Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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Best performances - Batsmen

JM Bairstow
JM Bairstow
55(44) 3x4 - 3x6
Control %68%
  • Productive Shot
  • slog shot
  • 16 runs
  • 1x4 - 2x6
5 4 6 3 5 9 7 16
MR Marsh
MR Marsh
39(36) 2x4 - 1x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 10 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
4 0 3 4 3 4 3 18

Best performances - Bowlers

AU Rashid
AU Rashid
O4
M0
R21
W3
Eco5.25
1
2698667
4
6
1
1
0
1
10
yes
0
0
1
feedback
0
1
1
225906
2
0
-
2498155
0
2
49427
0
0
1
0
1
RHB
OFFLEG
2W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
A Zampa
A Zampa
O4
M0
R34
W2
Eco8.50
1
2698657
5
6
0
0
0
0
8
yes
0
0
1
feedback
0
1
1
225905
1
0
-
2498172
0
1
58435
3
0
2
0
0
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Match Details

Toss

Australia , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

England won the 3-match series 2-1

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

18.00 start, First Session 18.00-19.30, Interval 19.30-19.50, Second Session 19.50-21.20

Match days

08 September 2020 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Scorer: Chandan Duorah | Commentator: Alan Gardner

9.45pm: From rapt to wrapped, that's the T20Is done with in England's summer of Covid. Three more ODIs to come, of course, starting on Friday. But for now, from myself, Al and our scorer Chandan, it's cheerio. Thanks as always for your comments. Bye!

9.35pm: Time for the presentations, starting with Man of the Match Mitchell Marsh: "Rapt, six months is a long time without playing cricket, nice to get opportunity and contribute today. Practice set us up well, outplayed in the first two but nice to finish off the series. [Comeback?] Like it to be a bit easier, but it was crunch time, got a bit of luck, just tried to capitalise. Grown up on the WACA, I do like pace on. We've got a great squad, we're all working well together, just focused on coming in and doing my job for the team."

Australia captain Aaron Finch: "We know where we messed up in first game, we know where we could improve. We played good cricket but couldn't finish it off, but tonight Mitch and Ashton got us over the line. Always areas to improve, middle overs against spin, knocking it around with the field back. Thought we played some good cricket throughout, nice when you keep it close when not at your best but disappointed to lose series. Looking for combinations and structuring the team, just about guys taking opportunities and doing well. Been a great learning curve after a long lay-off. [ODIs?] Great rivalry, looking forward to getting back into it, area s we can improve and look to change around, Luxury of being 2-3 years out from WC, time to plan it out, get to where you want to be. T20 we're a bit more settled."

England captain Moeen Ali: "Very proud moment when Morgy told me, it was an amazing experience. Sadly we didn't win but showed good fight. Thought it was a slow start, wicket wasn't easy and we played a lot of dot balls in the middle, which is a bit unlike us. Would have been nice to have 15 more runs. Poor in the field, take those chances and we would have won. Generally we weren't great in the field and didn't back up the bowlers. [Buttler Man of Series] World class player, great leader in the side. He's changed our way of playing, brings so much to the team, his experience in the changing room is amazing."

9.25pm: Mitchell Marsh finishes the job, which is not necessarily a phrase you expected to hear coming into the series. Australia did well to recover from that spell when Adil Rashid claimed three wickets in 11 balls, at 100 for 5 you could easily see them throwing away another winning position. It was a borderline farcical finish, but Australia got it done eventually, aided and abetted by England in the field - Marsh, remember, could have been caught twice in his first seven balls. It's always going to be tough defending 145 in T20, but even more so if you aren't completely on it

Here's Matt Roller with the view from the ground: Quite fitting for that to end with a throw that went wide - blaming fielding for a loss is the oldest trick in the book to mask poor performances elsewhere but England were really shoddy tonight

19.3
1
Jordan to Marsh, 1 run, full on the stumps, 88mph and Marsh digs it out to mid-off, tip and run and the throw is wayward with Marsh short! But that will do, Australia win by five wickets - and they'll take the No. 1 ranking home with them

"Super over, anyone?" gurgles Joynul

19.2
0
Jordan to Marsh, no run, flung full outside off, 88mph/141kph and Marsh mistimes this into the ground to cover... another dot!
19.1
0
Jordan to Marsh, no run, pitched up on the stumps and dinked to midwicket

Okaaay, so no Archer to finish. Jordan continues, one run needed

END OF OVER:
19 | 8 Runs | AUS: 145/5 (1 run required from 6 balls, RR: 7.63, RRR: 1.00)

  • Mitchell Marsh38 (33b)
  • Ashton Agar16 (13b)
  • Tom Curran4-0-23-1
  • Chris Jordan2-0-18-0
18.6
1
Curran to Marsh, 1 run, fullish in the channel and Marsh steers one more carefully to mid-off, who's on his heels... scores are level but it will go down to the final over

"England should have stuck with spin." Another over from Moeen could have been interesting, Rich

18.5
0
Curran to Marsh, no run, pitched full, cutter on middle and leg and Marsh sends it straight to midwicket
18.4
1
Curran to Agar, 1 run, slower-ball bouncer, Agar waits for it and paddles around the corner to fine leg

Australia 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st31AJ FinchMS Wade
2nd39AJ FinchMP Stoinis
3rd16AJ FinchGJ Maxwell
4th1AJ FinchSPD Smith
5th13SPD SmithMR Marsh
6th46MR MarshAC Agar