Wednesday 29 January 2014 

Finch, White Set Up Australia Win

Cameron White
Cameron White scored 75 in 43 balls at the top of the order
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Australia 213-4 (White 75, Finch 52) beat
England 200-9 (Bopara 65) by 13 runs
First Twenty20 International, Hobart
Scorecard

An opening partnership of 106 between Cameron White and Aaron Finch set Australia on the way to a 13-run win over England in the first Twenty20 International in Hobart.

White hammered 75 in 43 balls and Finch 52 in 31 to set the platform for Australia to post 213 for four with Chris Lynn marking his debut with 37 not out in 21 at the death.

England then slipped to 51 for four and although Ravi Bopara slammed 65 not out in just 27 balls, his impressive innings came too late for his side, who closed on 200 for nine.

The tourists missed chances early on, and were left to rue an early drop by Joe Root at slip that would have seen White departing cheaply.

Australia took full advantage and were on song with the ball as well.

Nathan Coulter-Nile returned four for 30 with Moises Henriques (2-36) removing Alex Hales (22) and Luke Wright (9) to hasten England's demise.

There were a record 21 sixes hit in all: 11 by Australia and 10 by England.

© Cricket World 2014

 
 
Fixtures & Results

12th January: 1st ODI, M.C.G, Melbourne
AUS 270-4 beat ENG 269-7 by 6 wickets
17th January: 2nd ODI, Gabba, Brisbane
AUS 301-9 beat ENG 300-8 by 1 wicket
19th January: 3rd ODI, S.C.G, Sydney
AUS 244-3 beat ENG 243-9 by 7 wickets
24th January: 4th ODI, WACA, Perth
ENG 316-8 beat AUS 259 by 57 runs
26th January: 5th ODI, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
AUS 217-9 beat ENG 212 by 5 runs
29th January: 1st T20I, Bellerive Oval, Hobart
AUS 213-4 beat ENG 200-9 by 13 runs
31st January: 2nd T20I, M.C.G, Melbourne
AUS 131-2 beat ENG 130-9 by 8 wickets
2nd February: 3rd T20I, ANZ Stadium, Sydney
AUS 195-6 beat ENG 111 by 84 runs