ENG vs AUS 3rd T20I highlights: Australia retains top spot on ICC rankings

Australia vs England. Photo: Reuters
In the third and final T20 International match bilateral series between Australia and England, Aaron Finch led side won the match by wickets at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton on Wednesday. Australia was in danger of getting dethroned from the top of the ICC T20 rankings if it has lost the last match of series. However, the visitors were able to end the series with a win and going into the ODI series, starting Friday, with a win. England clinch the three-match series 2-1 after winning first and second T20 Internationals. 

Earlier, Australia captain Aaron Finch won the toss and elected to bowl first. Moeen Ali was leading the hosts in the absence of Eoin Morgan. 

Australia made drastic changes in its playing 11 as David Warner, Alex Carey and Pat Cummins were rested while England rested Eoin Morgan and Jos Buttler.

Playing 11 of both the teams:

England playing 11: Tom Banton, Jonny Bairstow(w), Dawid Malan, Sam Billings, Moeen Ali(c), Joe Denly, Tom Curran, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood.

Australia playing 11: Aaron Finch(c), Matthew Wade(w), Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Marsh, Ashton Agar, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood.
 

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Australia wins by 5 wickets

Australia wins the match by 5 wickets and retained the top stop in ICC T20 team rankings, thought loses the series 2-1.

Over 19.3, Eng vs Aus live score: 146-5

Australia: 145-5; Ashton Agar (16), Mitchell Marsh (39)
 
Ball 3: Marsh digs out the yorker towards mid-off and goes for a single and a direct hit would have made the things interesting. Having said that, Australia wins
 
Ball 2: Another full toss and Marsh hits towards short extra cover for no run.
 
Ball 1: A low toss and Marsh hits towards mid-on for no run.

Over 19, Eng vs Aus live score: 145-5

Over Summary: 1 1 4 1 0 1 ; Australia: 145-5; Ashton Agar (16), Mitchell Marsh (38)

Tom Curran comes into the attack...

Ball 6: Marsh taps towards mid-wicket for a single.
 
Ball 5: Marsh tucks towards short mid-wicket for no run.
 
Ball 4: A slow bumper and Agar taps it towards deep fine leg for a single.
 
Ball 3: A full delivery and Agar drives through mid-off for FOUR.
 
Ball 2: Marsh taps towards cover-point region for a single.
 
Ball 1: Agar hits towards deep mid-wicket for a single.

Over 18, Eng vs Aus live score: 137-5; Australia needs 9 runs in 12 balls

Over Summary: 1 1 0 1 1 2 ; Australia: 137-5; Ashton Agar (10), Mitchell Marsh (36)

Chris Jordan [1.0-0-12-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: A slow delivery, Marsh muscles it towards short mid-wicket, a miss field costs England two runs. 
 
Ball 5: Agar tucks towards mid-wicket for a single.
 
Ball 4: Marsh hits down the ground for a single.
 
Ball 3: Marsh hits towards cover for no run.
 
Ball 2: Agar hits towards sweeper cover for a single.
 
Ball 1: Marsh taps towards cover for a single.

Over 17, Eng vs Aus live score: 131-5; Australia need 15 runs in 18 balls

Over Summary: 1 1 2 1 0 0 ; Australia: 131-5; Ashton Agar (8), Mitchell Marsh (32)

Tom Curran [2.0-0-10-1] is back into the attack

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: Curran bowls down the leg side and Agar tries to flick, ball brushes the pads to the keeper.
 
Ball 4: Marsh taps towards point for no run.
 
Ball 3: Marsh hits the slow bumper wide of deep fine leg for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 2: Agar tucks towards square leg for a single.
 
Ball 1: Marsh nudges behind square for a single.

Over 16, Eng vs Aus live score: 126-5

Over Summary: 6 0 2 4 0 Wd 1 ; Australia: 126-5; Ashton Agar (7), Mitchell Marsh (28)

Mark Wood [3.0-0-24-1] is back into the attack

Ball 6: A single for Marsh

Ball 6: WIDE
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Marsh cuts towards point for FOUR.
 
Ball 3: Marsh tucks towards mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: A short delivery, Marsh smashes towards cow corner for SIX.

Over 15, Eng vs Aus live score: 112-5

Over Summary: 1 2 2 1 0 1 ; Australia: 112-5; Ashton Agar (7), Mitchell Marsh (15)

Jofra Archer [2.0-0-25-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Marsh taps towards deep md-wicket for a single.
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Agar collects a single.
 
Ball 3: Agar tucks towards deep backward square leg for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 2: Agar collects a couple of runs behind square on the off side.
 
Ball 1: Marsh hits towards mid-wicket for a single.

Over 14, Eng vs Aus live score: 105-5

Over Summary: 1 1 1 1 0 1 ; Australia: 105-5; Ashton Agar (2), Mitchell Marsh (13)

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

Ball 6: Marsh tucks towards mid-wicket for a single.
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Agar cuts towards point for a single.
 
Ball 3: Marsh collects a single towards deep square leg.
 
Ball 2: Agar collects a single towards deep point.
 
Ball 1: Marsh collects a single.

Ashton Agar, left handed bat, comes to the crease

Over 13, Eng vs Aus live score: 100-5; Rashid gets Smith

Over Summary: 0 1 1 0 1 W ; Australia: 100-5; Steve Smith (3), Mitchell Marsh (10)

Adil Rashid continues

Ball 6: Smith tries pushes down the ground, but ball sticks on the pitch and hits straight to Rashid, GONE. Smith c and b Adil Rashid 3(4)
 
Ball 5: Marsh hits down the ground for a single.
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: Smith nudges towards mid-wicket for a single.
 
Ball 2: Marsh pushes down the ground for a single.
 
Ball 1: A genuine leggie and Marsh edges it slip, Malan drops it again.

Over 12, Eng vs Aus live score: 97-4; Malan drops Marsh

Over Summary: 1 4 0 1 1 1 ; Australia: 97-4; Steve Smith (2), Mitchell Marsh (8)

Joe Denly, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack

Ball 6: Marsh knocks down the ground for a single.
 
Ball 5: Smith drives towards long-on for a single.
 
Ball 4: Marsh pushes down the ground for a single.
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Marsh edged and Malan drops it, goes for FOUR.
 
Ball 1: Smith collects a single down the ground.

Over 11, Eng vs Aus live score: 89-4; Rashid gets Finch, Maxwell

Over Summary: 0 W 0 Wd W 2 0 ; Australia: 89-4; Steve Smith (0), Mitchell Marsh (0)

Adil Rashid continues...

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: Mitchell Marsh, right handed bat, comes to the crease taps towards mid-wicket for a couple of runs.

Ball 4: Rashid deceives Finch with a googly, Finch has no idea tries to play cover drive. GONE. Finch b Adil Rashid 39(26) [4s-4 6s-1]
 
Ball 4: WIDE down the leg side.
 
Ball 3: Finch drives towards cover for no run.

Steven Smith, right handed bat, comes to the crease
 
Ball 2: Maxwell reverse sweeps but manages only top edge, Curran completes the catch at backward point.  Maxwell c Tom Curran b Adil Rashid 6(11)
 
Ball 1: DOT

Over 10, Eng vs Aus live score: 86-2

Over Summary: 2 0 0 1 2 2 ; Australia: 86-2; Aaron Finch (39), Glenn Maxwell (6)

Tom Curran continues..

Ball 6: Finch cuts towards deep point for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 5: Finch taps towards mid-wicket for a couple of runs,
 
Ball 4: Maxwell collects a single.
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Maxwell collects a couple of runs.

Over 9, Eng vs Aus live score: 79-2

Over Summary: 1 1 1 1 2 0 ; Australia: 79-2; Aaron Finch (35), Glenn Maxwell (3)

Adil Rashid continues...

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: Finch collects a couple of runs.
 
Ball 4: A single for Maxwll behind square.
 
Ball 3: Finch taps towards cover for a single.
 
Ball 2: Maxwell collects a single.
 
Ball 1: Finch collects a single.

Over 8, Eng vs Aus live score: 73-2; Stoinis departs

Over Summary: W 1 0 0 1 1 ; Australia: 73-2; Aaron Finch (31), Glenn Maxwell (1)

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

Ball 6: Finch collects a single. 
 
Ball 5: Maxwell collects a single.
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Finch collects a single towards short mid-wicket.

Glenn Maxwell, right handed bat, comes to the crease
 
Ball 1: Stoinis holed up to deep mid-wicket in search of a big hit. Stoinis c Tom Banton b Tom Curran 26(18) [4s-5]

Over 7, Eng vs Aus live score: 70-1

Over Summary: 1 4 1 1 0 2 ; Australia: 70-1; Aaron Finch (29), Marcus Stoinis (26)

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

Ball 6: Finch hits towards cow corner for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 5: A genuine leggie, Finch goes for slog sweep, Bairstow calls for the catch but makes mess of skier at short mid-wicket. Finch gets a lifeline. No run taken. 
 
Ball 4: Stoinis dabs a tad wide of backward point for a single.
 
Ball 3: Finch drives towards deep extra cover for a single.
 
Ball 2: Finch hits through extra cover for FOUR.
 
Ball 1: Stoinis hits down the ground for a single.

Over 6, Eng vs Aus live score: 61-1

Over Summary: 4 0 4 0 1 4 ; Australia: 61-1; Aaron Finch (22), Marcus Stoinis (24)

Mark Wood continues...

Ball 6: Finch drives through cover, a miss field, FOUR.
 
Ball 5: Stoinis punches towards a tad wide of mid-off for a single.
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: A short delivery and Stoinis pulls it handsomely towards deep fine leg for one bounce, FOUR.
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: A deft touch from Stoinis as he taps towards third man for FOUR

Over 5, Eng vs Aus live score: 48-1

Over Summary: 1 0 4 2 4 1 ; Australia: 48-1; Aaron Finch (18), Marcus Stoinis (15)

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

Ball 6: A slow delivery and Stoinis hits towards deep backward square leg for a single.
 
Ball 5: Stoinis smashes straight down the ground for FOUR.
 
Ball 4: Stoinis chips just over mid-off for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 3: Stoinis smashes FOUR.
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Finch hits towards cover for a single.

Over 4, Eng vs Aus live score: 36-1; Wood gets Wade

Over Summary: W 0 0 0 Wd 0 4 ; Australia: 36-1; Aaron Finch (17), Marcus Stoinis (4)

Mark Wood continues...

Ball 6: Stoinis smashes FOUR

Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 5: A short delivery, Stoinis ducks under it, WIDE CALLED.
 
Ball 4: Stoinis cuts towards backward point for no run.
 
Ball 3: Stoinis punches towards extra cover for no run.
 
Ball 2: Marcus Stoinis, right handed bat, comes to the crease and blocks.
 
Ball 1: A skiddy length delivery and Wade tries to muscle on the leg side, manages only the slice of the bat, Jordan completes the catch at mid-on.  Wade c Jordan b Mark Wood 14(9) [4s-1 6s-1]

Over 3, Eng vs Aus live score: 31-0

Over Summary: 1 1 0 1 6 0 ; Australia: 31-0; Aaron Finch (17), Mathew Wade (14)

Archer continues...

Ball 6: Archer bowls a cutter, brushes the Finch's pad on the way to keeper, no run.  
 
Ball 5: A short delivery and Finch goes for a pull shot, gets a top edge and sails over deep fine leg boundary for SIX.
 
Ball 4: Wade hits the slow delivery towards extra cover, a miss field concedes a single.
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Finch punches towards cover for a single.
 
Ball 1: Wade clips towards deep square leg for a single.

Over 2, Eng vs Aus live score: 22-0

Over Summary:   1 1 0 0 0 4 ; Australia: 22-0; Aaron Finch (10), Mathew Wade (12)

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

Ball 6: Ball on the pads and Finch whacks it towards deep mid-wicket for FOUR.
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Wade taps towards mid-on for a single.
 
Ball 1: Finch collects a single towards deep backward square leg.

Over 1, ENg vs Aus live score: 16-0

Over Summary:   1 4 1 4 0 6 ; Australia: 16-0; Aaron Finch (5), Mathew Wade (11)

Wade and Finch are at the crease. Wade is on strike. Jofra Archer will open the attack

Ball 6: Wade smacks the length delivery towards deep backward square leg boundary for SIX.
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Wade gloves the short ball over keeper for FOUR.
 
Ball 3: Finch collects a single.
 
Ball 2: Finch pulls the short ball towards deep square leg for FOUR.
 
Ball 1: Wade tucks towards square leg for a single.

Over 20, Eng vs Aus live score: 145-6

Over Summary: 0 1 1 1 1 1  ; England: 145-6  ; Joe Denly (29), Tom Curran (2)

Richardson continues...

Ball 6: Curran hits towards extra cover for a single. And England ends it innings with a lowest score.
 
Ball 5: Richardson bowls down the leg, hits Curran on pad, no run taken.
 
Ball 4: Joe Denly hits from the bottom of the ball towards extra cover for a single.
 
Ball 3: Curran smashes the slow delivery without any timing along the ground towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
 
Ball 2: Joe Denly squeezes the yorker towards mid-wicket region for a single.

Tom Curran, right handed bat, comes to the crease
 
Ball 1: Jordan hits straight down the ground and holed up to long-on, GONE. Jordan c Smith b K Richardson 4(6)

Over 19, Eng vs Aus live score: 141-5

Over Summary:  0 1 1 1 L1 1  ; England: 141-5 ; Joe Denly (26), Chris Jordan (4)

Starc continues...

Ball 6: Jordan collects a single.
 
Ball 5: One leg byes for England as a bumper hit Denly on helmet.
 
Ball 4: Jordan collects a single.
 
Ball 3: Denly hits towards long-on for a single.
 
Ball 2: Jordan hits towards sweeper cover for a single.
 
Ball 1: DOT

Over 18, Eng vs Aus live score: 136-5

Over Summary:  2 4 4 4 1 1  ; England: 136-5 ; Joe Denly (25), Chris Jordan (1)

Kane Richardson [2.0-0-11-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Jordan gets a thick inside edge towards deep fine leg for FOUR.
 
Ball 5: A full delivery, Denly drills towards deep extra cover for a single.
 
Ball 4: Denly gets an genuine edge betweem short third man and keeper for FOUR.
 
Ball 3: A slow delivery and Denly edges through keeper for FOUR.
 
Ball 2: Denly edges through keeper for FOUR.
 
Ball 1: Denly smashes the slow delivery towards mid-wicket region for a couple of runs.
 

Over 17, Eng vs Aus live score: 120-5; Starc gets Moeen Ali

Over Summary:  1 0 1 1 W 1  ; England: 120-5 ; Joe Denly (10), Chris Jordan (0)

Mitchell Starc [2.0-0-11-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Denly taps towards extra cover for a single. 

Chris Jordan, right handed bat, comes to the crease
 
Ball 5: Moeen Ali goes for wild slog towards deep mid-wicket and Steve Smith takes an excellant catch at the boundary line. Moeen Ali c Smith b Starc 23(21) [4s-2 6s-1]
 
Ball 4: Denly hits down the ground for FOUR.
 
Ball 3: Moeen Ali whips towards deep mid-wicket leg for a single
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Denly squeezes the yorker to third man for a single.

Over 16, Eng vs Aus live score: 116-4

Over Summary:  1 1 1 0 1 2  ; England: 116-4 ; Joe Denly (7), Moeen Ali (22)

Ashton Agar continues...

Ball 6: Moeen Ali smashes towards wide of long-on for a couple of runs.
  
Ball 5: A single for Denly
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: Moeen Ali clips towards deep backward square leg for a single.
 
Ball 2: Denly collects a single towards point region.
 
Ball 1: Moeen Ali picks a single towards sweeper cover.

Over 15, Eng vs Aus live score: 110-4

Over Summary:  0 1 6 1 0 4  ; England: 110-4 ; Joe Denly (5), Moeen Ali (18)

Zampa continues...

Ball 6: Denly hits over extra cover for FOUR.
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Ali taps towards mid-wicket for a single.
 
Ball 3: Moeen Ali smashes straight down the ground for FOUR.
 
Ball 2: Denly collects a single.
 
Ball 1: DOT

Over 14, Eng vs Aus live score: 98-4

Over Summary:  1 L1 W 0 0 4  ; England: 98-4 ; Joe Denly (0), Moeen Ali (11)

Ashton Agar [2.0-0-24-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Moeen Ali smashes FOUR. 
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: DOT

Joe Denly, right handed bat, comes to the crease
 
Ball 3: Bairstow gets a top edge and Agar runs towards edge of mid-wicket region and completes the catch. Bairstow c and b Agar 55(44) [4s-3 6s-3]
 
Ball 2: One leg byes for England.
 
Ball 1: Bairstow collects a single.

Over 13, Eng vs Aus live score: 92-3

Over Summary:  0 1 1 6 1 0  ; England: 92-3 ; Jonny Bairstow (54), Moeen Ali (7)

Zampa continues...

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: Bairstow collects a single down the ground.
 
Ball 4: Bairstow comes down the wicket and hits over log-off for SIX and completes his FIFTY.
 
Ball 3: Moeen Ali gets a single down the ground.
 
Ball 2: Bairstow collects a single
 
Ball 1: DOT

Over 12, Eng vs Aus live score: 83-3

Over Summary:  0 0 1 L1 4 0  ; England: 83-3 ; Jonny Bairstow (46), Moeen Ali (6)

Josh Hazlewood [3.0-0-18-1] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Moeen Ali dances down the track hoping for a full delivery while Hazlewood bowls the bumper, Ali has to strays away from the line of delivery.
 
Ball 5: A short delivery and Moeen Ali guides over keeper for FGOUR.
 
Ball 4: One leg byes for England.
 
Ball 3: Moeen Ali steers down to third man for a single.
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: DOT

Over 12, Eng vs Aus live score: 83-3

Over Summary:  0 0 1 L1 4 0  ; England: 83-3 ; Jonny Bairstow (46), Moeen Ali (6)

Josh Hazlewood [3.0-0-18-1] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Moeen Ali dances down the track hoping for a full delivery while Hazlewood bowls the bumper, Ali has to strays away from the line of delivery.
 
Ball 5: A short delivery and Moeen Ali guides over keeper for FGOUR.
 
Ball 4: One leg byes for England.
 
Ball 3: Moeen Ali steers down to third man for a single.
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: DOT

Over 11, Eng vs Aus live score: 77-3; Zampa gets Billings

Over Summary:  6 1 W 0 1 0  ; England: 77-3 ; Jonny Bairstow (46), Moeen Ali (1)

Zampa continues...

Ball 6: Bairstow drives towards extra cover for no run.
 
Ball 5: Moeen Ali collects a single.
 
Ball 4: Moeen Ali, left handed bat, comes to the crease and pushes towards extra cover for no runs.
 
Ball 3: Billings tries to play an reverse sweep, edges to slip as Zampa bowls slow in the air. Billings c Finch b Zampa 4(4)
 
Ball 2: Bairstow cuts towards just wide of backward point for a single.
 
Ball 1: Bairstow slog sweeps towards deep mid-wicket boundary for a GIGANTIC SIX.

Over 10, Eng vs Aus live score: 69-2

Over Summary:  0 2 6 0 1 2  ; England: 69-2 ; Jonny Bairstow (39), Dawid Malan (4)

Agar continues...

Ball 6: Billings collects a couple of runs.
 
Ball 5: Bairstow drives down the ground for a single.
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: Bairstow smashes towards cow-corner for SIX.
 
Ball 2: Bairstow collects a couple of runs.
 
Ball 1: DOT

Over 9, Eng vs Aus live score: 58-2

Over Summary:  W 1 1 1 1 1  ; England: 58-2 ; Jonny Bairstow (30), Dawid Malan (2)

Adam Zampa, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack

Ball 6: Bairstow collects a single.
 
Ball 5: Billings collects a single.
 
Ball 4: A single for Bairstow.
 
Ball 3: Billings picks a single.
 
Ball 2: Bairstow collects a single.

Sam Billings, right handed bat, comes to the crease
 
Ball 1: Malan plays a slog sweep, gets a top edge. Stoinis runs from deep mid-wicket and takes it at the circle's edge.

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

Over Summary:  2 4 1 0 4 2  ; England: 53-1 ; Jonny Bairstow (27), Dawid Malan (21)

Ashton Agar, Left arm orthodox, comes into the attack

Ball 6: Bairstow collects a couple of runs.
 
Ball 5: Bairstow cuts between point and short third man for FOUR
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: Malan taps towards mid-wicket for a single.
 
Ball 2: Malan reverse sweeps towards deep point for FOUR.
 
Ball 1: Malan collects a couple of runs.

Over 7, Eng vs Aus live score: 40-1

Over Summary:  1 2 1 1 1 1  ; England: 40-1 ; Jonny Bairstow (21), Dawid Malan (14)

Richardson continues...

Ball 6: Malan play an old fashioned slog, hits from the inside half of the bat towards long-on for a single.
 
Ball 5: Bairstow taps towards short third man for a single.
 
Ball 4: Malan tucks towards deep square leg for a single.
 
Ball 3: Bairstow hits towards sweeper cover for a single.
 
Ball 2: Bairstow punches with great timing this time towards deep extra cover for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 1: Malan steers down to third man for a single.

Over 6, Eng vs Aus live score: 33-1

Over Summary:  1 0 N 4 4 0 0  ; England: 33-1 ; Jonny Bairstow (17), Dawid Malan (11)

Hazlewood continues...

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: A short delivery and Bairstow slaps it towards deep mid-wicket for FOUR.

Ball 3: FREE HIT, Bairstow gets an thick inside edge to deep backward square leg for FOUR.
 
Ball 3: A low full toss and Bairstow smacks it to mid-off. Bairstow not finding the timing and nor the gaps. NO BALL
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Bairstow moves across and tries to work on leg side, misses.

Over 5, Eng vs Aus live score: 23-1

Over Summary:  2 0 0 0 0 2  ; England: 23-1 ; Jonny Bairstow (9), Dawid Malan (10)

Kane Richardson, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Ball 6: Bairstow collects a couple of runs. 
 
Ball 5: Bairstow mistimes towards mid-on for a single.
 
Ball 4: Bairstow again tries to play a cross batted shot, misses. Wade appeals and Finch takes the review. There is no murmer on ultraedge. Australia lost all its review.
 
Ball 3: Bairstow tries to scoop over keeper, brushed the pads on the way to keeper.
 
Ball 2: Baistow tries to play the cross batted shot again, this time ball hurried onto him. No run.
 
Ball 1: A short and wide delivery, Bairstow drags it towards deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs.

Over 4, Eng vs Aus live score: 19-1

Over Summary:  0 0 4 0 1 1  ; England: 19-1 ; Jonny Bairstow (5), Dawid Malan (10)

Hazlewood continues...

Ball 6: Baisrtow tucks towards leg side for a single. 
 
Ball 5: Malan pushes towards wide of mid-on fielder for a single.
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: A head high bumber and Malan edges over keeper for FOUR. 
 
Ball 2: Malan mistimes a pull towards mid-on as ball falls short.
 
Ball 1: Malan comes down the wicket and gets an inside onto pads for no run.

Over 3, Eng vs Aus live score: 13-1

Over Summary:  0 3 0 4 0 Wd 1  ; England: 13-1 ; Jonny Bairstow (4), Dawid Malan (5)

Mitchell Starc continues...

Ball 6: Malan steers down to third man for a single. 

Ball 6: WIDE down the leg side.
 
Ball 5: A pacy bumper, hurried onto Malan miss time the ball to in front of mid-on. 
 
Ball 4: A ball down the leg side, Malan smashes through short fine leg for FOUR.
 
Ball 3: Malan taps towards leg side for no run.
 
Ball 2: Bairstow drives straight down the ground for three runs.
 
Ball 1: DOT

Over 2, Eng vs Aus live score: 4-1; Hazlewood scalps Banton

Over Summary:  1 0 0 1 W 0  ; England: 4-1 ; Jonny Bairstow (1), Dawid Malan (0)

Josh Hazlewood, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Ball 6: Dawid Malan, left handed bat, comes to the crease and gets an inside edge onto the pads.
 
Ball 5: Banton throws his bat outside off, manages only an edge and Wades completes the catch. Tom Banton c Wade b Hazlewood 2(6)
 
Ball 4: Bairstow hits towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
 
Ball 3: Bairstow slaps towards mid-off for no run.
 
Ball 2: Bairstow hits towards cover-point region for no run.
 
Ball 1: Banton tucks towards mid-wicket region for a single.

Over 1, ENg vs Aus live score: 2-0

Over Summary:  0 0 0 1 Wd 0 0  ; England: 2-0 ; Jonny Bairstow (0), Tom Banton (1)

Tom Banton and Bairstow are at the crease. Tom Banton is on strike. Starc will open the attack

Ball 6: DOT

Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 5: WIDE down the leg side.
 
Ball 4: Banton taps towards off side for a single.
 
Ball 3: A loud appeal for LBW against Banton as Starc bowls an inswinger. A loud appeal, umpire remains unmoved, Finch takes the review. There was an inside edge. Australia lost its review. 
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Tom Banton leaves outside ioff.

England playing 11

England playing 11: Tom Banton, Jonny Bairstow(w), Dawid Malan, Sam Billings, Moeen Ali(c), Joe Denly, Tom Curran, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood.

Australia playing 11

Australia (Playing XI): Aaron Finch(c), Matthew Wade(w), Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Marsh, Ashton Agar, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood

England vs Australia playing 11 prediction

Australia playing 11: Aaron Finch, David Warner, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey, Marcus Stoinis, Aston Agar, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa

England playing 11: Jonny Bairstow, Tom Banton, Dawid Malan, Eoin Morgan, Sam Billings, Moeen Ali, Tom Curran, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood
 

Squads of both the teams

England Squad: Tom Banton, Jonny Bairstow(w), Dawid Malan, Eoin Morgan(c), Sam Billings, Moeen Ali, Tom Curran, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood, Joe Denly, Sam Curran

Australia Squad: David Warner, Aaron Finch(c), Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey(w), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa, Matthew Wade, Mitchell Marsh, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon, Sean Abbott, Andrew Tye, Marnus Labuschagne, Riley Meredith, Daniel Sams, Josh Philippe
 

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Buttler heaps praise on Malan and Moeen after 2nd T20I win

England batsman Jos Buttler has heaped praise on Dawid Malan and Moeen Ali for providing support from the other end after playing an unbeaten match-winning knock of 77 in the second T20I against Australia.
 
Chasing a moderate target of 158 at Ageas Bowl, Buttler played a quickfire knock of 77 runs off 54 balls studded with two sixes and eight fours. He also had an 87-run crucial partnership with Malan for the second wicket.
 
Malan smashed 42 off 32 balls at a striker rate of 131.25. Buttler had a 23-run brief partnership with Ali to steer England over the line.
 
All-rounder Ali remained unbeaten on 13 runs off six balls as Three Lions chased the target in 18.5 overs.
 
"Best place to bat in T20s, wicket got a bit better and that was a manageable target. The guys bowled well up top and pegged them back. If we got through 2-3 opening overs and settled down, we got a partnership going with Dawid and that set us up. Every time Dawid's got a chance he does brilliantly, and at the end Moeen said he was happy to take on the leg-spinner turning it into him," ESPNcricinfo quoted Buttler as saying after the match. READ FULL ARTICLE HERE

Jos Buttler to miss the third T20I match today

England's wicketkeeper batsman Jos Buttler will miss the final T20 match against Australia on Tuesday to be with his family, the country's cricket board announced on Monday.
 
The 29-year-old, who hit a match-winning unbeaten 77 in the second T20, left England's bio-bubble on Sunday evening following the team's six-wicket victory over the arch-rivals.
 
"He will miss England's final Vitality IT20 against Australia on Tuesday at the Ageas Bowl," the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said in a statement.
 
England leads the three-match T20 series 2-0.
 
As a member of the Test team, Buttler spent two months in the bio-secure bubble for the red-ball series against West Indies and Pakistan before joining the white-ball team for Australia's tour of England. READ FULL ARTICLE HERE
 

WATCH: Second T20I highlights

England registered a six-wicket win over Australia in the second T20I on Sunday.
 
With this, the hosts have sealed the three-match series as they now enjoy a 2-0 lead over the Aaron Finch-led side.
 
Chasing a decent target of 158 runs, England got off to bad start as opener Jonny Bairstow got out after scoring nine runs. Jos Buttler was then joined by Dawid Malan and the duo played brilliantly. Both struck regular boundaries and took the side over the 100-run mark.
 
Ashton Agar handed Australia with the much-needed breakthrough as he dismissed Malan (42). Tom Banton and Eoin Morgan failed to leave a mark as they were dismissed after scoring two and seven runs respectively.
 
However, Buttler continued his stunning form and went on to score his half-century. Buttler and Moeen Ali then easily took their team over the line in the 19th over. Buttler had played an unbeaten knock of 77 runs.
 

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