Aussies need 138 to beat England in T20

Pacemen Kane Richardson and Billy Stanlake claimed five wickets between them as Australia restricted England to 137 for seven after being sent into bat in the third tri-series Twenty20 worldwide at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Saturday.

"The beauty of a tri-series is we still have a chance to make the final", he said on Saturday (February 10).

Despite Jos Buttler adding 46 runs, the tourists failed to find their rhythm in a disjointed display, Kane Richardson taking three wickets. England play New Zealand twice next week, starting in Wellington on Tuesday, but it remained uncertain whether Morgan will have recovered in time.

That is despite Australia fielding a side shorn, Warner aside, of all its Test stars ahead of the forthcoming series in South Africa.

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It's a pretty similar England team to the ODIs and they smashed us pretty well in that series. "We haven't showcased our ability as we can, and there are guys who are determined to come back strong", he is quoted as saying by Cricbuzz.

England, too, will get a solitary Monday session after crossing the Tasman following a seven-wicket defeat in Melbourne, defending just 137-7, which ended their mammoth stint in Australia.

Glenn Maxwell, who scored a stunning century in the five-wicket triumph last time out, top scored again for his side with 39 as the hosts chased down England's 137-7 easily.

Warner left England in trouble at 34-3 in the fourth over when he ran out Dawid Malan with a direct hit.

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Power openers Jason Roy and Alex Hales departed early which saw momentum grind to a halt.

Lynn was in no mood to play it safe following the early wicket though, as he took the attack to Willey and fellow opener Tom Curran.

"We didn't quite soak up the pressure early on with the bat and then we never really kicked on". "I struggled, I was trying hard and it didn't manage to work".

Chasing 138 to win on Saturday night after Warner won the toss and elected to field, Glenn Maxwell (39) and D'Arcy Short (36 not out) blasted the hosts to victory with 27 balls to spare.

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Now, let us have a look at things which went wrong for the visitors.


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