Last Update on: October 10th, 2022 at 02:54 pm
The opening pair of Jos Buttler and Alex Hales led England to victory against Australia in the first T20I of the three-game series. With their separate half-centuries, each player helped England defeat Australia with a record-breaking 208 runs.
In response, David Warner was on course to make his second consecutive half-century for an ambitious Australia, who had dropped Steven Smith, but England kept their composure with to some excellent death bowling from Wood and Curran.
After the game, Australia’s skipper Aaron Finch praised the hitters and claimed that without them, his side would not have been able to do anything.
Australian Skipper Praises England Openers
“Against great players like Jos Buttler and Alex Hales, sometimes there isnt much you could do,” Finch said.
“When they get in front of the game, they can be hard to stop. They are great players for a reason,” Finch said.
“We got ourselves into a position to win the game but couldnt quite finish it off”, he said in the post match presentation.
The combined total of Buttler and Hales, who both scored a half-century after 25 and 29 balls, was the highest by a visiting side against Australia.
They surpassed the 200 runs they had previously established by themselves in 2014.
Australian batsmen, headed by David Warner’s 73 off 44 balls, placed England under pressure, but they were able to recover thanks to their pace attack.
After a disastrous opening 10 overs, two fast wickets by Mark Wood in the 15th over of the game pulled them back in the game, and they ultimately won the first match with 9 runs left.
In order to complete their training for the T20 World Cup, England has travelled to Australia. Recently, they also defeated Pakistan 4-3 away from home.