England beat Australia in the only T20I at Edgbaston by 28 Runs

Australia's Aaron Finch shakes hands with England’s Eoin Morgan at the end of the match
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England beat Australia, in the only T20I, at Edgbaston by 28 Runs tonight to complete a whitewash against the Aussies in the ‘white ball’ format.

England 221-5 (Jos Buttler 61 , Alex Hales 49)

Australia 193 (Aaron Finch 84, Adil Rashid 3-27)

Result - England won by 28 runs

 

Jos Buttler, opening instead of Jonny Bairstow, was the England hero again tonight, hitting the fastest T20I half-century (22 balls) by an England player and helping them to beat Australia by 28 runs.

Buttler 61, supported by 49 from Hales and Roy 44, took England to 221-5, which was their second-highest T20I total.

In reply, Aaron Finch hit 84 from 41 balls for  Australia but they were bowled out for 193, with Adil Rashid 3-27, the pick of the England bowlers.

 

Australia won the toss and elected to bowl

England won by 28 runs

FULL SCORECARD

England
1st Innings
221/5 (19.6 Ov)
RR: 11.05

Australia
1st Innings
193/10 (19.4 Ov)
RR: 9.81