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Trans-Tasman Trophy, 2nd T20I: Australia vs England - Things which went wrong for the visitors

Tanya Rudra
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825   //    07 Feb 2018, 18:30 IST

Australia v England - T20 Game 1

Following an opening victory over New Zealand in Sydney on Saturday, Australia beat England by 5 wickets to record their second win in the Twenty20 triangular series at Bellerive Oval in Hobart on Wednesday.

Chasing 156 to win, the hosts fell to 4 for 2 in the first over as David Willey removed David Warner and Chris Lynn.

D'Arcy Short (30) and Glenn Maxwell (103*) rebuilt the innings with a crucial stand of 78 as Australia won the match, with nine balls to spare.

The third T20I will be played between England and Australia in Melbourne on Saturday, February 10.

Now, let us have a look at things which went wrong for the visitors.

#5 Losing wickets at regular intervals

Australia v England - T20 Game 1

Australia's stand-in skipper David Warner won the toss and invited England to bat first. The visitors could not carry on the momentum from their recent ODI series win and kept losing wickets at regular intervals.

After the fall of Jason Roy (9), Alex Hales (22) and Dawid Malan (50) laid a solid foundation for a huge score but Eoin Morgan's men kept losing wickets and could not capitalise on a good start.

The middle and lower order failed to show any resistance as England lost last 5 wickets for just 18 runs and ended up posting 155/9 in 20 overs.

Glenn Maxwell was the wrecker-in-chief as he claimed 3 English wickets in 2 overs while giving away just 10 runs.

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