World T20 Warm Up: England clinch narrow win over ...

World T20 Warm Up: England clinch narrow win over Australia

Tags: ICC World Twenty20 Warm up 2012, ICC World Twenty20 2012, Australia Vs England at Colombo (NCC) - Sep 17, 2012, Alexander Daniel Hales, Eoin Joseph Gerard Morgan, Michael Edward Killeen Hussey, Shane Robert Watson

Published on: Sep 17, 2012

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In a thrilling encounter at the Nondescripts Cricket Club Ground in Colombo, England defeated arch rivals Australia by a narrow margin of 9 runs.

By BV Swagath

In a thrilling encounter at the Nondescripts Cricket Club Ground in Colombo, England defeated arch rivals Australia by a narrow margin of 9 runs.

Asked to bat first after losing the toss, England riding on two good knocks from opener Alex Hales (52 from 38 balls with 7 fours) and Eoin Morgan (30 from 16 balls with 4 fours and a six) posted a competitive total of 172 for 6. None of the Aussie bowlers had a spectacular day.

Australia in their run chase were on track with Shane Watson’s 37 (from 26 balls with a four and 3 sixes). Michael Hussey went onto score 71 from 51 balls with 3 fours and 5 sixes but got out without seeing the Aussies through. England clawed their way back to hold onto a 9-run win eventually.

Steven Finn bowled well for his 4-1-26-2 while Graeme Swann strangled the Aussies with his 4-0-21-1.

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