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Defending champion England is on the verge of being eliminated from the World Cup: Australia defeated them by 36 runs; now they have to win the next two matches

Defending champion England is on the verge of being eliminated from the World Cup: Australia defeated them by 36 runs; now they have to win the next two matches


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England, which finished 7th in the ODI World Cup, has had a poor start in the T20 World Cup as well. After the first match against Scotland was washed out due to rain, the team had to face a 36-run defeat against Australia in the second match.

After this defeat, the defending champion English team is on the verge of being eliminated from this tournament. Now it will have to win the next two matches, if the match results are not in England’s favor then the team will be eliminated before the Super-8.

England captain won the toss and chose to bowl on Saturday night at Kensington Oval in Barbados. Australia scored 201 runs for 7 wickets in 20 overs. In reply, England could only score 165 runs for 6 wickets in 20 overs. Adam Zampa was the player of the match. He took 2 wickets for 28 runs in 4 overs.

Before analysis, look at the points table of Group-B…

England will have to win both the next matches
After the 17th match, England are fourth in Group B with just one point, while Australia with 4, Scotland with 3 and Namibia with 2 points are first, second and third respectively.

Now the picture where England lost the match…

In this photo, Adam Zampa is celebrating the wicket of English captain Jos Buttler...Buttler was out after scoring 42 runs.

In this photo, Adam Zampa is celebrating the wicket of English captain Jos Buttler…Buttler was out after scoring 42 runs.

This is the moment where defending champion England lost the 17th match of the T20 World Cup. Australian spinner Adam Zampa dismissed Jos Buttler in the second over of his spell. Buttler was out after scoring 42 runs. Zampa broke the opening partnership of 73 runs by dismissing Phil Salt on the first ball of the previous over.

This pair had hit 2 sixes and a four off Mitchell Starc in the previous over. It seemed that the first 200+ score of the season would be chased easily, but after Butler was out, the wickets of the English team started falling and the team could only reach 165 runs after losing 6 wickets in 20 overs.

Heroes of AUS victory

1. David Warner
While opening, he played an important innings of 39 runs in 16 balls. His innings included 2 fours and 4 sixes. He scored runs at a strike rate of 243.75. He made an opening partnership of 70 runs with Head.

2. Travid Head
Together with David Warner, he gave the team an explosive start. He scored 34 runs in 18 balls. Head hit 2 fours and 3 sixes. He scored runs at a strike rate of 188.89.

3. Pat Cummins: Took 2 wickets in his quota of 4 overs. Moeen Ali and Liam Livingstone, who were trying to handle the innings in the middle order, were dismissed. Cummins spent only 23 runs at an economy of 5.80.

4. Marcus Stoinis: He bowled at an economy of 8 and took a wicket giving away 24 runs in 3 overs. Stoinis dismissed Will Jacks on a score of 10 runs. In such a situation, the English team could not recover from the setbacks of the openers.

3 reasons for England’s defeat

  • Opening partnership broken England, chasing a target of 202 runs, had scored 73 runs without loss in 7 overs, but Adam Zampa, who came to bowl the 8th over, broke the opening partnership by bowling Phil Salt on the first ball. This became the reason for the team’s defeat.
  • Moeen Ali’s wicket Moeen Ali had scored 25 runs in 15 balls at a strike rate of 166.67. He had made a partnership of 28 runs with Johnny Bairstow. In such a situation, there was some hope of a comeback.
  • Slow-batting by Livingstone and Brook Harry Brook and Liam Livingstone batted slowly in the middle overs. Brook scored 20 runs in 16 balls and Livingstone scored 15 runs in 12 balls.

Turning point of the match: Adam Zampa
Player of the Match Adam Jampa was the match winner for the Kangaroo team. He came to bowl in the 8th over of the English innings and broke the opening partnership of 73 runs by dismissing English opener Phil Salt in the very first ball. Then in the next over he also sent Jos Buttler to the pavilion. Jampa took 2 wickets for 28 runs in 4 overs.

Fighter of the Match- Jos Buttler
English captain Jos Buttler was the fighter of the match. He scored 42 runs in 28 balls while opening and shared a 73-run partnership with Salt.

Playing XI of both the teams for the match

England: Jos Buttler (captain and wicketkeeper), Phil Salt, Will Jacks, Jonny Bairstow, Harry Brooke, Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, Chris Jordan, Joffra Archer, Adil Rashid and Mark Wood.

Australia: Mitchell Marsh(captain), David Warner, Travis Head, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Matthew Wade (wicketkeeper), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa and Josh Hazlewood

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