Australia restrict England to 137-7 in T20


David Warner praised Australia for their "fearless" approach after they secured their place in the T20 Tri-Series final with a seven-wicket win over England. Now, in the 3rd T20I, Australia won by 7 wickets at Melbourne against England.

They were outgunned in the ODI series, but Australia put England in the shade for the second consecutive Twenty20. The likes of Sam Billings and James Vince also tried to play a supporting hand but they never looked comfortable. The match was placed in 10th February, 2018 and Melbourne Cricket Ground was the host arena of the match.

The visitors lost skipper Eoin Morgan to injury in the lead-up to Saturday's clash and struggled in his absence, finishing on 7-137 off their 20 overs.

England's performance represented a significant downturn from Wednesday's, when they started brightly with the bat and conjured some late drama with a spirited display in the field.

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Pacemen Kane Richardson and Billy Stanlake claimed five wickets between them as Australia restricted England to 137 for seven after being sent into bat in the third tri-series Twenty20 global at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Saturday. Bowling sharply, he was the most expensive Australian bowler, but came away with three big wickets, dismissing Roy, Willey and Jos Buttler.

Maxwell was th highest scorer for AUstralia with 39 runs off 26 deliveries which included three boundaries and two sixes. Australia chased down the target in 14.3 overs, and have qualified for the final of the tri-series. Chris Jordan (2/26) bowled well for England.

It was the ideal start for the Aussies as England were reduced to 34/3 in just four overs. But in 16 runs both were gone.

Maxwell's third substantial contribution of the series ended with 22 runs still required, as he swung presumptuously at a slower bouncer from Jordan and skied another catch for Buttler, but this at least afforded Finch the chance to bat for the first time since he was injured last month. Later, Buttler and Billings played and added few runs where Billings scored 29 runs so far.