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Australia beats England by 8 wickets in 2nd T20

cricket Updated: Jan 31, 2014 20:24 IST
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Australia completed a clean sweep of victories over England in all formats when it won the second Twenty20 cricket international by 8 wickets on Friday to clinch the three-match series 2-0.

After winning the Ashes test series 5-0 and the five-match one-day international series 4-1, Australia added to England's summer of misery by following up its 13-run win in the first T20 with a comprehensive win which clinched the series in two games.

Captain George Bailey made 60 not out from 28 balls and Cameron White 57 in an unbroken 78-run partnership which guided Australia past England's paltry 130-9 with 5.1 overs remaining

Earlier, England won the toss and elected to bat against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

England had made one change to its lineup, naming spinner James Tredwell in place of Danny Briggs.

Mitchell Starc had returned to the Australia lineup for his first Twenty20 international since January 2013 while veteran Brad Hodge also returned to the match XI.