ENG vs AUS Live: In a mini Ashes battle, Australia is currently locking horns with arch-rivals England at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. This is the 26th match in the ongoing edition of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. England captain Eoin Morgan once again called right at the toss and elected to field first while keeping in mind the dew factor that will play a big role especially in the second innings.
After losing the toss and being asked to bat first, Australia found themselves in complete tatters as England’s new ball bowler Chris Woakes dismissed opening batter David Warner in the very first over of the match. However, Woakes then went on to pull off a stunning one-handed catch by making a perfect jump at the mid-on region to send back Australia’s Steve Smith. Initially, the England pacer looked in two minds before taking that catch, but eventually, he displayed an outstanding piece of athleticism.
The matters have become worse for the Australian team in this important game against England as they are currently struggling at 21 for 4. The in-form Glenn Maxwell was also sent back by Chris Woakes in quick time while England leg-spinner Adil Rashid got the better of Marcus Stoinis. Australia desperately want their skipper Aaron Finch to play a captain’s knock in order to bail his team out of trouble.
Both England and Australia are coming into this match very much high on confidence having won all of their matches so far in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021. England registered impressive wins over West Indies and Bangladesh while Australia defeated South Africa and Sri Lanka in their first two matches of the competition. In the 19 matches played between these two teams, Australia have had the upper hand with a total of 10 wins while England have emerged victorious on 8 occasions.
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