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Australia vs England, 1st T20I at Perth, AUS v ENG, Oct 09 2022 - Match Result

RESULT
1st T20I (D/N), Perth, October 09, 2022, England tour of Australia
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208/6
(20 ov, T:209) 200/9

England won by 8 runs

Player Of The Match
84 (51) & 2 catches
alex-hales
Cricinfo's MVP
115.54 ptsImpact List
mark-wood
Match centre 
Scores: M Venkat Raghav | Comms: Alan Gardner
Scorecard summary
England 208/6(20 overs)
84 (51)
3/20 (4)
Australia 200/9(20 overs)
73 (44)
3/34 (4)
2/35 (4)
Cricinfo’s Most Valuable Players of the Match
PLAYERTeam
TI
Runs
I. Runs
B. Impact
Bowl
I. Wkts
Bo. Impact
ENG115.54--03/345.39115.54
ENG108.8268(32)87.97108.82--0
AUS102.320(2)- 3.51- 3.463/203.97105.78
ENG92.2784(51)88.4992.27--0
AUS78.5935(15)45.0656.121/361.3422.48
end of over 207 runs • 2 wickets
AUS: 200/9CRR: 10.00 
Mitchell Swepson2 (1b)
Kane Richardson0 (1b)
Sam Curran 4-0-35-2
Reece Topley 4-0-36-2

8.10pm: Didn't get the presentations from the Optus, but here is what Jos Buttler had to say on the Wade-Wood incident: "I was looking at the ball the whole time so I wasn't sure what happened. They asked if I wanted to appeal, but I thought we are here for a long time in Australia so would be a risky one to go for so early in the trip" [Different in a World Cup match?] "Maybe, yeah." So confirmation that England declined the opportunity to ask for Wade to be given out for obstructing the field.

Gnasher also tells me Aaron Finch reckoned it was Australia's game to win, as well as confirming he will go back up to opener for the next T20I. Alex Hales was Player of the Match, and that's about it from Perth. We'll be back to bring you the next two games from Canberra. Until then, stay classy. Bye!

8pm: Blimey, that was a game, eh? More than 400 runs, and it swung this way and that right until the last few balls. Australia were flying at 158 for 3, but Mark Wood got two in an over and then removed David Warner for a well-made 73 in his next, as the wheels fell off down the home straight. Matthew Wade almost dragged them over the line, but Curran held his nerve - and thankfully we are not left talking about the obstruction incident

Here's Sam Curran, who bowled an excellent final over, speaking to BT: "What a game, 200 each on the board. We batted well as a group, Jos and Hales gave us a beautiful platform. We knew they'd come hard, but pleased with how we bowled. Great start to the series. [Defending 16] Over before I executed a few yorkers, missed one and it went for six. Shows how hard it is. Some days it goes your way. Had the senior guys helping me at the end, great to start with a win. This is the point of the series, a very strong Australian side and great practice for the World Cup."

19.6
2
Sam Curran to Swepson, 2 runs

plinked into the leg side, falls short of long-on. England win by eight runs and go 1-0 up in the series!

Mitch Swepson is in, all over barring extra dramas...

Kannadachi : "How well has Sam Curran bowled???? Backed himself after the 1st ball went for 4, excellence of execution "

19.5
W
Sam Curran to Ellis, OUT

bowled 'im! Ellis swings for the pickets and misses as a length ball skids into the top of middle and leg. Curran has held his nerve superbly in this final over

Nathan Ellis b Curran 0 (2b 0x4 0x6 9m) SR: 0
19.4
1lb
Sam Curran to Kane Richardson, 1 leg bye

top-edged to short third! Or did that come off the shoulder? Given not out but England review - but the replays show it clearly deflected off the body, then looped to Wood inside the ring. No Real-Time Snicko available for this one, and Hot Spot is clear. Don't think there was any bat on it. Stays not out

Kane Richardson is in, 12 needed from three

"@Aby Matthew….England still 20 runs short?" chirps PaulB

19.3
W
Sam Curran to Wade, OUT

Wade falls, picks out deep midwicket! He won't be finishing this one... slower ball, Wade again goes for the heave leg side but there's no pace to work with and it's a simple catch to Stokes a few yards in from the rope

Matthew Wade c Stokes b Curran 21 (15b 1x4 1x6 24m) SR: 140

Asif Raza: "I wish there was a graph for cricinfo win predictability software available. The way it changes sides in the end for a very well contested game is just funny and awesome."

19.2
Sam Curran to Wade, no run

full on off stump, pace off and he mistimes it into his front leg!

19.1
4
Sam Curran to Wade, FOUR runs

smashed through square leg! Length ball from Curran and it's a perfect start for Wade, slugging a pull into the gap

SCurran to bowl to Wade

end of over 196 runs • 1 wicket
AUS: 193/7CRR: 10.15 RRR: 16.00 • Need 16 from 6b
Nathan Ellis0 (1b)
Matthew Wade17 (12b 1x6)
Reece Topley 4-0-36-2
Sam Curran 3-0-29-0
18.6
Topley to Ellis, no run

dot ball, Topley finishes well. Australia will need 16 off the last one!

One ball left in the over, Nathan Ellis is in

18.5
W
Topley to Sams, OUT

smashed to long-off! Connected well but Brook holds on above his head! Slot ball and Sams thought he had nailed it... but the man was across, steadied himself and held a pressure catch to swing the pendulum back England's way

Daniel Sams c Brook b Topley 6 (4b 1x4 0x6 11m) SR: 150
18.4
4
Topley to Sams, FOUR runs

clears short fine leg! Cute from Sams and it's a vital boundary, after three singles... Jumps across and scoops another slower ball over the man in the ring

18.3
1
Topley to Wade, 1 run

length on the stumps, pace off and scooped down towards fine leg. Wade wanted two, but won't get them

18.2
Topley to Wade, no run

slower ball, into the pitch and completely mistimed as Wade backed away. Plinked back to the bowler

18.1
1
Topley to Sams, 1 run

short of a length and pulled, just one to deep square leg on the bounce

Topley to bowl the 18th, Forecaster still backing Australia from here

end of over 1814 runs
AUS: 187/6CRR: 10.38 RRR: 11.00 • Need 22 from 12b
Matthew Wade16 (10b 1x6)
Daniel Sams1 (1b)
Sam Curran 3-0-29-0
Mark Wood 4-0-34-3
17.6
6
Sam Curran to Wade, SIX runs

full toss, scooped for six! Misses his mark and Wade gets it away over fine leg. Keeps Australia fighting

17.5
2
Sam Curran to Wade, 2 runs

back of a length, mistimed on the pull into the leg side... it spins so far short of deep midwicket they race back for two

John: "There's little doubt that Wade did obstruct Wood there. It looked like the umpire explicitly asked Buttler if he wanted to appeal and the answer was no but I suspect that might have been different if he'd got a look at a replay and seen how blatant it was." Or if it was a WC final... Though maybe England consider it in the same bracket as Mankading?

17.4
1
Sam Curran to Sams, 1 run

angled across, 137kph/85mph and sliced out to deep point

17.3
1
Sam Curran to Wade, 1 run

right in the blockhole again, Wade is down... and there's a mix-up with both players mid-pitch, only for Curran to boot it past the stumps! He had time to collect and finish it off, with Sams stranded

17.2
2
Sam Curran to Wade, 2 runs

flings a yorker on middle and leg, Wade is off his feet but gets a couple to fine leg

17.1
2
Sam Curran to Wade, 2 runs

full on the stumps and worked through midwicket for a couple

Curran back, 36 needed from 18

end of over 174 runs • 1 wicket
AUS: 173/6CRR: 10.17 RRR: 12.00 • Need 36 from 18b
Matthew Wade3 (5b)
Mark Wood 4-0-34-3
Moeen Ali 1-0-11-0

Brilliant over from Wood, four runs and a wicket. Work to do for Australia as Dan Sams walks in

16.6
W
Wood to Warner, OUT

Wood gets Warner! Toe-ended to deep point! You could hear Warner shout "oh no!" as the ball went off the bat, straight down the throat of Hales on the rope. Safely held and that's a huge wicket in this chase. Super knock but he wanted to be out there to finish it

David Warner c Hales b Wood 73 (44b 8x4 2x6 96m) SR: 165.9
16.5
1
Wood to Wade, 1 run

banged in, 145kph/90mph and Wade doesn't get a great connection on his ramp to fine leg

Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
AD Hales
84 runs (51)
12 fours3 sixes
Productive shot
cut shot
20 runs
4 fours0 six
Control
68%
DA Warner
73 runs (44)
8 fours2 sixes
Productive shot
cut shot
15 runs
2 fours0 six
Control
83%
Best performances - bowlers
NT Ellis
O
4
M
0
R
20
W
3
ECO
5
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
MA Wood
O
4
M
0
R
34
W
3
ECO
8.5
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Perth Stadium
TossAustralia, elected to field first
Series
Season2022/23
Player Of The Match
Series resultEngland led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberT20I no. 1812
Match days9 October 2022 - daynight (20-over match)
Umpires
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
Language
English
Win Probability
ENG 100%
ENGAUS
100%50%100%ENG InningsAUS Innings

Over 20 • AUS 200/9

Matthew Wade c Stokes b Curran 21 (15b 1x4 1x6 24m) SR: 140
W
Nathan Ellis b Curran 0 (2b 0x4 0x6 9m) SR: 0
W
England won by 8 runs
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