Twenty20 (is that how it's spelt?) cricket seems to favour the side batting first, especially in the current season where a few domestic games have been squeezed in over the new year.
So it was, at least from Australia's perspective, in tonight's "big bash" proved to be just that, . They reached 5/221 from their 20 overs, to which England, who lost too many early wickets, replied with 9/144.
Adam Gilchrist("Church" according to his shirt) for a time looked slow for a time but made 48 from 29 balls. Brad Hogg ("George" - his real name) bowled reasonably well (is he a candidate for a place in the Test team?), James Anderson ("Anderson"- the England players didn't go in for fancy names) conceded 64 from his 4 overs, and the England fielding was poor.