England vs Australia, 1st T20I at Southampton, Highlights: As it happened

England vs Australia Live Score & Live Updates of 1st T20I Match at Southampton: OUT! Smith looks to go for another big shot but does not connect well on the sweep and Jonny Bairstow takes a good catch in the deep. Rashid finally has a wicket. Australia 124/2.

Highlights

  • 02:04 (IST)

    England Win!! Despite Australia's brilliant start they fall just short as England win by 2 runs. Marcus Stoinis' efforts are in vain in the final over as Australia collapse after the departure of the top 3. England lead the series 1-0. 

  • 01:59 (IST)

    SIX! Marcus Stoinis has swung hard off a length ball from Curran and that's landed up well back over cover. Australia back in it with 9 needed from 4. Brute power from Stoinis.

  • 01:58 (IST)

    OUT! Huge over for England as Jordan bowls well and then runs out Agar by milimeters. Terrible running from Agar and Australia have lost all the momentum from the start. 15 needed of the final over.

  • 01:40 (IST)

    OUT! Wood strikes and Alex Carey has been cleaned up on the angle from round the wicket. Superb from Wood. England are fighting back and how. Australia 133/5. 

  • 01:33 (IST)

    OUT! Fast and straight on the stumps from Archer and Warner misses. England get the important breakthrough as Warner is cleaned up for 58. Australia 129/4. 

  • 01:30 (IST)

    OUT! Maxwell is gone for 1, terrible shot of Rashid's final delivery. Slaps it straight to the fielder. Australia are 127/3 after 15 overs. England will feel they have a chance now.

  • 01:26 (IST)

    OUT! Smith looks to go for another big shot but does not connect well on the sweep and Jonny Bairstow takes a good catch in the deep. Rashid finally has a wicket. Australia 124/2.

  • 01:22 (IST)

    SIX! And that's some way to welcome Moeen Ali to the attack. Smith dances down the track and he's lofted well back into the empty stands at long off! Grand shot through and through. 

  • 01:15 (IST)

    Fifty! Warner finishes the over with a quick two and then a single to square leg to bring up his half century. He's been brilliant this evening. 

  • 01:13 (IST)

    Four and Four! Short and fast from Wood and Steve Smith gets off the mark with a swivel and pick up. Wood bowled that at 94mph and fine leg and square leg had no chance. Pulled powerfully in front of square after that and a misfield from Banton gives away another boundary. 

  • 01:10 (IST)

    OUT! Archer back into the attack and finally gets Finch at the end of the over. A short one before to soften him up before an invitation to drive goes straight into the hands of Jordan at mid off. Australia 98/1 after 11 with Finch gone for 46. 

  • 00:58 (IST)

    SIX and FOUR and FOUR! Rashid throws up the wrong un but Finch picked it and slog swept with his new bat and it's gone well back into the stands. Huge huge hit! Rashid fires it in fast and Finch then goes inside out through cover and beats the two men at the fence. Four more. Excellent batting. And he ends the over with a repeat of the inside out shot, this time over cover. One's forgotten Warner's miscued reverse sweep early in the over with the Finch show. 17 from it, Australia are 87/0 after 9 overs.

  • 00:54 (IST)

    Australia definitely up and running and you would not think they've not played since March. 10 runs of Curran's over without a boundary as Warner and Finch show off their sharp running between the wickets. Australia 70/0 after 8 and need 93 off 12 overs with all their wickets in tact. Tough task from here on in for England. 

  • 00:43 (IST)

    Back to Jordan who's put it in the arc for Finch who gives the new bat a good try and the reward is four, he tried it again later when he went inside out and got a couple though for that. 10 runs of the over, Australia 55/0 after 6 overs.

  • 00:34 (IST)

    Chris Jordan comes into the attack and mixes up the pace a bit but Australia still keep the runrate going. One bad ball outside off to Warner though was flayed through the point region after which he almost got caught out with a loopy full toss. He finishes short and wide to Finch and it's a second boundary in his first over. Australia 41/0. 

  • 23:58 (IST)

    FOUR! Jordan ends the final over with a four and the hosts finish the first innings at 162-7. Australia will be the happier of the two sides going into the break and will likely back themselves to chase this target down. Find out in a few minutes how the visitors fare in the second innings. 

  • 23:50 (IST)

    OUT! Malan again goes for a big shot but finds Smith at long-off. His 66 has been key to England's cause today though, so fair play to the batsman. England will want to finish strong now. 

  • 23:48 (IST)

    Zampa bowls the 18th over and it is an expensive one! First five wides are given away - bonus runs. Malan then hits back-to-back sixes before taking a single to finish the over. 22 off the over! 

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02:04 (IST)

England Win!! Despite Australia's brilliant start they fall just short as England win by 2 runs. Marcus Stoinis' efforts are in vain in the final over as Australia collapse after the departure of the top 3. England lead the series 1-0. 

01:59 (IST)

SIX! Marcus Stoinis has swung hard off a length ball from Curran and that's landed up well back over cover. Australia back in it with 9 needed from 4. Brute power from Stoinis.

01:58 (IST)

OUT! Huge over for England as Jordan bowls well and then runs out Agar by milimeters. Terrible running from Agar and Australia have lost all the momentum from the start. 15 needed of the final over.

01:49 (IST)

Tom Curran comes back into the attack and allows the duo of Stoinis-Agar to knock it around with ease. 19 needed off 2 overs after the 7 run over. No risk cricket from Australia right now. 

01:40 (IST)

OUT! Wood strikes and Alex Carey has been cleaned up on the angle from round the wicket. Superb from Wood. England are fighting back and how. Australia 133/5. 

01:37 (IST)

Two new men in the middle, Stoinis and Carey. The latter being the one who likes a scrap says Shane Warne. Archer finishes with 2/33 as Australia need 30 runs from 4 overs. 

01:33 (IST)

OUT! Fast and straight on the stumps from Archer and Warner misses. England get the important breakthrough as Warner is cleaned up for 58. Australia 129/4. 

01:30 (IST)

OUT! Maxwell is gone for 1, terrible shot of Rashid's final delivery. Slaps it straight to the fielder. Australia are 127/3 after 15 overs. England will feel they have a chance now.

01:26 (IST)

OUT! Smith looks to go for another big shot but does not connect well on the sweep and Jonny Bairstow takes a good catch in the deep. Rashid finally has a wicket. Australia 124/2.

01:22 (IST)

SIX! And that's some way to welcome Moeen Ali to the attack. Smith dances down the track and he's lofted well back into the empty stands at long off! Grand shot through and through. 

01:19 (IST)

Rashid comes into the attack after Finch departs and the spinner gives Smith and Warner something to think about. Four runs take them to 115/1 after 13. Australia are in total control. 

01:15 (IST)

Fifty! Warner finishes the over with a quick two and then a single to square leg to bring up his half century. He's been brilliant this evening. 

01:13 (IST)

Four and Four! Short and fast from Wood and Steve Smith gets off the mark with a swivel and pick up. Wood bowled that at 94mph and fine leg and square leg had no chance. Pulled powerfully in front of square after that and a misfield from Banton gives away another boundary. 

01:10 (IST)

OUT! Archer back into the attack and finally gets Finch at the end of the over. A short one before to soften him up before an invitation to drive goes straight into the hands of Jordan at mid off. Australia 98/1 after 11 with Finch gone for 46. 

01:05 (IST)

Are we surprised? 

01:04 (IST)

Wood comes back into the attack and as expected bowls fast but has given away a couple wides. But no freebies and plenty of short stuff at the ribs from him. Australia 91/0 after 10.

00:58 (IST)

SIX and FOUR and FOUR! Rashid throws up the wrong un but Finch picked it and slog swept with his new bat and it's gone well back into the stands. Huge huge hit! Rashid fires it in fast and Finch then goes inside out through cover and beats the two men at the fence. Four more. Excellent batting. And he ends the over with a repeat of the inside out shot, this time over cover. One's forgotten Warner's miscued reverse sweep early in the over with the Finch show. 17 from it, Australia are 87/0 after 9 overs.

00:54 (IST)

Australia definitely up and running and you would not think they've not played since March. 10 runs of Curran's over without a boundary as Warner and Finch show off their sharp running between the wickets. Australia 70/0 after 8 and need 93 off 12 overs with all their wickets in tact. Tough task from here on in for England. 

00:48 (IST)

Adil Rashid comes in as England tries to slow down like Australia's spinners did. Both are beaten once each in the over at least. There's a stumping review thrown in the mix as well. It's all happening! Australia 60/0 after 7.

00:43 (IST)

Back to Jordan who's put it in the arc for Finch who gives the new bat a good try and the reward is four, he tried it again later when he went inside out and got a couple though for that. 10 runs of the over, Australia 55/0 after 6 overs.

00:39 (IST)

Good start by Tom Curram. Four singles only to Australia and Finch has a change of bat too. Australia are 49/0 after 5 overs.

00:34 (IST)

Chris Jordan comes into the attack and mixes up the pace a bit but Australia still keep the runrate going. One bad ball outside off to Warner though was flayed through the point region after which he almost got caught out with a loopy full toss. He finishes short and wide to Finch and it's a second boundary in his first over. Australia 41/0. 

00:28 (IST)

Clever batting from Australia. Warner's waiting to pull and Archer obliges first before Finch does the same but goes to fine leg for a four. Australia 31/0.

00:24 (IST)

Mark Wood hurrying David Warner a bit but the southpaw finds the fine leg boundary first through an inside edge and then off the glove while trying to pull. Another pull in between almost resulted in Warner getting caught at mid on as well as Wood hit 94+ mph in the over. Australia 20/0.

00:19 (IST)

Poor start from Archer as he concedes back to back boundaries to Finch at the end. First a short one which was muscled away and then a finely played leg glance by Finch. Warner started off with a single first up to get off the mark as well. Australia are 9/0 after 1 over.

00:15 (IST)

This T20I is delicately poised here in Southampton. Very much gettable for both sides. Jofra Archer, who last bowled in World Cup final super over in 2019 at Lords, will bowl to David Warner and Aaron Finch.

23:58 (IST)

FOUR! Jordan ends the final over with a four and the hosts finish the first innings at 162-7. Australia will be the happier of the two sides going into the break and will likely back themselves to chase this target down. Find out in a few minutes how the visitors fare in the second innings. 

23:53 (IST)

What a 19th over that was from Richardson. He takes a wicket and concedes just five runs - that is doubly impressive in the death. England need a strong final over now. 

23:50 (IST)

OUT! Malan again goes for a big shot but finds Smith at long-off. His 66 has been key to England's cause today though, so fair play to the batsman. England will want to finish strong now. 

23:48 (IST)

Zampa bowls the 18th over and it is an expensive one! First five wides are given away - bonus runs. Malan then hits back-to-back sixes before taking a single to finish the over. 22 off the over! 

England vs Australia, 1st T20I at Southampton, Highlights: As it happened

England vs Australia Live Score & Live Updates of 1st T20I Match at Southampton: OUT! Maxwell is gone for 1, terrible shot of Rashid's final delivery. Slaps it straight to the fielder. Australia are 127/3 after 15 overs. England will feel they have a chance now.

Preview: England, West Indies, Ireland and Pakistan done. Australia next. Aaron Finch's men will become the next international team to resume duties when they take on England in a three-match Twenty20 International series starting on Friday (September 4) at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton. Australia have had a few intra-squad matches, and their players will be itching for some international action, which they haven't had since mid-March when the scheduled ODI series against New Zealand was abandoned. "The way the players have hit the ground running has been really exciting," Finch said before the match. "I know not just me but everyone is just absolutely pumped to be playing international cricket again."

It might be easily forgotten, but Australia are the No. 1 ranked side in T20 International cricket. They've never won the T20 World Cup - something they put down to not taking the format seriously. This year would have been a great chance considering it was scheduled for home but the COVID-19 pandemic postponed it. Nevertheless, Australia will be hoping to build a team for the 2021 tournament scheduled in India. More importantly, they'd look to get back in action, and what better way than a series against England, their arch rivals. England are No. 2 in the ranking and are just coming off a 1-1 series draw against Pakistan. They've got their full strength squad in for this series, with the likes of Jofra Archer and Jos Buttler returning. Ben Stokes, who is in New Zealand for personal reasons, continues to stay out. Australia have come with full strength and will be determined to have a hit. Finch has already spoken about aiming for the final of the T20 World Cup, and this will be the first step in that direction. A bulk of their players will be focusing on white ball cricket for a while now, with the ODI series and the IPL to follow.

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.

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.

Team Rankings

RankTeamPointsRating
1 Australia 3028 116
2 New Zealand 2406 115
3 India 3085 114
4 England 4326 106
5 Sri Lanka 2454 91
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RankTeamPointsRating
1 England 5405 123
2 India 5819 119
3 New Zealand 3716 116
4 Australia 3941 109
5 South Africa 3345 108
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RankTeamPointsRating
1 Australia 6047 275
2 England 5959 271
3 India 9319 266
4 Pakistan 6009 261
5 South Africa 4380 258
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