13.3 Slower ball outside off, Head is early into the pull shot. It goes off the bottom edge and down to third man for a couple. The umpire though feels it hit the body and has signaled it as leg byes.
  • 13.2 Full outside off, Maxwell drives it firmly through covers but only for a run.
  • 13.1 On a length around off, pushed down to long on for a brace.
  • Chris Jordan is back on.
  • 12.6 The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. That ends Rashid's spell, he finishes with figure of 4-0-30-1. Could have easily had two. 104/4
  • 12.5 The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot.
  • 12.4 Flatter outside off, pushed through covers for a run.
  • 12.3 NOT OUT! Maxwell gets another reprieve! Rashid tosses it up on off, Maxwell tries to go over long off but does not get the distance. Roy there at first misjudges it but then goes down low and he seems to have taken it. Maxwell though, feels it has been grassed and hence continues running. He completes one and also goes for the second but the umpire asks him to wait and then walks up to the leg umpire and after a chat they go upstairs to check. The soft signal is out and after several replays the umpire rules it in the favour of the batsman. A tight call there as some angles show his fingers to be under the ball and some show the ball to have been grassed.
  • Has Roy taken it at mid off? Maxwell does not feel so. The umpires after a chat go upstairs and the soft signal is out.
  • 12.3 A loopy leggie outside off, turning away. Maxwell lets it be. The umpire signals a wide.
  • 12.2 Works it down to long on with the turn for a run.
  • 12.1 Three runs, not in a convincing manner but Maxwell won't mind. He goes for the reverse sweep but it goes off the bottom part of the bat and down towards third man.
  • 11.6 Shorter in length on off, plays it to point. 98/4
  • 11.5 Edge? NO. On a length around off, angling away. Head hangs his bat outside off but gets beaten.
  • Travis Head is the next man in.
  • 11.4 OUT! One shot too many you can say! Having got a boundary of the last ball this was completely needless. Wood bangs it on a length around off, it bounces a touch extra. Stoinis once again tries to go big but only manages to hit it up in the air towards mid on. Billings in that region runs to his left and takes a neat catch. 58 from 50 needed. England are trying to fight back. Also, replays later on show Wood went wide of the crease there and also bowled it with a slightly different action.
  • 11.3 FOUR! Clubbed! Slightly on the fuller side outside off, Stoinis stands tall and with all his might hits it through covers for a boundary.
  • 11.2 Wood goes wide of the crease and angles it into the batsman. Maxwell taps it towards point and runs through for a single.
  • 11.1 A bouncer the batsman ducks. For an instance it looked like it bounced over the batsman's head but the umpire feels it is fine.
  • 10.6 Picks the googly and works it through mid-wicket for a run. England were 103 for 3 after 11 and Australia are 93 for 3. 93/3
  • 10.5 It's been driven superbly through the covers.
  • 10.4 Shorter in length on middle, Maxwell pulls it through mid-wicket. Malan in the deep runs to his left, dives and saves two for his team.
  • 10.3 FOUR! Fifty for Maxwell, his 4th in this format! He gets there with a top shot. Rashid floats it up on off, Maxwell goes inside out over covers. Connects well and the ball runs away. It has been excellent knock by the him but he needs to continue.
  • 10.2 Flatter on the stumps, Stoinis pushes it down to long on. The batsmen run one. The fielder there misfields but no extra run conceded.
  • 10.1 Nicely bowled! Slower through the air outside off, it turns away further. Stoinis goes for the sweep but misses.
  • 9.6 Full and outside off, driven through the covers for just a run. England pulling things back. 3 runs in the last 2 overs. 85/3
  • 9.5 Punched off the back foot by the batsman.
  • 9.4 Another dot. Punched straight to cover.
  • 9.3 The batsman was beaten and missed the line of the delivery.
  • 9.2 The batsman has played it to the point region.
  • 9.1 Full on middle, driven straight down the ground for a single.
  • Mark Wood is back on.
  • 8.6 NOT OUT. But that seemed very close on replays. The floated ball outside off, Stoinis lunges to defend but misses. Buttler collects and whips off the bails and then appeals. The umpire takes a late call and refers it upstairs and in the replays, the foot is shown going in the air. But is it back down in time? One look certainly does not seem convincing but the third umpire is happy. Rules it not out. 83/3
  • Stumping appeal! is Stoinis gone?
  • 8.6 WIDE. The googly, landed outside off, Stoinis gets across to flick but the ball spins in a mile to beat the flick.
  • 8.5 Around middle, pushed to the leg side for a suicidal single. Thankfully for Australia, Maxwell averts it. The ball was just beside Rashid.
  • Interesting. No Travis Head. Marcus Stoinis has been sent in at number 5.
  • 8.4 OUT! That is a stinger! What a catch. Very full on middle, Short, getting frustrated with the piling dots, goes hard at it. Hits the ball straight back to the bowler, who initially ducks out of the way but out of pure reflex, sticks out his right hand. And the ball sticks! That ends a partnership of 78 in 48 balls. Do England have an opening? Australia need 74 from 68 balls.
  • 8.3 The googly, Short mistimes his pull to short mid-wicket.
  • 8.2 On middle, flicked straight to short mid-wicket.
  • 8.1 The batsman has attempted to put bat on ball - but fails.
  • 7.6 FOUR! Outstanding placement! What a shot. Yorker length, outside off, Maxwell just places it between short third man and backward point! 82/2
  • 7.5 A slower ball, down the leg side, Short initially looks to go big but then adjusts quickly and flicks it towards short fine leg. Chris Jordan comes charging in, thinking there is a run out on offer but he slips and the single is easily completed.
  • 7.4 A full toss, on middle, flicked to deep mid-wicket for a run.
  • 7.3 Outside off, played straight to point.
  • 7.2 The batsman fails to put bat on ball.
  • 7.1 IN THE AIR... PUT DOWN! Is that the game gone? Oh dear... A length ball on middle, Maxwell swings this miles into the air but straight to deep mid-wicket. Alex Hales gets across but instead of taking the catch, drops it! A couple taken.
  • Tom Curran is back on.
  • 6.6 The batsman has punched that ball through the off side. They pick up a single. 15 from that over. 74/2
  • 6.5 SIX! Now to the other side! A short ball, the googly, Maxwell reads it perfectly as he backs away and carves it over cover!
  • 6.4 SIX! BELLIGERENT! That is Maxwell at his best. A short ball, the Big Show rocks back and pulls it miles over mid-wicket for half a dozen!
  • 6.3 The batsman has attempted to put bat on ball - but fails.
  • 6.2 Pushes this through mid on for a run.
  • 6.1 Outside off, chipped over cover for a single.
  • Adil Rashid into the attack now.
  • 5.6 PITCHED OUTSIDE LEG. That ends the review. A superb ball though. A perfect yorker, Short plays all around it and falls over, getting hit on the pads. Jordan is confident that he has his man as he appeals for LBW but the umpire shakes his head. Jordan convinces Morgan to go for the review and Hawk Eye shows that the ball has pitched outside leg by quite a fair margin. That ends the Powerplay then - 59/2 are Australia, England were 60/1. 59/2
  • Ohh... a late review! Jordan reckons that Short is a plumb LBW candidate...
  • 5.5 A full toss on the pads, lucky to get away with that, whipped straight to deep mid-wicket for a single.
  • Third man comes up now. Mid on drops back.
  • 5.4 FOUR! He goes off side now. Backs away and slaps a length ball over cover. To think that he was cramped for room.. well.... this is Maxwell.
  • 5.3 SIX! BANG! A short ball on middle, Maxwell pulls it miles over mid-wicket!
  • 5.2 Outside off, played straight to point.
  • 5.1 FOUR! Just over! A short ball on middle, Maxwell whips it off his hip,s almost giving a catch to the man at short fine leg! The fielder leaps but the ball whizzes through.
  • 4.6 SIX! What a shot from Short. A short ball, Short just swings it straight back, right in front of the sightscreen! 10 from the over! 44/2
  • 4.5 The batsman works it down the leg side. One run added to the total.
  • 4.4 Outside off, a short ball, Glenn looks to slash but misses.
  • 4.3 Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. One run added to the total.
  • 4.2 The batsman works it down the leg side. They pick up a single.
  • 4.1 A short ball on middle, pulled through fine leg for a single.
  • Tom Curran into the attack now.
  • 3.6 Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. 34/2
  • 3.5 Down the leg side, clipped through mid-wicket for a single.
  • 3.4 Outside off, punched through the covers. There is a single on offer but it is not taken.
  • 3.3 The batsman has driven it through mid on. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 3.2 Down the leg side, clipped through mid-wicket for a run.
  • 3.1 On a length outside off, punched uppishly behind point to third man for a single.
  • Chris Jordan into the attack now.
  • 2.6 The batsman works it down the leg side. They pick up a single. 12 from that over. 30/2
  • 2.5 FOUR! Heave-ho. Again Willey drops it short and Maxwell pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary!
  • 2.4 That ball has taken the inside edge onto the pads.
  • 2.3 The batsman has driven it through mid on. They pick up a single.
  • 2.2 SIX! Ho ho ho! What a shot! A short ball on middle, wonder why, when he is swinging the ball so well. Bang. Pulled over square leg.
  • 2.1 Full on middle, pushed towards cover.
  • 1.6 The batsman was beaten and missed the line of the delivery. 18/2
  • 1.5 Another cracking pull shot. Lands in front of Sam Billings at short mid-wicket who cannot stop it cleanly. The ball goes towards the ropes but stops. Three runs taken.
  • 1.4 FOUR! FANTASTIC! Full and outside off, Short leans into this one and drives it wide of mid off for a boundary! Morgan dives but cannot prevent the boundary.
  • 1.3 FOUR! That is a fine shot. A short ball again, this time Short pulls it with total control wide of the man at fine leg for a boundary.
  • 1.2 On a length around middle, Short hops and defends.
  • 1.1 A length ball outside off, Maxwell is squared up, looking to defend and the ball squirts off the outside edge to third man. Adil Rashid fumbles but does not concede more than a single. 149 more needed from 113 balls.
  • Mark Wood to bowl from the other end. He has got some pace.
  • 0.6 Outside off, on a length, punched wide of cover for a single to get off the mark. 6/2
  • 0.6 WIDE. Too much swing, down the leg side, Glenn cannot connect with his flick.
  • 0.5 Wow. A ripper to greet the newcomer. Full and outside off, almost a yorker, Maxwell brings his bat down late and is lucky that the ball does not swing. Goes past the outside edge.
  • Glenn Maxwell walks in at number 4, replacing Lynn.
  • 0.4 OUT! BOWLED! England off to a rocking start here! Who remembers that first-ball boundary? Forget it! Australia are 4/2! Full on middle, Lynn plays a nothing shot. Just looks to flick without moving his feet but the ball moves. Swings in, beats the inside edge, hits the front pad, then the back pad and eventually ricochets onto the stumps! Terrific bowling.
  • 0.3 Full and swinging in, Lynn just about manages to defend.
  • Chris Lynn walks in at number 3, replacing his skipper.
  • 0.2 OUT! Gone next ball! Warner cannot believe his luck. A short ball, the skipper absolutely creams a pull shot. The ball is travelling but it finds Alex Hales with precision at the mid-wicket fence! Warner cannot buy too many runs these days. Or nights.
  • 0.1 FOUR! AUDACIOUS! Okay, let's play, says Warner. He is up and ready for the challenge. Full and outside off, Warner just blasts this back over the bowler, one bounce and into the ropes!
  • Welcome back for the run chase. David Warner and D'Arcy Short are the openers. David Willey to David Warner will be first up...



Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 5313 121
2 South Africa 4484 115
3 Australia 4174 104
4 New Zealand 3489 100
5 England 4829 99
6 Sri Lanka 4374 95
Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 7594 122
2 South Africa 6911 117
3 England 6871 116
4 New Zealand 6550 115
5 Australia 6376 112
6 Pakistan 4877 96
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 3272 126
2 Australia 2513 126
3 India 3607 120
4 New Zealand 3013 116
5 West Indies 2538 115
6 England 2402 114