Bludgeoning Buttler Sees England Thrash Australia

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Jos Buttler’s 71 off 32 balls saw England thrash Australia in Saturday’s ICC T20 World Cup action. In the other game, South Africa would get the win thanks to a run-a-ball 46 from captain Temba Bavuma against Sri Lanka.

South Africa vs Sri Lanka

South Africa would win the toss and elect to field first.

Kusal Perera would be bowled by Anrich Nortje for 7 before Charith Asalanka would be run out by Kagiso Rabada for 21. Bhanuka Rajapaksa would be caught & bowled by Tabraiz Shamsi without scoring before Avishka Fernando would be dismissed the same way for 3.

Wanindu Hasaranga would be caught by Aiden Markram off the same bowler for 4 before Dasun Shanaka would be caught by Rabada off the bowling of Dwayne Pretorius for 11. Chamika Karunaratne would be caught by Rassie van der Dussen off the same bowler for 5 before opener Pathum Nissanka (pictured below) would be caught by Nortje for 72 off 58 balls to give Pretorius his third wicket. Dushmantha Chameera would be bowled by Nortje for 3 before Lahiura Kumara would be the final wicket to fall, run out by Quinton de Kock, for a golden duck – Maheesh Theekshana would finish 7 not out.

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Reeza Hendricks would be LBW to Chameera for 11 before de Kock would be caught & bowled by the same bowler for 12. van der Dussen would be run out by Shanaka for 16 before Markram would be bowled by Hasaranga for 19.

Bavuma (pictured below) would be caught by Nissanka off the same bowler for 46 before Pretorius would be the final wicket to fall, caught by Rajapaksa off the bowling of Hasaranga for a golden duck – David Miller (23 off 13 balls) and Rabada (13) saw South Africa win with a ball to spare.

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SL 142 (20 overs), SA 146/6 (19.5 overs)

Australia vs England

English won the toss and elected to field first.

David Warner would be caught behind by Jos Buttler off the bowling of Chris Woakes for 1 before Steve Smith would be caught by Woakes off the bowling of Chris Jordan for the same score. Glenn Maxwell would be LBW to Woakes for 6 before Marcus Stoinis would be LBW to Adil Rashid without scoring – the Aussies sitting at 21/4 after 6.1 overs.

Matthew Wade would be caught by Jason Roy off the bowling of Liam Livingstone for 18 before Ashton Agar would be caught by Livingstone off the bowling of Tymal Mills for 20. Opener Aaron Finch (pictured below) would be caught by Jonny Bairstow off the bowling of Jordan for 44 before Pat Cummins would be bowled by the same bowler for 12. Adam Zampa would be run out by Buttler for 1 before Mitchell Starc would be the final man out, caught by Buttler off the bowling of Mills, for 13 off 6 balls.

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Roy would be LBW to Zampa for 22 before Dawid Malan would be the other wicket to fall, caught behind by Wade off the bowling of Agar, for 8 with Buttler (pictured below, 71 off 32 balls) and Bairstow (16) seeing England home with 50 balls to spare.

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AUS 125 (20 overs), ENG 126/2 (11.4 overs)

Today’s Fixtures (Times are in GMT)

10:00 – South Africa vs Sri Lanka
14:00 – Australia vs England

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