Australia in England T20I Series - 1st T20I

England v Australia

Australia won by 39 runs

0.1

Finn to Warner, no run, full length on middle and off, Warner blocks it on the crease, that disturbed the top of the surface, pretty dry wicket

0.2

Finn to Warner, 2 leg byes, back of a length, fended off down the leg side, it runs fine of long leg and they get back for second leg bye

0.3

Finn to Warner, no run, goes to pull a ball that isn't that short and misses, it goes over off stump

0.4

Finn to Warner, 1 run, pulled again, doesn't control the stroke and it takes the top edge down towards long leg but lands a few yards short, fortunate for Warner that

0.5

Finn to Finch, SIX, just back of a length on off stump and Finch is onto it straight away to slam it over deep square leg, absolutely nailed, was probably a good length ball actually, that was creamed just rocking back

0.6

Finn to Finch, 1 run, similar length, perhaps a touch wider of off stump, this is pushed to extra cover on the back foot

Australia 10/0   ST Finn 1-0-8-0

2.1

Finn to Finch, 1 wide, full but leg side

2.1

Finn to Finch, FOUR, full and leg side again, this time Finch gets a meaty flick on it and steers it away wide of short long leg

2.2

Finn to Finch, FOUR, now a half-volley on off stump, in the slot for Finch who clubs it over mid-on, bit of a whack but well timed

2.3

Finn to Finch, no run, goes again, this time with an uglier slog, doesn't time this at all and rolls it towards mid-on

2.4

Finn to Finch, FOUR, slower ball on the stumps, spotted and flicked over the on-side, times this well again and gets it on the bounce to the midwicket fence

2.5

Finn to Finch, no run, better length and a decent line on middle and off, forward comes Finch to dab it towards midwicket who dives and saves the single before mid-on gets the chance to do so

2.6

Finn to Finch, no run, very full on off stump, too full to try and slug it over the top, drives this firmly up towards mid-off

Australia 29/1   ST Finn 2-0-21-0

4.1

Finn to Finch, 1 run, length on middle and leg, clipped out through square leg but Root on the rope does well and saves two

4.2

Finn to Marsh, 1 run, bit of bounce from just back of a length, surprises Marsh around off stump, he fends it off and manages to dab it down into midwicket

4.3

Finn to Finch, 2 runs, full delivery on the stumps, a huge heave across the line, reasonable connection and gets it pretty square, Root in the game again, slides and saves four

4.4

Finn to Finch, no run, back of a length just outside off, a much better line, blocked back to the bowler

4.5

Finn to Finch, no run, gives himself room by stepping to leg, Finn fires in a full ball on leg stump, Finch drives it to mid-off without timing

4.6

Finn to Finch, SIX, slower ball, 76mph, spotted and slugged off the stumps over square leg into the crowd, got the timing spot on there, big strike

Australia 49/1   ST Finn 3-0-31-0

18.1

Finn to Bailey, OUT, full on the stumps, Bailey tried to tickle it into the leg side, missed and it given out lbw straight by the umpire. Bailey got across his stumps and try to flick a full delivery towards midwicket but he missed and when you're in front of all three it ain't a good idea to be missing the ball

GJ Bailey lbw b Finn 1 (3m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

18.2

Finn to Wade, no run, length ball sliding away from Wade who follows it outside off and plays and misses

18.3

Finn to Wade, no run, short, slower ball, swung at and Wade gets a thin bottom edge on the bounce to the keeper

18.4

Finn to Wade, FOUR, short again, this time at the body and Wade able to pull it past short long leg, wrong line with this field, only needed some bat to take it to the fence

18.5

Finn to Wade, SIX, length a foot wide of off stump, Wade able to take a clean swing at it and clears long-on, great strike

18.6

Finn to Wade, FOUR, pulls this off the front foot over the leg side, doesn't quite nail it and there's a chance for Hales at deep midwicket, he dives forward but can't take the catch and lets it bounce past him for four more

Australia 242/5   ST Finn 4-0-45-1
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England won by 27 runs
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Aug 29, 2013

Aaron Finch goes horizontal, England v Australia, 1st T20, Ageas Bowl, August 29, 2013

Aaron Finch goes horizontal

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Aug 29, 2013

Jos Buttler lost his leg stump after hitting 27, England v Australia, 1st T20, Ageas Bowl, August 29, 2013

Jos Buttler lost his leg stump after hitting 27

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