Melbourne: 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 T20 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. (Scorecard)
White was 41 not out, having set the hectic tempo of the Australian innings, when he was joined by Bailey at 53-2. He was then outdone by his captain who completed a half century from 24 balls, with five fours and three sixes, while White took his score from 41 to 53. "Another great performance with the ball, I thought, that really set the game up," Bailey said. "I thought it was a pretty all-round good performance with us tonight."