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Hales hits 94 as England share T20 spoils with Australia

August 31, 2013 23:43 IST

Alex HalesEngland opener Alex Hales belted a blistering 94 in 61 deliveries to set up a 27-run victory over Australia in County Durham on Saturday and a 1-1 draw in the two-match series of Twenty20 internationals.

Hales and Michael Lumb (43) put on 111 for the first wicket as England piled up 195 for five at Chester-le-Street.

Opener David Warner hit a quickfire 53 off 42 balls to raise Australian hopes of a second successive victory but paceman Jade Dernbach grabbed three wickets as they collapsed from 111 for three to finish on 168 for nine.

On Thursday, Aaron Finch smashed a record 156, the highest score in a Twenty20 international, to lead Australia to a 39-run win in the opening encounter at Southampton.

Scorecard

England

M Lumb c Wade b Ahmed 43

A Hales c Warner b Faulkner 94

L Wright c Johnson b Faulkner 30

E Morgan c Coulter-Nile b Ahmed 20

J Buttler b Ahmed 0

R Bopara not out 1

J Root not out 1

Extras (lb5, nb1) 6

Total (5 wkts, 20 overs) 195

Fall of wickets: 1-111, 2-157, 3-187, 4-187, 5-194.

Bowling: Johnson 4-0-32-0; Watson 2-0-24-0; Coulter-Nile 4-0-47-0; Faulkner 4-0-37-2; Ahmed 4-0-25-3; Maxwell 2-0-25-0.

Australia

D Warner c Hales b Dernbach 53

A Finch c Wright b Broad 5

S Watson run out (Morgan) 7

S Marsh b Root 13

G Bailey lbw b Briggs 23

G Maxwell c Lumb b Dernbach 27

M Wade b Briggs 4

J Faulkner c Morgan b Dernbach 5

M Johnson not out 3

N Coulter-Nile c Briggs b Finn 13

F Ahmed not out 3

Extras (lb4, w7, nb1) 12

Total (9 wkts, 20 overs) 168

Fall of wickets: 1-8, 2-15, 3-82, 4-111, 5-113, 6-123, 7-148, 8-48, 9-162.

Bowling: Finn 4-0-30-1; Broad 3-0-27-1; Dernbach 4-0-23-3; Briggs 3-0-25-2; Root 3-0-25-1; Bopara 3-0-34-0.

Image: Alex Hales

Photograph: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

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