Australia beats England to square T20 series

Australia squared the two-match Twenty20 series with England 1-1 by claiming a four-win victory at the MCG on Friday.

Chasing 148 to win a ninth successive T20 match, England started its reply well by racing to 60 without loss but was restricted by some tight bowling thereafter.

Australia paceman Mitchell Johnson had figures of 3-29, including the key wickets of England topscorer Ian Bell (39), Kevin Pietersen (1) and Eoin Morgan (14), and Shane Watson claimed 2-17.

Middle-order batsman Aaron Finch helped to give Australia, which won the toss, a competitive total to defend by crashing an unbeaten 53 off 33, balls to guide his team to 147-7.