England claim thriller win against Australia in the first T20I at Perth

Perth welcomes back cricket with a thriller T20I between two arch-rivals, England and Australia. England defeated the Aussies by 8 runs in the first T20I.

Australia did win the toss, but the bowlers failed to deliver. English openers Jos Buttler and Alex Hales smacked 132 runs for the first wicket which came off just 68 balls. England kept a huge target of 209 in front of the hosts.


Aussies has a first start, where David Warner (73) looked in an exceptional touch with the bat. At a point in the stage, the hosts were ahead of the required run rate. However, Mark Wood struck the Aussies thrice to push them into a losing corner. Australia has left 8 runs short to be victorious in the first T20I.