Live Cricket Score: Australia vs England, 2nd T20I at Melbourne
Aaron Finch (above) and Cameron White brutally destroyed England, putting on a 106-run partnership for the first wicket in the first T20 at Hobart © Getty Images
Jan 31, 2014
After a thrilling win in the first Twenty20 International at Hobart, Australia will go in to the second T20 as the favourites over England in the three-match series.
England were whitewashed in the Ashes 2013-14 Test series and then lost the One-Day International (ODI) series 1-4. The visitors till now has had a disastrous outing and will look to save some pride by winning the remaining T20 matches and the series.
Whereas, Australia, riding high on their success, will aim to continue their winning streak. Aaron Finch and Cameron White brutally destroyed England, putting on a 106-run partnership to set the foundation for a solid total of 213 for four.
The second T20 marks the return of Brad Hodge. The T20 specialist has not played international cricket since 2008, but he is the all-time leading run scorer in the history of T20 cricket.
Australia: Aaron Finch, Cameron White, Brad Hodge, Glenn Maxwell, George Bailey (c), Chris Lynn, Matthew Wade (wk), Mitchell Starc, Ben Cutting, Nathan Coulter-Nile, James Muirhead.
England: Michael Lumb, Alex Hales, Luke Wright, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler (wk), Ravi Bopara, Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad (c), Jade Dernbach, James Tredwell
Catch Live Scores and ball-by-ball commentary of the 2nd T20 between Australia and England here