Aaron Finch: “We were really poor in the field, pretty sloppy. [Tim] David has been fantastic, his raw power has been fantastic. Depends on the opposition, but [this XI] is close. The debate about one or two spots. A nice luxury to have three world-class quicks. Trying different things with bowling distribution.”
Jos Buttler: “Really satisfying. Dawid has been really consistent and has done it against every attack around the world. Sam wants to be in the think of things at the important moments. We had to get Tim David out to win the game.”
Dawid Malan is Player of the Match: “Over the moon, nice to score runs and contribute to a win. Knowledge of the grounds helps, I didn’t have a great Big Bash, but I’ve found my rhythm. Hopefully, I can keep the runs coming. Huss [who presented 50th cap], one of my idols growing up, great to have him say a few words.”
Moeen Ali: “We spoke about staying in the moment, Dawid played superbly, it was a crucial partnership. We take a lot of confidence, it’s huge for our team with a lot of young players. We’re progressing in the right direction, Pakistan was big for us, winning two here, and Jos coming back and in form. And Jonny [in the BT studio] missing you, mate…” How touching.
Australia vs England 2nd T20I Highlights today, Wednesday 12-10-2022. 2nd T20I (N), Manuka Oval, Canberra, England tour of Australia 2022.
Australia win the toss and bowl.
Aaron Finch: “It looks like a really good wicket. No other reason to bowl. Five changes for us. I’ll be back up the top with Davey.”
Jos Buttler: “We would have bowled as well. We’ve got two changes, Chris Jordan and David Willey come in for Mark Wood and Chris Woakes. Just giving Mark a rest. Wrapping him in cotton wool.”
Australia team: 1 David Warner, 2 Aaron Finch (c), 3 Mitchell Marsh, 4 Glenn Maxwell, 5 Marcus Stoinis, 6 Tim David, 7 Matthew Wade (wk), 8 Pat Cummins, 9 Mitchell Starc, 10 Adam Zampa, 11 Josh Hazlewood
England team: 1 Jos Buttler (c/wk), 2 Alex Hales, 3 Dawid Malan, 4 Ben Stokes, 5 Harry Brook, 6 Moeen Ali, 7 Sam Curran, 8 Chris Jordan, 9 David Willey, 10 Adil Rashid, 11 Reece Topley
Head to Head In T20I’s: 21
Australia Won: 10
England Won: 10
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, Phillip Gillespie
TV Umpire – Sam Nogajski
Match Referee – David Boon
Reserve Umpire – Shawn Craig
Match number – T20I no. 1817