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  • 10:05 PM IST

    17.5 to , no run

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    17.4 Ashton Agar to Moeen Ali, No run, played towards mid wicket.

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    17.3 Ashton Agar to Jos Buttler, 1 run, 1 run, played punched towards mid on.

  • 10:01 PM IST

    17.2 Ashton Agar to Moeen Ali, 1 run, Shortish and around off, Moeen goes back and taps it towards deep point to open his account.

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    17.1 Ashton Agar to Jos Buttler, 1 run, Shortish and around off, pushed through point for a run.

  • 10:00 PM IST

    16.6 Adam Zampa to Eoin Morgan, out, OUT! CAUGHT! No need to review this one! Excellent catch by Maxwell. Zampa tosses this outside off on a fuller length, Morgan makes room and looks to clear the extra cover fielder. However, Maxwell there, times his jump to perfection and takes a sharp catch. Sharp because it was it really hard by Morgan. 23 needed in last 3.

  • 10:00 PM IST

    16.5 Adam Zampa to Eoin Morgan, no run, NOT OUT! Just a gamble from Finch and Australia. A gamble out of desperation and it does not yield what they wanted.

  • 10:00 PM IST

    Review time! The English skipper is the man in question for a LBW! Finch takes the review and let’s see how it goes. In comes Ultra Edge and it shows that the batsman did not nick that, Ok, so, what does Ball Tracker have to say? Impact is Umpire’s call and it was missing off. So Morgan stays!

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    16.4 Adam Zampa to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, FOUR! Skipper joins the party now! It’s all easy for England at the moment. Full and around off, Morgan slams it over mid off and gets his first boundary.

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    16.3 Adam Zampa to Jos Buttler, 1 run, Full and on the pads, Buttler calmly flicks it towards deep square leg for a run.

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    16.2 Adam Zampa to Jos Buttler, FOUR, FOUR! Buttler, all power there! Flatter ball outside off, he punches this firmly off the back foot past covers for a boundary.

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    16.1 Adam Zampa to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, Morgan looks to reverse sweep but cannot time it the way he wants. It goes to point and he takes a single.

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    to , no run

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    15.6 Ashton Agar to Jos Buttler, no run, Dot to end! An excellent over from Agar. 4 runs and wicket from it. Agar darts one on the pads, Buttler looks to sweep but misses to get hit on the pad. He thinks for the run but Morgan sends him back.

  • 9:55 PM IST

    15.5 Ashton Agar to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, Tossed up on middle, Morgan tucks it towards square leg and gets to the other end.

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    15.4 Ashton Agar to Jos Buttler, 1 run, Full and on middle, flicked for a run to long on by Buttler.

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    15.3 Ashton Agar to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, On middle, Morgan looks to work it on the leg side but gets an inside edge. The ball goes towards the leg side and they take a run.

  • 9:55 PM IST

    Eoin Morgan, the skipper, comes in now.

  • 9:51 PM IST

    15.2 Ashton Agar to Tom Banton, out, OUT! CAUGHT! Agar has another one. Can this be the turning point? Tossed up ball around off, Banton goes for the slog sweep but ends up getting a top edge. The ball goes straight to Cummins at deep square leg. He takes it comfortably. Banton had a chance to take the team home but he fails to do so. 36 needed in 28 balls.

  • 9:51 PM IST

    15.1 Ashton Agar to Jos Buttler, 1 run, Flatter and around off, punched to long on for a run.

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    14.6 Mitchell Starc to Tom Banton, no run, Yorker on off, Banton keeps it out. 6 from the over. 37 needed in the final 5 overs.

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    14.5 Mitchell Starc to Tom Banton, 2 runs, This is full and around off, Buttler digs it out towards the cover fielder for another time.

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    14.4 Mitchell Starc to Jos Buttler, leg byes, 1 run, On the pads, Buttler fails to flick. The ball hits the pad and rolls towards square leg. They cross for a leg bye.

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    14.4 Mitchell Starc to Jos Buttler, wide, 1 run, WIDE! Bouncer on middle, Buttler looks to pull but fails to connect. Wided by the umpire for height. Starc’s not happy as he shakes his head.

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    14.3 Mitchell Starc to Jos Buttler, no run, Two dots in a row! This is full and around off, Buttler digs it out towards the cover fielder one more time.

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    14.2 Mitchell Starc to Jos Buttler, no run, Landed around off on a good length, pushed towards the cover fielder.

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    14.1 Mitchell Starc to Jos Buttler, 2 runs, Shortish and angled into the pads, Buttler clips it towards fine leg and scampers back for a couple.

  • 9:50 PM IST

    Mitchell Starc is back in the attack.

  • 9:43 PM IST

    13.6 Ashton Agar to Tom Banton, no run, Tossed up around off, Banton stays back and blocks it towards point.

  • 9:43 PM IST

    13.5 Ashton Agar to Jos Buttler, 1 run, Very full and around off, driven to long off for a run.

England vs Australia 2020, 2nd T20, Southampton, Highlights: ENG Seal Series

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of the second T20 International between England and Australia, at The Rose Bowl, Southampton.

FIRST T20 – MATCH REPORT 

A late fightback from the bowlers helped England beat Australia by two runs in the opening game.

Chasing 163, Australia at one stage needed just 39 runs from the last six overs with nine wickets in hand to take a 1-0 lead in the series on Friday (September 4). However, they ended up on 160/6 and lost the game which was in their grasp for the majority of duration.

Earlier, Australia restricted England to 162/7, despite Jos Buttler’s early fireworks and Dawid Malan’s well-composed 66. For the visitors, it was Kane Richardson and Glenn Maxwell who provided control as they returned with figures of 2/13 and 2/14 respectively from three overs apiece.

Left-arm spinner Aston Agar, who was taken for 16 by Buttler in his first over, also bounced back and returned with figures of 2/32 in his four overs.

Other than Buttler and Malan, only Chris Jordan got to double figures, hitting 14* from 8 balls in a late cameo.

Australia had a great start to their chase and looked on track to register a comprehensive victory, thanks to Aaron Finch and David Warner’s early dominance, with the pair adding 98 runs in 11 overs before the Australia captain lost his wicket after scoring 46 runs.

Steve Smith, who came in next, looked fluent as he scored 18 from 11 balls, but Adil Rashid had him caught sweeping and he then dismissed Maxwell four balls later as England fought back.

Warner (58) and Alex Carey also went back to the pavilion in quick succession as Australia lost four wickets for nine runs, with the visitors still needing 30 from 21 balls.

Australia needed 15 from the final over but Tom Curran kept his cool and didn’t allow Marcus Stoinis to take his team across the line.

(IANS)