England won the toss and elected to field first in the 1st T20 against Australia being played at The Rose Bowl in Southampton on 29 August 2013.
The big news for Australia is that Fawad Ahmed is going to make his debut.
When latest reports came in Australia started terrifically by scoring 227 runs losing four wicket in just 17.4 overs. Finch was in tremendous form. He scored a brilliant century and got out at 156 runs which he scored in just 63 balls, hitting eleven fours and 14 huge sixes.
This is going to be yet another record for Australia. They are heading towards a big score.
After England won the Ashes 2013 comprehensively, the focus now shifts to the T20 games. England is again the favorites to win the T20 series too. See the Aus vs Eng 1st T20 live scorecard here.
The teams are:
England team: JE Root, EJG Morgan, RS Bopara, JC Buttler, AD Hales, MJ Lumb, LJ Wright, SCJ Broad, ST Finn, DR Briggs, JW Dernbach.
Australia: MS Wade, JP Faulkner, MG Johnson, SR Watson, GJ Bailey, GJ Maxwell, JR Hazlewood, Fawad Ahmed,SE Marsh, AJ Finch, DA Warner.
Viewers in UK can watch the T20 series live on Sky Sports while Channel 9 will telecast the series live in Australia. The live streaming can be watched on Sky Sports website.
The highlights can be watched here :