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England v Australia T20 international - as it happened
Updated 11:12pm Thursday 29th August 2013 in Sport
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- Australia made a record 248-6 after being asked to bat, with Aaron Finch hitting a remarkable 156, the highest individual score in a T20 interantional, from only 63 balls and including 14 sixes.
- But England got close, losing by only 39 runs as a record aggregate of 457 was scored at the Ageas Bowl.
- Michael Carberry was left out but Danny Briggs became the first Hampshire player to play in an Ageas Bowl international since Kevin Pietersen.
- England's women got the night off to the best possible start by beating Australia in their T20 match to clinch the Women's Ashes.
209-6 That is it Australia win by 39 runs. Root the standout performer 90 runs. Finch though was the man-of-the-match after his astonishing knock meaning the Aussies secure victory.
Four Queen and country... Broad to the fence 208-6
Buttler walks 27 runs bowled by Faulkner... as Stuart Broad takes to the crease
Buttler isn't giving up!! as he smashes the ball start to the fence
195-5 (19) England have made a decent punt at this but it's hopeless now heading into the final over
Root hits another to the boundary as the Ageas Bowl crowd start to disperse.
Clever boy! Root cheekily flicks behind to bring his total to 81
181-5 (18) A quiet over just five runs gained
175-5 (17) Johnson's ends his spell with the ball
Root thrashes a trio of shots across the rope, this time stinging it out to mid wicket
and follows it up with another fantastic strike 169-5
Root flicks the ball to the fence
157-5 (16) England need 91 runs from 24 balls
Buttler flights a Hazlewood ball straight
Root drills a full-blooded strike to the fence 150-5 Root on 57
Ahmed has finished his spell in four overs he conceded 43 runs getting no wickets
Bound for the boundary. Buttler serves up a crisp effort
140-5 England need 111 to win. Jos Buttler getting his a couple of runs.
137-5 (14) The debutant Ahmed, with the ball once more
45 Bopara is gone caught by Warner bowled by Watson 137-5. Jos Buttler grabs his bat.
Bopara almost takes Watson's head off as he strokes the ball straight to the fence
Bopara whomps one up into the darkness above
121-4 Root bags his 50 with that boundary. Eight fours to reach 52.
Bopara looked to be walking but after much debate he lives to fight another day. Warner looks on in disgust after he hit the stumps from just inside the infield with a powerful throw
115-4 (12) England's chase slows up needing 134 runs from eight overs
110-4 (11) Ahmed on his debut for Australia gives up the ball to Watson
BOSH! Bopara hits one to the boundary
102-4 now Bopara 18 and Root 46
97-4 (10) Australia were 122-1 at this point in their innings
Bopara smashes one straight to the boundary
88-4 (9) James Faulkner in to bowl
Root is on 40 now
75-4 (8) Root slammng two fours in Watson's over
Root again from Watson
Root smashes to the boundary at on drive
64-4 (7) Shane Watson taking the ball to bowl to Root
Cheeky four from Bopara, flicked behind to the fence
54-4 (5) Root off a Hazlewood ball
England reach 50 need 199 to win.
48-4 Root lips one over to the boundary
49-4 (4) Ravi Bopara is the next England man up to face Johnson's bowling
Morgan connected with the ball well but is caught by the man at cover point
4.3 Morgan is out for nothing. 42-4
42-3 Root okay to continue after a clean up to his injury
Root slams one to the boundary
Warner doesn't get lippy but poor Root's lippy is getting treatment... play about to restart
Joe Root took one to the face there. The ball getting lodged in his helmet and cutting his lip. David Warner circles with a wide grin.
38-2 (3.4) Hazlewood bowling
Wright's knock doesn't even see the light of day. 37-3. Joe Root in
Wright hits to the fence.
Hales is out. eight runs off nine balls. Eoin Morgan is in. Two quick wickets for Australia. England have a long way to go
Lumb is out LBW from Watson. He got three fours and one six. Luke Wright steps in
Lumb drives towards the boundary but it is bravely blocked
31-0 Hales getting involved sweeps the ball to the fence
BOSH!!! Lumb bags a six - a wonderful straight strike. 26-0
Hales delivers his first runs of the evening putting two on the board.
19-0 Josh Hazlewood is up to bowl for the Aussies.
17-0 (1) Lumb looking Finch-esque to batter home three fours
Lumb slams the ball to the fence... 17-0
Johnson to Lumb lofts the ball to the boundary
8-0 Lumb scoops it behind to the fence.
3-0 Johnson bowls a wide. Lumb with 2 runs
Here we go then... England chasing 248. Alex Hales and Michael Lumb are in and ready to go ... Mitchell Johnson with the ball
248-6 (20) Australia finish on 248-6, just 12.5 runs an over required to win this one!
242-6 Maxwell bowled by Surrey teammate Dernbach for just 1
242-5 (19) Matthew Wade drills Finn back over his head for the 18th six of the innings
Finch take a bow my son. Wonderful striking— @daws128 29 August 2013
228-5 (18.1) Former Hampshire batsman George Bailey lbw to Fin trying to work to leg
228-4 (18) Maxwell misses his first ball but Australia already have the Ageas Bowl's highest t20 total
227-4 Watson's bowled by a Dernbach slower ball for 37. 2 in 3 balls for Dernbach
226-3 Aaron Finch departs to a standing ovation, after being bowled by Dernbach for a world record 156 (63 balls, 11 fours, 14 sixes) Now we've got Glenn Maxwell!
222-2 (17) Where's Richie Benaud when you need him? Briggs brought back on to bowl the 17th and his second ball, a long hop, was pulled for six more despite Morgan's best efforts at deep mid-wicket. The third was also disaptched over the leg-side boundary as was a Briggs full toss that took Finch to 151*... Incredible scenes
199-2 (16) This is getting silly now... Finch (129*) has the highest T20 international score and got there with another maximum, cut over the cover boundary against Broad. Then Watson hit Broad back over his head for six more!
180-2 (14) Now Watson joins in, hitting Wright back over his head!
171-2 (14.3) Successive sixes for Finch against Wright, driven and pulled, take him to 120...
157-2 (13) Australia on course for the biggest T20 total ever scored at The Ageas Bowl (Hampshire's 225 in 2006, when Carberry scored 90)
152-2 Finch reaches his first T20 international ton from just 47 balls with his EIGHTH six, a top-edged pull against Broad over fine-leg
145-2 (13) Great start from Luke Wright
Briggs taken off but going at less than ten an over not a bad effort against Finch. his spell 3-0-28-1
141-2 (12) Wonderful straight-driven four from Watson against Dernbach
128-2 (11) Good over Briggsy!
125-2 (10.3) Briggs has the wicket of left-hander Shaun Marsh, caught by Michael Lumb, his former Hampshire teammate, at long-on for a 21-ball 28
122-1 (10) No escaping the Finch onslaught for Joe Root, who conceded successive sixes over long-on - and then another swept over mid-wicket! The carnage continued with 2 fours ending the over, cover-driven and tickled to the fence at third man. 27 off the over.
95-1 (9) Briggs let down by poor fielding from former Hampshire teammate Michael Lumb, who let another Finch four go straight through him on the long-on boundary to end that over.
86-1 (8) Finch brings up his fifty from only 26 balls with the shot of the match, driven straight back over Bopara's head, landing just shy of the pavilion. Then he steps away to leg and hits the next ball for four.
71-1 (7) as he does for Hampshire, Danny Briggs came on to bowl the first over after the powerplay but it was an expensive one as Marsh ended it by hitting his first six over cow corner
58-1 (6) Extraordinary shot from Finch to end that over, hitting Dernbach over the covers for 6 after slipping on to his knees!
Aaron Finch is giving it a right old #Plodon... #T20— @MichaelVaughan 29 August 2013
49-1 (5) Finch thumps Finn through mid-wicket and then pulls a long-hop for another maximum to go to 37*. Aussies on top, now Dernbach's on...
39-1 (4) Marsh flashed the last ball of that over from Broad behind square
@TheAgeasBowl looking amazing tonight— @shaggyudal 29 August 2013
@Karl_McDermott: The scene is set, T20 @ECB_cricket vs @CricketAus @TheAgeasBowl #engvaaus #cricket http://t.co/ao9I4i2GTa— @Karl_McDermott 29 August 2013
29-1 (3) 3 dots for Finn but 3 fours for Finch, whipped behind square, driven straight and another to wide long-on
16-1 (2) good start from England captain Broad, Shaun Marsh is the new batsman
11-1 (1.2) England celebrate the bizarre dismissal of David Warner, caught by wicketkeeper Jos Buttler several yards from the stumps after his bat flew into the air, as well as the ball, when he attempted to pull Stuart Broad's second ball.
10-0 (1) Aaron Finch pulled the first ball he faced, from Steven Finn, for the first six of the match.
no Carbs in England's team is disappointing but not a great surprise. Lumb-Hales-Wright Eng's top 3 for the 8th successive T20 international— @simonhwalter 29 August 2013
England to face Australia: 1 Alex Hales, 2 Michael Lumb, 3 Luke Wright, 4 Joe Root , 5 Eoin Morgan Joe Root, 6 Ravi Bopara, 7 Jos Buttler (wk), 8 Stuart Broad (capt), 9 Steven Finn, 10 Danny Briggs, 11 Jade Dernbach
Australia: Warner, Finch, Watson, Marsh, Bailey, Maxwell, Wade, Faulkner, Johnson, Hazlewood, Ahmed
No Carberry in the England team but Briggs plays
England have won the toss and decided to bowl first
Good evenig ahead at the ageas bowl for Eng v Aus t20 @ECB_cricket @NatWest_Cricket http://t.co/JyMDtg8iN0— @MattWilliams96 29 August 2013
Great seats at ageas bowl. T20 time! http://t.co/zKAzWL8f8A— @brownstuff1984 29 August 2013
Lancashire have decided not to enforce the follow-on. Meanwhile, back at The Ageas Bowl we're still awaiting the announcement of England's T20 team... hopefully at least one of Carbs and Briggs will be involved otherwise they may as well be in Southport.
Great to see that James Vince has scored a century at Southport, and a much-needed one at that. He was last man out for 106 out of Hampshire's 210 - a first-innings deficit of 211
England reclaim the Women's Ashes with a five-wicket win and with an over to spare! Greenway's second successive reverse swept four levels the scores and the winning run takes her to 80* before her teammates rush on to the pitch to celebrate.
There's already a good crowd at The Ageas Bowl, estimated at around 8,500, and they've seen a great knock from Lydia Greenway, who's just swept another boundary to go to 75*. England 123-5, needing just five with 10 balls left.
England's women are 117-5, needing 11 from the last two overs to regain the multi-format Women's Ashes
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