ENG Vs AUS Match Highlights
The T20 World Cup match between Australia and England was abandoned at the MCG due to a damp, hazardous outfield, awarding both teams one point apiece. After each team’s first two games, which ended in a win and a loss, both teams now have three points. Let us look at ENG Vs AUS Match Highlights in detail.
Because of this, Friday’s game between these two longtime rivals was advertised as a “loser goes out” contest. But alas, after a day of rain and sporadic showers in the evening, the umpires ultimately decided to end play at 8.49 p.m. local time. Even though play began far before the cutoff time, there was no chance the ground would have dried in time given the chilly evening weather, especially the bowlers’ run-ups, which were a particular cause for concern.
AUS Vs ENG: How the Teams Stand in Points Table?
Currently, England moves up to second place in Group 1 thanks to their +0.239 net run rate. Ahead of Australia and Ireland, both of whom have three points. Ireland defeated England on Wednesday.
However, they also have the toughest remaining schedule among the teams who might currently finish on seven points. With Sri Lanka coming up the following Saturday and New Zealand coming up on Tuesday in Brisbane (where more rain is predicted). Even though England would likely go to the semifinals with two victories, Australia still has games against Ireland and Afghanistan where they have the opportunity to improve their -1.555 net run rate.
What Captains Said:
Australia Captain Aaron Finch talked about how it affects team’s position. He also put light on Matthew Wade and his COVID positive report. He said, “The outfield has taken a drenching over the last couple of weeks, as wet as I’ve ever seen it. The run-ups and around the circle were very, very wet. It’s about player safety. We saw one of the Zimbabweans go down the other day. If you’re trying to run out there it’s going to be a real issue. Disappointing not to get on but just the amount of rain over the last couple of weeks has been amazing.
About Wade’s Covid situation, he said, He was going to play. Tucked away in the changing room by himself. Probably inevitable it was going to happen. He had a few symptoms but was good to go.
Talking about the importance of Run rate, he said, “First and foremost you’ve got to win the game. Then you can earn the right to push for NRR. We’ve got to be ready for Afghanistan and Ireland and control what we can.”
Jos Buttler shared how disappointed he felt about today’s rail spoil after losing to Ireland in the previous match. He said, “Yeah, due to be a massive occasion. Very disappointed. Would have been a great place to do it [100 caps} but full focus on our next match and keeping our tournament alive. We’ve been playing some good cricket leading into the tournament. Really disappointing performance the other night. But we’ve retained full faith in the group and have confidence in the players for the rest of the tournament.
Talking about how they have extra time for bowlers to recover, said, “The guys are rested up well and were ready to play, whichever XI we picked. A few extra days to clear everything out, have a couple of good training days in Brisbane and look forward to the next one.”