Australia vs. England – First innings of Twenty20 International match
Australia won the toss and decided to bat in the first Twenty20 international match of the series. Adelaide Oval catered this day and night match between Australia and England. A lot of shuffling was made from the test teams and two debutants were included
in the line ups. The fast bowler Chris Woakes debuted for England and Aaron Finch started his international Twenty20 career with Australia.
David Warner and Shane Watson started the innings for Australia. The pair smashed English bowlers all around the park before Shane Watson was removed by Michael Yardy. Watson made quick 59 runs off just 31 balls. He blasted three monstrous sixes and six
boundaries. Yardy bowled a swift quicket delivery that hit the top of the off stump. When Yardy dismissed Watson, the team score was 83 for one in 8.4 overs. Soon after Watson’s wicket Yardy picked his second wicket when David Warner got out. Ajmal Shahzad
caught his catch on the midwicket boundary, Warner scored 30 runs off 28 balls.
The newly appointed captain Cameron White joined David Hussey when the score was 92 for the loss of two wickets. White couldn’t hang around for long and his innings was ended by the debutant Woakes. Kevin Pietersen took an easy catch to dismiss the captain.
White scored lazy six runs and got out when the score was 115.After returning into the side, David Hussey was playing sensibly before he lost his temperament. Hussey blasted Bresnan for a six, and next ball he got clean bowled. Perfect Yorker from lanky Bresnan
rattled Hussey’s middle stump. His fine innings of 28 runs ended in disappointment.
Aaron Finch and Steven Smith scored 15 runs each and remained unbeaten in the later stages of Aussie innings. Finch faced 14 bowls for his 15 runs and scored one boundary. Smith was quicker then Finch to score his 15 although he hit one boundary too. Australia
scored 157 runs in their allotted quota of 20 overs. Shane Watson topped the scorecard with his 59 score.
England used their five bowlers and Yardy was pick of the bowlers with relatively decent economy rate and two wickets. Woakes gave 34 runs in his four overs and claimed one wicket. Ace bowler Graeme Swann gave 40 runs in his four overs and went wicketless.