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England vs Australia LIVE: T20 World Cup result and reaction as Aussies win by 36 runs

England take on Australia in the T20 World Cup

Sonia Twigg
Saturday 08 June 2024 22:09 BST
Phil Salt is bowled by Adam Zampa
Phil Salt is bowled by Adam Zampa (AP)

England take on Australia in their second match of the T20 World Cup after their opener against Scotland was washed out in Barbados.

The old rivalry between the two nations, which came to a head during the Ashes last summer, will be reignited when they face each other at the Kensington Oval.

England went into the tournament as the defending champions, but their first match was not one they or the tournament would have wanted. Just 10 overs were possible and everyone was left frustrated, including those in red who had two of their four warm up games on home soil washed out without a ball being bowled.

Australia’s preparations have been a bit smoother, they arrived in the Caribbean when England were still facing rain delays at home, but had to use some of their coaching staff to make up numbers in warm-up matches.

Follow all the live action from the T20 World Cup match in the blog below


England thrashed by Australia as T20 World Cup hopes falter

England’s World Cup woes followed them to Barbados as their T20 defence was left looking precarious after a heavy defeat at the hands of Australia.

Six months on from a dire performance in the 50-over competition in India and four days after an unconvincing bowling display in their washed out game against Scotland, Jos Buttler’s men were thrashed by 36 runs by their Ashes rivals.

An unchanged attack was sprayed around the Kensington Oval as Australia racked up their highest score of the tournament to date, reaching 201 for seven with 13 sixes and 14 fours.

England thrashed by Australia as T20 World Cup hopes falter

Jos Buttler’s men were beaten by 36 runs by their Ashes rivals

Sonia Twigg8 June 2024 22:09

Australia beat England by 36 runs

England captain Jos Buttler: “I thought they came out with a lot of intent and played really well and put us under a lot of pressure straight away. It was tough to drag it back from there. They bowled really well in that middle phase, took wickets at regular times and defended really well.

“There is always hindsight and a lot of decisions you can change or do earlier. There were a couple of soft balls where we could have saved boundaries.”

Sonia Twigg8 June 2024 21:55

Australia beat England by 36 runs

England will want to address some of the key errors that crept into their performance. The decision to bowl Will Jacks second over with the batters hitting with the breeze to the very short boundary was potentially ill-judged, and Australia capitalised.

Whereas Australia stormed ahead in their batting powerplay, hitting six sixes and putting England under pressure, when it came to Jos Buttler and Phil Salt’s turn they never got going with the same threat.

The Australian bowlers did not leave them any openings and it was a dominant victory for Mitchell Marsh’s team.

Sonia Twigg8 June 2024 21:40

Australia beat England by 36 runs

Stoinis will bowl the last over of the match. The result is not in doubt, and England will be leaving with more questions than answers.

Brook does get a four, it’s a lovely shot, and he might just want to make the most of the time in the middle now, as it’s too little too late for England.

Brook edges the ball away for a boundary from the final ball of the match, and Australia win by 36 runs

Sonia Twigg8 June 2024 21:38

Wicket! Livingstone out for 15! ct Starc b Cummins - England 152-6 (19)

The match is just heading towards it’s inevitable conclusion now, although England will want to keep the net run rate down as much as possible.

The batters just cannot get going, or get the pace-off deliveries away. Brook is getting frustrated.

Zampa almost took a stunning catch! It was a one-handed high jumping catch, and he spilled it just at the last minute.

But it doesn’t matter, Livingstone goes next ball, caught on the boundary rope.

Sonia Twigg8 June 2024 21:33

England 148-5 (18) Brook 8, Livingstone 13, Zampa 2-28 (4) - need 54 runs to win

Zampa is into his last over. Again Livingstone and Brook are just pushing the ball out to the fielders in the deep for singles.

After 21 deliveries without a boundary, Livingstone has smashed a big six, picked the googly and sent it high into the stands.

Sonia Twigg8 June 2024 21:28

England 136-5 (17) Brook 6, Livingstone 5, Hazlewood 1-28 (4) - need 66 runs to win

Another single for England and it’s not even close to what they need. At the end of the last over the required run rate was 18 an over.

The match is just meandering along now to what feels like a foregone conclusion. Brooks and Livingstone are just picking up singles from Hazlewood, just hitting to the field.

The last boundary feels like a very long time ago, the hosts aren’t bad, but the field placements are just perfect.

Sonia Twigg8 June 2024 21:24

England 130-5 (16) Brook 2, Livingstone 1, Cummins 1-19 (3) - need 72 more runs to win

Livingstone is the next batter in, the first ball is a wide, but he does pick up a single from the final ball of the over.

Sonia Twigg8 June 2024 21:19

Wicket! Ali out for 25! ct Warner b Cummins - England 128-5

Cummins is back on to bowl, can England make the most of the extra pace?

Ali has to take risks to beat the infield, and he’s not even rewarded with a boundary, it went to the fielder in the deep and he’ll just get a single.

Another slower ball punched through the gap just brings another single.

Ali has to take risks, he goes big but doesn’t get enough on it and it’s caught by Warner on the boundary.

Sonia Twigg8 June 2024 21:17

England 126-4 (15) Ali 24, Brook 1, Hazlewood 1-22 (3) - need 76 runs to win

Brook gets off the mark with a single first ball. Bairstow never really got going despite his explosive power, but he is a typical T20 opener rather than a number four.

Ali tries to create space, but Brook prods at the next one and doesn’t get anything on it.

Brook tries to carve out space for a paddle, and again misses it.

That could be the decisive over, just two runs and a wicket.

Sonia Twigg8 June 2024 21:13

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