Alex Hales backs England to bounce back

Alex Hales believes that England can bounce back following defeat to Australia in the first Twenty20 international.

Alex Hales has backed England to bounce back when they face Australia at the MCG in the second Twenty20 international on Friday.

The tourists were beaten by 13 runs in the first game at Hobart on Wednesday, but Hales believes that the team have shown before that they can recover from disappointment.

"It's a huge game, any international game of cricket is, particularly playing at the MCG in front of what is going to be a huge crowd," Hales told reporters. "It's a must-win game for this series.

"In the last few series where we've lost the first game against India and then we bounced back well.

"We lost against Australia in the first game during the summer and bounced back well. As a squad we are still very confident in what can happen in these two games."

You can follow live text coverage of the game on Sports Mole from 8am on Friday.

Moises Henriques of Australia appeals successfully for LBW against Alex Hales of England during game one of the International Twenty20 series between Australia and England at Blundstone Arena on January 29, 2014
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