England won the first T20I match against Australia. England batted first and scored 208 runs for the loss of six wickets in the allotted over. However, Australia only scored 200 runs while losing 9 wickets in 20 overs. England won by eight runs and now leads the three-match series 1-0.
Meanwhile, a controversial incident took place in the middle of the match. Mathew Wade stopped the England pace bowler Mark Wood who ran to take the catch, which led to controversies.
Pace bowler Mark Wood came to bowl the 17th over of the match, and the incident happened on the third ball. Matthew Wade’s shot from Mark Wood’s short delivery was top-edged and went way up high. Mark Wood tried to go for the catch, but Matthew Wade blocked it with his hand as he raced up to the crease. The videos show that Mathew Wade knowingly obstructed Wood from catching the ball.
Watch Matthew Wade ‘obstructs’ Mark Wood from taking a catch:
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England batted first and scored 208 runs in 20 overs thanks to the batting prowess of captain Jos Buttler (68 runs from 32 balls) and Alex Hales (84 runs from 51 balls). Australia could only muster 200 runs in response, losing 9 wickets in 20 overs, and England won by 8 runs.
Match Summery – Australia vs England 1st T20I:
|England – 208-6||20 Overs|
|Alex Hales – 84(51)
Jos Buttler – 68(32)
|Nathan Ellis – 3/20
Marcus Stoinis – 1/36
|Australia – 200-9||20 Overs|
|David Warner – 73(44)
Mitchell Marsh – 36(26)
|Mark Wood – 3/34
Sam Curran – 2/35
|Man Of The Match: Alex Hales|