Australian bowlers haven't allowed the English batsmen to get off the hook © Getty Images
Australian bowlers haven’t allowed the English batsmen to get off the hook © Getty Images

 

Jan 31, 2014

 

After electing to bat first against Australia in the second Twenty20 International at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), England have found it difficult to get going in the first innings, and are looking down towards another low total.

 

With just four overs remaining in their innings, England are tottering at 99 for the loss of seven wickets.

 

None of the England batsmen have been able to gain any sort of foothold. The openers, Alex Hales and Michael Lumb started in promising fashion, before Lumb was sent packing Josh Hazlewood in the fourth over. Hazlewood also bagged the wicket of Lumb’s opening partner, Hales.

 

England, having lost all their frontline batsmen already, with Jos Buttler being the last man to depart on 22, trapped lbw by Nathan Coulter-Nile.

 

Micthell Starc, making a comeback has already bagged a wicket, that of Luke Wright.

 


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