Not a single half century… still scored 366 runs in a T20 match… a world record

Not a single half century… still scored 366 runs in a T20 match… a world record

Highlights

Australia batted first and scored 201 runs. The England team could only score 165 runs in the chase

New Delhi. The 17th match of the ICC T20 World Cup played between Australia and England was recorded in history. This is the first time in a T20 World Cup that both teams have not scored a single half-century and scored more than 350 runs. Australia defeated England by 36 runs on the back of a useful innings by the top batsmen and a disciplined performance by the bowlers. Batting first, Australia scored 201 for seven, the highest score by any team in the current World Cup. In reply, the England team could score only 165 runs for 6 wickets.

In the T20 World Cup match played between Australia and England (AUS vs ENG) in Barbados, the highest number of runs for both teams came from the bat of Jos Buttler. England captain Buttler hit 5 fours and 2 sixes in 28 balls. David Warner scored the most runs from Australia. 39 runs came from Warner’s bat. No player could score a half-century in the match and the total score of both the teams was reduced to 366 runs. This has happened for the first time in the history of T20 World Cup.

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327 runs were scored in the match between South Africa and New Zealand
Earlier in 2010, a total of 327 runs was scored in the match between South Africa vs New Zealand. Even at that time, no player from both the teams could touch the figure of 50. Third in the list is the team of Ireland and Oman who scored a total of 311 runs in the 2016 World Cup. It was Australia’s second win in a row, taking them to the top of Group B. England are still waiting for their first win. They now face Oman and Namibia while the match against Scotland had to be split due to rain.

Warner and Head shared a partnership of 70 runs
After being invited to bat first, David Warner (39) and Travis Head (34) added 70 runs in the first 5 overs to give Australia a flying start. Captain Mitchell Marsh and Glenn Maxwell took charge after both returned to the pavilion within four runs. Marsh scored 35 off 25 balls which included two fours and more sixes. Maxwell scored 28 runs in 25 balls with the help of three fours and one six. After this, Marcus Stoinis made useful contributions by scoring 30 runs off 17 balls and Pat Cummins making an unbeaten 17 runs off 10 balls.

Buttler and Salt added 73 runs for the first wicket
In the chase, Phil Salt and captain Jos Buttler added 54 runs in the power play. Both shared a partnership of 73 runs for the first wicket. England’s score was 92 for two after 10 overs but after this Australia bowled hard and fielded brilliantly. England’s subsequent batsmen Moeen Ali (25), Harry Brook (20 not out) and Liam Livingstone (15) failed to score runs at the expected pace.

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