Southampton: England, who failed to win the Twenty20 series against Pakistan, have won the series against Australia. Ian Morgan’s team took the unbeaten 2-0 lead by losing to Australia by 7 wickets in the second Twenty20 on Sunday. England easily won the match on Sunday with Jose Butler’s impressive 4 *. Butler also won the Player of the Year award.
Australia won the toss and elected to bat first, but the team did not get a good start. Steven Warner (0) was dismissed in the first over and Alex Carey (2) was dismissed in the second over, while Steven Smith (10) was run out. As a result, the visiting team lost 3 wickets for 30 runs. Australia finished with the help of Aaron Finch (40, 33 balls, 4 fours, 2 sixes), Marcus Stoinis (35, 29 balls, 2 fours, 2 sixes) and Glenn Maxwell (24, 18 balls, 1 four, 1 six). In the final over, Aston Agar (23, 20 balls) and Pat Cummins (13 *, 5 balls) batted usefully to give Australia a fight-like score. But a six-run partnership between Jose Butler and David Malan put England in a strong position. Malan (42, 32 balls, 4 fours) and Tom Bontton (2) were bowled out for a consecutive over by Ashton, blocking England. For the first time, the home team was under pressure after Adam Ian Jump (8) was dismissed. Butler (4 *, 54 balls, 4 fours, 2 sixes) and Moin Ali (13 *, 4 balls, 1 four, 1 six) finished the match before 8 balls. He needed 19 runs from the last two overs, but in the 19th over, he dusted off Jampa and scored just five runs off five balls.