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Australia innings. England innings. Of all of the records in the game, T20's are the most breakable, because the format is the youngest and its limits are not yet in sight. Stats highlights from an incredible Twenty20 game in Southampton, where runs were scored in 40 overs and seven bowlers conceded 40 or more. Aaron Finch is determined to build on his Twenty20 world-record knock of , which also included the most sixes in an innings, to ensure he secures a place at the top of the Australia's order for the long term.
Preview: Having got the better of World Cup favourites England in their first warm-up encounter, Australia will be confident of keeping that winning momentum going against a deflated Sri Lankan side in Southampton on May 27 Monday. There is something about Australia and the World Cup. After struggling for a year or two in the over format, the five-time champions seem to have found their mojo once again. Australia defeated India and Pakistan and were on an eight-match winning streak coming into this tournament.
Media playback is not supported on this device. The former Australia captain's first century since returning from a one-year ban for his part in the ball-tampering scandal was imperious in its execution - and ominous for England in their biggest summer for a generation.
Twenty-five players have been named by the National Selection Panel for the blockbuster all-Australian showdown in Southampton next week that will decide Australia's Ashes squad. The extended playing group is comprised of the 15 players already in England with the Australia A squad, seven players from Australia's World Cup group and three players - Peter Siddle, Cameron Bancroft and Marnus Labuschagne - who have been in the UK participating in County cricket. The match from July will pit Australia against Australia A in a on contest which, despite not holding first-class status, is expected to be extremely intense given Ashes spots will be on the line. Australia's final Ashes squad will named after the game in Southampton ahead of the first Test at Edgbaston, starting on August 1.