KXIP vs KKR Live Score

Australia are hosting England and New Zealand for a T20I series and the hosts have displayed a tremendous form in the first two ODIs against New Zealand and England. They also played the 3rd match of the tournament which was against Australia.

The visitors lost skipper Eoin Morgan to injury in the lead-up to Saturday's clash and struggled in his absence, finishing on 7-137 off their 20 overs. In the final global match of the Australian summer, Finch returned for the hosts following a hamstring strain that he suffered during the preceding ODI series, but significantly Short was retained at the top of the order and Travis Head left out of the team that won in Hobart.

England's performance represented a significant downturn from Wednesday's, when they started brightly with the bat and conjured some late drama with a spirited display in the field. In those white-ball innings against England since the turn of the year, Warner has returned four single-figure scores. Pacer Kane Richardson (3/33) was the standout among the Australian bowlers.

It was the ideal start for the Aussies as England were reduced to 34/3 in just four overs. Buttler played a key role in England posting 137 for 7 in the allotted 20 overs where the stand-in captain scored 46 off 49.

Buttler stood in for the injured England captain Eoin Morgan at the MCG on Saturday
Buttler stood in for the injured England captain Eoin Morgan at the MCG on Saturday

He fell to Chris Jordan in final over of the powerplay Australia were 51-2.

Jos Buttler admitted they failed to soak in the pressure as they slipped to their second loss in T20I tri-series.

As in the Ashes Test series, he largely flattered to deceive, with two fortunate boundaries through third man before he was undone by a masterful change of pace from Andrew Tye and dismissed for a run-a-ball 21. The allrounder scored 40* in 24 balls against the Kiwis and then hammered a 59-ball 103* against England at Hobart. At 70-4 in the 11th over, England could ill afford a collapse akin to the one that proved so costly in Hobart but the more circumspect approach from Buttler and Sam Billings left them needing a grandstand finish just to reach a relatively competitive total. Richardson took three and Stanlake took two wickets for England so far.



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