Briggs targeted as England lose again

Romsey Advertiser: Briggs targeted as England lose again Briggs targeted as England lose again

DANNY Briggs conceded the worst figures of his Twenty20 career as England were beaten by Australia in Hobart.

The Hampshire slow left-armer was not helped by a short boundary but went for 53 runs from four wicketless overs as England lost the series opener by 13 runs.

Briggs had never conceded more than 38 in a t20 match before finishing with 1-51 when Aaron Finch blasted his record-breaking 156 against England at The Ageas Bowl five months ago.

Finch (52) shared a 106-run opening partnership from only 64 balls with Cameron White (75) this time.

And Chris Lynn, who played Southern Electric Premier League cricket for Gosport Borough in 2009, smashed 33 off 19 balls on his international debut as England conceded 213-4.

Batting at No 3, Hampshire target Glenn Maxwell contributed a 13-ball 20 before bowling the first over of England’s reply.

He bowled Eoin Morgan (4) with his off-spin before finishing with 1-30 from three overs.

Ravi Bopara managed to restore a little pride by blasting an unbeaten 65 from just 27 balls, including England’s quickest t20 fifty (23 balls).

Bopara hit seven sixes and Briggs watched from the non-striker’s end as he hit three against Josh Hazlewood in the final over, which cost 24.

But it was a case of too little, too late as England suffered their tenth defeat in 11 matches against Australia this winter.

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5:23pm Wed 29 Jan 14

bullsbags says...

Hardly surprising ,he's not played a game in weeks
Why they didn't give him a run out in the 50 over game,god only knows!
Hardly surprising ,he's not played a game in weeks Why they didn't give him a run out in the 50 over game,god only knows! bullsbags

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