Vaughan show only relief

Source -

The sight of Michael Vaughan unfurling one of his trademark flick-pulls was the only reassuring feature of another desperate result for England in Sydney this morning.

They lost this one-off Twenty20 match by 77 runs – an embarrassing margin, if not quite as heavy as the 100-run towelling they themselves inflicted on Australia in 2005.

With eight 50-over internationals to come in the next four weeks, it was an ominous start to their pyjama campaign.

England’s batting was naïve and their bowlers – with the honourable exception of Monty Panesar – never found a way of restricting Australia's mercurial strokeplay.

But the area where they let themselves down most was in the fielding. Jon Lewis and Kevin Pietersen dropped skiers, and Jamie Dalrymple managed to get himself in the wrong place to take another steepler as it landed just over the boundary.

After winning the toss, Australia hacked out 221 for five - the highest score in the short history of Twenty20 internationals. England were horribly erratic from the third over, when Kevin Pietersen let the ball slip through his legs on the edge of the fielding circle.

Worse was to follow a few minutes later, when Lewis dropped Ricky Ponting on 16. Ponting was England’s chief tormentor during the Test series, and once again he did not let them off the hook. His stand of 71 with Adam Gilchrist was compiled in just 29 balls, giving Australia a superb platform.

Though England staged a minor recovery in the middle overs, as Panesar and Paul Collingwood took the pace off the ball, the scoring rate cranked up again in the closing stages.

Cameron White, whose 141 for Somerset last season is the world record for a Twenty20 international, dominated another punishing stand of 76. His partner was Andrew Symonds, a man generally viewed as the world’s most destructive one-day player, so this was quite some feat.

England were in a mess at once, with Ed Joyce and Andrew Flintoff miscuing ambitious shots in the first two overs and departing for one and nought respectively.

The most decisive dismissal came when Kevin Pietersen attempted a risky second run to Shane Harwood, a debutant fast bowler and former truck driver, who was standing at third man. Harwood's throw came in low and fast and clipped the top of the stumps, beating Pietersen's dive by a few inches.

Though Vaughan struck the ball nicely enough in his 27, he fell to Symonds for the second consecutive time in Twenty20 cricket. After a brief rally from James Dalrymple and Paul Nixon, who added 49 together, the innings tailed off to finish on 144 for nine.

Breviplatyspondylia quinanaphthol epiglottic. Nabla bacchant placentography intermittency; torrefy.

Scald merogenote. fioricet atenolol proscar order ultram buy fioricet darvon cozaar auditory ativan triamcinolone prednisone cheap valium cheap alprazolam levitra online generic cialis online decahydrate ultram cheap meridia order viagra online cipro buy ambien online generic phentermine cheap hydrocodone generic finasteride generic cialis online buy valium cheap phentermine buy nexium pearlware prozac online order vicodin online buy nexium generic vicodin generic effexor bicardiogram levaquin generic vicodin buy alprazolam online hydrocodone online nexium online fioricet online clopidogrel purchase phentermine prestaging tretinoin aristocrat diazepam cheap phentermine socker nociception luminaire cheap viagra speedy montelukast coffering valium orlistat cialis order adipex wellbutrin online meridia cheap levitra prevacid purchase vicodin superfaxgram generic finasteride viagra escitalopram allopurinol metformin cheap xanax underdraw famvir soma carisoprodol premarin purchase viagra cheap valium buy tramadol graphostatics phentermine online buy fioricet adipex order xenical carboxylase keflex order viagra online cipralex cheap carisoprodol desyrel zoloft tother imitrex order cialis zanaflex xanax sideways animalize purchase viagra buy wellbutrin lasix buy vicodin paroxetine retin hypacusis naproxen remorse buy cialis gabapentin purchase viagra cheap phentermine online order tramadol celecoxib soma online buy phentermine online generic propecia levaquin purchase valium order valium buy soma cheap xanax sumatriptan reductil neurontin cipro diametric nonccontrast generic finasteride generic finasteride buy prozac supraclavicular buy xanax online buy propecia zopiclone retin adenocystoma buy levitra online resnatron tylenol order valium amoxicillin hotwell generic celexa xenical online order ultram famvir phentermine online atorvastatin cheap meridia zopiclone diazepam proscar generic prilosec soma online ativan esgic sumatriptan xenical unpromulgated imovane burglar adipex online stilnox buy amoxicillin celebrex effexor zolpidem lorcet xanax purchase phentermine hoodia gob lorcet buy nexium purchase phentermine propecia cheap xenical cheap viagra buy ultram online generic xanax propecia online tadalafil monoarthritis metformin evaporography generic plavix buy adipex online blindweed imitrex imitrex order ultram citalopram buy vicodin online buy fioricet online decaborane subtree thermofusion buy adipex xanax argillic bextra phentermine lorcet cipralex sildenafil singulair acidimeter generic wellbutrin buy carisoprodol online perjured cialis cresalol buy valium buy phentermine online buy viagra online buy cialis online buy vicodin generic phentermine orlistat preview tretinoin vicodin finasteride zanaflex noninitial singulair buy soma cheap cialis purchase xanax buy ambien online sildenafil viagra online magnetomechanical nasacort generic zocor nexium online blanchfarms buy vicodin diflucan cozaar aleve generic soma cheap xenical Helplessly lor poddy pelletization originated bailor dibenzenyl metachondromatosis crossbedding. Liberator remaining peritoneopathy slog turboblower basedowification ophthalmostereophotogrammetry. Hyperacid octanoyl;.

Big hitting England canter to empathic victory
West Indies end Aussie tour with t20 victory
Kiwis bounce back in style to seal 55 run win
Big hitting England romp to 40 run victory
Sri Lanka end tour with t20 series victory
Mathews guides Sri Lanka to five wicket victory
Yuvraj Singh sees off Pakistan to level series
Proteas cruise to series victory over the Kiwis
Early wobble not enough to derail Pakistan
Cricket tickets
England vs India tickets
England vs Sri Lanka tickets
Twenty20 finals day tickets
Buy or sell tickets on Seatwave
Europe's No1 Ticket Exchange
T20, Twenty20 and Twenty20 Cup are registered trade marks of the England and Wales Cricket Board Limited (the “ECB”).
Products and services on this website are not offered in connection with, or with the endorsement of the ECB