2nd T20: Alex Hales stars as England level series vs Australia

Alex Hales fell just short again of becoming the first England batsman to score a Twenty20 international century as he made 94 in the second Twenty20 against Australia on Saturday.

updated: August 31, 2013 22:59 IST
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Chester-Le-Street: Alex Hales's 94 provided the platform for England's 27--run win against Australia in the second Twenty20 international on Saturday as the two-match series ended all square at 1-1. (Scorecard/Commentary)

Australia, set 196 for victory, finished on 168 for nine at Chester-le-Street with opener Aaron Finch -- who made a T20 international record 156 in the tourists' 39-run win at Southampton on Thursday -- out for just five.

David Warner top-scored for Australia with 53 but they were rarely up with the rate as seamer Jade Dernbach took three wickets for 23 runs in his maximum permitted four overs.

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