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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 21:42 BST
Phil Salt is bowled by Adam Zampa
Phil Salt is bowled by Adam Zampa (AP)

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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


Wicket! Bairstow out for 7! ct Maxwell b Hazlewood - England 124-4

Bairstow falls just as England were trying to get going! He made just seven from 13, Maxwell takes the catch off Hazlewood.

Sonia Twigg8 June 2024 21:09

England 118-3 (14) Bairstow 7, Ali 17, Maxwell 0-22 (2) - need 78 more runs to win

Ali goes big! Back to back sixes and that’s just what they needed!

The next ball is outside off stump and he can’t do anything with it, they’ll get a single from the fourth.

Ali flicks the last ball of the over for another six! That over has gone for 20 and given England a lifeline.

Sonia Twigg8 June 2024 21:07

England 104-3 (13) Bairstow 6, Ali 4, Zampa 2-16 (3) - need 98 more runs to win

Ali just fends off the first two balls of the over and the run rate has built up to a very difficult level. Ali gets off strike, but just leaves Bairstow three balls.

They have not scored a boundary for quite some overs now. Bairstow tries to hit it but doesn’t get hold of it, and it’s another dot.

Bairstow goes big, but it’s an inside edge and they will just get a couple. Five runs from the last 11 deliveries.

Sonia Twigg8 June 2024 21:04

England 101-3 (12) Bairstow 4, Ali 3, Maxwell 0-2 (1) - need 101 runs to win

Glenn Maxwell will come into the attack for the two new batters, and they’ve just been watchful, with two runs from the first four balls.

And it’s just two from the over, that was very well bowled.

Sonia Twigg8 June 2024 21:00

England 99-3 (11) Bairstow 3, Ali 2, Stoinis 1-12 (2) - need 103 runs to win

England have gone for experience over youth here with Moeen Ali coming in ahead of Harry Brook.

That’s a great over from Stoinis and he has bowled well again today.

Sonia Twigg8 June 2024 20:57

Wicket! Jacks out for 10! ct Starc b Stoinis - England 96-3

Stoinis is back on to bowl, Bairstow chips again, this time into the leg side but again it falls safe.

Jacks heaves it away leg side, but it’s not timed perfectly and that will also just be a single. Bairstow goes for a big shot and misses the ball.

Jacks goes for the big hit down the ground, Starc runs in and takes a stunning diving catch, it was low and he was coming in at speed and still managed to get his hands under the ball.

Sonia Twigg8 June 2024 20:55

Wicket! Buttler out for 42! ct Cummins b Zampa - England 93-2 (10) Jacks 9, Bairstow 1, Zampa 2-13 (2) - need 109 runs to win

Three runs from the first two balls of Zampa’s over, but England cannot afford to let the required run rate keep creeping up, Buttler is trying the reverse sweeps, he’s hitting them well but just picking out the fielders.

This time he does send the ball down the ground and up and over the fielders for a six with a flick of the wrists.

He goes to the reverse sweep next ball and hits it to the fielder in the ring! That’s the massive wicket of Jos Buttler out for 42!

Zampa and Australia celebrate, and they almost have another the next ball! Bairstow hits the ball in the air but just over the ring.

Sonia Twigg8 June 2024 20:48

England 83-1 (9) Buttler 34, Jacks 8, Cummins 0-15 (2) - need 119 more runs to win

Cummins is back on to bowl, his first over went for just eight runs. There are just singles from the first two balls of the over.

This is a hard stage of the game for England, they can’t let it get away from them. Jacks has his first boundary, he just holds his shot and sends the ball through extra cover to the boundary, it beat Travis Head in the ring for pace.

Just seven runs from the over.

Sonia Twigg8 June 2024 20:44

England 76-1 (8) Buttler 33, Jacks 2, Zampa 1-3 (1) - need 126 runs to win

Will Jacks comes to the crease, and just works away a ball that keeps low for a single.

Buttler has to just defend one away, before adding another single to the total.

Sonia Twigg8 June 2024 20:39

Wicket! Salt out for 37! b Zampa - England 73-1

Zampa strikes with the first ball of his spell! That was a key breakthrough. The ball just clips the bails on the way through and that’s the end of the England opener.

Sonia Twigg8 June 2024 20:36

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