In a high-scoring encounter, England held on to compile a five-run victory in the one-off T20 against Australia at Cardiff. Batting first, England put up an impressive 182 for 5 courtesy 70s from skipper Eoin Morgan and the ever improving all-rounder Moeen Ali.
Australian batsmen have finally seems to find its feet in English conditions but its too late now. The importance of this match in very low in context of the series but visitors should be delighted with the fact that two of their future stars,
England bowled out Australia for 242 to win the first test of the Ashes by 169 runs. Australia began the day needing a total of 412 runs over Days 4 and 5, but England bundled out Australia on day 4 which ensured that day 5 is not needed.
After bundling out England on 430, Australia scored 264 runs at the loss of 5 wickets at stumps on day 2 of first Ashes test in Cardiff. Scoring 95, Chris Rogers was the stand out performer for Australia with the bat.
In spite of the fact that Australia were dealt a big blow just days before the Ashes, with the sudden retirement of Ryan Harris, the visitors would still head into the opening Test of Ashes 2015 at Cardiff as favourites