Australia vs. England, 3rd T20: Ravi Bopara's Dismissal Tells You Everything

Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterFebruary 2, 2014

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 02: Ravi Bopara of England is bowled during game three of the International Twenty20 series between Australia and England at ANZ Stadium on February 2, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)
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England lost the final game of their wretched tour to Australia by 84 runs in the third T20 in Sydney, condemning the side to 12 defeats in 13 matches against their rivals in Australia.

Most fans have found it difficult to watch the efforts of their team since the tour began in November. So if that applies to you, we've managed to distil the tour down to a single delivery.


Ravi Bopara was beaten by a Nathan Coulter-Nile ball, and just as it looked as if he might get a reprieve the ball tip-toed its way to the stumps and took off a bail.

Coulter-Nile could not contain his laughter. 

England have contrived some strange ways to give up winning positions on this tour, or lose wickets when it seemed almost impossible. And they've also, to be fair to the tourists, had some rough luck. 

This was one final example of it.