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T20 World Cup 2024 AUS vs ENG: Match Highlights, Key Moments And Videos

Australia defeated England by 36 runs in Barbados (Twitter)Australia defeated England by 36 runs in Barbados (Twitter)

Australia clinched a commanding 36-run victory over England in Match 17 of the T20 World Cup 2024 at the Kensington Oval in Barbados.

Invited to bat first, the Australian team set the stage with a robust total of 201/7, thanks to a collective effort from the batting lineup.

In reply, England kicked off their chase with guns blazing but stumbled once the first wicket fell, ultimately failing to keep up the momentum.

The English side, though starting strong, quickly found themselves in hot water as wickets began to tumble like dominos and they could only muster 165/6, falling well short of the target set by Australia.

Here’s the timeline of how AUS vs ENG panned out in Barbados.

AUS vs ENG Highlights: Head and Warner Ignite the Aussie Charge

Australia’s innings took off with fireworks as openers Travis Head and David Warner unleashed a storm of boundaries.

The pair amassed 70 runs in the first five overs in a dazzling display, setting a formidable platform for their team. 

However, England’s response was swift and sharp, with Moeen Ali outsmarting Warner for 39, and Jofra Archer dismantling Head’s stumps shortly after for 34.

This one-two punch from the Three Lions curtailed a blistering start, bringing fresh faces to the crease.

AUS vs ENG Highlights: Marsh and Maxwell Steady the Ship

The middle overs saw Mitchell Marsh and Glenn Maxwell step into the breach, intent on maintaining the momentum.

They steered the innings with a mix of smart singles and hard-hitting boundaries, scoring a partnership that kept the scoreboard ticking.

 Marsh's 35 and Maxwell’s scratchy 28 contributed valuably, yet both batsmen departed without turning their starts into a defining innings, leaving Australia in need of late acceleration.

AUS vs ENG Highlights: Stoinis Sparks and Wade Whips to Surge Past 200

As the innings approached its climax, Marcus Stoinis delivered exactly what the doctor ordered by scoring an electrifying 17-ball 30.

Matthew Wade wasn’t far behind, contributing a crucial 17 runs that added the finishing touches to the Australian innings.

Their efforts were instrumental in catapulting Australia past the 200 mark, closing the innings at 201/7.

AUS vs ENG Highlights: Buttler and Salt Set the Stage on Fire

The English innings began with a flourish as openers Jos Buttler and Phil Salt unleashed a barrage of strokes against the Australian bowlers. 

They blitzed their way to 54/0 by the sixth over, setting a blistering pace and momentarily silencing the Australian fielders.

Their aggressive approach looked promising, aimed at chasing down Australia’s formidable total with both barrels blazing.

AUS vs ENG Highlights: Zampa, Cummins and Stoinis Turn the Tide

However, the tide turned with the introduction of Adam Zampa in the eighth over. The leg-spinner immediately made an impact, claiming Salt for a brisk 37. Zampa continued his magic in his following over, dismissing the well-settled Buttler for 42.

Marcus Stoinis then stepped up to remove the dangerous Will Jacks, further derailing England’s pursuit. Josh Hazlewood joined the attack, sending Jonny Bairstow back to the pavilion for a subdued 7 off 13 balls.

In a last-ditch effort, Moeen Ali tried to reignite the chase with a quick-fire 25 off 15, injecting a brief flicker of hope. 

But it was a case of too little, too late, as Pat Cummins stepped in to dismiss Ali, sealing England’s fate. Ultimately, England fell short by 36 runs, their early promise undone by a disciplined Australian bowling performance.