1 Sep 2015

England win dramatic T20 against Australia

7:51 am on 1 September 2015

The England cricketers held their nerve to beat Australia by five runs in a thrilling finish to their one-off Twenty20 international in Cardiff.

The England one-day cricket captain Eoin Morgan.

The England one-day cricket captain Eoin Morgan. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

The home captain Eoin Morgan smashed a superb 74 off 39 deliveries to lead his side to 182 for five, and despite a brilliant 90 by the Australia skipper Steve Smith, the touring side fell just short of their target.

The teams start a five-match one-day international series in Southampton on Thursday.

Meanwhile the Indian cricketers are seven wickets away from sealing their series against Sri Lanka after setting the home team a 386-run victory target on the fourth day of the third and final test in Colombo.

In a weather-affected contest India made 274 in their second innings, effectively batting the opposition out of the contest, and Sri Lanka went to stumps on 67 for three.

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