England vs. Australia Cricket 2013: Video, Scorecard, Recap from 2nd T20

Mark Patterson@@MarkPattersonBRUK Staff WriterAugust 31, 2013

CHESTER-LE-STREET, ENGLAND - AUGUST 31:  England bowler Danny Briggs (c) celebrates with team mates after taking the wicket of Matthew Wade during the 2nd NatWest series T20 match between England and Australia at Emirates Durham ICG on August 31, 2013 in Chester-le-Street, England.  (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
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England atoned for their heavy defeat in the first T20 against Australia on Thursday with a commanding victory in the second game, meaning the series finishes in a 1-1 draw.

Put in to bat first by Australia, England laid siege with the willow, Alex Hales top-scoring with a 94 blasted from just 61 balls.

Their total of 195-5 in Durham was actually fewer than they had managed in the first T20, but still a demanding target—and they took wickets at regular intervals to keep Australia out of range of the score.

The two sides now play an ODI warm-up—England in Ireland and Australia in Scotland—before a five-match ODI series begins on September 6.

Here's the innings-by-innings breakdown. 

England innings

Hales and Michael Lumb laid the foundations of an enormous England total by putting on 111 for the first wicket in 11.2 overs.

The pair had quickly established that there was no danger in the wicket, and hit through the line—and for the most part along the ground—as Australia shuffled their bowlers without success.

Lumb (43) departed, but Luke Wright (30 from 20 balls) played the support role to Hales, as did Eoin Morgan (20 from 11).

But Hales, bidding to become the first England batsman to compile a T20 century, missed out when he slogged James Faulkner out to long on and was caught.

Having made 99 against the West Indies last year, it was another near-miss for Hales.

His innings, though, had left Australia with plenty to do, even if Fawad Ahmed boosted his figures with a couple of cheap wickets at the end.


Australia innings

Australia's pursuit of 196 began shakily with the early dismissal of the hero of the previous match, Aaron Finch.

Having hit so cleanly in the first T20, Finch slogged one into the air early, and was caught off the bowling of Stuart Broad for five.

Shane Watson followed via an ugly mix-up and run out with David Warner, and though there were contributions throughout the innings, none had the substance and duration to get Australia close.

Warner (53) top-scored, but there were also quick-fire knocks from George Bailey (23 from 13) and Glenn Maxwell (27 from 15). 

Nathan Coulter-Nile, in his first game of the tour and batting at 10, hit two sixes in his first three balls to give Australia one final slither of hope.


Here is the scorecard, as given by the BBC:

England Innings 195 for 5 (20.0 overs)

Lumbc Wadeb Ahmed43472761
Halesc Warnerb Faulkner948061112
Wrightc Johnsonb Faulkner30201831
Morganc Coulter-Nileb Ahmed20121102
Buttler b Ahmed0 100
Boparanot out 12200
Rootnot out 1 100
Extras1nb 0w 0b 5lb6 
Totalfor 5195(20.0 ovs)
Fall of Wicket 

Australia Innings 168 for 9 (20.0 overs)

Warnerc Halesb Dernbach53544253
Aaron Finchc Wrightb Broad54510
Watsonrun out (Morgan) 76610
S Marsh b Root13291401
Baileylbwb Briggs23141311
Maxwellc Lumbb Dernbach27191621
Wade b Briggs45400
Faulknerc Morganb Dernbach59510
Johnsonnot out 313500
Coulter-Nilec Briggsb Finn135602
Ahmednot out 35500
Extras1nb 7w 0b 4lb12 
Totalfor 9168(20.0 ovs)
Fall of Wicket 
8Aaron Finch
82S Marsh