England vs Australia, 2nd T20I at Southampton Live Score: England Win by 6 Wickets, Take Series

England vs Australia Live Score & Live Updates of 2nd T20I Match at Southampton:Four and Four! Malan now takes on Zampa and a finer reverse sweep fetches him four to third man after which he's gone strongly down the ground over the bowler's head. After 10 overs, England are 74/1 and look to be on course for a win.

Australia vs England (T20)

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AUS vs ENG Cricket Scorecard (T20)

2nd T20I T20, The Rose Bowl, Southampton, 06 September, 2020

Australia

157/7

(20.0) RR 7.84

Australia Aaron Finch (C)
England beat Australia by 6 wickets
England Eoin Morgan (C)

England

158/4

(18.5) RR 0.0

Highlights

  • 22:07 (IST)

    SIX! Ali goes straight over the bowlers head and Zampa looks on as the ball lands near the sight screen. England have won by 6 wickets and taken the series 2-0. 

  • 22:06 (IST)

    SIX and Four! Moeen Ali takes Zampa on in the 19th. Dances down the track and goes well over long off and then slaps it through the covers for four more. 

  • 22:03 (IST)

    Five singles of Ashton Agar's final over for England who are 140/4 after 18 overs. They need 18 to win off 2 overs with Buttler and Moeen Ali in the middle. Buttler will be on strike for the 19th over. 

  • 22:00 (IST)

    OUT! One delivery after an lbw appeal review goes Morgan's way, Zampa has his man. Morgan looks for an expansive drive but Maxwell holds on to a hard hit cover drive. England 136/4. 

  • 21:59 (IST)

    Four! Morgan's determined to not let this roll on too long. He's plonked his front foot down the pitch and whacked it over the bowler's head for a boundary. 

  • 21:52 (IST)

    OUT! Agar has struck again and Australia have their third wicket. Tom Banton looks for the big sweep to the shorter boundary and is caught out by Cummins in the deep. ENgland 122/3.

  • 21:44 (IST)

    Fifty! Buttler has his half-century - chips one over the fielders at cover for a boundary off Agar and then reverse sweeps for another boundary through cover point. England 115/2 after 14 overs.

  • 21:41 (IST)

    OUT! Australia strike with Ashton Agar. Malan tries to go over cow corner and Stoinis takes a comfortable catch. England 114/2. 

  • 21:39 (IST)

    FOUR! Buttler now! Cummins goes short, but just sits up around the shoulder. Buttler's hanging behind already, riding it and swivelling on his pull past a diving fine leg. England 105/1. 

  • 21:37 (IST)

    FOUR! Malan flays it over extra cover. Cummins pitches it up on off, and Malan shimmies to leg and absolutely creams this inside-out slap over. England on the charge.

  • 21:24 (IST)

    Four and Four! Malan now takes on Zampa and a finer reverse sweep fetches him four to third man after which he's gone strongly down the ground over the bowler's head. After 10 overs, England are 74/1 and look to be on course for a win. 

  • 21:20 (IST)

    Four and Four! Malan takes on Maxwell first with a reverse sweep over point and rocks on to the back foot and slaps it through point powerfully. Stoinis had no chance. 

  • 21:11 (IST)

    Cummins through with his third over. He starts his over well too and even gets one in on the ribs to Malan, who's a little winded. Cummins follows that up with a pacy bouncer that's called wide before Malan looks to slog him and catches the edge through to a streaky boundary! Good contest going on between the two. England 44/1 after 6 overs.

  • 21:06 (IST)

    Four and Four! Short from Starc to Malan and he's cracked it through front of square for a boundary. After that Buttler gets into the act too as it catches the toe end of his bat while he was trying to pull a wide one down the legside. After a good start to the over Starc will be disappointed with his poor finish. England 37/1 after 5. 

  • 21:01 (IST)

    Australia reduce the pace in the attack very quickly with Kane Richardson in the attack now. Almost a good first over but that's been spoilt off the final delivery as Buttler takes him on and goes miles over long on. Four dots against Buttler for Richardson before he pitches it up and in the arc. England are 27/1. 

  • 20:57 (IST)

    8 runs to Bairstow at the start of the over before Starc returns with some hostile bowling and has his man. Bairstow by the way was caught behind by Carey apart from being hit-wicket. England 20/1 after 3 overs.

  • 20:55 (IST)

    OUT! Bairstow’s Hit Wkt!! That's a strange dismissal, but Australia will not mind it one bit - the effort ball from Starc, banged in short and it zipped past Bairstow's attempted hook - he was late on the shot and the momentum meant he ended up smashing the stumps with the bat on the follow-through. Was looking good, Bairstow - but this is an unfortunate way to get dismissed. Bairstow hit wkt b Starc 9(11)

  • 20:52 (IST)

    Four! Bairstow seems to be on a roll, length delivery outside off, he leans forward, drives it on the up and past the non-striker, no need to run for those. Starc can just look on.

  • 20:50 (IST)

    FOUR! Nicely played, back of a length and angling across the right-hander, Bairstow leans into the drive and punches it over mid-off for a boundary of Starc. 

  • 20:39 (IST)

    Jos Buttler and Jonny Bairstow in the middle now and Mitchell Starc will start proceedings. England need 158 to win the series. 

  • 20:29 (IST)

    The final over is bowled by Archer. The over begins with two singles and a wide before Cummins gets a valuable boundary towards third man and follows that with a big six towards long-on! This is followed by two wides before Agar is run-out. The over ends with a double taken by Starc and Australia end on 157-7. 

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22:07 (IST)

SIX! Ali goes straight over the bowlers head and Zampa looks on as the ball lands near the sight screen. England have won by 6 wickets and taken the series 2-0. 

22:06 (IST)

SIX and Four! Moeen Ali takes Zampa on in the 19th. Dances down the track and goes well over long off and then slaps it through the covers for four more. 

22:03 (IST)

Five singles of Ashton Agar's final over for England who are 140/4 after 18 overs. They need 18 to win off 2 overs with Buttler and Moeen Ali in the middle. Buttler will be on strike for the 19th over. 

22:00 (IST)

OUT! One delivery after an lbw appeal review goes Morgan's way, Zampa has his man. Morgan looks for an expansive drive but Maxwell holds on to a hard hit cover drive. England 136/4. 

21:59 (IST)

Four! Morgan's determined to not let this roll on too long. He's plonked his front foot down the pitch and whacked it over the bowler's head for a boundary. 

21:56 (IST)

Buttler's doing his thing, can Australia get him quickly? 

21:52 (IST)

OUT! Agar has struck again and Australia have their third wicket. Tom Banton looks for the big sweep to the shorter boundary and is caught out by Cummins in the deep. ENgland 122/3.

21:50 (IST)

Not the best day at work Mitchell Starc. 6 runs off the final over of his spell. England comfortable with Banton and Buttler in the middle and on 121/2 after 15 overs.

21:45 (IST)

Superb stuff from Buttler

21:44 (IST)

Fifty! Buttler has his half-century - chips one over the fielders at cover for a boundary off Agar and then reverse sweeps for another boundary through cover point. England 115/2 after 14 overs.

21:41 (IST)

OUT! Australia strike with Ashton Agar. Malan tries to go over cow corner and Stoinis takes a comfortable catch. England 114/2. 

21:39 (IST)

FOUR! Buttler now! Cummins goes short, but just sits up around the shoulder. Buttler's hanging behind already, riding it and swivelling on his pull past a diving fine leg. England 105/1. 

21:37 (IST)

FOUR! Malan flays it over extra cover. Cummins pitches it up on off, and Malan shimmies to leg and absolutely creams this inside-out slap over. England on the charge.

21:33 (IST)

It's all reverse sweeps here from England, Malan fails to connect to one against Agar but Buttler ensures he finishes up the quota for the over with a boundary to backward point. England 94/1 after 12. Australia need wickets desperately. 

21:29 (IST)

Kane Richardson back into the attack but even he's leaking runs here. Malan and Buttler work him around well before a full and wide gets the treatment it deserved from Buttler. England motoring along at 86/1 after 11 overs. 72 needed off 54 deliveries. 

21:24 (IST)

Four and Four! Malan now takes on Zampa and a finer reverse sweep fetches him four to third man after which he's gone strongly down the ground over the bowler's head. After 10 overs, England are 74/1 and look to be on course for a win. 

21:20 (IST)

Four and Four! Malan takes on Maxwell first with a reverse sweep over point and rocks on to the back foot and slaps it through point powerfully. Stoinis had no chance. 

21:17 (IST)

Adam Zampa comes into the attack from the other end now and Buttler looks to unsettle him right from the start as he keeps dancing down the track. Even Malan looks to have a go at Zampa but they can only get four runs in singles. England 53/1 after 8. 

21:14 (IST)

Australia bring Glenn Maxwell into the attack as Finch looks for wickets. 5 runs and no boundaries of the over for England who are 49/1 after 7 overs. 

21:11 (IST)

Cummins through with his third over. He starts his over well too and even gets one in on the ribs to Malan, who's a little winded. Cummins follows that up with a pacy bouncer that's called wide before Malan looks to slog him and catches the edge through to a streaky boundary! Good contest going on between the two. England 44/1 after 6 overs.

21:06 (IST)

Four and Four! Short from Starc to Malan and he's cracked it through front of square for a boundary. After that Buttler gets into the act too as it catches the toe end of his bat while he was trying to pull a wide one down the legside. After a good start to the over Starc will be disappointed with his poor finish. England 37/1 after 5. 

21:01 (IST)

Australia reduce the pace in the attack very quickly with Kane Richardson in the attack now. Almost a good first over but that's been spoilt off the final delivery as Buttler takes him on and goes miles over long on. Four dots against Buttler for Richardson before he pitches it up and in the arc. England are 27/1. 

20:57 (IST)

8 runs to Bairstow at the start of the over before Starc returns with some hostile bowling and has his man. Bairstow by the way was caught behind by Carey apart from being hit-wicket. England 20/1 after 3 overs.

20:55 (IST)

OUT! Bairstow’s Hit Wkt!! That's a strange dismissal, but Australia will not mind it one bit - the effort ball from Starc, banged in short and it zipped past Bairstow's attempted hook - he was late on the shot and the momentum meant he ended up smashing the stumps with the bat on the follow-through. Was looking good, Bairstow - but this is an unfortunate way to get dismissed. Bairstow hit wkt b Starc 9(11)

20:52 (IST)

Four! Bairstow seems to be on a roll, length delivery outside off, he leans forward, drives it on the up and past the non-striker, no need to run for those. Starc can just look on.

20:50 (IST)

FOUR! Nicely played, back of a length and angling across the right-hander, Bairstow leans into the drive and punches it over mid-off for a boundary of Starc. 

20:50 (IST)

Pat Cummins from the other end this time and he's kept the batsmen from getting away too. Buttler though pouncing on one, makes room and goes inside out through cover for a boundary. England 11/0. 

20:45 (IST)

Starc has a big lbw appeal against Bairstow that is turned down, just missing leg. Good over as Starc does well to tuck the batsmen up. Can't end the over too well as he errs in line and it runs away for four leg byes. England 5/0.

20:39 (IST)

Jos Buttler and Jonny Bairstow in the middle now and Mitchell Starc will start proceedings. England need 158 to win the series. 

20:29 (IST)

The final over is bowled by Archer. The over begins with two singles and a wide before Cummins gets a valuable boundary towards third man and follows that with a big six towards long-on! This is followed by two wides before Agar is run-out. The over ends with a double taken by Starc and Australia end on 157-7. 

England vs Australia, 2nd T20I at Southampton Live Score: England Win by 6 Wickets, Take Series

England vs Australia Live Score & Live Updates of 2nd T20I Match at Southampton: Fifty! Buttler has his half-century - chips one over the fielders at cover for a boundary off Agar and then reverse sweeps for another boundary through cover point. England 115/2 after 14 overs.

2nd T20I preview: Eoin Morgan and England defeated Australia in a closely fought encounter on Friday, and on Sunday afternoon they’ll look to wrap up the T20I series at Southampton. England lead the three-match series 1-0 with all three T20Is being played behind closed doors. However, Aaron Finch will want his Australian side, who returned to competitive cricket for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic struck, to be sharper than Friday. For Morgan, who is under pressure to carry the team in the absence of Ben Stokes did not have a good day with the bat in the first game and the performance of the batting group is an added concern. Only Jos Buttler and Dawid Malan produced something to write home about.

England might look to push Tom Banton back up the order to make use his of fearless style of play, but it is the question marks on the middle order that could hold them back. But for sure Morgan will need Moeen Ali to have a better day at work than Friday. For Australia too, the problem is similar as the likes of Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis and Alex Carey failed to support the good provided by the openers David Warner and Aaron Finch. Australia were in pole position to win the first game after a cracking start to the chase by their openers, but Maxwell who has been among their best bets in the middle order struggled. After openers Aaron Finch and David Warner made fifties, Australia looked on par for a comfortable win, requiring only 39 runs off their last six overs with nine wickets in hand. Given the vulnerability, Finch might even turn to Marnus Labuschagne, a player who he thought would have to wait to make an impression in the shortest format. Both captains would have been pleased about their bowlers’ performances in the first game and will hope for more of that, with a tad bit more discipline.