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Buttler propels England to landslide victory over Australia in T20 World Cup | T20 World Cup

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England moved closer to the T20 World Cup semi-finals after Jos Buttler’s batting pyrotechnics claimed a full eight-wicket victory over Australia in a Group I match on Saturday.

Buttler smashed 71 incendiary bullets, not 32 bullets as England, after beating Australia to a sub-par 125, triumphed in 11.4 overs in the one-sided Super 12 contest.

Eoin Morgan’s side, who claim to become the first team to host the 50 and 20 World Cups simultaneously, lead the group after a hat-trick, followed by Australia and South Africa with two wins each.

Earlier, Morgan opted to line up after winning the draw and created a surprise by opening with leg spinner Adil Rashid at Dubai International Stadium. The ploy did not pay off, but England had no reason to complain as Chris Woakes became the chief executioner to let Australia falter on 15 for three in four bouts.

Woakes returned David Warner with his second ball, took a one-handed grip near the ring to send Steve Smith back and tricked Glenn Maxwell lbw to mow down the Aussie First Order.

Rashid returned to remove Marcus Stoinis and Aussie captain Aaron Finch could only look the other way as a nightmare unfolded before his eyes.

Australia crawled to 41 for four halfway through their innings and they had to wait until 17th for the first six of their innings.

Ashton Agar (20) hit Woakes for a straight six and Pat Cummins dealt Tymal Mills the same to push Australia through the 100 mark.

Finch made 44 before falling to Chris Jordan (three for 17) and Australia were finally eliminated in exactly 20 overs.

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England seemed in a rush to wrap up the win with Buttler leading the assault when they returned to begin their pursuit.

Buttler hit Mitchell Starc for six in a row as England, at 66 to no loss, used the tournament’s most productive power-play session.

Adam Zampa pulled Jason Roy out and Dawid Malan fell low, but Buttler continued the chaos at batting and ran to 25 fifty balls, hitting the milestone with the fourth of his five sixes.

Dubai’s Simon Burnton full report to follow shortly

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