England win T20 against Australia by one wicket

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Adelaide: Chris Woakes hit the winning run from the final ball to give England a one-wicket win over Australia in the                        first Twenty20 cricket international at the Adelaide Oval on January  12.

Woakes scored 19 from 15 balls to guide the critical last stage of England’s run chase as it replied with 158-9 to Australia’s total of 157-4. The win gave England a 1-0 lead in the two-match series, the second of which is at Melbourne on January 14.

Australia all-rounder Shane Watson almost single-handedly steered his side to victory, scoring 59 from 31 balls, the highest score of the match and taking 4-15 to hamper England’s chase.

Brief Scores

England 158-9 in 20 overs

Australia 157-4 in 20

 

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