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Australia thrash England in T20 clash

IANS  |  Melbourne 

rode on a strong all-round performance to outclass England by seven wickets in their International (T20I) here on Saturday.

Opting to bowl on winning the toss, the Australians restricted England to 137/7.

was the most successful among the Australian bowlers with figures of 3/33 in his four overs while fellow pacer returned 2/28. Medium-pacer also bagged a wicket.

was the highest scorer for England with 46 runs off 49 balls.

England were off to a poor start, losing their top three batsmen within the first four overs.

Buttler and tried to stem the rot with a 36-run stand over the next six overs before the latter was bowled by a full length slower delivery from Tye.

Vince produced a run-a-ball 21 with two hits to the fence.

Buttler was involved in another crucial partnership, this time with as the duo added 43 runs between them in 41 deliveries.

But Stanlake brought the partnership to an end when latched on to a miscued shot by Billings at mid-off.

then dismissed and Buttler in the last over as the Englaish innings ended with a wimper.

The hosts were then boosted by strong batting by Glenn Maxwell, D and as they overhauled the target in 14.3 overs.

Maxwell was th highest scorer for with 39 runs off 26 deliveries which included three boundaries and two sixes. Short and Lynn scored 36 and 31 respectively.

came lower down the order and remained unbeaten with a whirlwind 20 runs off just five balls as romped home in style.

Brief scores:

England: 137/7 in 20 overs (46; 3/33) vs Australia: 138/3 in 14.3 overs (39, D 36, 31).

--IANS

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First Published: Sat, February 10 2018. 22:12 IST
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