Opener Jos Buttler superior down the wicket and smashed an enormous six to offer England an insurmountable 2-0 lead within the Twenty20 sequence with a six-wicket win over Australia on Sunday.
Buttler hit an undefeated 77 off 54 balls within the second T20 with eight fours and two sixes, together with the profitable runs off Adam Zampa.
England completed on 158-4 in 18.5 overs at an empty Rose Bowl.
High-ranked Australia selected to bat first and misplaced opener David Warner for a duck earlier than recovering from 3-2 within the second over to succeed in 157-7. Captain Aaron Finch hit 40 runs off 33 balls, with 4 boundaries and two sixes, however the guests’ whole all the time seemed inside the attain of second-ranked England.
Dawid Malan scored 42 runs off 32 balls for England which nonetheless wanted 18 runs off the final two overs.
England beat Australia by two runs in an exciting first T20 on Friday that went all the way down to the ultimate ball. Chasing 163 to win, Australia collapsed from 124-1 after 14 overs.
Australia is taking part in worldwide cricket for the primary time in six months due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The third and closing T20 is at Southampton on Tuesday.
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