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2nd T20I: Australia v England (Winner: AUS)

AUS 147/7 (A Finch 53*, D Warner 30, G Swann 2/19, M Yardy 2/19) beat ENG 143/6 (I Bell 39, S Davies 29, M Johnson 3/29, S Watson 2/17) by 4 runs.

   Match Scorecard  
Man of the Match: A Finch Melbourne Cricket Ground (14 Jan,2011)
cow-analysis

Australia won the toss and chose to bat again. Shane Watson once again went berserk and looked like he would take the match away from England before he fell for 17. Paine came in and played a cameo before he departed leaving Australia at 63 for 2 after 7 with COW of 54%. But English spinners wrested control back with tight bowling and wickets and it took a fighting fifty by Finch to take the score to 147/7 with COW of 42%. It was not a big total and looked even smaller as Bell and Davies got England off to a good start. But 3 quick wickets saw them reach 74/3 after 10 with COW of 61%. Watson and Johnson then bowled superb spells and some brilliant catching saw England implode and fall short by 4 runs to end the series 1-1.

 
cow-key
  First Inns (Australia)- 20 Overs Maximum  
 
arrow 5 Overs: AUS 49/1 AUS 53% Warner and Watson both attacked the
      English bowlers right from the start as Australia scored 49 runs in this period at nearly 10 runs per over but Watson’s wicket meant their COW went up by just 3% to 53%.
arrow 10 Overs: AUS 73/3 AUS 51% England fought back in this period by
      picking up Paine and Warner as Australia struggled to score 24 runs. David Hussey’s struggle did not help as their COW dipped by 2% to 51%.
arrow 15 Overs: AUS 102/5 END 56% This was a period of real struggle
      as Swann and Yardy ended their 8 overs with 4 for 38. Australia managed to score just 29 runs and lost 2 more wickets as their COW crashed by 7% to just 44%.
arrow 20 Overs: AUS 147/7 ENG 58% Australia ended at 147/7 as Aaron Finch
      showed his class by plundering a half century. The final 5 overs yielded 45 runs for Australia at the loss of two wickets but their low final total meant that the CWO fell by further 2% to 42%.
       
  Second Inns (England: Target 148) - 20 Overs Maximum  
     
arrow 5 Overs: ENG 39/0 ENG 62% Bell and Davies got England off to a
      steady start and made sure they didn’t lose any early wickets. 39 runs came in this period at nearly 8 runs per over, much higher than the required run rate. England’s COW went up by 4% to 62%.
arrow 10 Overs: ENG 74/3 ENG 61% This period saw England end up at the
      same score as Australia were at 10 over mark. 35 runs came off these 5 overs but Australia picked up 3 wickets as England’s COW dipped by 1% to 61%.
arrow 15 Overs: ENG 97/4 ENG 53% Only 23 runs were scored in this
      period as Watson and Johnson bowled few tidy overs and picked up a wicket too. England suddenly found themselves behind the Aussies at the same point as their COW dropped by shopping 8% to 53%.
arrow 20 Overs: ENG 143/6 AUS100% Needing 51 runs off the last 5 overs,
      England managed to score 46 to fall short by just 4 runs as Australia finally won a match to end England’s 8 match winning streak.

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