England wins and avoids a big controversy

CWC is going to start in Australia soon and England wants to give enough practice to its best XI. Indian team who went to Australia decided to watch the match. England won the high scoring game at Perth and also avoided a big controversy.

England wins and avoids big controversy
England wins and avoids big controversy

England and Australia have started their preparation bilateral T20I series before coveted T20I World Cup. CWC is going to start in Australia soon and England wants to give enough practice to its best XI. Indian team who went to Australia decided to watch the match. England won the high scoring game at Perth and also avoided a big controversy.

England batsmen Jos Buttler and Alex Hales started their innings on a high and continued to smash Australian bowlers. Jos Buttler scored 68 runs from 32 balls and put an opening partnership of 132 runs in 11.2 overs with Alex Hales. Other England batsmen tried to support Alex Hales, who scored 84 runs from 51 balls but did not get in a solid innings themselves. Still, due to the opening partnership, England ended up putting 208/6 in their 20 overs. Nathan Ellis took 3 wickets and bowled economically for Australia.

Australian bowlers tried to go after England bowlers from word go, to chase the mammoth total. David Warner looked in tremendous form and Mitch Marsh joined him after early loss of Cameron Green. Both scored 71 runs partnership and looked like taking the game away from England. Australia scored 86 runs in 8.3 overs, before the fall of Mitch Marsh.

Aaron Finch (12), Tim David (0) failed due to England fielders and bowlers pressure. Marcus Stoinis provided momentum with 35 from 15 balls. David Warner wanted to stay and finish the game but got out at 173/6 in 16.6 overs. Warner scored 73 runs from 44 balls. 30 runs from 3 overs is a doable target and Matthew Wade tried his best. But England ended up on the winning side at the end of it, by putting heavy pressure on Australian batsmen.

Jos Buttler, England Captain, avoided a huge controversy by not appealing for “obstruction of field” out against Matthew Wade, in the bowling of Mark Wood. He later clarified that he did not clear visual of obstruction and concentrated on ball most of the time. Hence, he avoided the appeal and did not want to start the long tour with a controversy. Aaron Finch, on the other hand said that he is disappointed that Australia batsmen couldn’t finish off the match in their favor.

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