In the first England Vs Australia Twenty 20 International,England beat Australia by 100 runs at Southampton.(England 179/7 off 20 overs, Pieterson 34,Collingwood 46,Australia all out 79,Gough 3/16,Lewis 4/24)
England batted first in the inaugural England Vs Australia Twenty 20 international cricket match Trescothick gave England a rousing start with forty runs off just 37 balls. The icing on the cake for England in this official Twenty 20 cricket match was the scoring of Pieterson. Pieterson put the Australian bowlers to the sword and scored 34 runs off just 18 balls. Collingwood added to the agony of the Australian bowlers with 46 runs off 26 balls.
In this inaugural Twenty 20 international,the England innings faltered at the end due to some predictably good bowling by Symonds,but England made a reasonable 179 runs off 20 overs.
The Australian batsmen had apparently decided to make this first official England Vs Australia Twenty 20 match a classic debacle. The Australian cricket team was 24-5 off just 4.4 overs and this Australia Vs England match was finished almost before the spectators had time to finish off their first beer.
An incredibly bad batting performance by Australia in this inugural Twenty 20 international,but there was a good bowling performance by the veteran ,Gough, who may have played his first and last Twenty 20 international against Australia.