result
2nd T20I, Chester-le-Street, Aug 31 2013, Australia tour of England and Scotland
195/5
(20 ov, target 196)168/9
England won by 27 runs
Player Of The Match
94 (61)
alex-hales
end of over 206 runs
AUS: 168/9CRR: 8.40 
Fawad Ahmed3 (5)
Mitchell Johnson3 (5)
Jade Dernbach 4-0-23-3
Steven Finn 4-0-30-1

England win by 27 runs and it was a very efficient all-round display. Batted powerfully, mostly bowled with verve and the fielding was solid. That means the series is shared 1-1. I really wish these one-day legs of tours were three matches of each length (20 and 50) because often these T20 series are drawn. Anyway. It's been an entertaining couple of games. Some excellent cricket on show. I'll bring you the presentation shortly.

George Bailey "We lost a couple of early wickets which put England on top. We had some good patches with the ball, I thought Fawad did really well. His pace was really good today. It was tough with that wind."

Stuart Broad "After losing the toss the guys adapted to conditions really well. To get 60 off the first six was a great effort. Today we didn't even need the powers of Buttler. You can't ask much more of Jade than the last two games. We wanted to take the wicket-taking options whenever we could. Both batting performances have been exceptional. We still need to nail our skills a bit better with the ball, but the wickets have been fantastic."

That just about wraps things up from today. We now move into ODI action; England travel to Ireland and Australia head up to Scotland with both those matches on Tuesday. England and Australia will then lock horns in five ODIs starting next Friday. We'll bring you all the action as always. For now, though, from myself and Alan Gardner it's goodbye.

19.6
1
Dernbach to Fawad, 1 run

slower ball to end with gets chipped into the leg side

19.5
Dernbach to Fawad, no run

banged in short again, Ahmed aims over midwicket but is beaten

19.4
1
Dernbach to Johnson, 1 run

a yorker is dug out into the off side

19.4
2nb
Dernbach to Fawad, (no ball) 1 run

high full toss, called no-ball for over waist height so the catch at backward point won't count...Ahmed sliced it high into the off side. Well above waist height

19.3
Dernbach to Fawad, no run

he doesn't seem to keen to stay in line, gets a quick short delivery and is comprehensively beaten

19.2
1
Dernbach to Johnson, 1 run

a full slower ball, it pings out of the middle of Johnson's bat but straight to long-on

19.1
1
Dernbach to Fawad, 1 run

short at the body, fended away backward of square

Dernbach with the last over

end of over 1912 runs • 1 wicket
AUS: 162/9CRR: 8.52 RRR: 34.00
Mitchell Johnson1 (3)
Fawad Ahmed0 (0)
Steven Finn 4-0-30-1
Jade Dernbach 3-0-17-3
18.6
Finn to Johnson, no run

round the wicket, another slower ball, and Johnson only finds fresh air as he tries to carve it through the off side

18.5
W
Finn to Coulter-Nile, OUT

the short ball works, down at 75mph, and it takes the top edge to short fine-leg...Finn came back very well after those two sixes

Nathan Coulter-Nile c Briggs b Finn 13 (6m 6b 0x4 2x6) SR: 216.66
18.4
Finn to Coulter-Nile, no run

quicker this time, 87mph, and it's back-of-a-length again which beats Coulter-Nile for pace

18.3
Finn to Coulter-Nile, no run

that's brave...sends down a slower ball, back of a length, and it beats Coulter-Nile as he aims another pull

18.2
6
Finn to Coulter-Nile, SIX runs

back-to-back sixes! Is this game still on? Short this time from Finn and he pulls it over the long-leg boundary

18.1
6
Finn to Coulter-Nile, SIX runs

blimey, that's big! Finn offers up a length delivery and Coulter-Nile reminds everyone he can clear the ropes as he launches over deep midwicket. Wasn't even out of the middle!

Steven Finn bowls the not-quite-the-last-over-of-the-match over