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Result: Jos Buttler hits fastest T20 half-century in Australia win

England beat Australia by 28 runs in their Twenty20 international at Edgbaston thanks to Jos Butler's half-century from 22 balls.

Jos Buttler hit the fastest Twenty20 international half-century by an England player as his side eased past Australia with a 28-run win at Edgbaston on Wednesday.

The right-handed batsman reached the figure from 22 balls and went on to hit 61, helping the hosts to their second-highest T20 total.

England's Jos Buttler hits a four during the T20 against Australia on June 27, 2018© Reuters

Alex Hales contributed 49 runs and Jason Roy 44, giving Australia - thrashed 5-0 in the recent one-day series - a target of 221-5 to chase down in the Midlands.

In response, Aaron Finch struck 84 from 41 balls, but Ashton Agar's 29 was the next-highest tally as the Baggy Greens once again faltered.

Australia were bowled out for 193, with England spinner Adil Rashid ending with figures of 3-27.

Next up for England is another T20 international against India at Old Trafford on Tuesday.

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