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T20 World Cup: England Thrashed Australia By 8 Wickets

The first innings began when England won the toss and decided to bowl first. England’s Chris Jordan bagged 4 important wickets of Australia. England’s superb bowling performances from Chris Jordan (3/17) and Chris Woakes (2/23) helped to restrict Australia. After 15 overs, Australia was at 67/5.

England bowlers tied Australia for 125 runs. In the second innings, Buttler smacked the fastest fifty of this T20 World Cup with the help of 4 fours and 4 sixes. With that, Jos Buttler gets to his 15th T20I fifty off just 25 balls. England was at 118/2 after 10.4 overs. Jos Buttler’s knock of 71 runs (not out) off 32 balls produces a masterclass and takes England across the finish line with 50 balls to spare.

With this win, England now has six points and is at the top of the Group 1 points table where Australia are at the third spot.

MATCH NOTES:

Match: Match 26

STADIUM: Dubai International Cricket Stadium

Umpires: Marais Erasmus, Nitin Menon, Kumar Dharmasena

Match Referee: Ranjan Madugalle

TOSS: England won the toss and elected to bowl.

PLAYING XI:

ENGLAND: Jason Roy, Jos Buttler, Dawid Malan, Eoin Morgan (c), Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Tymal Mills 

AUSTRALIA: David Warner, Aaron Finch (c), Glenn Maxwell, Steven Smith,  Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, Pat Cummins, Ashton Agar, Mitchell Starc,  Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood 

BRIEF SCORECARD:

ENGLAND:  (11.4 overs)

AUSTRALIA:  (20 overs)

Player Of The Match:

Chris Jordan (ENGLAND)

3/17 (4 overs)

RESULT: 

England won against Australia by 8 wickets with 50 balls remaining.


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