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England vs Australia 2nd T20I Highlights: Jos Buttler powers England to win with 7 balls to spare

England vs Australia (ENG vs AUS) 2nd T20 Highlights: England beat Australia by 6 wickets with 7 balls to spare in the 2nd T20I. They sealed the series with the win.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: September 6, 2020 10:30:41 pm
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England vs Australia (ENG vs AUS) 2nd T20 Highlights: England beat Australia by 6 wickets with 7 balls to spare in the 2nd T20I. They sealed the series with the win.

Australia, batting first after winning the toss, scored 157/7 in their 20 overs. They were reduced to 3/2 in the second over, with David Warner (0) and Alex Carey (2) falling early. Steve Smith (10) was run out by a Eoin Morgan direct hit in the 5th over, plunging Australia further into trouble. Aaron Finch (40) and Marcus Stoinis (35) built a partnership to get the innings back on track but both fell in quick succession just as they were looking to accelerate. Glenn Maxwell (26) looked to give a strong finish to the innings but was out in the 19th over. Pat Cummins helped Australia to finish strongly as they crossed the 150-mark. England would need 158 to win.

In reply, England were powered by a 87-run partnership between Dawid Malan (42) and Jos Buttler (77*), who saw the chase through to the end. England were put in a spot of bother after three quick wickets threatened a repeat of the collapse in the 1st T20I, but Buttler and Moeen Ali plundered 18 runs off Adam Zampa’s 19th over to see England home.

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England vs Australia 2nd T20I Highlights:

22:08 (IST)06 Sep 2020
England win by 6 wickets

Zampa bowls out his last in the 19th. Moeen Ali skips down the ground and loft a big six over long off. Follows up with a four! Buttler hits a six the first time he gets a strike and England win! England win by 6 wickets with 7 balls to spare. Zampa going for 18 runs in his 5 balls in the 19th over! England win the match and go 2-0 up in the series.

22:03 (IST)06 Sep 2020
England need 18 in 2 overs

Agar bowls the 18th! It's spin for the win at the moment for Australia. Moeen Ali is in at 6. He gets off the strike with a single straightaway. Five singles in the over. Buttler also pushes for ones. ENG 140/4 after 18, need 18 in 2 overs

21:55 (IST)06 Sep 2020
Morgan out for 7

Juat 5 runs off Agar's over as some late pressure builds in this chase. Buttler still leading this chase though. England need 33 off the last 4 overs. Zampa bowls the 17th over, which will probably be the last over of spin in this match. Buttler pierces the gap with a punch for a four. Morgan smokes a shot down the ground for another four in the over. But he is OUT off the next ball! Morgan is gone for 7. England 135/4 after 17, need 23 in 3 overs

21:52 (IST)06 Sep 2020
Banton out for 2

Starc's over finished off in the 15th. 6 runs off the over. Agar continues in the 16th. And gets the breakthrough! Banton gets a top edge to loop up. Cummins takes the catch at fine leg. Banton is out for 2. 2 quick wickets now. Is this a reduc of Friday's match? ENG 122/3 after 15.2, need 36 off 28. Morgan is in at 5.

Ashton Agar's bowling figures in his last five innings:
4-0-24-5
4-0-28-0
4-0-16-3
4-0-32-2
3-0-22-2 (today)

21:43 (IST)06 Sep 2020
50 for Buttler

Banton out at 4 to join Buttler. Buttler on strike. And he attacks Agar despite Malan's wicket. 50 for him. His 9th T20I fifty! Back to back fours for him. He is on 58 off 40. England are 115/2 after 14, needing 43 in the last 6 overs

21:40 (IST)06 Sep 2020
Malan falls for 42

Cummins back to bowl the 13th as Australia look for some magic to turn the match around. Malan slashes a four over extra cover to moves into his 40s. England's new Mr. Consistent. England get to 100 in 12.2 overs. Buttler pulls a four off to fine leg for another four in the over. Then there is the wicket! Agar gets the breakthrough. Malan is caught by Stoinis at cow corner. He falls for 42. Is this the magic Australia were looking for? ENG 106/2 after 13.2

Dawid Malan in T20Is so far:

78
50
10
59
53
11
39
55
103*
11
23
54*
7
66
& 42 (today)

21:33 (IST)06 Sep 2020
Buttler overtakes Malan again

Kane Richardson is brought back with not much luck for the Aussie spinners. Buttler drives for four. 12 runs from the over. England's chase rolls on risklessly and confidently. Ashton Agar brought on to bowl for the first time in the 12th over. Buttler slashes for four against him too. ENG 94/1 after 12

21:23 (IST)06 Sep 2020
Malan takes charge

Malan is taking charge of this chase. A reverse sweep and a cut to start off the 9th over with two fours. Zampa faces the exact same treatment in the next over. Again a reverse sweep followed by a slog. Two fours to start off the 10th as well. Malan has overtaken Buttler now and is moving his score along rapidly. ENG 74/1 after 10

21:17 (IST)06 Sep 2020
Batsmen content to move score along with singles

Malan gets a lucky boundary off the last ball of the Powerplay overs, even though Cummins does little wrong. Maxwell is brought on to bowl the 7th over. 5 runs through singles and doubles in the over. More spin in the 8th. Zampa bowls this one. Both batsmen content to move the score along in singles for the moment. The team 50 comes up after 7.2 overs. ENG 53/1 after 8

21:04 (IST)06 Sep 2020
Buttler and Malan press on gas

Dawid Malan, the man in form, joins Buttler, the other man in form. Kane Richardson replaces Cummins in the bowling attack. Just 1 run comes off the first five balls of the over but Buttler heaves a big one off the last ball. Just crosses the ropes for a six. Starc bowls thr 5th. Malan pulls for the one boundary in the over. Another pull for four by Buttler to end the over. ENG 37/1 after 5

20:52 (IST)06 Sep 2020
Bairstow out HIT WICKET

Cummins bowls an economical first over as well. Four leg byes in the over. Again, just six runs come off it. Bairstow cuts loose as the 3rd over starts. Back-to-back boundaries. And that;s the first wicket to follow that. Bairstow is out HIT WICKET. He falls for 9. ENG 19/1 after 2.5

20:40 (IST)06 Sep 2020
Chase begins

Bairstow and Buttler walk out to begin the chase. Starc to bowl the first over. 158 to win. Buttler gets a four on the off side to get the chase underway. 6 runs from the over. ENG 6/0 after 1

20:28 (IST)06 Sep 2020
England need 158 to win.

Starc faces the last ball of the innings. Gets two off the last ball. 18 runs come off the last over! That leaves Archer disgruntled. Australia have put up 157/7 in their 20 overs. England need 158 to win.

20:26 (IST)06 Sep 2020
Cummins gets runs in the 20th

A good start to the 20th over by Archer. Toe crushing yorkers and wide balls alternating in the over as the batsmen struggle to get bat and ball. But it is Cummins who has the last laugh in the over! Cummins gets a boundary off the fourth ball. A miscued shot goes to the third man boundary. Hits a huge six going inside out off the fifth ball. Agar is run out off the fifth ball as Australia look to sneak in as many as they can. AUS 155/7 after 19.5

20:16 (IST)06 Sep 2020
Maxwell out for 26

Maxwell turns an yorker into a boundary as Jordan continues in the 19th. But is caught behind off the next ball. Just as Maxwell was looking to be taking Australia to a competetive total, England have grabbed another. Cummins comes in at 8 and gets off the strike with a single straightaway. Agar gets a four down the ground. Can they get to 150? AUS 139/6 after 19

20:13 (IST)06 Sep 2020
Curran hit for a six but comes back well

Maxwell pulls off a clean hit. Tom Curran bowls the 18th. Maxwell clears his legs and just beats Archer at long on. Curran goes to his slower balls. Singles taken off every following ball. Australia need some big hits to finish strongly though. AUS 128/5 after 18

20:08 (IST)06 Sep 2020
Archer hurries both batsmen

Several swings by both batsmen in the 16th over as Jordan continues. England have pushed their field back and the shots are all cut off at the fence. 9 runs from the over. Archer back in the attack to bowl the 17th. An appeal for lbw against Maxwell. Agar gets a top edge that goes over the keeper. AUS 117/5 after 17

19:58 (IST)06 Sep 2020
AUS look to Maxwell, Agar to pull off recovery

Wood brought back into the attack as England look to finish off this Aussie effort. Agar and Maxwell to work the ball through the gaps, try to stem the flow of wickets. Four singles and a couple of played and misses from the batsmen in the 14th over. Moeen Ali brought into the attack for the first time in the 15th over. Agar gets a shot away to third man for four runs. AUS 101/5 after 15

19:51 (IST)06 Sep 2020
5th wicket

Stoinis is OUT now. Australia lose their fifth. Asil Rashid gets a wicket off his last ball of the spell.,And it's a big wicket. Stoinis, who just got to his highest T20I score - 35 - hands an easy catch to slip. He goes for a 26-ball 35. AUS 89/5 after 13

19:45 (IST)06 Sep 2020
Finch out for 40

Adil Rashid bowls the 11th. Finch steps out of his crease and lofts a six down the ground against him. An lbw appeall off the last ball but nothing doing that time. Jordan brought back to bowl the 12th. Finch continues firing, pulling a four to fine leg. A nice partnership has now built up between these two. But it ends! Jordan BOWLS Finch out for 40. Australia lose their set batsman. AUS 79/4 after 12