ENG vs AUS 2nd T20I highlights: Buttler's 77 helps England win by 6 wickets

Buttler hit an unbeaten 77 off 54 balls in the second T20 with eight fours and two sixes, including the winning runs off Adam Zampa. Photo: @ICC

Opener Jos Buttler advanced down the wicket and smashed a huge six to give England an insurmountable 2-0 lead in the three match T20 International series, with a six-wicket win over Australia on Sunday.

Buttler hit an unbeaten 77 off 54 balls in the second T20 with eight fours and two sixes, including the winning runs off Adam Zampa.

Check Eng vs Aus 3rd T20I live score, toss updates here

England finished on 158-4 in 18.5 overs at an empty Rose Bowl.

Top-ranked Australia chose to bat first and lost opener David Warner for a duck before recovering from 3-2 in the second over to reach 157-7.

Captain Aaron Finch hit 40 runs off 33 balls, with four boundaries and two sixes, but the visitors' total always looked within the reach of second-ranked England.

Dawid Malan scored 42 runs off 32 balls for England which still needed 18 runs off the last two overs.

England beat Australia by two runs in a thrilling first T20 on Friday that went down to the final ball. Chasing 163 to win, Australia collapsed from 124-1 after 14 overs.

Australia is playing international cricket for the first time in six months because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The third and final T20 is at Southampton on Tuesday

Playing 11 of both the teams: 

England playing 11: Jos Buttler(w), Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Tom Banton, Eoin Morgan(c), Moeen Ali, Chris Jordan, Tom Curran, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood

Australia playing 11: Aaron Finch(c), David Warner, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey(w), Marcus Stoinis, Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa

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England wins by six wickets

Jos Buttler smashed 77 runs and keep one end intact as England beat Australia by 6 wicket at the Ageas Bowl, Southamptom. Now, England has taken inaccessible 2-0 lead in three-match T20 International series.

Over 18.5, Eng vs Aus live score: 158-4; England win

Over Summary: 1 6 4 1 6 ; England: 158-4 ; Jos Buttler (77), Moeen Al (13)

Adam Zampa continues
 
Ball 5: Buttler comes down the wicket and smashes straight down the ground for SIX. England win.
 
Ball 4: Moeen Ali drives towards sweeper cover for a single.
 
Ball 3: A wide delivery and Moeen Ali smashes it over extra cover for FOUR.
 
Ball 2: A flighted delivery and Moeen Ali comes down the wicket and hits over long-off for SIX.
 
Ball 1: Buttler collects a single.
 

Over 18, Eng vs Aus live score: 140-4; England needs 18 runs in 12 balls

Over Summary: 1 1 1 0 1 1 ; England: 140-4 ; Jos Buttler (70), Moeen Al (2)

Agar continues
 
Ball 6: Buttler hits down the ground for a single.
 
Ball 5: A single for Ali
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: A single for Buttler.
 
Ball 2: Moeen Ali collects a single.
 
Ball 1: Buttler collects  a single
 

Over 17, Eng vs Aus live score: 135-3; Zampa gets Morgan

Over Summary: 1 4 1 4 0 W ; England: 135-4 ; Jos Buttler (67), Eoin Morgan (7)

Adam Zampa [2.0-0-14-0] is back into the attack
 
Ball 6: Morgan tries to hit over extra cover, Maxwell takes the catch as Morgan departs. Morgan c Maxwell b Zampa 7(6) [4s-1]
 
Ball 5: Morgan goes for sweep shot, misses, follows by loud appeal and umpire remains unmoved. Finch takes review. Australia loose it reveiw as it was missing stumps.
 
Ball 4: Morgan hits straight down the ground for FOUR.
 
Ball 3: Buttler works towards square leg for a single.
 
Ball 2: Buttler hits uppishly in between two extra cover fielder for FOUR.
 
Ball 1: Morgan collecys a single.

Over 16, Eng vs Aus live score: 125-3; Agar gets Banton

Over Summary: 1 W 1 1 1 0 ; England: 125-3 ; Jos Buttler (62), Eoin Morgan (2)

Agar continues...
 
Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: Morgan tucks towards backward square leg for a single
 
Ball 4: Buttler works towards left of short fine leg for a single.
 
Ball 3: Eoin Morgan, left handed bat, comes to the crease and gets an inside edge to pads as he tries to work on leg side.
 
Ball 2: Banton goes for a sweep shot, hits straight to deep backward square leg fielder, GONE. Tom Banton c Cummins b Agar 2(4)
 
Ball 1: Buttler hits towards long-off for a single.
 

Over 15, Eng vs Aus live score: 121-2

Over Summary: 2 0 0 Wd L1 2 0 ; England: 121-2 ; Jos Buttler (60), Tom Banton (2)

Mitchell Starc [3.0-0-20-1] is back into the attack
 
Ball 6: Banton blocks the angling in delivery to end the over
 
Ball 5: Banton punches on backfoot through backward point for a couple of runs.

Ball 4: One leg byes for England.
 
Ball 4:  A short delivery and Buttler tries to pull it misses, WIDE called.
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Buttler pushes towards cover for no run.
 
Ball 1: Buttler hits towards deep square leg for a couple of runs.
 

Over 14, Eng vs Aus live score: 115-2; Buttler hits fifty after Agar scalps Malan

Over Summary: 1 W 4 4 1 0 ; England: 115-2 ; Jos Buttler (58), Tom Banton (0)

Agar continues..
 
 
Ball 6: Banton defends the last delivery of the over.
 
Ball 5: Buttler hits down the ground for a single.
 
Ball 4: Buttler reverse sweeps towards deep point boundary for FOUR.
 
Ball 3: Buttler hits uppishly towards deep extra cover for FOUR and completes his FIFTY.

Tom Banton, right handed bat, comes to the crease
 
Ball 2: Malan goes for a slog sweep holed up to deep mid-wicket. Malan c Stoinis b Agar 42(32) [4s-7]
 
Ball 1: Buttler hits down the ground for a single.
 
 

Over 13, Eng vs Aus live score: 105-1

Over Summary: 1 4 1 0 4 1 ; England: 105-1 ; Jos Buttler (48), Dawid Malan (42)

Pat Cummins [2.0-0-13-0] is back into the attack
 
Ball 6: Buttler pulls along the ground this time towards deep square leg for a single.
 
Ball 5: A short delivery and Buttler pulls towards deep backward square leg for FOUR.
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: Malan flicks towards deep backward square leg for a single.
 
Ball 2: Malan smashes over short extra cover for FOUR.
 
Ball 1: Buttler pushes on the up towards sweeper cover for a single.
 

Over 12, Eng vs Aus live score: 94-1

Over Summary: 1 4 1 0 1 1 ; England: 94-1 ; Jos Buttler (42), Dawid Malan (37)

Ashton Agar, Left arm orthodox, comes into the attack
 
Ball 6: Buttler knocks down the wicket for a single.
 
Ball 5: Malan clips towards deep backward square leg for a single
 
Ball 4: Malan comes down the wicket and Agar beats him on flight, hits batter on pad. No run.
 
Ball 3: Buttler pushes towards sweeper cover for a single.
 
Ball 2: Buttler reverse sweep with great power through backward point for FOUR.
 
Ball 1: Malan reverse sweep without any timing towards cover region for a single.
 

Over 11, Eng vs Aus live score: 86-1

Over Summary: 1 1 2 2 4 2 2 ; England: 86-1 ; Jos Buttler (36), Dawid Malan (35)

Kane Richardson [1.0-0-7-0] is back into the attack
 
Ball 6: Buttler tucks towards mid-wicket region for a single.
 
Ball 5: A yorkish length and Buttler digs out through short extra cover with a sublime timing for FOUR.
 
Ball 4:  Butter drags towards mid-wicket region for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 3: Buttler punches through short extra cover with great timing for a couple of runs
 
Ball 2: Malan hits towards deep fine leg for a single.
 
Ball 1: Buttler dabs towards backward point for a single.
 

Over 10, Eng vs Aus live score: 74-1

Over Summary: 4 4 1 1 0 0 ; England: 74-1 ; Jos Buttler (25), Dawid Malan (34)

Adam Zampa continues...
 
Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Buttler hits towards long-off for a single.
 
Ball 3: Malan taps towards short third man region for a single.
 
Ball 2: Malan smashes straight down the ground for FOUR.
 
Ball 1: Malan reverse sweep towards third man region for FOUR.

Over 9, Eng vs Aus live score: 64-1

Over Summary: 4 4 0 1 1 1 ; England: 64-1 ; Jos Buttler (24), Dawid Malan (25)

Maxwell continues...
 
Ball 6: Malan collects a single down the ground for a single.
 
Ball 5: Buttler smashes towards long-off for a single.
 
Ball 4:  Malan edges towards short third man for a single.
 
Ball 3: Maxwell comes back with a brilliant off break delivery, beats Malan.
 
Ball 2: Malan cuts this time through backward point for FOUR.
 
Ball 1: Malan reverse sweeps over backward point for FOUR.
 

Over 8, Eng vs Aus live score: 53-1

Over Summary: 0 1 1 1 0 1 ; England: 53-1 ; Jos Buttler (23), Dawid Malan (15)

Adam Zampa, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack
 
Ball 6: Malan hits towards long-on for a single.
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4:  Buttler edges though vacant slip cordon for a single.
 
Ball 3: Malan slogs towards deep square leg for a single.
 
Ball 2: Buttler collects a single.
 
Ball 1: Buttler comes down the wicket and hits along the ground straight, hits Malan at non striker end. DOT

Over 7, Eng vs Aus live score: 49-1

Over Summary: 0 1 1 2 0 1 ; England: 49-1 ; Jos Buttler (21), Dawid Malan (13)
 
Glenn Maxwell, right-arm off break, comes into the attack
 
Ball 6: A single for Buttler to end the over.
 
Ball 5: Buttler hits towards short extra cover for no run.
 
Ball 4: Buttler taps towards mid-wicket region for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 3: Malan collects a single towards deep square leg.
 
Ball 2: Buttler works towards square leg for a single.
 
Ball 1: Buttler punches towards cover for no run.

Over 6, Eng vs Aus live score: 44-1

Over Summary: 1 0 1 0 Wd 0 4 ; England: 44-1 ; Jos Buttler (17), Dawid Malan (12)

Pat Cummins [1.0-0-6-0] is back into the attack
 
Ball 6: Malan goes for a biggie, gets an inside edge through fine leg for FOUR. Third consecutive over in which a boundary came off the last delivery.

Ball 5: A full delivery and Malan drives to short extra cover for no run.
 
Ball 5: Cummins follows with a quick bumper, goes over Malan's head, WIDE called.
 
Ball 4: A short delivery, Malan goes for a pull, misses and ball hits him on stomach, painfull.
 
Ball 3: A yorkish length delivery and Buttler squeezes it to cover for a single as Agar makes brilliant fielding effort.
 
Ball 2: Buttler hits towards cover for no run.
 
Ball 1: Malan steers down to third man for a single.

Over 5, Eng vs Aus live score: 37-1

Over Summary: 0 0 0 Wd 4 1 4 ; England: 37-1 ; Jos Buttler (16), Dawid Malan (7)

Starc continues...
 
Ball 6: A wayward delivery down the leg side, Buttler taps it towards deep backward square leg for FOUR.
 
Ball 5: Malan whips towards deep mid-wicket for a single.

Ball 4: A short of length delivery, Malan pulls without any power towards cow corner and ball reaches the boundary line.
 
Ball 4: WIDE
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Malan taps towards backward point for no run.
 

Over 4, Eng vs Aus live score: 27-1

Over Summary: 1 0 0 0 0 6 ; England: 27-1 ; Jos Buttler (12), Dawid Malan (2)

Kane Richardson, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack
 
Ball 6: Buttler smashes last delivery towards long-off for SIX.
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Malan collects a single towards mid-wicket region.
 

Over 3, Eng vs Aus live score: 20-1; Bairstow hit wicket out

Over Summary: 4 4 0 0 W 1 ; England: 20-1 ; Jos Buttler (6), Dawid Malan (1)
 
Starc continues...
 
Ball 6: Dawid Malan, left handed bat, comes to the crease and clips towards deep backward square leg for a single.
 
Ball 5: A surprise pacy bumper from Starc, Bairstow sways away from the line of ball but knocks the bail out of groove, A RARE HIT WICKET. Bairstow hit wkt b Starc 9(11) [4s-2]
 
Ball 4: A full toss, and Bairstow knocks towards extra cover.
 
Ball 3: Bairstow goes for big hit again but this time hit from inside half of the bat towards mid-on for no run.
 
Ball 2: A full delivery this time and Bairstow smashes it straight down the ground for FOUR.
 
Ball 1: A short and wide delivery, Bairstow whacks it over mid-off for FOUR
 

Over 2, Eng vs Aus live score: 11-0

Over Summary: 0 0 1 1 4 0 ; England: 11-0 ; Jos Buttler (6), Jonny Bairstow (1)
 
Pat Cummins, right-arm fast, comes into the attack
 
Ball 6: Cummins follows with a brilliant yorker and Buttler falls while keeping out. There is a loud appeal, umpire remain unmoved, going down leg.
 
Ball 5: Buttler makes some room again and hits though short extra cover for FOUR.
 
Ball 4: Bairstow taps towards backward point for a single.
 
Ball 3: Buttler makes some room. Cummins follows him with a bumper. Buttler pulls towards deep square leg for a single.
 
Ball 2: Buttler edges the next and ball falls well short of first slip.
 
Ball 1: Buttler blocks it with straight bat.
 

Over 1, Eng vs Aus live score: 5-0

Over Summary: 1 0 0 0 0 L4 ; England: 5-0 ; Jos Buttler (1), Jonny Bairstow (0)

Buttler and Bairstow are at the crease. Buttler is on strike. Starc opens the attack
 
Ball 6: Four leg byes to end the over.
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4:  DOT
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: A loud appeal for LBW against Bairstow, umpire remain unmoved. Finch takes review, hitting wicket is umpire's call, Australia retain its review.
 
Ball 1: Buttler gets an inside edge to deep backward square leg for a single.
 

England needs 158 runs to win

Australia scored 40 runs in last three over.

Over 20, Eng vs Aus live score: 157-7

Over Summary:  1 Wd L1 Wd 4 6 Wd2 W 2 ; Australia: 157-7 ; Mitchell Starc (2), Pat Cummins (13)

Jofra Archer [3.0-0-15-1] is back into the attack

Ball 6:  Mitchell Starc, left handed bat, comes to the crease and gets an thick inside edge towards square leg for a couple of runs.

Ball 5: A yorker and Agar hits straight to Archer and looking for a single, Cummins doesn't respond. Archer hits the stumps directly, RUNOUT. Agar run out (Jofra Archer) 23(20) [4s-2]
 
Ball 5: TWO WIDES as Archer bowling all over the place.
 
Ball 4: A length delivery and Cummins smashes straight down the ground for SIX.

Ball 3: A length delivey and Cummins edges over short third man, as he tries to go for a big slog, for FOUR.
 
Ball 3: A slow bumper, goes over Cummins' head, WIDE called.

Ball 2: Archer follows with a yorker, one leg byes given.
 
Ball 2: Archer bowls the down the leg side, WIDE called.
 
Ball 1: Cummins squeezes the dead straight yorker towards cover for a single.
 

Over 19, Eng vs Aus live score: 139-6; Jordan gets Maxwell

Over Summary: 4 W 1 4 1 1 ; Australia: 139-6 ; Ashton Agar (23), Pat Cummins (2)

Chris Jordan [3.0-0-29-1] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Pat Cummins huts towards cover for a single.
 
Ball 5: Agar hits the full toss towards sweeper cover for a single.
 
Ball 4: Agar goes back in crease and whacks straight down the ground for FOUR. 
 
Ball 3: Pat Cummins, right handed bat, comes to the crease and drives wide of mid-off fielder for a single.
 
Ball 2: Maxwell goes for a big swing, manages only a thin edge to keeper, GONE. Maxwell c Buttler b Jordan 26(18) [4s-1 6s-1]
 
Ball 1: A yorkish length delivery and Maxwell digs out with great timing towards extra cover boundary for FOUR.
 

Over 18, Eng vs Aus live score: 128-5

Over Summary: 6 1 1 1 1 1 ; Australia: 128-5 ; Ashton Agar (18), Glenn Maxwell (22)
 
Tom Curran [2.0-0-14-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Maxwell whacks the low full toss towards long-on for a single
 
Ball 5: A yorkish length delivery and Agar punches towards long-on for a single
 
Ball 4: Maxwell cuts the slow delivery straight to sweeper cover for a single.
 
Ball 3: A single for Carey towards point region
 
Ball 2: A slow delivery and Maxwell hits towards extra cover region for a single.
 
Ball 1: maxwell smashes just over long-on fielder for SIX

Over 17, Eng vs Aus live score: 117-5

Over Summary: 1 1 1 2 2 0 ; Australia: 117-5 ; Ashton Agar (16), Glenn Maxwell (13)

Jofra Archer [2.0-0-8-1] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Agar blocks the brilliant yorker for no run.
 
Ball 5: Agar whips wide of deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 4: A short delivery and ball hurried on to Agar as he edges it over keeper for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 3: Maxwell digs out the yorker to point for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 2: Agar works the angling in delivery towards square leg for a single.
 
Ball 1: One leg byes for Australia as Archer deceives Maxwell with a slow delivery.
 

Over 16, Eng vs Aus live score: 110-5

Over Summary: 2 1 2 1 2 1  ; Australia: 110-5 ; Ashton Agar (11), Glenn Maxwell (11)

Chris Jordan [2.0-0-20-1] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Maxwell digs out the yorker towards sweeper cover for a single.
 
Ball 5: A short of length delivery and Maxwell pulls towards deep square leg for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 4: Agar edges towards third man for a single.
 
Ball 3: Agar cuts towards deep point for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 2: Maxwell guides towards third man for a single.
 
Ball 1: Maxwell flicks towards mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
 

Over 15, Eng vs Aus live score: 101-5

Over Summary: 0 1 1 4 1 1  ; Australia: 101-5 ; Ashton Agar (8), Glenn Maxwell (5)

Moeen Ali, right-arm off break, comes into the attack

Ball 6: Maxwell dabs towards point region for a single.
 
Ball 5: Agar works on leg side fopr a single.
 
Ball 4: Agar comes down the wicket and edges the ball, which just passed the slip for FOUR.
 
Ball 3: Maxwell collects a single towards dquare leg region.
 
Ball 2: Agar collects a single.
 
Ball 1: DOT
 

Over 14, Eng vs Aus live score: 93-5

Over Summary: 1 0 1 1 0 1  ; Australia: 93-5 ; Ashton Agar (2), Glenn Maxwell (3)

Mark Wood [3.0-0-21-1] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Agar tucks wide of mid-wicket for a single.
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4:  Maxwell collects a single towards mid-wicket.
 
Ball 3: Agar collects a single towards mid-wicket.
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Maxwell collects a single.

Ashton Agar, left handed bat, comes to the crease
 

Over 13, Eng vs Aus live score: 89-5; Rashid gets Stoinis

Over Summary: 6 1 0 1 2 W ; Australia: 89-5 ; Marcus Stoinis (35), Glenn Maxwell (1)

Rashid continues...

Ball 6: Rashid undone Stoinis with a rank turner as the batsman guides the going away delivery straight to slip. Stoinis c Malan b Adil Rashid 35(26) [4s-2 6s-2]
 
Ball 5: Stoinis hits over extra cover for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 4:  Maxwell taps towards leg side for a single.
 
Ball 3: A googly, Maxwell doesn't pick it, hits on pads but going down leg.
 
Ball 2: Stoinis punches down the ground for a single.
 
Ball 1: A tossed up delivery and Stoinis smashes it straight down the ground for SIX.

Glenn Maxwell, right handed bat, comes to the crease

Over 12, Eng vs Aus live score: 79-4; Jordan scalps Finch

Over Summary: 0 4 L1 1 4 W ; Australia: 79-4 ; Marcus Stoinis (26), Aaron Finch (40)

Chris Jordan [1.0-0-11-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6:  Finch tries to guide through short third man, no room for that. Finch edges back to stumps, GONE. Finch b Jordan 40(33) [4s-4 6s-2]

A change in field third man in and fine leg back.
 
Ball 5: Finch hits the slow delivery through short fine leg for FOUR.
 
Ball 4:  Stoinis chips towards long-on for a single as the ball falls short of deep fielder.
 
Ball 3: One leg byes for Australia.
 
Ball 2: A short delivery and Finch pulls towards deep backward square leg for FOUR.
 
Ball 1: Finch punches backfoot towards cover for no run.

Over 11, Eng vs Aus live score: 69-3

Over Summary: 1 1 0 6 1 0 ; Australia: 69-3 ; Marcus Stoinis (25), Aaron Finch (32)

Adil Rashid continues...

Ball 6: Rashid deceives Stoinis by a googly, hits on pad, follows by loud appeal from Rashid, umpire remains unmoved. Hit the pad outside the line of stumps. 
 
Ball 5: Finch collects a single.
 
Ball 4: Finch dances down the ground and wallopes towards long-on boundary for SIX.
 
Ball 3: Finch blocks on front foot.
 
Ball 2: Stoinis collects a single towards cover for no run.
 
Ball 1:  Finch hits towards sweeper cover for a single.

Over 10, Eng vs Aus live score: 60-3

Over Summary: 1 0 1 0 1 1 ; Australia: 60-3 ; Marcus Stoinis (24), Aaron Finch (24)

Tom Curran [1.0-0-10-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Finch taps towards mid-on for a single.
 
Ball 5: Stoinis slices, on the up, towards point for a single.
 
Ball 4: Stoinis knocks the full toss to mid-off for no run.
 
Ball 3: Finch collects a single.
 
Ball 2: Ball on the pads, Finch deflects it to wicket keeper for no run.
 
Ball 1: Stoinis works towards mid-wicket region for a single.
 
Morgan is back in the field.

Over 9, Eng vs Aus live score: 56-3

Over Summary: 1 1 1 1 0 0 ; Australia: 56-3 ; Marcus Stoinis (22), Aaron Finch (22)

Adil Rashid continues....

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4:  Stoinis picks a single.
 
Ball 3: Finch collects a single towards square leg

Morgan leaves the field, a bad news for England. Buttler is leading the hosts as captain.
 
Ball 2: A low full toss and Stoinis drives through short extra cover powerfully. Morgan gets a hand to it as Stoinis collects a single.
 
Ball 1: Finch hits down the ground for a single.

Over 8, Eng vs Aus live score: 52-3

Over Summary: 1 6 0 0 2 2 ; Australia: 52-3 ; Marcus Stoinis (20), Aaron Finch (20)

Chris Jordan, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Ball 6: Stoinis goes for a biggie, gets a top edge just over mid-off for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 5: Stoinis collects a couple of runs towards long leg.
 
Ball 4:  DOT
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Stoinis smashes a GIGANTIC SIX towards deep mid-wicket. 
 
Ball 1:  Finch collects a single.

Over 7, Eng vs Aus live score: 41-3

Over Summary: 1 0 0 1 0 0 ; Australia: 41-3 ; Marcus Stoinis (10), Aaron Finch (19)

Adil Rashid, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: Stoinis defends back to bowler, no run.
 
Ball 4:  Finch drives towards long-off for a single.
 
Ball 3: Finch blocks on front foot, Buttler appeals but no body supports. Morgan takes review and it shows the ball hit middle of the bat, England lost its first review.
 
Ball 2: Finch defends towards short extra cover.
 
Ball 1: Stoinis hits towards long-off for a single.
 

Over 6, Eng vs Aus live score: 39-3

Over Summary: 0 0 4 4 0 1 ; Australia: 39-3 ; Marcus Stoinis (9), Aaron Finch (18)

Mark Wood continues...

Ball 6: Stoinis pulls the short delivery towards backward square leg for a single.
 
Ball 5: Stoinis squeezes the yorker to cover for no run.
 
Ball 4:  Stoinis drives straight down the ground for FOUR.
 
Ball 3: Stoinis glances towards fine leg boundary for FOUR.
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Marcus Stoinis, right handed bat, comes to the crease and blocks the first.
 

Over 5, Eng vs Aus live score: 30-3; Smith runout

Over Summary:  4 0 0 6 0 W ; Australia: 30-3 ; Steve Smith (10), Aaron Finch (18)

Tom Curran, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Ball 6: Smith pushes towards mid-on and goes for a single, which was not available, Morgan hits the stumps directly, GONE.   Smith run out (Morgan) 10(7) [4s-1 6s-1]
 
Ball 5: Smith gets a leading edge to bowler, no run.
 
Ball 4:  A good length delivery and Smith nails it just over deep square leg for SIX.
 
Ball 3: Curran beats Smith with a swinging away delivery. 
 
Ball 2: Smith pushes towards mid-on for no run.
 
Ball 1: A short of length delivery to start off and Smith pulls towards deep square leg for FOUR as Banton makes a terrible fielding effort.

Over 4, Eng vs Aus live score: 20-2

Over Summary:  0 0 4 0 4 2 ; Australia: 20-2 ; Steve Smith (0), Aaron Finch (18)

Mark Wood continues....

Ball 6: Finch punches towards cover for a couple of runs. 
 
Ball 5: A full delivery, Finch throws kitchen sinks at it, gets inside edge, goes past short fine leg for FOUR.
 
Ball 4:  A short and wide delivery, Finch hits towards point. missed opportunity.
 
Ball 3: A wide and full delivery, Finch smashes and smashes hard, manages to get an edge which goes past first slip for FOUR.
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Finch pushes towards cover-point for no run.

Over 3, Eng vs Aus live score: 10-2

Over Summary:  0 6 0 0 0 1 ; Australia: 10-2 ; Steve Smith (0), Aaron Finch (8)

Archer continues...

Ball 6: Finch dabs on leg side with soft hand and collects a risky single.
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4:  DOT
 
Ball 3: Archer replies with a peach of delivery as Finch squared up.
 
Ball 2: A bumper and Finch hoicks towards deep backward square leg for SIX.
 
Ball 1: Archer beats Finch outside with a pace and swing outside off stump.

Over 2, Eng vs Aus live score: 3-2; Wood scalps Carey

Over Summary:  0 0 1 1 W 0  ; Australia: 3-2 ; Steve Smith (0), Aaron Finch (1)

Mark Wood, right-arm fast, comes into the attack

Ball 6: Steven Smith, right handed bat, comes to the crease and taps towards cover for no run.
 
Ball 5: Carey makes some room and goes for a wild slog, manages only a thin edge, and Buttler completes the catch, GONE. Carey c Buttler b Mark Wood 2(7)
 
Ball 4:  Finch collects a single.
 
Ball 3: A short delivery and Carey hoicks towards deep fine leg for a single.
 
Ball 2: Carey misses the flicks, DOT
 
Ball 1: Carey defends the first delivery.

Over 1, ENg vs Aus live score: 1-1; Warner departs for duck

Over Summary:  0 0 W 0 0 1  ; Australia: 1-1 ; Alex Carey (1), Aaron Finch (0)

Warner and Finch are at the crease. Warner is on strike. Jofra Archer opens the attack

Ball 6: A great miss-communcation between Carey and Finch as the wicket keeper batsman taps towards point region and looking for a single, Finch says yes and then mid- way looks reluctant. Direct hit would have seen double wicket maiden. A single taken though as Ali missed the direct hit. 
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Alex Carey, left handed bat, comes to the crease and leaves outside off.
 
Ball 3: A ripper of delivery as ball bounced from good length brushed the gloves and Buttler completes the catch. Warner takes review straight away, but Warner is wrong, it did brush the gloves. Warner c Buttler b Jofra Archer 0(3)
 
Ball 2: Jofra Archer gets a superb bounce from good length, Warner tries to play but keep his bat away at right moment.
 
Ball 1: David Warner leaves outside off.
 

England playing 11: Unchanged

England playing 11: Jos Buttler(w), Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Tom Banton, Eoin Morgan(c), Moeen Ali, Chris Jordan, Tom Curran, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood

Australia playing 11: unchanged

Australia playing 11: Aaron Finch(c), David Warner, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey(w), Marcus Stoinis, Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa

England vs Australia playing 11 prediction

Australia tentative playing 11: David Warner, Aaron Finch (c), Glenn Maxwell, Steve Smith, Alex Carey (wk), Marcus Stoinis/Marnus Labuschagne, Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa.

England tentative playing 11: Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Tom Banton, Eoin Morgan (c), Moeen Ali, Mark Wood, Tom Curran, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer.

David Warner feels rotating strike is important in middle overs

Australia opening batsman David Warner said that the team has to focus on 'rotating strike and hitting boundaries' in the middle overs after a two-run defeat in the first T20I against England at Ageas Bowl.
 
Chasing 163, Australia had a brilliant start as skipper Aaron Finch and Warner added 98 runs in 11 overs before the former was caught off Jofra Archer. Finch made 46-runs off 32 balls.

Australia required 39 runs from the last six overs with nine wickets in hand but a late comeback by the English bowlers provided them a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. In the last over, Australia needed 15 runs to win the match but could only score 12 runs off Tom Curran.
 
The momentum shifted in England's favour in the 15th over bowled by Rashid. He sent back Steve Smith (18) and then dismissed Glenn Maxwell (1) four balls later.
 
"I think we just have to try to be a little bit smarter and work out how we're going to hit our boundaries. We have to try to keep rotating strike and keep finding the boundary in those middle overs," ESPNcricinfo quoted Warner as saying. READ FULL ARTICLE HERE


Eng vs Aus 2nd T20: Southampton weather forecast

according to forecast, Southampton weather is likely to remain cloudy during the course second T20 International between Australia and England. There might be a drizzle in the evening with 7 per cent of rainfall, according to accuweather but that is unlikely to affect the game much.

Australia keen to help Stoinis evolve as finisher like Dhoni: Cummins

Australia is willing to give recalled all-rounder Marcus Stoinis a longer run to help him evolve as a finisher in the mould of former India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, said vice-captain Pat Cummins.
 
Stoinis' unbeaten 23 off 18 balls was not enough as Australia slipped from 124-2 to 148-6 to lose the opening T20I against hosts England by two runs on Friday.

ustralia have a lot of quality players who bat in the top-order for their domestic T20 sides but the world number one team is still searching for a batsman in the middle-order who can finish off games.
 
Opening the batting, Stoinis, 31, scored 705 runs for Melbourne Stars to top the BBL runs chart last season. However, his inability to rotate the strike early in the innings has been one of the reasons why he was left out of the 2019 World Cup.
 
"It's something we've spoken about for exactly that reason -- they're all the best players when they go back to playing domestic comps," Cummins was quoted as saying by Sydney Morning Herald.
 
"You could argue that middle-order role is one of the hardest in any cricket team. That's what we've identified, we've got to give guys a go.
 
"Someone like MS Dhoni, he was one of the best in the world because he played 3-400 ODI games. You saw during this week's practice games we gave a lot of guys a go in that."

ENG vs AUS 2nd T20 pitch report

In the first T20 International, the Ageas Bowl pitch was helpful and likely to be the same as the same 22 yards will be used for the second game. Spinner controlled the match in both the innings and it won’t be easy to score after ball gets old.

Here are the squads of both the teams:

England squad for T20Is: Eoin Morgan (c), Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Jonathan Bairstow, Tom Banton, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Joe Denly, Chris Jordan, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood.
Reserves: Liam Livingstone, Saqib Mahmood.
 
Australia squad for T20Is: Aaron Finch (c), Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Riley Meredith, Josh Philippe, Daniel Sams, Kane Richardson, Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Andrew Tye, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa.

Southampton weather live updates

According to acuuweather, there will be a cloud cover with a slightest possibility of rainfall. 


Australia vs England 1st T20 highlights

England beat great rival Australia by two runs in a Twenty20 thriller that went down to the final ball to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series here.
 
Chasing 163 to win at the empty Rose Bowl on Friday, Australia collapsed from 124-1 after 14 overs to fall short on 160-6 in its first match of international cricket in six months because of the coronavirus pandemic.
 
After losing four wickets for nine runs off 14 balls, the Australians needed 26 runs off the final three overs, 19 off the final two and then 15 off the last, bowled by Tom Curran.
 
Marcus Stoinis hit a huge six over cover off the second ball to leave the tourists needing nine runs off four, but couldn't hit another boundary.


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