England crush Aussies in Twenty20 cricket

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:52 IST

England signalled their intentions for the upcoming Ashes series against Australia with a crushing 100-run victory.

London:

England signalled their intentions for the upcoming Ashes series against Australia with a crushing 100-run victory in a 20 over per team contest at the Rose Bowl in Southampton. Australia, who have held the Ashes - cricket's oldest and most prestigious trophy - since 1989, were dismissed for 79 all out in response to the home team's 179 for 7. The first of five Ashes test match begins in mid-July. Kevin Pietersen scored 34 from just 18 deliveries. Australia suffered their biggest ever collapse in the limited overs format, losing five wickets for a single run.

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