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Hales hits 94 as England share T20 spoils with Australia
August 31, 2013 / 6:32 PM / 4 years ago

Hales hits 94 as England share T20 spoils with Australia

England's Alex Hales hits out during the second T20 international against Australia at the Riverside cricket ground in Chester-le-Street, near Durham, August 31, 2013.Philip Brown

REUTERS - England opener Alex Hales belted a blistering 94 in 61 deliveries to set up a 27-run victory over Australia in County Durham on Saturday and a 1-1 draw in the two-match series of Twenty20 internationals.

Hales and Michael Lumb (43) put on 111 for the first wicket as England piled up 195 for five at Chester-le-Street.

Opener David Warner hit a quickfire 53 off 42 balls to raise Australian hopes of a second successive victory but paceman Jade Dernbach grabbed three wickets as they collapsed from 111 for three to finish on 168 for nine.

On Thursday, Aaron Finch smashed a record 156, the highest score in a Twenty20 international, to lead Australia to a 39-run win in the opening encounter at Southampton.

Writing by Pritha Sarkar; editing by Tony Jimenez

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