AUS vs ENG: England defeated hosts Australia in the second T20I earlier today (Wednesday) in order to achieve a triumph in the three-match T20I series. Jos Buttler-led side showed clinical performance, registering victories in both the first two games of the series. It is a remarkable series triumph for England as it came in away conditions against full-strength Australia.
“Really satisfying win. We showed great character. Malan played really well to anchor us to 178. Extra special for him. Curran enjoys the tough overs. He was brave enough to hit the leg stump. David is tough to bowl at. We needed to find a way out to get him out.” said England skipper Jos Buttler in the post-match presentation.
Visitors managing to achieve two wins in the first two games has now turned the final encounter of the series into a virtual dead rubber. England will look to continue the momentum, while the defending champions Australia will eye on concluding things on a high, heading into the highly-anticipated T20 World Cup starting next week.
Ben Stokes’ remarkable fielding effort at the boundary line:
Ben Stokes’ brilliant heroic save at the boundary rope remained the highlight of the second T20I at the Manuka Oval. Stokes pulled off a brilliant diving save at the long-off region, following a lofted hit by Australian batter Mitchell Marsh, which undoubtedly bamboozled the viewers.
The incident happened during the 12th over of the match, while the left-arm pacer Sam Curran was bowling. Stokes saved as many as four crucial runs for the side, which might well be the difference between the two teams when it comes to the shortest format of the game.
Watch the video:
What an fielding effort by Ben Stokes. pic.twitter.com/bD8ukbmk1A
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Ben Stokes, the newly-appointed test skipper of England is making his comeback in T20 cricket after a long-long wait. The all-rounder got out on single-digit scores in both the games of the series so far, however, he is bound to play an impactful knock for the team sooner than later.