Not many would have predicted such a drab ending to the three-match T20I series when a full-strength Australia landed in England last month. Australia arrived in England as the number one T20I side to but have been outplayed by the hosts who are currently number two in rankings but can move to the top with a win in the third game.
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After winning the opening two matches of their T20I series, an England victory in the third game would be enough for them to dethrone Australia from the top of the ICC rankings.
Having won nine of their previous 10 matches heading into the series, Australia have now lost two games in a row for the first time in nearly two years. They lost the series-opener by 2 runs while chasing 162 before being crushed by six wickets in the second game.
The six-month lay-off is definitely making things tough for Aaron Finch & Co. as they have failed to grab the opportunities in the series. In the first match, there were comfortably placed at 98 for 0 in the 11th over while chasing 162. But they somehow managed to mess things up and lost the game.
In the second game, England did outplay them as after restricting them to 157, the hosts chased down the total without much trouble. The upcoming game does not hold much importance as far as the fate of the series is concerned but Australia would be desperate to win the game to not only restore their pride but also retain the top spot in the rankings.
A win will also help them get some much-needed motivation ahead of the three-match ODI series. On the other hand, England would be keen to continue their juggernaut in white-ball cricket.
That's how you win a game ?
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) September 6, 2020
Australia have won the toss and have decided to bowl first. Moeen Ali is leading England today.
Aaron Finch(c), Matthew Wade(w), Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Marsh, Ashton Agar, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
Tom Banton, Jonny Bairstow(w), Dawid Malan, Sam Billings, Moeen Ali(c), Joe Denly, Tom Curran, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood