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Australia Vs England Live Score (T20)

Date: Saturday, 10 February, 2018 17:05 IST Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne Match Status: Match Ended

Australia beat England by 7 wickets

137/7
Overs
20.0
R/R
6.85
Fours
13
Sixes
1
Extras
9
138/3
Overs
14.3
R/R
9.65
Fours
12
Sixes
7
Extras
10
  • As mentioned earlier, Australia's bowling throughout was exceptional and it was well backed up by the fielders. Kane Richardson and Billy Stanlake were quite efficient while Marcus Stoinis, Ashton Agar and Andrew Tye didn't let the momentum slip in the middle overs. The target is not a big one but this pitch has something to offer to the bowlers if they are skilful. Let's see how the second half pans out. Do join us in a short while.
  • A top-notch captaincy responded well by the bowlers and the fielders! Australia have managed to restrict England to a below-par total. Their bowlers picked three wickets in the Powerplay overs and that broke the batting of the touring team. They tried to recover through the partnerships threaded by their skipper, Jos Buttler with James Vince and Sam Billings but that too didn't allow their innings enough impetus.
  • 19.6 OUT! Another catch made to look easy in the field. Ashton Agar is the fielder this time. Richardson bags a 3-fer. He angles in a full ball around middle and leg, Buttler lifts it over mid on, a short-arm jab but fails to gain enough power behind the shot. It balloons in the air and Agar sprints across to his left from long on to catch the ball. All too easy. ENGLAND END ON 137/7!
  • 19.5 Fullish and outside off, 117.9 kph, Jordan hits it down to long off for a single.
  • 19.4 Knocks a full ball down to long on for one.
  • 19.3 Short and on middle, pulled to deep mid-wicket and returned for the second run. Made it with a dive.
  • Chris Jordan is the new batsman.
  • 19.2 OUT! Warner takes the skier safely and it ends Willey's short stay. The Aussie skipper is omnipresent. He can be seen everywhere in the field, got a run out and now the second catch along with his captaincy. Must be loving all the attention. Good length ball around off, Richo holds his pace back a bit this time, Willey is early into the shot and mistimes it in the air towards extra cover. Warner does the rest.
  • 19.1 LUCKY FOUR! Good start to the over for England! A length ball around off, angling away, Willey with an open stance tries powering it over the leg side but gets a top edge over the keeper. A boundary at third man.
  • Kane Richardson to bowl the final over.
  • 18.6 Fuller and slower around off, Buttler stands first across the stumps and then goes down on one knee to sweep it through backward square leg. A couple taken. 129/5
  • 18.5 Full toss around leg, lofted over mid-wicket for a single.
  • 18.4 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 18.3 FOUR! Nicely done, have to say! A slower bouncer around leg, Willey holds his willow like a periscope and at the very late moment guides it down to fine leg for a boundary.
  • 18.2 Wow, a terrific yorker on middle, Buttler cannot do much as he digs it out back to the bowler. There are still deliveries in cricket which cannot be hit often. You need a very good eye to judge the yorker and then a strong bottom hand to put it away.
  • 18.1 Slower length ball outside off, Willey taps it down towards point for one.
  • 17.6 Spears in a full ball on middle, Buttler heaves it across the line, not properly timed and it falls in no man's land in the deep at mid-wicket. A couple taken. On any other ground, it would have gone for a maximum. 120/5
  • 17.5 Once again. The action replay of the last delivery, this time it's a bit closer to the leg stump and since Jos was across the stumps, the umpire gives the benefit of doubt to the bowler. No wide called. Good to see.
  • 17.5 Wide! Buttler shuffles across the stumps and Stanlake bowls it down the leg side. He misses the flick and the umpire signals a wide.
  • 17.4 FOUR! Edgy! Buttler goes hard at a full ball around off and edges it past the keeper for a boundary. The pace of Stanlake sometimes works against him. This one just hurried across everyone.
  • David Willey is in next.
  • 17.3 OUT! Billings falls. Positive captaincy by Warner. In spite of two boundaries, he kept mid on and mid off inside the circle, took that chance and it paid off. A mistimed shot this time by Billings as he chips a length ball towards mid off. Warner himself is present there, moves back a bit and grabs it with ease. A good little knock by Sam is over!
  • 17.2 FOUR! Another great shot! Stanlake goes short and around middle, Billings stays back and hammers it over mid on for a boundary. Warner might rethink about his field.
  • 17.1 FOUR! Billings is putting up a little bit of display! A length ball around off, good pace, Billings hops back to make space and drills it through extra cover for a boundary.
  • Billy Stanlake into his final over.
  • 16.6 Play and a miss! Slower length ball outside off, Buttler attempts a reverse-batted shot but misses. 10 from the over. 105/4
  • 16.6 Wide! Another slower ball gone wrong by Tye. He bowls it way wide outside off and Buttler leaves it alone.
  • 16.5 Short in length around middle, it's pulled to deep square leg for a couple.
  • 16.4 Slower and fuller around off, Buttler mistimes his shot back to the bowler.
  • 16.3 Forces a full ball down to mid on for one.
  • 16.2 FOUR! Boom! Lovely shot. A short ball around off, Billings executes a nicely timed reverse-batted pull over backward point. A boundary results as there was no fielder in the deep.
  • 16.2 Wide! Tye bowls a slower one but it's way wide outside off.
  • 16.1 Short and on off, punched away to sweeper cover for a run.
  • Andrew Tye returns.
  • 15.6 Walks down the track and tries to flick but gets an inside edge onto the pads. It rolls back to the bowler. Tidy spell by Agar, 4-0-27-0! 95/4
  • 15.5 The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket. One run added to the total.
  • 15.4 Fires in a flatter and shorter ball on middle, Buttler makes space to punch it through covers but gets a bottom edge.
  • 15.3 Tickles it off his pads to short fine leg and switches ends.
  • 15.2 FOUR! Agar fires this one outside off, 100.9 kph, Billings shuffles across the stumps and sweeps it fine down the leg side for a boundary. Had he missed, he would have been either bowled or lbw. Took chance there and it paid off.
  • 15.1 Advances down the track to a full ball and eases it down to long on for one.
  • 14.6 NOT OUT! Good use of the technology. Billings survives. A length ball around off, Sam gets across the stumps with the paddle shot but fails to middle it properly. There is some noise and deflection as it flies behind to Carey. He catches it, they appeal, the batsman is not going anywhere and now up goes the finger. Billings is quick to signal for the DRS. The replays roll in and the Hot Spot detects no wood and there is a spot on his thigh pad. Hmm... 88/4
  • Sam Billings is given out caught behind. He immediately takes the DRS. There is certainly a deflection, let's see what the replays say...
  • 14.5 Too full and wide outside off, Buttler rockets his drive to sweeper cover for one.
  • 14.4 Another play and a miss! A slower bouncer outside off, an off cutter, Buttler tries to ramp it over but misses. The keeper though fumbles and they collect a couple of byes.
  • 14.3 Play and a miss! Plenty of movement inside the crease, tries playing the paddle scoop to a full ball outside off but fails to connect.
  • 14.2 Direct hit would have been curtains for Sam Billings! Second opportunity missed by Glenn Maxwell today. A short ball on off, Sam mistimes his pull shot to mid-wicket, straight to the fielder and attempts an impossible run. Completes it because of sheer luck.
  • 14.1 Senses the charge from the batsman and bowls it full and wide outside off, just inside the tramline, Billings swings and misses.
  • 13.6 Fires this one on middle, Buttler pushes it out back to the bowler. 84/4
  • 13.5 Eases it down to long on and rotates the strike.
  • 13.4 SIX! High and handsome! England will hope that this shot breaks the shackles. Billings gives the charge to a tossed up delivery, gets inside the line and launches it over long on for a biggie. A spectator in the crowd tries catching the ball but fails as it falls on the sightscreen.
  • 13.3 Another run on the leg side with a gentle tuck off his pads by Buttler.
  • 13.2 Drags his length short and bowls it on the middle, Sam pushes his weight inside the crease and works it around through mid-wicket for another run.
  • 13.1 Walks down the track and flicks it through mid-wicket for a run.
  • Ashton Agar is back on.
  • 12.6 Follows the batsman down the leg side, on a length, Sam plays it straight to backward point. 74/4
  • 12.5 Goes very full and lands it on off, Buttler digs it out back past the bowler to long on. A single results.
  • 12.4 Pitches it full and around off, it's driven by Jos but straight to the cover fielder. Not letting him off the hook.
  • 12.3 Good length ball on off, turned through the gap at mid-wicket for one.
  • 12.2 Beaten all ends up. Probably this one stays a bit low after landing on a length outside off, Sam swings and misses as it goes under his bat.
  • 12.1 Fuller and on middle, flicked straight to mid-wicket.
  • Marcus Stoinis returns. David Warner is quite proactive with his bowling and fielding changes. A thinking skipper, something that was lacking.
  • 11.6 Stanlake this time bowls it full and on the middle stump line, Billings gets the chance to flick it off his pads. Finds the gap at mid-wicket and gets off the mark with a single. 72/4
  • 11.5 Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
  • 11.4 Beaten for pace! Stanlake bowls it wide outside off, Sam pushes at it and misses.
  • 11.3 Played to the point region by the batsman. One run added to the total.
  • 11.2 Fullish and outside off, 145.2 kph, it's driven through the line, beats the cover fielder but the extra cover fielder has it covered. Not giving anything away.
  • 11.1 On a length around off, blocked off the back foot.
  • Smart bowling change by David Warner. He is not holding back. He is eyeing wickets. Brings Billy Stanlake into the attack. If they can get Buttler at this stage, it will be a massive boost.
  • 10.6 Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. Another successful over for Australia. 70/4
  • 10.5 Billings gets the opportunity first ball to play it towards point but an ever alert Maxwell stops it with a dive.
  • Sam Billings walks in next.
  • 10.4 OUT! Vince is fooled by a slower one and loses his stumps. Terrific thinking by the bowler. He nearly deceived James on the first ball of this over and this time gets the better of him. Tye serves it at a pace of 116 kph, yorker at the base of the off stump, Vince is way too early into the shot and misses the ball. Tye is ecstatic and gets mobbed by his teammates. On closer look, the replays show that it was the knuckle ball. Brilliant work! England in deep trouble.
  • 10.3 Short in length on middle, pulled through square leg for a run.
  • 10.3 Wide called for height! Buttler ducks under a slower bouncer which goes way over his head.
  • 10.2 Played to the point region by the batsman. They pick up a single.
  • 10.1 Clever slower delivery, on a length around off, Vince fails to pick it and is through with his shot early. It takes the inside edge and rolls near the stumps. He eyes a run but is sent back as Tye fails to kick it onto the stumps. No run taken as Carey backs it up.
  • Andrew Tye comes back to bowl.
  • 9.6 Driven through mid on by the batsman. They pick up a single. 67/3
  • 9.5 Fuller on the pads, Vince flicks it in the gap between deep square leg and deep mid-wicket for a couple.
  • 9.4 Gives it air on middle, Buttler strokes it down to long on for an easy run.
  • 9.3 Slower through the air on off, defended back towards the bowler.
  • 9.2 Uses his feet and flicks it through mid-wicket for a run.
  • 9.1 Quicker on the pads, worked towards fine leg for a run.
  • 8.6 On a length around middle, worked around the corner for a run. 8 from this over, a good one for England. They need a few more like this before they can launch. 61/3
  • 8.5 FOUR! A much-needed one! A full ball on off, Buttler times it beautifully through extra cover and the ball races away.
  • 8.4 On a length around off, taps it towards point for a run.
  • 8.3 Slower ball which completely deceives the batsman. On the shorter side, Vince is early into the pull and he mistimes it to mid-wicket.
  • 8.2 Buttler walks across and flicks it towards wide mid on for an easy run.
  • 8.1 On a length around off, guided down to fine leg for a run.
  • Marcus Stoinis is back on.
  • 7.6 Nice placement! Bowls it on middle, Jos with soft hands flicks it through square leg for a brace to end a tight over by Agar. 53/3
  • 7.5 Works it around the corner for a run.
  • 7.4 The batsman drives the ball straight down the ground.
  • 7.3 Fires it on the pads, Vince misses the flick to get hit on the pads.
  • 7.2 Quicker on off, pushed through covers for a run.
  • 7.1 Flatter on off, defended.
  • Ashton Agar is into the attack.
  • 6.6 A low full toss on off, Buttler times it through covers and bags three. 49/3
  • 6.5 The batsman has edged that one. They pick up a single.
  • 6.4 Slower ball outside off, Vince tries to drive but is beaten.
  • 6.3 Another confusion but once again no harm done! The calling between these two is just not the best. A short ball on middle, Vince mistimes his pull towards mid-wicket and calls for a run. Buttler this time responds and Vince sends him back as the ball goes straight to the fielder. Buttler now has to turn and rush back. Finch there fires a throw on the bounce to Tye who fails to collect it and dislodges the stumps with his hands. Replays, later on, show that even Tye had collected it, Buttler would have been in, only by just.
  • 6.2 The batsman works it down the leg side. One run added to the total.
  • 6.1 Short to start with by Tye. Buttler rocks back and pulls it in the gap in the square leg region for a brace.
  • Andrew Tye to bowl now.
  • 5.6 Pushed to mid off, the batsmen once again took on Warner but that time the Aussie skipper did not hit the stumps at the keeper's end. A single to end the Powerplay and Australia will be really happy with it. England are 42-3. 42/3
  • 5.5 The batsman has driven that ball straight back.
  • 5.4 FOUR! This time the short ball is put away, not in convincing fashion though. Short ball on middle, Buttler tries to pull but it goes off the top edge over backward square leg for a boundary.
  • 5.3 Slower ball, short on middle, Buttler tries to pull but the ball never arrives. It goes off the toe end to mid on.
  • 5.2 The batsman gets a bottom edge of the bat on that one.
  • 5.1 Good length on off, defended.
  • Marcus Stoinis to bowl the last over of the Powerplay.
  • 4.6 The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. The batsmen have run through for a single. 36/3
  • 4.5 Once again hesitation but no harm done! Another length ball around off, Buttler taps it besides the pitch on the off side. Vince wants a single but Buttler hesitates at first. He eventually goes through with it. Maxwell runs in and underarms a throw at the striker's end but misses. He picked the wrong end there. Had he gone for the bowler's end it would have been interesting.
  • 4.4 Direct hit and Vince was a goner! On a length around off, Buttler taps it towards cover-point and calls for a run. Vince responds and is halfway down the pitch. Seeing Maxwell get to the ball quickly, Jos refuses. Vince is stranded halfway down the pitch but luckily for him Maxwell misses at the non-striker's end.
  • 4.3 The batsman has played it to the point region.
  • 4.2 Good bowling! On a length around off, it straightens after pitching. Buttler tries to defend but gets beaten.
  • 4.1 The batsman gets a bottom edge of the bat on that one.
  • Jos Buttler comes out to the middle.
  • 3.6 OUT! David Warner has pulled off a stunning piece of fielding! Captain leading from the front. He is a live wire, isn't he? Run out is the last thing England wanted but this was just brilliant from the Aussie skipper. A fuller ball on middle, Malan pushes it towards mid off and sets off for a run. Warner there is quick to the ball, dives, picks it up and scores a bull's eye at the non-striker's end with an acrobatic throw, all in one go, mind you. They appeal and they are quite confident about it. The umpire goes upstairs and the replays show that Malan is well short. He walks back now, a big, big wicket for Australia as Malan was in form. 34/3
  • Is Malan a goner? Warner scores a direct hit at the non-striker's end and Malan might be short here.
  • 3.5 FOUR! Very clever, very clever from the southpaw! A short ball around middle, Malan was maybe expecting it. He waits back and guides it over the vacant slip cordon for a boundary.
  • 3.4 On a length around off, worked towards mid-wicket for a quick run.
  • 3.3 The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. They pick up a single.
  • 3.2 Fuller on the stumps this time, Malan flicks it through mid-wicket for a brace.
  • 3.1 Bowled outside off, Malan tries to play across the line but gets beaten.
  • 2.6 DROPPED, FOUR! A tough chance though! Another short ball outside off, Vince tries to cut but it takes the outside edge. Flies towards the right of the keeper who dives, gets a hand to it but can't hang on. The ball then races away to the fence. End of an action-packed over. A wicket and eleven runs from it. 26/2
  • 2.5 FOUR! Nice placement! Short and wide by Kane. Vince guides it between the slip fielder and the short third man fielder for a boundary.
  • 2.4 Another short ball around middle, pulled through mid-wicket for a run.
  • 2.3 Shorter in length outside off, Vince cuts it through covers. There is a man in the deep for him as they know his scoring area and a single results.
  • James Vince walks in at no. 4.
  • 2.2 OUT! Catching practice for Alex Carey! England are two down now with both the openers back in the hut. Kane bowls it on a shortish length around off, Roy tries to run it down towards third man but it goes off the bottom edge to the keeper who accepts it. Richardson gets his first and the away side is in trouble here.
  • 2.1 Shorter in length on middle, pulled through square leg for a run.
  • 1.6 The batsman drives the ball straight down the ground. They pick up a single. Successful first over by the Big Billy! 15/1
  • 1.6 WIDE! Another bouncer which bounces way above the batsman's head. The umpire wides it.
  • 1.5 WOAH! This is brilliant by Stanlake. Pace, swing everything. On a length around off, angles away from the batsman. Malan tries to defend but is beaten.
  • 1.4 In the air...but safe! A short ball, with a lot of venom. Malan is rushed into his shot as he tries to pull. The ball hits the top portion of the bat and balloons towards short mid-wicket but the fielder can't get to it from mid on.
  • 1.3 On a length around off, guided down to third man for a run.
  • Dawid Malan walks out to the middle.
  • 1.2 OUT! Stanlake strikes! What a catch by Finch, he has made this skier look so easy. A length ball on middle, Hales goes after it as he tries to hit it across the line with a pull shot. The length is not quite there for it and he mistimes it in the air. It lobs towards long on. Finch turns and runs back from mid on to catch it on the second attempt. An early strike for Australia and Hales once again bags a failure.
  • 1.1 On a length around off, Hales pushes it to point.
  • Billy Stanlake to bowl from the other end.
  • 0.6 FOUR! Boundary to end the first. 12 from it. An expensive start by Kane. He bangs it short on middle, Roy stands tall and pulls it through mid-wicket for the first boundary of the day. 12/0
  • 0.6 Wide! Short and wide outside off, Roy goes after it but is undone by the bounce on the delivery. The umpire calls it a wide, Jason though will feel he missed out on a boundary there.
  • 0.5 Roy looks to get after Richardson as he comes down the track. Kane sees him charging and bangs it short. Roy lets it be.
  • 0.4 Hales is off the mark now! Kane has not got it right here! He bowls it short outside off, it was a little slower. Hales rocks back and cuts it through covers. He does not time it quite well but enough to get three.
  • 0.3 The surprise short delivery this time. It hurries Roy who mistimes his pull through square leg for a run.
  • 0.2 Well bowled! On a length around off, Roy lunges forward and defends it.
  • 0.2 A wide to follow up! Down the leg side and the umpire stretches.
  • 0.1 Edged but safe, and first runs! England are up and running. A length ball around off, right on the money by Richardson first up. Roy pushes at the ball, away from his body. He gets an inside edge which goes past the leg stump, down to fine leg for a couple. A lucky start here for the away side.
  • Drum rolls and fireworks as the players and match officials walk out to the centre. Alex Hales and Jason Roy will open the batting for England. Kane Richardson will open the bowling for Australia. He has a slip in place. Here we go...
  • England (Playing XI) - Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Dawid Malan, James Vince, Jos Buttler(w/c), Sam Billings, Liam Dawson, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Chris Jordan, Tom Curran.
  • Australia (Playing XI) - David Warner(c), Aaron Finch, D'Arcy Short, Chris Lynn, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey(w), Ashton Agar, Andrew Tye, Kane Richardson, Billy Stanlake.
  • TOSS - Australia win the toss and opt to bowl. They have Aaron Finch back in for Travis Head. England, on the other hand, have made two changes - James Vince comes in for the injured Eoin Morgan, whereas Liam Dawson comes in for Mark Wood.
  • England, on the other hand, have some middle order issues to be resolved. It has failed to capitalize on the starts given to them by their top order. The away side would hope that does not happen today. They will be without their regular skipper, Eoin Morgan. Jos Buttler will be the stand-in captain and it will be his third T20I game as skipper. They would hope for their fortunes to change under him and head to New Zealand with a win. Stay tuned for the toss report...
  • Hello and welcome to the game no. 3 of the tri-series and it is a repeat of the last one. Australia will lock horns with England, this time though at a different venue, the MCG. The home side got the better of visitors in the previous encounter courtesy one man, the big show, Glenn Maxwell. They would now look to end their home season with a win to book a berth in the final.
  • So that is it from this game. Australia for a surprise have dominated all three T20I games played here in Australia. They have barged into the finals. England on the other hand, need to win their next game if they have are to make it through. They will be playing New Zealand next in Wellington on the 13th of February at 7.00 PM local (6.00 AM GMT). Till then, take care and goodbye.
  • Winning skipper, David Warner, says the players are in tremendous form and are playing fearless cricket. Credits the bowlers for their performance. Further adds that all the bowlers have stuck to the plans and delivered. Appreciates D'Arcy Short for the way he has played. Ends by saying he is looking forward to the games in New Zealand.
  • Man of the Match, Kane Richardson, says he is surprised to be chosen for this award. Praises Marcus Stoinis and Ashton Agar for the way they bowled. States that they are enjoying their cricket and mentions that there is a lot of clarity in the team.
  • Losing captain, Jos Buttler, says he is disappointed with the performance. Admits nobody could kick on with the bat and they were outplayed by the Australians. Reckons that they have performed way below their ability. Ends by saying they are looking forward to their games in New Zealand.
  • Not a lot to say about the English bowling tonight. David Willey started off really well but received no support from the rest. Jordon did pick up two wickets but they weren't timely ones. They needed wickets in heaps and they also had to keep the runs down but failed in doing both. Join us for the presentation in a while.
  • To be honest, the match was set up by the bowlers of Australia and their batsmen did the finishing job. Chasing a target of 138, a total which many tipped to be below-par, the home side did get off to the worst of starts by losing Warner early. However, after that Lynn and Short combined to make full use of the Powerplay before the former departed towards the end of it. The English spinners did come on and bowled a few tight overs but once Glenn Maxwell and D'Arcy Short took them on, it all went awry for the touring team. Aaron Finch towards the end scored an unbeaten 5-ball 20 to score the remaining runs with utmost ease.
  • 3 out of 3 for Australia and they march into the finals of the Tri-Series! Once again it has been a commendable performance from the Men in Yellow. They have made a mockery of the target set in front of them.
  • 14.3 SIX! Yes he can! What a win here for Australia and they have finished it in style. Short and outside off, Finch upper cuts it over point and it has gone all the way. AUSTRALIA WIN BY 7 WICKETS AND 33 BALLS TO SPARE!
  • 14.2 SIX! That is a monster hit! He has picked the bones out of this one. WOW! What a hit, a full ball on middle, Finch lines it up and with a straight bat lofts it over the bowler's head for a hugeee one. 6 more needed. Can he finish it in one hit?
  • 14.1 Down the leg side, Short flicks it to short fine leg for a quick run.
  • David Willey is back into the attack.
  • 13.6 FOUR! Finch is not wasting time here! He gets a full ball on middle, tries to go big but it goes off the inner half through wide mid on. 13 more needed now. 125/3
  • 13.5 FOUR! Short at the body, Finch tries to pull but it goes off the gloves down towards fine leg. The fielder there runs to his right, dives but all in vain. Australia inching closer here.
  • 13.4 Down the leg side, Finch tries to flick but it goes off the pads on the leg side for a leg bye.
  • 13.3 A short delivery which has been pulled away. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 13.2 On the pads, Short tries to flick but it goes off the pads to Buttler behind.
  • Aaron Finch comes out to bat.
  • 13.1 OUT! Maxwell goes in an attempt to finish the game quickly. He has been dismissed for the first time in this series. He though falls after yet another good innings. A short ball by Jordon on middle, Maxwell moves his front leg out of the way and tries to pull it. He though is undone by the bounce and gets a top edge towards the keeper who does not make any mistake. 22 needed off 41 balls.
  • Chris Jordan is back on.
  • 12.6 A full toss on middle, flicked through mid-wicket for a run. The two batsmen have eased out a little here now. 116/2
  • 12.6 Down the leg side and the umpire signals a wide.
  • 12.5 The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. One run added to the total.
  • 12.4 NOT OUT! England lose their sole review! A leg spinner down the leg side. Short tries to flick but it goes off something to the keeper who collects it and appeals. The umpire though shakes his head and Buttler after a chat with his bowler takes the review. They go upstairs and replays show it has hit the pad and there is no bat involved.
  • Review time! There is an appeal for a caught behind and Short is the man in question. The umpire shakes his head and Buttler takes the review. A review more in hope I would say.
  • 12.3 Slower through the air outside off, Short guides it towards point. Maxwell wants a run but is sent back by his partner.
  • 12.2 Adil is not afraid here to toss it up. He does so and Maxwell mistimes his heave down to long on for a run.
  • 12.1 Flatter outside off, pushed through covers for a run.
  • Adil Rashid to bowl out. Only 27 needed now from 48 balls.
  • 11.6 A full toss on the pads, this time a low one. Flicked down to fine leg to change strike. 111/2
  • 11.5 A full toss, a high one. Close enough to be called a no ball but it isn't. Maxwell is surprised by it as he does not take full toll of it and strokes it down to long on for a run.
  • 11.4 Another slower ball on the stumps, Maxwell hops and nudges it around the corner and some good running by the batsmen gives them two.
  • 11.4 Slower ball down the leg side. The umpire stretches his arms.
  • 11.3 A short ball, Maxwell goes for the upper cut but does not connect.
  • 11.2 Slower ball on the pads, Short is happy to give the strike back to Maxwell as he flicks it down to fine leg.
  • 11.1 A low full toss on middle, eased down to long on for a run.
  • Tom Curran is back into the attack.
  • 10.6 Shorter in length outside off, cut through point for a run. 20 from the over, 34 needed now. 104/2
  • 10.5 FOUR! Make that 19! There is no stopping Maxwell here. He gets a flighted ball on middle, Glenn heaves it not quite off the middle but in the gap in the mid-wicket region for another boundary. The 50-run stand is up and it has come in no time.
  • 10.4 SIX! Dealing in boundaries here! Glenn is taking Rashid to the cleaners. Gives it air again on leg stump. Maxwell powers it over long on for a biggie. 15 from the over till now.
  • 10.3 FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries! 14 from his last 3. Rashid tosses it up on off, it is the googly. Maxwell picks it and hits it over the bowler's head.
  • 10.2 FOUR! Maxwell is in a hurry here! Rashid bowls it flatter on off, Maxwell reverse sweeps it fine through third man and the ball races away. 10 from his last two.
  • 10.1 Works it away with the turn towards mid-wicket for a run.
  • 9.6 SIX! Maxwell shows his aggressive side. Greets a fuller delivery around leg with a big swing of his bat and dismisses it over wide long on for a maximum. Massive over for Australia, 19 from it! 84/2
  • 9.5 Short and outside off, hit through the line but straight to covers.
  • 9.4 On the pads and nudged in the gap on the leg side for a run.
  • 9.3 Short this time, outside off, cut behind point for a couple.
  • 9.2 SIX! Clears long on this time. Tremendous bat speed. A loopy ball around off, spinning in and Short thwacks it over the fielder in the deep. Great connection, 10 from the over already.
  • 9.1 FOUR! Floated and full around off, Short picks it up and muscles it with the spin to the long on fielder.
  • 8.6 A clean reverse heave shot. Maxwell picks it from around leg and powers it with the spin. A bit of top edge but still it flies over backward point and short fine leg. The two fielders chase it but it's stopped by the sweeper cover who had come charging across. A couple results. 65/2
  • 8.5 Second wrong 'un of the over. Around off, Maxwell probably picks it and keeps it out safely. Although all that happened through an inside edge.
  • 8.4 Quicker delivery, flat and shorter on off, Maxwell makes room and slaps it through covers for a couple.
  • 8.3 Spinning from around off, Maxwell reverse sweeps it but finds the short third man fielder.
  • 8.2 Full flighted on middle, flicked through mid-wicket for a run.
  • 8.1 Googly on the shorter side outside off, a mistimed punch to sweeper cover.
  • 7.6 Allows the ball to spin back in and works it through square leg for a run. They want the second run but then stop after watching the fielder in the deep rushing to the ball. He misfields but still they don't want to take any chance. 4 from this over as well. 60/2
  • 7.5 Tossed up ball on middle, Maxwell kneels down and sweeps it in front of square leg for a run.
  • 7.4 Another slider on middle, Maxwell defends it from the inside half of the bat to mid-wicket.
  • 7.3 Slider, around off and skidding in, Maxwell picks it late and keeps it out to mid-wicket.
  • 7.2 Keeps his length short again, outside off, D'Arcy rocks back and punches it down to long on for a run.
  • 7.1 Flatter and shorter on off, stroked to sweeper cover for one.
  • Liam Dawson to roll his arm now.
  • 6.6 Around leg, Short fails to work it away. Tidy beginning by Rashid, only 4 runs off it! 56/2
  • 6.5 Shortish again. Maxwell plays it to covers for one.
  • 6.4 Shortish and turned behind square leg for one.
  • 6.3 Very full and on middle, helped through mid-wicket for a run.
  • 6.2 Loopy and on off, defended back off the front foot.
  • 6.1 Full flighted on off, Short is on the front foot as he eases it down to long off for one.
  • Adil Rashid is brought into the attack.
  • 5.6 Goes on his toes and defends a shorter one to the off side. 52/2 in the Powerplay, Australia will be reasonably happy with their position in this run chase. 52/2
  • 5.5 The batsman works it down the leg side. They pick up a single.
  • 5.4 Appeal for an lbw! A slower one this time, 100.4 kph, around leg, Short fails to pick it and misses. He is rapped on the pads, they appeal but the umpire remains unmoved. Maybe, it pitched outside leg.
  • Glenn Maxwell arrives. He is fresh from a century and would like to repeat his performance. 87 needed more.
  • 5.3 OUT! Lynn departs and it's a massive breakthrough for England. Big change in pace by Jordan, he bangs in a short ball at 144.6 kph, Lynn looks to take it on with the pull shot but fails to control it. Gets a top edge and Buttler moves across to his right to take the catch safely. End of another quickfire knock by Chris Lynn!
  • 5.2 Slower delivery deceives the batsman. On a length around middle, Lynn is early into the shot and gets an inside edge onto the pads.
  • 5.1 FOUR! Jesus, he is a killer of a cricket ball. What power he possesses! A full toss on middle and leg, Lynn bludgeons it over mid on for a boundary. You can softly loft it over the fielder and get the same number of runs, Chris.
  • 4.6 In the blockhole, Short digs it out to end the over. 47/1
  • 4.5 Fullish and angling down the leg side, Lynn fails to flick and it comes off his pads. They steal a leg bye.
  • 4.4 SIX! This was on the cards but Willey made it easy for the batsman by bowling a full toss on the pads. All Lynn had to do was to lift it over backward square leg. Up and over the rope, all the pressure released.
  • 4.3 Another play and a miss! Willey senses the charge from the batsman and bowls a short ball outside off, 134..3 kph, Lynn tries his best to put bat to ball but misses. Three dot balls, something is coming here...
  • 4.2 Once again walks across the stumps and tries to work it away but misses. The slowness of the ball tricked him there.
  • 4.1 Short and around middle, Lynn shuffles across the stumps with the hook shot but fails to connect.
  • 3.6 FOUR! Goodness me, this shot is all about timing and placement. In this age of raw power, these type of shots always take the cake. Soothing to the eyes. An overpitched delivery around off, Short drives it crisply through the gap between extra cover and mid off for a glorious boundary. 40/1
  • 3.5 A yorker follows, Lynn digs it out and runs across to the other end.
  • 3.4 Swing and a miss! Jordan cooks up a fast short ball around middle, 141 kph, Lynn loses his shape while attempting the pull shot and hence misses. Jordan smiles.
  • 3.3 Fuller and on middle, quietly pushed off the pads to mid-wicket for a run.
  • 3.2 FOUR! You don't feed room to this batsman. Short and wide and D'Arcy smashes it past the point fielder. Third man had no chance of cutting it off.
  • 3.2 Jordan bowls it down the leg side and gets away with it. Short fails to get any bat on it. A wide signalled.
  • Extra fielder on the off side for D'Arcy Short. An extra cover fielder in place. There is one slip too.
  • 3.1 A length ball around off, hit through the line and the cover-point fielder gets some hand on it. Takes the pace off the ball and they cross for a single.
  • Chris Jordan comes into the attack. Slight hold up in play as the spider cam is stuck at the moment. Hanging right over the pitch. They are trying to get it fixed.
  • 2.6 Angles in a length ball on off, D'Arcy pushes it to point. 6 from the over, a good one for England. 28/1
  • 2.5 Another miss outside the off stump. Short needs to relax and watch the ball closely. There is no hurry as the required rate is well under control because of his partner.
  • 2.4 Beaten again! Willey bowls an outswinger outside off, Short pushes inside the line and misses. Struggling to put bat on ball, the Big Bash hero!
  • 2.3 Play and a miss! A length ball slanted into the batsman, around middle and leg, Short swings and misses.
  • 2.2 Switches to over the wicket for the left-hander. Angles in a length ball on middle and leg, Short fails to defend and is hit on the back leg.
  • 2.1 Spears this one into the batsman, around leg, Lynn is beaten for pace as he tries to flick. It goes off his pads and they cross for a leg bye.
  • 2.1 Five wides! England are feeling the pressure. Willey goes way down the leg side, Lynn fails to flick and the keeper only manages to get one hand on it. Fine leg is up and it races away to the fence.
  • 1.6 Nearly carries to the fielder in the deep. A full toss on middle, Lynn pumps it over mid-wicket and the fielder in the deep charges forward. It falls just in front and they cross. 16 from the over! 22/1
  • 1.5 SIX! This is into the crowd, 79m on the radar! Another slower one around off, fuller in length, Lynn once again picks it early and smokes it over the sightscreen. No holds barred.
  • 1.4 FOUR! Curran attempts the slower one, bowls it just wide outside off, Lynn picks it early and whacks it through point for a boundary.
  • 1.3 Swing and a miss! This is how he bats. A length ball around off, Lynn goes hard at it and misses.
  • 1.2 FOUR! Shot! Curran bowls it short and around off, Lynn knows there is no fielder in the deep on the off side and takes the chance by powering it over the infield. Clears the cover fielder and fetches a boundary.
  • 1.1 A little bit short and around off, Short punches it wide of mid off and takes a run.
  • Tom Curran to steam in from the other end.
  • 0.6 FOUR! Take that for a reply! Willey offers width outside off, Lynn latches onto it and and slams it over cover-point for a cracking boundary. 6/1
  • 0.5 Nearly chops it on. An inswinger first up to the new batsman, Lynn gets an inside edge onto the pads. In the last game, he was bowled to a similar delivery.
  • Chris Lynn is in next.
  • 0.4 OUT! Australia lose Warner cheaply. Once again Willey has removed the Aussie skipper in the first over. A lovely outswinger has done the job. It's served around off, Warner shows no footwork as he tries to drive through the line. Gets a faint edge behind and Jos Buttler does the rest. Perfect start for England.
  • 0.3 Angles in a length ball around off, Warner stays back and offers a straight bat in defense.
  • 0.2 First runs. Warner picks the shortish length from outside off and turns it through mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
  • 0.1 Beaten first up! A back of a length delivery outside off, moving away through the air and off the pitch as well, Warner has a nervous push inside the line and misses.
  • Back for the second half. No tinkering with the openers. David Warner and D'Arcy Short walk out to initiate the run-chase. It will be David Willey to begin proceedings. All set, here we go...



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 New Zealand 2807 122
3 India 3385 121
4 Australia 2173 121
5 West Indies 2538 115
6 South Africa 2238 112