England register sensational 2 runs victory over Australia
England defeated Australia by 2 runs in the first T20 of 3 match series at Southampton to take a 1-0 lead.
Chasing 163 to win, Australia needed 39 off 36 balls with nine wickets in hand. But with Steve Smith's wicket, Australia suffered a dramatic collapse. Adil Rashid dismissed Smith and Maxwell in one over as Australia lost the way afterwards.
Australia needed 15 runs off the last over but the Marcus Stoinis could not take his team home eventually falling short of the target by 2 runs.
Earlier, England had scored 162 runs for the loss of 7 wickets with the help of David Malan's 66 and Jos Buttler's 44 runs.
Match Summary :
England 162 for 7 (Malan 66, Buttler 44, Richardson 2-13)
Australia 160 for 6 (Warner 58, Finch 46, Rashid 2-29)
beat by 2 runs