Thursday, 29 August 2013

1st T20: Aaron Finch hits 156 as Australia beat England

Australia won by 39 runs against England in the 1st T20 Cricket Match played at The Rose Bowl, Southampton, England on August 29, 2013. Finch smashed a world-record 156 which helped Australia overcome a resilient England side, which was boosted by a superb knock by Joe Root(90*), to win by the 1st T20 by 39 runs.

Australia tour of United Kingdom 2013
England vs Australia, 1st T20I, Southampton - August 29, 2013
England won the toss, and elected to field
Australia: 248/6 (20.0 Ovs)
England: 209/6 (20.0 Ovs)
Australia won by 39 runs
Man of the Match: Aaron Finch
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A comprehensive win in the end for Australia. After being put into bat, Finch gave them a dream start and whatever he connected went out of the park and he ended up hitting the highest ever individual score in T20Is. Chasing 249 was always a tough ask, but England started the chase on a perfect note, but lost 3 wickets in space of 2 overs which derailed their chase. Root once again played a wondeful innings despite getting hit on the grill. In the end the Australian bowling proved to be the game changer as they used the yorkers frequently. Bopara also played a fine hand, but the pressure got to him eventually.


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