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England in Australia T20I Series - 2nd T20I

Australia v England

Australia won by 4 runs

1.1

Shahzad to Watson, no run, a flowing drive, into the covers, but straight at the field. England have got their options covered so far

1.2

Shahzad to Watson, no run, good delivery, just threatened to ghost away at the last minute, and Watson leaves his bat hanging limply as the ball skids by

1.3

Shahzad to Watson, 1 run, blocked out to point with a full stride. Another single as Collingwood rushes in

1.4

Shahzad to Warner, 2 runs, a steepling chance! Way, way up into the air, and if this was the Telstra Dome, or whatever it's now called, that would have hit the roof. Right underneath the ball with that shot, but Bresnan at mid-on never looked like getting close as the ball swirled over his head

1.5

Shahzad to Warner, 2 runs, on the hips, tucked away fine

1.6

Shahzad to Warner, FOUR, on the pads, and that's Australia's first boundary. Shahzad speared the ball wide, but Warner was alert to it and made good contact. The outfield can't deny him either

Australia 11/0   A Shahzad 1-0-9-0

3.1

Shahzad to Watson, SIX, what a strike! On the toes, a lofted flick and that travels way over the head of deep midwicket. 89 metres, apparently, and bouncing off the boundary boards

3.2

Shahzad to Watson, 1 run, fuller length, and Watson is drawn forward to push into the covers

3.3

Shahzad to Warner, no run, driven again, into the covers

3.4

Shahzad to Warner, no run, slower ball, well disguised, and Warner's attempted swipe is mistimed out to short cover

3.5

Shahzad to Warner, FOUR, bouncer, pretty well directed to be honest, but Warner was equal to it, helping round the corner and one bounce over the rope at fine leg

3.6

Shahzad to Warner, no run, right up in the blockhole, and punched to mid-off to finish

Australia 37/0   A Shahzad 2-0-20-0

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

18.3

Shahzad to Smith, no run, slow, slow, slow, bouncer, tennis-ball smash, straight back to the bowler. That was a genuine leg-break!

18.4

Shahzad to Smith, OUT, another slower ball, a cutter this time, another smash, and short cover crouches to intercept.

SPD Smith c Collingwood b Shahzad 13 (22m 18b 0x4 0x6) SR: 72.22

18.5

Shahzad to O'Keefe, 1 run, another slower ball, Collingwood tried to swoop at short cover, but the run was always on

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   A Shahzad 3-0-34-1
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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