England v. Australia
NatWest International T20 Series, England v Australia
Toss: England won the toss and elected to bowl.
Result: Australia win by 39 runs
- England and Australia have completed six T20 Internationals against each other, winning three matches apiece.
- Just one of these results occurred in England, the second ever T20I, at The Ageas Bowl in June 2005. England won that match, their first ever T20 fixture, by 100 runs.
- That 100-run winning margin is the seventh biggest run margin victory in international T20 history. England have won once by a bigger run margin; by 116 runs against Afghanistan last year.
- This is the first international T20 match at The Ageas Bowl since June 2006, a match England lost to Sri Lanka by two runs.
- Stuart Broad is the fifth highest international T20 wicket-taker (55). He needs four wickets to overtake Ajantha Mendis (58) in fourth place on this list.
- Since the start of 2012 Michael Lumb and Shane Watson have both scored 68% of their international T20 runs in boundaries, the highest proportion for their respective teams (100+ balls faced).
- Australia have lost their last five T20 matches, two against West Indies, two against Sri Lanka and one against Pakistan. They have never lost six on the bounce.
- Shane Watson needs 20 more runs to become the 10th player to accumulate 1,000 T20 runs at international level. He would be the second Australian after David Warner to achieve the feat.
- Michael Carberry was one of just two players to hit 500+ runs in the Friends Life t20 this season (502). He hit more fours (59) than any other player in the competition.
- Shaun Marsh was the leading run scorer (412) in the 2013 Big Bash League, with his runs coming at an average of 58.9 and a strike rate of 128.8.