England defeated Australia by eight runs in the first T20I. Both teams will now travel to Canberra, where the final two matches of the series will take place. The games will happen on October 12th and October 14th. On that note, here, we look at the pitch report of the Manuka Oval and the weather conditions in Canberra for AUS vs ENG 2022.
It was the batting units of both sides that put on a show in the first game. Jos Buttler and Alex Hales shared a stunning partnership that set up the game for England. For Australia, it was David Warner who got them close to the target with the help of cameos from Mitchell Marsh and Marcus Stoinis. However, the death bowling of England was good and hence, they held on to the game. Australia will look to make a comeback with better consistent performance by the entire squad.
Manuka Oval, Canberra pitch report for AUS vs ENG 2022
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The Manuka Oval has, till now, seen a total of three T20I encounters. Out of this, the team batting second won two games. Although the first match of the series was won by the team batting first, the captain winning the toss could still be inclined to chase at the Manuka Oval.
While the average score batting first is 144, the highest run chase was achieved by Pakistan (151/3) in 2019. Based on the form of batters from both sides, we can expect more runs to be scored at this venue. Steve Smith‘s 80* against Australia in 2019 is the best batting performance on this pitch, till now.
Canberra weather conditions for AUS vs ENG 2022
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Both on October 12th and October 14th, there is a chance of rainfall. While scattered rains are expected on Wednesday, the intensity is likely to increase on Friday.
Talking about the temperatures, while on Wednesday, we can expect an average of 18 degrees Celsius, on Friday, we could see the temperature drop by three or four degrees in the city.