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Both teams have won both their games in the tournament so far.
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England win by 8 wickets, with 8.2 overs to spare.Always looked like England will win after bowling Australia out for 125, their third lowest total in T20 WCs, but that they will win this imperiously was on nobody's mind. Buttler's 32-ball 71* took them home but it was really the bowlers setting them up, not to mention Jordan who picked three wickets, and then the openers laying into Australia. Phew, what a thrashing that for Australia.
Fifty for Buttler. Off 25 balls too, gets there with a 102m six over long-on off the bowling of Adam Zampa. That's the fastest fifty of the tournament so far. What a player, what a team. Also, Dawid Malan gets out to Agar, getting a faint edge to the keeper, but England are cruising here…
Finally a wicket. Jason fails to connect a reverse as Zampa comes and Australia go for a good review. So finally a wicket but looks like it's come a few overs late for Australia!
England openers tee off. 66/0 after the powerplay… which in a small run chase of 126 is a mind-boggling start. It's the highest Powerplay total in this World Cup! A total of 3 fours and 4 sixes between Buttler and Roy, and every single Australian bolwer has taken a pasting. Yes the pitch has gotten better but England are playing on a different level
Australia can only manage 125 in their 20 overs. They got off to the worst possible start with three wickets in four overs with just 21 on the board after six – the worst PP score this tournament – with England's pacers right on the money. Stoinis fell for a duck just after the six overs for a duck after which Finch and Wade tried to revive the innings. They did too for a bit before Wade threw his wicket away going after Livingstone. From 57/5 in the first 14 overs, Australia managed to score 68 in the last 6 overs to take them above 100 with some handy runs from the lower order. It's Australia's third-lowest total in T20 WCs.
Will we see another hat-trick today? Nooope! Zampa sees it away.
TWO IN TWO FOR JORDAN!Finch holes out in the deep with just two overs to go. Full and straight, and Finch doesn't middle the lofted off-drive. Cummins is knocked over next ball.
100 up for Australia with back to back sixes from Cummins
OUT! Livingstone takes a superb running catch in the deep and Agar has to go.
The 17th over of the innings was Australia's best with 20 overs coming in it.
Just as Australia brought up their 50, Wade holes out in the deep. He goes for 18.Livingstone has his first. It was the slower one that's tossed up that did Wade in with quicker ones through the over.
At the halfway stage, Australia are 41/4
There's another. The first ball after the PP, Adil Rashid strikes.Stoinis is undone by the googly. Australia are 21/4….
After the PP, Australia are 21/3 – the lowest PP score in Super 12
Agree with Warnie?
Shane Warne @ShaneWarne Disappointing selection from Australia leaving Marsh out & Maxwell batting in the power play (he should always come in after power play). Stoinis should have gone in. Poor strategy & tactics from the Aussies. I love Smith but he shouldn't be in the T/20 team. Marsh has to be !! 02:21 PM • Oct 10, 2021
Tristan Lavalette @trislavalette As has been the case for some time, Australia are miles behind England in limited overs cricket #T20WorldCup 02:26 PM • Oct 10, 2021
REVIEW! There's another appeal from England.They think they've got Finch here. They send it upstairs after the on-field decision is not out. Just clipping leg-stump and Finch survives.
Lisa Sthalekar @sthalekar93 Hmm 🤔 not the ideal start 😬â¦..Superb bowling by #Eng #ENGvAUS #T20WorldCup 02:20 PM • Oct 10, 2021
OUT! Maxwell is trapped plumb in front as Woakes gets his second!He reviews it but it is as out as ever! Woakes has two in two overs and Australia are in trouble at 15/3.
OUT! Another one!!Smith mistimes one off the toe-end to mid on where Woakes plucks out a spectacular one-handed catch. Australia are in trouble at 8/2.
IK Sabbir @SabbirIk @Kritzika Woakes maybe thinking about Ashes What a brilliant over and then the catch unbelievable #AUSvENG #T20WorldCup 02:14 PM • Oct 10, 2021
OUT! Warner departs in the second over!!A back-of-a-length delivery outside off from Woakes and Warner gets a feather to Buttler. Australia lose an early wicket.
Spin to start for England – it's Adil Rahid.
Time for the anthems in Dubai. We're minutes away from play.
Tim Wigmore @timwig Like the balance of Australia's team a lot with Ashton Agar in for Mitchell Marsh, who felt like a bit of a spare part. Australia don't have genuine allrounders, but with Agar, Cummins and Starc, they still have batting value from 7-9, and Agar and Maxwell as 5th bowler. 01:44 PM • Oct 10, 2021
Ian Raphael Bishop @irbishi Jeez,,,,,,some crucial coin tosses being won amid all this success chasing. 01:39 PM • Oct 10, 2021
TOSS UPDATE! England opt to bowl.Australia bring in Ashton Agar for Mitch Marsh. England are unchanged.
Australia (Playing XI): David Warner, Aaron Finch(c), Glenn Maxwell, Steven Smith, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade(w), Pat Cummins, Ashton Agar, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
England (Playing XI): Jason Roy, Jos Buttler(w), Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan(c), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Tymal Mills
Meanwhile, ICYMI, Wanindu Hasaranga became the third bowler to pick up a hat-trick in T20 WCs after Brett Lee and Curtis Campher!
It's the big one in Dubai tonight! Quite some entertainment in store for a Saturday night as arch-rivals England and Australia go up against each other. Both teams come into the clash unbeaten so far in the two games they've played in the tournament, but their perfect record is going to be tainted with a loss tonight – who's it going to be? England are at the top of the tablewith a very superior NRR, while Australia are second with as many points but behind by a mile in that regard.
Australia were tested by a feisty South Africa in their tournament opener. They stuttered in the chase before the lower-middle order finished the job. Against Sri Lanka, their openers found form, much to Australia's delight. Aaron Finch looked in good touch, while David Warner found much-needed form and confidence and spent a considerable amount of time in the middle, scoring his first fifty since April this year. Adam Zampa was more-than-handy in the middle overs as they put up an all-round performance.
It's been quite the opposite for England who have annihilated both West Indies and Bangladesh. They didn't have to fret too much in both those encounters with some outstanding bowling before their batters finished the job easily. They're untested so far in the tournament. Can Australia find a way to halt their juggernaut?
A lot will depend on the toss with dew coming into the picture in the second-half. Whoever wins the toss will want to bowl first. The chasing teams have had massive advantage winning 9 out of the 10 games so far.
Join us in a bit for the pitch report, toss, teams and more.