England vs Australia 1st T20 Scorecard - ENG vs AUS 2013
England vs Australia Live Scorecard of Australia tour of England 2013, 1st NatWest T20 Match on August 29th played at The Rose Bowl, Southampton. Stuart Broad won the toss after Australia's George Bailey called it wrong but have opted to bowl first in the first Twenty20 match.
Any event in the aftermath of an Ashes series has got its work cut out to capture the imagination but a short, sharp Twenty20 series has got a chance, with the World T20 next March adding much-needed relevance.
Australia will also be extremely keen to take something home and recent history suggests they are a good bet to do so, with the last three Ashes winners struggling in the limited-overs matches that followed.
But Australia may have to wait until the ODI series to find much-craved success because England's T20 squad is largely fresh and eager to impress selectors ahead of a global tournament.
There are potential places in the ODI team at stake too, with England likely to continue rotation of the players involved in more than one format until preparation for the 2015 ODI World Cup begins in a year's time.