Southampton: England won the 2nd T20I against the very competitive Australian cricket team. Jos Buttler was the star of the show who scored an unbeaten 77 runs knock leading his country to a series win. This is England’s first Twenty20 International series victory of the season.
Two straight wins in the series not only won England the series but also improved their ranking in the T20 Format. England is now the world’s best T20 side in ICC T20 rankings and has replaced Australia to top T20 Global Standings.
England vs Australia first match was a nail bitter where England had set a total of 162 runs (162-7). Thanks to David Malan’s blistering 66 runs knock. Australia could not chase down the total despite needing 18 runs in the last two overs. England won the match by the barest of margins, a two-run defeat for Kangaroos.
England vs Australia First T20I Scorecard and result
England’s Chris Jordan bowled a wonderful 19th over with a wicket and just 4-runs that paving the comeback of the Hosts. England banked upon it and a good final over from Tom Curran sealed the deal for England.
Second T20I at Southhamton: England vs Australia
Australian cricket team won the toss again and elected to bat first. Jofra Archer got the first breakthrough for England when David Warner got out on a duck. English bowlers restricted the Australian team on just 157-7 after the tourist had won the toss.
Jos Buttler Heroics
Jos Buttler scored his highest T20 score beating his previous highest of 73 vs Sri Lanka. Buttler faced just 54 balls for his 77 runs not out. He stayed till the end and hit the winning runs with a huge six off Adam Zampa.
Eoin Morgan expressed his satisfaction with the team performance at the press conference. He said he has nothing to complain about reviewing the team performance in 2nd T20I. He went on to describe his performance as ‘Extremely comprehensive’.
Buttler played such a good innings that the Aussie team captain Aaron Finch also appreciated Buttler’s quality performance. Finch also expressed his views about the match by saying that he felt they were few runs short of where they wanted to be.
England vs Australia Second T20I Scorecard and result
This Series between Australia and England was supposed to be a warm-up series for the October’s T20 World Cup in Australia. But the ICC announced its World Cup cancellation due to the COVID-19 situation. The next World Cup will be played in India in 2021.
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