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4th September, 2020
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First Innings: Australia



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4th September, 2020


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England win by 2 runs

0/23 (3.0) *Jordan O: 20.0 Cummins* 0 (0)
0/33 (4.0) Curran RR:6.86 Stoinis 23 (18)
run out (Rashid)18.6
Agar 4(5)
b. Wood16.3
Carey 1(5)
b. Archer15.2
Warner 58(47)
c. Morgan b. Rashid14.6
Maxwell 1(2)
c. Bairstow b. Rashid14.2
Smith 18(11)
c. Jordan b. Archer10.6
Finch 46(32)
First Innings: England7/162RR: 6.94O: 20.0

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First Innings: England 7/162 RR: 6.94 O: 20.0
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR

J.C. Buttler+

c. Cummins b. Agar

44 29 5 2 151.72

J.M. Bairstow

c. Starc b. Cummins

8 7 1 0 114.29

D.J. Malan

c. Smith b. Richardson

66 43 5 3 153.49

T. Banton

c. Finch b. Agar

8 10 1 0 80.00

E.J.G. Morgan*

c. Smith b. Maxwell

5 3 1 0 166.67

M.M. Ali

c. Zampa b. Maxwell

2 6 0 0 33.33

T.K. Curran

c. Agar b. Richardson

6 10 0 0 60.00

C.J. Jordan

not out

14 8 1 0 175.00

A.U. Rashid

not out

1 4 0 0 25.00

J.C. Archer


M.A. Wood



(b 2, lb 0, w 6, nb 0)

Total 162  
Bowlers O M R W Ec
M.A. Starc 3.0 0 30 0 10.00
A.C. Agar 4.0 0 32 2 8.00
P.J. Cummins 3.0 0 24 1 8.00
K.W. Richardson 3.0 0 13 2 4.33
A. Zampa 4.0 0 47 0 11.75
G.J. Maxwell 3.0 0 14 2 4.67
First Innings: Australia 6/160 RR: 6.86 O: 20.0
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR

D.A. Warner

b. Archer

58 47 4 0 123.40

A.J. Finch*

c. Jordan b. Archer

46 32 7 1 143.75

S.P.D. Smith

c. Bairstow b. Rashid

18 11 2 1 163.64

G.J. Maxwell

c. Morgan b. Rashid

1 2 0 0 50.00

M.P. Stoinis

not out

23 18 0 1 127.78

A.T. Carey+

b. Wood

1 5 0 0 20.00

A.C. Agar

run out (Rashid)

4 5 0 0 80.00

P.J. Cummins

not out

0 0 0 0 0.00

M.A. Starc


A. Zampa


K.W. Richardson



(b 0, lb 2, w 7, nb 0)

Total 160  
Bowlers O M R W Ec
J.C. Archer 4.0 0 33 2 8.25
M.A. Wood 4.0 0 31 1 7.75
C.J. Jordan 3.0 0 23 0 7.67
T.K. Curran 4.0 0 33 0 8.25
A.U. Rashid 4.0 0 29 2 7.25
M.M. Ali 1.0 0 9 0 9.00

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Almost six months since they left the field at an empty SCG, Australia make their return to international cricket at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton as they face England in the first of three T20s. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 3am (AEST).

Any clash between the two old rivals is a must-watch and this series is no exception, especially as Australia and England are the top two ranked T20 sides in the world.

With Test cricket done and dusted for the summer, England are able to select their first-choice squad for this series.

As such, Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran and Mark Wood have been included.

Ben Stokes has not been selected as he continues to spend time with his ill father in New Zealand, while Joe Root misses out despite scoring two half-centuries for Yorkshire in the Vitality Blast last weekend.

Jason Roy remains out with a side strain picked up during training for the series against Pakistan. Roy will stay in the bio-secure bubble in the hope that he can play in the ODI series that follows this T20 series.

However, with Tom Banton doing well at the top of the order with Jonny Bairstow, Roy’s absence hasn’t affected England in the slightest.

As for Australia, they’ve named a 21-man combined squad for the limited-overs tour of England, including potential debutants Josh Philippe, Daniel Sams and Riley Meredith.

Philippe played a key role in the Sydney Sixers’ victory in February’s BBL final against the Melbourne Stars, with his 29-ball half-century earning him player of the match. There’s been a lot of talk about his talents, but any inclusion in the final XI will be dependent on where he can be fitted into the batting order.


Glenn Maxwell returns to international action for the first time since taking a mental health break at the end of last year. Nathan Lyon, Marcus Stoinis and Andrew Tye are also back.

With both teams fielding strong sides, this series is set up to be a close one.

That said, England appear to be the favourites, especially having successfully chased down a target of 196 on Sunday and coming close to chasing down 191 on Tuesday. Considering there were a few first-choice players missing for the series against Pakistan, surely England can be even stronger for the series against Australia?

A stronger side is needed for a stronger opponent in Australia, but the England T20 team is in rude health and their recent good form should continue into this series.

Game information

First ball: 3am (AEST)
Venue: Ageas Bowl, Southampton
TV: Fox Cricket
Online: Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Odds: England $1.73, Australia $2.10

England squad
Eoin Morgan (c), Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Jonny 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
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


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