Australia set England 148 to win in Melbourne Twenty20

Friday, January 14, 2011

MELBOURNE - Australia has set a 148-run target for England to achieve in the second Twenty20 international being played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) here this evening.

Opener David Warner (30) and middle-order batsman Aaron Finch (53 not out) top-scored for the Australians after skipper Cameron White won the toss and chose to bat.

The others to score were Shane Watson (17) and wicketkeeper Tim Paine (21).

For England, off-spinners Mathew Yardy and Graeme Swann claimed two wickets each for 19 runs.

Australia is aiming to level the series after their final-ball defeat in Adelaide on Wednesday.

Both teams fielded unchanged outfits, meaning there was no hometown debut for the Australian fast bowler James Pattinson.

The teams for the match is as follows: Australia 1 David Warner, 2 Shane Watson, 3 Aaron Finch, 4 David Hussey, 5 Cameron White (capt), 6 Steven Smith, 7 Tim Paine (wk), 8 Mitchell Johnson, 9 Steve O’Keefe, 10 Brett Lee, 11 Shaun Tait.

England 1 Ian Bell, 2 Steven Davies (wk), 3 Kevin Pietersen, 4 Paul Collingwood (capt), 5 Eoin Morgan, 6 Luke Wright, 7 Michael Yardy, 8 Tim Bresnan, 9 Graeme Swann, 10 Ajmal Shahzad, 11 Chris Tremlett. (ANI)

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