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England in Australia T20I Series - 2nd T20I

Australia v England

Australia won by 4 runs

10.3

Swann to Finch, 2 runs, outside edge, poked through the gully region. That'll do

10.4

Swann to Finch, no run, turned off the toes to square leg

10.5

Swann to Finch, no run, another flick, but straight to midwicket. England are keeping things tight now

10.6

Swann to Finch, no run, more sharp spin from an off-stump line. This is Test-match bowling from Swann

Australia 76/4   AJ Finch 2* (4b)

11.3

Yardy to Finch, 1 run, smacked down to deep cover

Australia 78/4   AJ Finch 3* (5b)

12.1

Swann to Finch, 2 runs, waist-high full toss as Swann lets one slip with an aghast scream. But it's not costly

12.2

Swann to Finch, FOUR, and there's the elusive boundary, a well-judged sweep through backward square

12.3

Swann to Finch, 1 run, heaved into the leg-side

Australia 87/5   AJ Finch 10* (8b 1x4)

13.1

Yardy to Finch, 1 run, wide and walloped, out to deep point

13.4

Yardy to Finch, 1 run, outside off, pushed out to deep cover

Australia 92/5   AJ Finch 12* (10b 1x4)

14.2

Pietersen to Finch, no run, driven down to the covers

14.3

Pietersen to Finch, no run, proper spin from Pietersen as Finch advances

14.4

Pietersen to Finch, FOUR, off-line from Pietersen and that is firmly swept behind square

14.5

Pietersen to Finch, 1 run, slow and wide, jabbed to third man

Australia 101/5   AJ Finch 17* (14b 2x4)

15.2

Yardy to Finch, 2 runs, on the toes, flicked very fine and they come back for the second

15.3

Yardy to Finch, 1 run, leg stump line again, backward square tidies up

15.5

Yardy to Finch, 1 run, very full length, dug out of the blockhole, fielded at mid-on

Australia 108/5   AJ Finch 21* (17b 2x4)

16.1

Pietersen to Finch, SIX, belted! in the slot, and clean over mid-off!

16.2

Pietersen to Finch, no run, cracking delivery! A lifter on off stump, and beats the bat

16.3

Pietersen to Finch, no run, very wide, left alone, but it's just inside the tramlines

16.4

Pietersen to Finch, no run, a mow, but no contact

16.5

Pietersen to Finch, FOUR, cracked hard, up and over the covers. Excellent shot

16.6

Pietersen to Finch, no run, dot ball to finish. Not a bad recovery from KP in that over

Australia 118/5   AJ Finch 31* (23b 3x4 1x6)

17.2

Bresnan to Finch, 1 run, attempted yorker, tailing in from outside off, good delivery and even better fielding as Shahzad saves a certain four with a full-length dive at short third man

17.4

Bresnan to Finch, 1 leg bye, slower-ball bouncer, and Finch top-edges that straight into his face! Lucky he's got a lid on ... good ball

17.6

Bresnan to Finch, 1 leg bye, and another slower ball, another mow across the line, and a scrambled single as the shy comes in

Australia 124/5   AJ Finch 32* (26b 3x4 1x6)

18.1

Shahzad to Finch, FOUR, cracking strike. Anticipating pace, and turned his stance inside-out to lift the ball Dilshan-style over fine leg!

18.2

Shahzad to Finch, 3 runs, bouncer, Finch charges down the track, top-edges a pull, which plugs at deep square leg! it's all happening, but these runs are vital

18.6

Shahzad to Finch, SIX, another legbreak, too short, and that is belted across the line. Bresnan, the man in the deep, flails hopefully, but can't intercept! Valuable blow

Australia 138/6   AJ Finch 45* (29b 4x4 2x6)

19.3

Bresnan to Finch, 2 runs, waist-high full toss, clubbed out to midwicket, and they dash back for two. Bell's shy comes in on the bounce, which loses valuable seconds

19.4

Bresnan to Finch, 2 runs, another bosh across the line, picks the gap well, as two men converge to save the boundary

19.5

Bresnan to Finch, 2 runs, slower ball again, and that is a precious maiden fifty for the 24-year-old Victorian, Aaron Finch. Bill Lawry would be doing handstands, no doubt

19.6

Bresnan to Finch, 2 runs, smacked out to deep long on. Well played Finch, he's kept Australia afloat. England will need 148 to win. Exactly what they chased at Bridgetown in May, as it happens.

Australia 147/7   AJ Finch 53* (33b 4x4 2x6)
Series Results
Australia v England at Melbourne - Jan 14, 2011
Australia won by 4 runs
Australia v England at Adelaide - Jan 12, 2011
England won by 1 wicket (with 0 balls remaining)
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Photos

Jan 14, 2011

Paul Collingwood juggled a chance off Tim Paine, but clung on in the end, Australia v England, 2nd Twenty20, Melbourne, January 14, 2011

Paul Collingwood juggled a chance off Tim Paine, but clung on in the end

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Jan 14, 2011

Mark Taylor and Shane Warne talk into the cameras while wearing headbands, Australia v England, 2nd Twenty20, MCG, January 14, 2011

Mark Taylor and Shane Warne talk into the cameras while wearing headbands

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