England defeated Australia in the second T20I to clinch the three-match series at Manuka Oval in Canberra on Wednesday.

Put to bat first, the tourists were in a spot of bother after losing four wickets for just 54 in 8.1 overs. As the English side were struggling, Dawid Malan and Moeen Ali joined hands to bail out their team.

Malan and Moeen formed a scintillating partnership of 92 runs for the fifth wicket before Adam Zampa broke the stand by dismissing Moeen for 44. Malan, however, kept his end alive until the final over to take England to a formidable total.

The left-handed batter smashed a brilliant knock of 82 runs from 49 deliveries, with the help of seven fours and 4 sixes, as England managed to post 178/7 in their allotted 20 overs. Marcus Stoinis shined with the ball for Australia, picking three wickets for 34 in his quota of 4 overs.

In response, the contest went down to the wire, where the hosts fell eight runs short of losing the series with one game left to be played. Mitchell Marsh (45 off 29) and Tim David (40 off 23) chipped in with valuable contributions, but a brilliant bowling display from Sam Curran turned the tables.

Curran picked up three wickets for 25 in a thrilling contest to guide England to an inspirational victory.

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