England seal 9 run victory against the Aussies

Deepankar Kaur | cricket20

England got their t20 World Cup title defence off to a perfect start thanks to a nine run victory over Australia in a warm up match at the Nondescripts Cricket Club Ground in Colombo.

Alex Hales (52) lead the way with a quick fire half century with support coming from Luke Wright (35) and Eoin Morgan (30) to help England record a total of 172-6.

In reply the Aussies were restricted to a total of 163-6 despite a quick fire 71 from Michael Hussey who smashed three boundaries and five sixes during his 51 ball innings.

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