Australia in England T20I Series - 1st T20I

England v Australia

Australia won by 39 runs

1.3

Broad to Finch, FOUR, good length just outside off, Finch plays at it from the crease and gets a thick edge right to wear slip would have been but Broad had taken the fielder out

Australia 15/1   AJ Finch 12* (4b 1x4 1x6)   SCJ Broad 0.3-0-5-1

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

Australia 21/1   AJ Finch 17* (7b 2x4 1x6)   ST Finn 1.1-0-13-0

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

Australia 25/1   AJ Finch 21* (8b 3x4 1x6)   ST Finn 1.2-0-17-0

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

Australia 29/1   AJ Finch 25* (10b 4x4 1x6)   ST Finn 1.4-0-21-0

3.6

Broad to Marsh, FOUR, square drives at this fuller delivery and times it very well, slapped past backward point and gets four, flashing stroke

Australia 39/1   SE Marsh 7* (6b 1x4)   SCJ Broad 2-0-16-1

6.2

Briggs to Finch, FOUR, step to leg and cuts a length ball on the stumps hard through point, long chase for Lumb from deep cover and he doesn't get there

Australia 63/1   AJ Finch 48* (22b 5x4 3x6)   DR Briggs 0.2-0-5-0

7.1

Bopara to Marsh, FOUR, short and wide and back cut behind point, poor delivery nicely dabbed away

Australia 75/1   SE Marsh 22* (14b 2x4 1x6)   RS Bopara 0.1-0-4-0

7.5

Bopara to Finch, FOUR, steps away to leg now and whacks it over extra cover, middled again

Australia 86/1   AJ Finch 59* (27b 6x4 4x6)   RS Bopara 0.5-0-15-0

8.6

Briggs to Finch, FOUR, another low full toss, pushed down the ground, long-on slides around and should save this easily but he slides almost past the ball and allows it to slip past him for four, ruins a much better over

Australia 95/1   AJ Finch 65* (31b 7x4 4x6)   DR Briggs 2-0-22-0

9.5

Root to Finch, FOUR, steps to leg and this time drives through the off side, nails it and finds the gap past extra cover

Australia 118/1   AJ Finch 87* (35b 8x4 7x6)   JE Root 0.5-0-23-0

9.6

Root to Finch, FOUR, forward just outside off stump, gets a thin snick and it races past short third man and whistles for four more!

Australia 122/1   AJ Finch 91* (36b 9x4 7x6)   JE Root 1-0-27-0

11.5

Dernbach to Watson, FOUR, big booming drive from a length ball past mid-off, right out of the middle

Australia 137/2   SR Watson 7* (3b 1x4)   JW Dernbach 1.5-0-18-0

11.6

Dernbach to Watson, FOUR, another big boomer, this time back past the bowler, long-off is up for some reason, why bowl that length with that field when you know Watson drives it all day

Australia 141/2   SR Watson 11* (4b 2x4)   JW Dernbach 2-0-22-0

13.5

Broad to Watson, FOUR, full and wide, slashed at and gets a thin outside edge past the keeper, all running for Australia

Australia 157/2   SR Watson 18* (9b 3x4)   SCJ Broad 2.5-0-28-1

15.4

Broad to Watson, FOUR, oh dear, full toss wide of off stump, guided away through point

Australia 197/2   SR Watson 36* (14b 4x4 2x6)   SCJ Broad 3.4-0-45-1

16.1

Briggs to Finch, FOUR, full and slapped over the bowler's head to bring up the 200

Australia 203/2   AJ Finch 133* (56b 10x4 11x6)   DR Briggs 3.1-0-32-1

17.1

Dernbach to Finch, FOUR, full just outside off, Finch slugs it down the ground and boo! Only four, muscled away

Australia 226/2   AJ Finch 156* (62b 11x4 14x6)   JW Dernbach 2.1-0-26-0

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

Australia 232/5   MS Wade 4* (3b 1x4)   ST Finn 3.4-0-35-1

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   MS Wade 14* (5b 2x4 1x6)   ST Finn 4-0-45-1
Series Results
England v Australia at Chester-le-Street - Aug 31, 2013
England won by 27 runs
England v Australia at Southampton - Aug 29, 2013
Australia won by 39 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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