Jos Buttler’s 65 not from 41 balls took England to 112 for twos in the last T20 against Australia, which was reduced to 12 overs a side because of the rain in Canberra.
England’s bid for a clean run of wins after back-to-back victories since arriving Down Under ahead of their T20 World Cup campaign was hampered by downpours that reduced that contest to 17 and then 12 overs respectively.
Buttler hammered seven fours and a six, upping the ante after the second delay in an uninterrupted 49-run stance alongside Ben Stokes, whose unbeaten 17-of-10 ball is his highest contribution of the series.
Alex Hales was fired for a duck on second ball when Josh Hazlewood angle one to induce the outside edge while Dawid Malan toe-closed a Pat Cummins off-cutter to leave for 23 of 19 deliveries.
But Buttler, initially alert after taking four balls from his first 10, was England’s pivot as Australia were seeded at 130 by the Duckworth-Lewis Stern method to claim a consolation win.
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