Match Over - England won by 28 runs + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: Australia, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Edgbaston, Birmingham
  • Referee: RS Madugalle
  • When: 27 Jun 2018, 19:30 SAST
  • Winner: England
  • Man of the Match: AU Rashid


  • Umpire1: AG Wharf
  • Umpire2: MA Gough
  • Third Umpire: RJ Bailey



Overs: 20.0 / 20.0




Overs: 19.4 / 20.0


10pm So that's a wrap from Edgbaston. On the day that Germany crashed out of the World Cup, England have sent their oldest cricketing foes home without a crumb of comfort. It's been quite the week for English sport... Next stop, it's India. See you then.

9.55pm The man of the match is Adil Rashid... "It's been okay so far, the bowlers bowled exceptionally well throughout the summer. Hard work in the nets pays off."

"Mixing it up is part of my game. Finchy was going well, but Morgs gives all the bowlers confidence. No regrets about giving up red-ball cricket. It's something I'm happy with."

9.50pm Aaron Finch is chatting to Sky... "We could have been better, England put our youngsters under pressure which is the way they've played all summer. Mitchell Swepson on debut showed the value of someone who can give it a rip. It's been a good learning curve, we've had four months since the end of the season back home, you can't come in 1% off the boil. You have to be 100% ready to go, otherwise it's a long road."

"If the role's there I'd love to do it," Finch says of the ODI captaincy... "Tim's leadership around the group was spot on."

Eoin Morgan: "Sometimes when you get off to a good start, you can take your foot off the pedal, but we kept coming as hard as we could. Crucial wickets from the guys throughout the innings."

On the pressure for places: "It's been tricky for two years now. There are guys banging down the door, the level of ambition is high... we've not quite found our combination."

"To have close to our full-strength team is very exciting, and the public enjoy watching them perform."

9.46pm Bharathvaj Deva: "Tough to decide M.O.M Butler, Rashid and Finch were brilliant... " I think it has to be Buttler this time... an England record fastest T20 fifty, which set up the game.

9.41pm It's been clinical from England. A tremendous continuation of their power-hitting approach at the top of their innings, and a ruthless closure of the contest with the ball, particularly from the leggie Adil Rashid. Aaron Finch battled gamely in a captain's knock, but it's been one-way traffic on a desperate tour for the Aussies.

Gyan: "19.3 - The commentator's curse?" 19.4 ... the commentator's vindication!

19.4LE Plunkett to B Stanlake, OUT, No run, that'll do it! High on the bat this time, chipped to Morgan at cover, to complete a thumping England win!.
19.3LE Plunkett to B Stanlake, BOUNDARY, 6 runs, in the slot and slogged over cow corner! Like Devon Malcolm at Sydney 1994! He's got levers you know!.
19.2LE Plunkett to B Stanlake, No run, another bouncer, another air shot. Stanlake, for all his talent as a bowler, strikes me as a very traditional No.11. And hurrah for that, they are a dying breed.
19.2LE Plunkett to B Stanlake, WIDE, 1 run, a swish down the leg side.
19.1LE Plunkett to B Stanlake, No run, banged in short, Stanlake ducks.
End of over 19. 9 runs this over. 186/9 after 114 balls.
B Stanlake 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) DJ Willey 4-0-31-1
MJ Swepson 3 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more

DAvidS: "Does this count as a whitewash?" It'd be rude not to

End of over 18. 4 runs this over. 177/8 after 108 balls.
AJ Tye 14 (8b 0x4 1x6 ) CJ Jordan 4-0-42-3
MJ Swepson 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Kaushik: "Will Ashton Agar be the next Michael Bevan today? " No. Next!

End of over 17. 5 runs this over. 172/6 after 101 balls.
AC Agar 29 (22b 3x4 1x6 ) DJ Willey 3-0-21-0
AJ Tye 10 (5b 0x4 1x6 ) more

Naresh: "Agar and Tye registered their high scores today! " Well, that's something

Liam: "Still can't work out why finch wasn't made captain of the odi team over Paine? " I think they just needed to find a good egg in a hurry. And Paine was in the Test team, so he was the right man for the moment

End of over 16. 13 runs this over. 167/6 after 96 balls.
AJ Tye 8 (3b 0x4 1x6 ) AU Rashid 4-0-27-3
AC Agar 27 (19b 3x4 1x6 ) more

Andy C: "86 Finch/Agar is 3rd highest 6th wicket partnership in T20Is behind Perera/Perera 97 SL v Bang 2018 and White/Hussey 101* Aus v SL 2010"

End of over 15. 10 runs this over. 154/5 after 90 balls.
AJ Finch 80 (39b 6x4 6x6 ) CJ Jordan 3-0-38-1
AC Agar 26 (18b 3x4 1x6 ) more

Rohan Bhatt: "Aussie needs 78 off 36 balls, Finsh at this moment 76 off 36 so need a tad better "all over inning of Finch" from now on...." Hmm... that puts it in some context!

End of over 14. 22 runs this over. 144/5 after 84 balls.
AJ Finch 76 (36b 6x4 6x6 ) MM Ali 4-0-58-1
AC Agar 20 (15b 2x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 13. 13 runs this over. 122/5 after 78 balls.
AJ Finch 59 (32b 5x4 4x6 ) LE Plunkett 3-0-27-1
AC Agar 15 (13b 1x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 12. 19 runs this over. 109/5 after 72 balls.
AJ Finch 51 (28b 5x4 3x6 ) MM Ali 3-0-36-1
AC Agar 10 (11b 0x4 1x6 ) more

Worzel : "Just going back to the England innings...Mr Root once again tips in with the "slowest" run-rate. Is his place totally secure? Seems a ridiculous question, but then again..." We live in ridiculous times. In T20, yes, there is a case for him being superfluous. But no way in ODIs!

End of over 11. 7 runs this over. 90/5 after 66 balls.
AC Agar 9 (10b 0x4 1x6 ) AU Rashid 3-0-14-2
AJ Finch 33 (23b 4x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 10. 10 runs this over. 83/5 after 60 balls.
AJ Finch 32 (22b 4x4 1x6 ) MM Ali 2-0-17-1
AC Agar 3 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Halfway. In two senses anyway

End of over 9. 3 runs this over. 73/5 after 54 balls.
AC Agar 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) AU Rashid 2-0-7-2
AJ Finch 24 (19b 4x4 0x6 ) more

Peter: "The combination of England's powerful batting and control from the spinners is looking more and more like a winner... can't wait to see how we do against India now." Now that will be a real test

Pradeep D: "On this evidence of the Aussie batsmen, not just Smith and Warner, Bancroft will also debut for Aus the day their ban ends."

Nauman Ghani : "Moeen Ali Golden arm for England "

End of over 8. 7 runs this over. 70/3 after 48 balls.
AT Carey 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) MM Ali 1-0-7-1
AJ Finch 24 (19b 4x4 0x6 ) more

dawolf: "Jordan is looking expensive today. Worth giving Root 2 overs so he doesn't have to bowl again?" Jordan is handy at the death, but yes, I suspect on that evidence, Morgan might want to broaden his options

End of over 7. 4 runs this over. 63/2 after 42 balls.
AJ Finch 18 (15b 3x4 0x6 ) AU Rashid 1-0-4-0
TM Head 15 (9b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 6. 8 runs this over. 55/2 after 35 balls.
TM Head 13 (7b 1x4 0x6 ) DJ Willey 2-0-12-0
AJ Finch 12 (10b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Nitish Baradwaj: "So disappointed with Maxi. Switched streams to watch his innings. What a terrible shot!! Heading back to the game in Moscow now."

End of over 5. 8 runs this over. 47/2 after 30 balls.
TM Head 11 (5b 1x4 0x6 ) LE Plunkett 2-0-14-1
AJ Finch 7 (7b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 4. 14 runs this over. 38/2 after 23 balls.
TM Head 5 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) CJ Jordan 2-0-27-1
AJ Finch 5 (4b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Australia have it all to do to stay in this contest ... and so do Serbia in the World Cup...

Rakesh Sampat: "Who is backing Maxwell to get a century tonight?? I am willing to bet that he will get out playing the reverse sweep. Any taker's??" I'll have some of that

End of over 3. 7 runs this over. 24/1 after 18 balls.
AJ Finch 5 (4b 1x4 0x6 ) LE Plunkett 1-0-7-1
GJ Maxwell 2 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Shah Safeer: "When will Stokes return? He hasn't been named in a squad for T20Is against India" He's lurking... not far from a return now

End of over 2. 13 runs this over. 17/0 after 12 balls.
AJ Finch 0 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) CJ Jordan 1-0-13-0
DJM Short 16 (10b 3x4 0x6 ) more

Recovered well from a mid-over pumping

End of over 1. 4 runs this over. 4/0 after 5 balls.
DJM Short 3 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) DJ Willey 1-0-4-0
AJ Finch 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Glenn wolls: "I do feel England are 20 or so runs short.. Bairstow should've batted before root.. Given the wickets in hand. " Extraordinary times that we live in, but yes, there is a case for that

DJM ShortC MM Ali B LE Plunkett161230133.33
AJ FinchC CJ Jordan B AU Rashid844176204.88
GJ MaxwellB CJ Jordan10710142.86
TM HeadC AD Hales B MM Ali151010150
AT CareyB AU Rashid3300100
MP StoinisC JJ Roy B AU Rashid0200-
AC AgarB CJ Jordan292331126.09
AJ TyeC LE Plunkett B DJ Willey201102181.82
KW RichardsonC AD Hales B CJ Jordan0100-
MJ Swepsonnot out 340075
B StanlakeC EJG Morgan B LE Plunkett7501140
Total 193/10
DJ Willey4.003117.75
CJ Jordan4.0042310.5
LE Plunkett3.403429.27
AU Rashid4.002736.75
MM Ali4.0058114.5