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Update 2ndT20I: Buttler shines as England clinch series vs Australia

England clinch 3-match series after 6-wicket win over Australia in 2nd T20I in Southampton

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ngland beat Australia by six wickets in the second Twenty20 match as opening batsman Jos Buttler anchored the run chase to help the home side clinch the three-match series in Southampton on Sunday.

Set a target of 158 to win, Buttler remained unbeaten on 77 off 54 balls, which included eight boundaries and two sixes, as England reached the target with seven balls to spare to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series.

England lost opener Jonny Bairstow early when he hit his own stumps trying to pull Mitchell Starc but Buttler and Dawid Malan (42) kept the scoreboard ticking with an 87-run stand before spinner Ashton Agar had Malan caught in the deep.

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