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Trans-Tasman Trophy, 3rd T20I: Australia vs England - Things which went wrong for the visitors

Tanya Rudra
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Australia v England - T20 Game 2

After beating England by 5 wickets in Hobart and drowning New Zealand in the series opener, Australia once again trounced the Poms by 7 wickets in Melbourne on Saturday.

The hosts continued their perfect T20I run to make it to the tri-series final which will be played in Auckland on February 21.

Aaron Finch ended the match with a six that saw Australia race past England’s dismal total of 137 with 33 balls remaining.

The tournament now moves across to New Zealand with the Kiwis facing England in Wellington on Tuesday, February 13.

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

#5 Not learning from their past mistakes

Australia v England - T20 Game 2

Australia defeated England by 5 wickets to record their second win in the T20I triangular series at Bellerive Oval in Hobart on Wednesday.

England looked set for a total beyond 180 but they threw it away with the bat in the middle order and eventually ended up posting 155/9 in their quota of 20 overs.

The visitors lost 5 for 18 through their middle order and that could be extended to 6 for 33 if we include the fall of captain Eoin Morgan.


Australia did not face any problem while chasing down England's total as riding on Glenn Maxwell's blistering ton, they reached home with 9 balls to spare.

The same script followed the visitors in Melbourne, as batting first, they suffered a collapse and failed to post ample runs on the board.

Eventually, the hosts faced no problem in chasing down a paltry 138 with 33 balls to spare.

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