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Australia tour of England 2020 3rd T20I

England 145/6 (20 ov)
Australia 146/5 (19.3 ov)
Australia won by 5 wickets
Player of the match: Mitchell Marsh
Batting
R
B
4s
6s
SR
39
36
2
1
108.33
16
13
1
0
123.08
Bowling
OV
M
R
W
ECO
2.3
0
19
0
7.6
4
0
23
1
5.75
ENG inn. - Innings
145 / 6 (20 ov.)
BATSMAN
R
B
4s
6s
SR
c MS Wade b Josh Hazlewood
2
6
0
0
33.33
c & b AC Agar
55
44
3
3
125
c MP Stoinis b A Zampa
21
18
3
0
116.66
c AJ Finch b A Zampa
4
4
0
0
100
c Steven Smith b Mitchell Starc
23
21
2
1
109.52
Not out
29
19
4
0
152.63
c Steven Smith b KW Richardson
4
6
0
0
66.66
Not out
2
3
0
0
66.66
Extras
5 (b 0, lb 2, nb 1, w 2)
Total
145 (6 wickets, 20 overs)
FALL OF WICKETS
4-1 (Tom Banton, 1.5), 53-2 (Dawid Malan, 8.1), 76-3 (Sam Billings, 10.3), 94-4 (Jonny Bairstow, 13.3), 119-5 (Moeen Ali, 16.5), 141-6 (Chris Jordan, 19.1)
BOWLER
OV
M
R
W
ECO
EXT
4
0
20
1
5
2
4
0
23
1
5.75
1
4
0
31
1
7.75
0
4
0
35
1
8.75
0
4
0
34
2
8.5
0
AUS inn. - Innings
146 / 5 (19.3 ov.)
BATSMAN
R
B
4s
6s
SR
c CJ Jordan b Mark Wood
14
9
1
1
155.55
b AU Rashid
39
26
4
1
150
c T Banton b TK Curran
26
18
5
0
144.44
c TK Curran b AU Rashid
6
11
0
0
54.54
c & b AU Rashid
3
4
0
0
75
Not out
39
36
2
1
108.33
Not out
16
13
1
0
123.07
Extras
3 (b 0, lb 0, nb 0, w 3)
Total
146 (5 wickets, 19.3 overs)
FALL OF WICKETS
31-1 (Matthew Wade, 3.1), 70-2 (Marcus Stoinis, 7.1), 86-3 (Glenn Maxwell, 10.2), 87-4 (Aaron Finch, 10.4), 100-5 (Steven Smith, 12.6)
BOWLER
OV
M
R
W
ECO
EXT
3
0
32
0
10.66
0
4
0
38
1
9.5
2
2.3
0
19
0
7.6
0
4
0
21
3
5.25
1
4
0
23
1
5.75
0
1
0
8
0
8
0
1
0
5
0
5
0
Commentary
That's it from the 3rd T20I then as I (Sameer Deodhar) sign off on behalf of my colleague Shahswat Kumar and myself. Stay tuned as the England vs. Australia ODI series begins from 11 September!

Until then, Goodbye, take care and stay safe!
Man of the Series: Jos Buttler for scoring 121 runs in the first two matches and taking England to victory in the second T20I with an unbeaten 77 off 54 balls!
Man of the Match: Mitchell Marsh for scoring 39* off 36 balls and pulling his side out of trouble and taking them over the line!
It was the story of the series for Australia. They could not take what was theirs in the first game. They were comprehensively beaten in the second one and they have just about managed to cross the line today!

Coming to today, Australia bowled well after winning the toss to restrict England to 145. They used the slower deliveries well, especially Kane Richardson and their spinners delivered with the ball. Zampa was the pick of the bowlers with 2/34 and Agar took 1/35. Starc and Hazlewood picked a wicket too and managed to choke the English at both ends of the innings.

In the second innings, Matthew Wade and Aaron Finch provided the much-needed impetus with their aggressive start and had put the Aussies in a comfortable position to finish the game well inside 20 overs. The left-hander was followed by Marcus Stoinis, who also played a crucial cameo (18-ball 26) to get the Aussie noses ahead in the game. However, Rashid picked 3 quick wickets in a couple of overs and sent back the likes of Glenn Maxwell, Aaron Finch and Steve Smith to create a bit of hesitancy into their camp. Finch had been carrying the innings with his 26-ball 39 and his absence meant that the required run-rate climbed a bit.

Mitchell Marsh was extremely calm under pressure and he kept scoring runs to shed the pressure off Agar at the other end and allowed him to play his game and rotate strike more often than not. Moeen Ali might have missed a trick there by not finishing off Archer's spell but as Nasser Hussain said on air, "You are a good bowler until you bowl".

Right then, Australia win the third T20I by 5 wickets but lose the series 2-1! Also, they have also retained the top position in the T20I rankings!
19.3 Chris Jordan to Mitchell Marsh, AUSTRALIA GET HOME! FULL OF NERVES THOUGH! Full delivery outside off stump and Marsh jams that one down the ground to mid off. He then sets off for the single and is fortunate enough to see Curran miss the stumps! Would have been out had he hit! Australia win by 5 wickets!
WARNING: The content coming up is not for the faint-hearted!
19.2 Chris Jordan to Mitchell Marsh, low full toss outside off stump this time. Marsh gets his bat down in time but can't pierce the off side ring. 1 off 4 balls now!
19.1 Chris Jordan to Mitchell Marsh, low full toss on leg stump and Marsh powers it straight to the man at mid on. Dot to start the over. Surely not! 1 off 5 now!
Chris Jordan to bowl the final over!
1 run required off the last over. Has to be Jofra Archer now! Not that it's gonna change the result though! BUT, you never know!
18.6 Tom Curran to Mitchell Marsh, yorker on off stump and Marsh digs that one out to mid off before getting across the other end to tie the scores. Poor game awareness by England. Should never have been a run there!
18.5 Tom Curran to Mitchell Marsh, slower delivery on a length on leg stump. Marsh looks to punch it through the gap on the leg side but hits it straight to mid wicket
18.4 Tom Curran to Ashton Agar, short delivery down the leg side as Agar gets inside the line of that one to dab it down the fine leg. 2 required now!
18.3 Tom Curran to Ashton Agar, FOUR! THAT SHOULD BE THAT! Half-volley outside off stump and Agar gets onto the front foot swiftly before caressing it past mid off for four! The target's just a hit away now. Too much left for Archer to do even if no more runs are conceded in this over!
18.2 Tom Curran to Mitchell Marsh, back of a hand slower delivery on a length outside off stump. Marsh gets to the pitch of it and then punches to deep cover for one
18.1 Tom Curran to Ashton Agar, back of a length off-pace delivery on middle stump. Agar heaves it away into the vast open spaces on the leg side to pick up a single
Tom Curran is the man
6 runs off that over is a well purchased over Australia. They would like to keep the singles coming and steer to a win easily! Archer needs to come in and send a couple back to the pavilion to create some panic in the visitors' dressing room!

9 required off 12 balls now
17.6 Chris Jordan to Mitchell Marsh, leg cutter on a back of a length outside off stump. Marsh swings at it with all his might and pulls to mid wicket, where a fumble allows two runs. England have been run ragged in the field tonight!
17.5 Chris Jordan to Ashton Agar, slower delivery on a back of a length on leg stump. Agar tips and runs and just about makes his ground at the non-striker's end
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