Player of the Match
Player of the Match
135dReport by Daniel Brettig

All-round Australia sweep into tri-series final

Australia suffocated England with the ball and hammered them with the bat to register three Twenty20 wins from three games and secure a place in the triangular series final

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

JC Buttler
46(49) 3x4 - 0x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 15 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
4 0 12 0 12 2 4 12
GJ Maxwell
39(26) 3x4 - 2x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 11 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
6 0 2 0 5 4 14 8

Best performances - Bowlers

KW Richardson
O4
M0
R33
W3
Eco8.25
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
CJ Jordan
O3
M0
R26
W2
Eco8.66
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Australia , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

19.20 start, First Session 19.20-20.40, Interval 20.40-21.00, Second Session 21.00-22.20

Match days

10 February 2018 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

Australia 2, England 0

Scorer: Ranjith P | Commentator: Andrew McGlashan

Australia win by seven wickets and are in the tri-series final. That's a thrashing for England. So it's a race between them and New Zealand to join the Aussies at Eden Park. Australis superb from start to finish today, never let England get away in the field and closed out the chase in style. They put the pitch in perspective, not half as tricky as England made it look. There's some pondered for Eoin Morgan (injured today) and Trevor Bayliss to do about the T20 side. The tournament now moves across the Tasman, with New Zealand facing England in Wellington on Tuesday. Kane Richardson has been named Man of the Match.

Jos Buttler "Another poor performance, we didn't quite soak up the pressure. It never felt like we had enough, the power of Australia proved too much. We haven't performed to our abilities yet which is disappointing but we'll look forward to New Zealand."

Kane Richardson "When you've got Ashton and Marcus bowling well it takes the pressure off. Everyone seems to know their roles."

David Warner "The players have been in tremendous form and there are playing fearlessly. The wicket had a little bit in it, the way we executed was outstanding and the way the batsmen finished it off. Credit to the bowlers, they set their own fields. I love going over to New Zealand and we are looking forward to the challenge.

And that wraps things up for today. We'll be back when the series resumes in Wellington on Tuesday but for now you can head over and join the action from Johannesburg. For now, from Alan and Gnasher it's goodbye and see you next week.

14.3
6
Willey to Finch, SIX runs, back to back sixes to win it! Width outside off, carved high over third man...Finch finishes it on his home ground
14.2
6
Willey to Finch, SIX runs, that's a monster down the ground...gets right underneath a full delivery and swings it into the first tier. That would do well on the golf course
14.1
1
Willey to Short, 1 run, over the wicket, worked off the pads to short fine leg

END OF OVER:
14 | 9 Runs 1 Wkt | AUS: 125/3 (13 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 8.92, RRR: 2.16)

  • AJ Finch8 (3b)
  • DJM Short35 (32b)
  • CJ Jordan3-0-26-2
  • AU Rashid4-0-34-0
13.6
4
Jordan to Finch, FOUR runs, full outside off, heaved through the leg side wide of mid-on...nowhere nearly cleanly timed, but's a solid thick inside edge which runs away
13.5
4
Jordan to Finch, FOUR runs, short again, down the leg side, this time Finch catches it up with it and sends it very fine...actually glove rather than bat
13.4
0
Jordan to Finch, no run, short of a length, angled into the pads, goes for a pull but it takes the thigh pad

Australia 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st2DA WarnerDJM Short
2nd49DJM ShortCA Lynn
3rd65DJM ShortGJ Maxwell
4th22AJ FinchDJM Short