Australia outclass England by six wickets in World Championship of Legends

Brett Lee's side now have two wins in as three games

By Web Desk
July 06, 2024
Kevin Pietersen (L) and Brett Lee (R). - Instagram/World Championship of Legends

Australia outclassed England by six wickets in the seventh match of the World Championship of Legends 2024 at Birmingham's Edgbaston stadium on Saturday.

Chasing 161-run target, Brett Lee's men chased down the total in 14 overs with Aaron Finch scoring 23-ball 56 while Shaun Marsh made 26-ball 42.

Ben Dunk (19) and Callum Ferguson (11) chipped in with vital contributions. Ben Cutting (10*) and Daniel Christian (18*) stayed till the end and completed the chase.

Owais Shah was England's best bowler, picking 2/31.

Earlier, England managed 160/9 after being put into bat first by Lee.

Ian Bell was the top-scorer for England, scoring 30 off 45 balls. Meanwhile, Phil Mustard made 13-ball 20 while Ravi Bopara contributed 22 off 15 balls. Ali Brown chipped in with 20-ball 26.

Australia's skipper Brett Lee was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 3/28 while Ben Laughlin took 2/25 and Dan Christian claimed 2/14.

Australia are now at the top of the table with two wins and a Net Run Rate of +2.765. India and Pakistan are second and third respectively.

The matches of World Championship of Legends 2024 are being shown live on Geo Super.