Highlights from the first T20I between Australia vs England: England defeated Australia by eight runs in a thrilling game in Perth. While David Warner and Marcus Stoinis were together, Australia was on track, and a contentious end was almost avoided.
England defeated Australia 200 for 9 (Warner 73, Marsh 36, Wood 3-34) by eight runs with 208 for 6 (Hales 84, Buttler 68, Ellis 3-20).
Australia vs England 1st T20I Highlights 09.2022
With a nail-biting eight-run victory in the first game of the series in Perth, England ramped up their T20 World Cup preparations. Alex Hales made a mark with a fast 84, and quicks Mark Wood and Sam Curran stopped Australia’s daring pursuit.
Hales and the returning Jos Buttler squashed a frail attack in a record-breaking 132-run opening stand for Australia vs England, propelling the visitors to an enormous total.
With a fast 84, Alex Hales made an impact and quicks Wood David Warner was on course to make his second consecutive half-century for an ambitious Australia, who had dropped Steven Smith, but England kept their composure with to some excellent death bowling from Wood and Curran.
Buttler makes a strong comeback in Australia vs England:
Buttler & Hales, who were selected ahead of Phil Salt, had a wonderful opportunity to defeat a weaker Australia assault on a fast Optus Field ground.
With a furious assault in the first over against Cameron Green, whose debut international game on his home field had a dismal start, Buttler showed that he had recovered from a bothersome calf ailment.
Buttler was already at his fantastic best when in full attack mode, launching a barrage of damaging shots across the wicket, including two unbelievable picks in the fifth over vs a frustrated Kane Richardson.
In comparison, Hales began slowly before hitting his range as the tandem pounded 58 run in the powerplay. Buttler then launched bowler Mitchell Swepson for successive sixes. They reached a century partnership in nine overs when Buttler was bowled by Nathan Ellis in the 12th.
Australia were on a hiding to nothing after resting their frontline assault for the series finale in Perth.
Skipper Aaron Finch had intended to capitalise on the cloudy circumstances and scattering of grassy, but his inexperience offence received a thrashing. Green battled with a spate of half volleys in particular, and his confidence plummeted after he lbw a beamer in the 13th over.
Australia is kept on track by Warner and Stoinis in Australia vs England:
Marcus Stoinis, who had recovered from a side injury, joined Warner in carrying on where he had left off against the West Indies. Warner kept Australia on course. After a dry spell and the rise of Green, pressure had mounted on Stoinis, but he responded forcefully with a triple of sixes, giving Australia the upper hand.