T20 World Cup 2021: Match 26, England vs Australia – 10 best memes of the match

Jos Buttler's unbeaten 32-ball 71 helped England chase down 126 with 50 balls to spare.

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England have continued their dominance in the T20 World Cup 2021. On Saturday, October 30, Eoin Morgan’s men defeated Australia by eight wickets at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. The Three Lions have managed to carry on from their wins over West Indies and Bangladesh. As far as the Aussies are concerned, they lost their first game in the Super 12s and need to bounce back.

Aaron Finch plays a lone hand

After winning the toss and electing to field first, the Brits did an excellent job as they restricted Australia to 125. The Kangaroos lost half their side with their score at 51 in 11.4 overs. Among the top five batters, only Aaron Finch got into double digits. The Aussie skipper also stitched together a 47-run stand for the sixth wicket with Ashton Agar. Finch, himself, scored a 49-ball 44 with four fours.

Matthew Wade, Agar, Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc got into double digits and helped Australia go past the 120-run mark. Chris Jordan was the standout England bowler as he picked up three wickets for 17 runs in his four-over spell. Pacers Chris Woakes and Tymal Mills got two wickets apiece. Adil Rashid and Liam Livingstone also contributed with the ball, getting one wicket each.

Buttler blows away Australia

The England batters came out firing on all cylinders in their run-chase. Jason Roy and Jos Buttler put on 66 runs for the opening wicket off 38 balls. Roy was a tad circumspect as he scored a patient 20-ball 22 with one four and a six. Buttler, at the other end, played his shots freely, and racked up a half-century off 25 balls. The opener didn’t allow Australia to get a foothold back into the contest.

He went on to stay unbeaten on a 32-ball 71, laced with five fours and as many sixes. Dawid Malan couldn’t get going as Ashton Agar accounted for his wicket in the 10th over. Jonny Bairstow made 16 off 11 with two sixes. But it was Buttler’s knock that fizzled the spirit out of the Aussie bowlers. The Brits chased down the target in 11.4 overs and got their net run rate up to a stupendous 3.948.

Here are the best memes of the match