• Aus vs Eng : lost to Australia in the first T20 International match at the hands of England.
England beat Australia in 1st T20I: Australia cricket team, who returned to the field after a long time, suffered defeat in the first T20 International match at the hands of England. In this very exciting match, the Kangaroo team lost by just two runs and the host team took a 1-0 lead in the three-match T20 series. David Malan was adjudged ‘Player of the Match’ for his brilliant innings.
In this match, Australia captain Aaron Finch won the toss and decided to field first and England team scored 162 for 7 wickets in 20 overs. The Kangaroo team had a target of 163 runs to win, but this team could only reach the score of 160 runs for 6 wickets in 20 overs. For Australia, David Warner scored 58 runs off 47 balls while captain Aaron Finch scored 46 off 32 balls. Both of these innings could not work for the team and they lost.
Finch and Warner made a strong start to a strong 98-run partnership for the first wicket, but later batsmen could not show their strength and the result was something like that. Smith 18 runs, Glenn Maxwell one run, Alex Carrie one run, Aston Agar 4 runs and Marcus Stoynis contributed an unbeaten 23 runs which was not enough to win. For England, Jofra Archer and Adil Rashid took two wickets each while Mark Wood took one wicket.
In the first innings, the England team scored a score of 162 with the help of David Malan’s 66 off 43 balls and Jose Butler’s 44 from 29 balls. Apart from these two, Johnny Bairstow 8 runs, Tom Benton 8 runs, Captain Eoin Morgan 5 runs, Moin Ali 2 runs, Chris Jordan not out 14 runs and Adil Rashid contributed an unbeaten run. At the same time, Aston Agar, Ken Richardson and Glenn Maxwell scored two successes for Australia, while Pat Cummins got one wicket.