Aaron Finch reckoned it was Australia’s game to win, as well as confirming he will go back up to opener for the next T20I. Alex Hales was Player of the Match.
Jos Buttler had to say on the Wade-Wood incident: “I was looking at the ball the whole time so I wasn’t sure what happened. They asked if I wanted to appeal, but I thought we are here for a long time in Australia so would be a risky one to go for so early in the trip” [Different in a World Cup match?] “Maybe, yeah.” So confirmation that England declined the opportunity to ask for Wade to be given out for obstructing the field.
Sam Curran: “What a game, 200 each on the board. We batted well as a group, Jos and Hales gave us a beautiful platform. We knew they’d come hard, but pleased with how we bowled. Great start to the series. [Defending 16] Over before I executed a few yorkers, missed one and it went for six. Shows how hard it is. Some days it goes your way. Had the senior guys helping me at the end, great to start with a win. This is the point of the series, a very strong Australian side and great practice for the World Cup.”
Pitch: There hasn’t been much cricket at this ground over the last couple of years – just a handful of BBL and WBBL matches – but it’s normally a good pitch that offers pace for bowlers and batters to work with, although it is still early in the season. The forecast is, by Perth standards, on the milder side with just a very slim chance of a shower.
Australia vs England 1st T20I Highlights today, Sunday 9-10-2022. 1st T20I (N), Perth Stadium, England tour of Australia 2022.
Australia win the toss and bowl.
Australia team: 1 Aaron Finch (capt), 2 David Warner, 3 Mitchell Marsh, 4 Marcus Stoinis, 5 Tim David, 6 Cameron Green, 7 Matthew Wade (wk), 8 Daniel Sams, 9 Nathan Ellis, 10 Kane Richardson, 11 Mitchell Swepson
England team: 1 Jos Buttler (capt & wk), 2 Alex Hales, 3 Dawid Malan, 4 Ben Stokes, 5 Harry Brook, 6 Moeen Ali, 7 Sam Curran, 8 Chris Woakes, 9 Adil Rashid, 10 Mark Wood, 11 Reece Topley
Head to Head In T20I’s: 20
Australia Won: 10
England Won: 9
Australia T20I Rankings: 6th
England T20I Rankings: 2nd
(last five completed Tests, most recent first)
Match Timings: 8:10 AM GMT | 4:10 PM Local
Umpires – Donovan Koch, Sam Nogajski
TV Umpire – Phillip Gillespie
Match Referee – David Boon
Reserve Umpire – Shawn Craig
Match number – T20I no. 1812