- 1st T20: England, 208-6, beat Australia, 200-9, by eight runs
- Openers put on 132 before Warner takes hosts close in run chase
Turns out ring-rustiness is just for mortals. Jos Buttler, playing his first competitive game since mid-August, returned in remorseless, exhilarating style to thrash 68 runs off 32 deliveries. He kickstarted a match of broken records, explosive hitting and an inevitable sprinkle of controversy to help England score what proved, if only just, a match‑winning total.
But David Warner once again demonstrated that he is second to nobody when it comes to belligerence as he powered Australia towards a distant target.
Written by Simon Burnton at Optus Stadium
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/oct/09/australia-england-first-twenty20-match-report under the title “Buttler’s and Hales’s exhilarating start helps England to T20 win in Australia”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.