1st T20: Cameron White, Nathan Coulter-Nile shine for AUS, ENG continue to lose
A 43-ball knock of 75 from Cameron White and figures of 4/30 for Nathan Coulter-Nile helped Australia beat England by 13 runs in the 1st T20 at Hobart.
Opener Aaron Finch slammed 52 off 31 balls to give Australia a blazing start in the first T20 at Hobart (All images AFP).
Cameron White, who was recalled into the Australia side for the first time since 2012, smashed a 43-ball knock of 75, including six fours and four sixes to pave the way for his side's massive total.
Glenn Maxwell scored 20 off 13 balls, included a six off a reverse sweep to keep Australia's scoring rate high.
Debutant Chris Lynn slammed 33 off 19 balls as Australia reached 213/4 in 20 overs.
In reply, a flurry of wickets put England on the back foot. Joe Root tried to keep the visitors afloat, but in vain.
Ravi Bopara went after the bowling but his onslaught was too little too late. Even as he finished on 65 off 27 balls (two fours and seven sixes), England fell short of the Australian total.
Nathan Coulter-Nile's four for 30 kept England at bay and secured a 13-run victory for Australia in the first T20.