Johnson, Bracken lead Australian onslaught

CAPE TOWN, Sep 14 (Reuters) England were dismissed for 135 after Australian fast bowlers Mitchell Johnson and Nathan Bracken shared six wickets in their Twenty20 World Cup today.

Johnson took three for 22 while Bracken claimed three for 16 as England struggled to find any momentum after they won the toss and chose to bat.

Australia, who suffered a shock defeat to Zimbabwe in their first match of the tournament, need to beat England to advance to the second round.

An Australian win would leave all three teams in Group B level on two points each. In that case net runrate would decide which two sides would advance.

All-rounder Andrew Flintoff top scored with 31.

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Story first published: Friday, September 14, 2007, 21:05 [IST]
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