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WATCH: Mitchell Marsh’s Massive Six Breaks Solar Panel at Kensington Oval During AUS vs ENG ICC T20 World Cup 2024 Match

Mitchell Marsh’s powerful six against Adil Rashid shattered a solar panel at Kensington Oval on Saturday during Australia’s T20 World Cup clash against England. The incident occurred in the ninth over of Australia’s innings as Marsh, led by the world’s No. 1 T20I bowler, Rashid, took charge. The hard-hitting all-rounder struck a massive six after Rashid delivered a short ball, landing the ball on a solar panel before it exited the stadium.

David Warner and Travis Head gave Australia a strong start, scoring 74 runs in the PowerPlay against England at Kensington Oval on Saturday. Warner’s aggressive 39 off 16 balls included three sixes and a four in a blistering over against Mark Wood. He was dismissed in the fifth over by Moeen Ali. Head contributed 34 runs off 18 balls before being cleaned up by Jofra Archer in the following over.

Earlier, England captain Jos Buttler won the toss and elected to field first under uncertain weather conditions at the historic Kensington Oval, known for hosting one of cricket’s oldest rivalries between England and Australia.

The England-Australia rivalry, renowned in Test cricket as the Ashes, has been intense in white-ball cricket and especially during ICC events. In T20 World Cup encounters, England has won two out of three matches against Australia, with one match abandoned due to rain in the 2022 edition.

During the toss, Buttler said, “A little bit unsure about the weather. Always a pleasure to play a WC game against Australia in Barbados. A couple of areas where we can work on, we have trained and prepared well, excited for the game. We have done well against them in recent games, but past form does not matter. We are unchanged, lots of options in the squad.”

Australian skipper Mitchell Marsh, speaking at the toss, said, “We would have bowled first as well, it is dictated by the conditions and the weather. We have come here to win the tournament and today is a big match. Great feeling (on captaincy), I have a lot of experienced players around who are big match winners. It is going to be a good challenge and we are confident going into the game. One change, Pat Cummins replaces Nathan Ellis.”

Australia Playing XI: David Warner, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh (c), Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Matthew Wade (w), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood.

England Playing XI: Jos Buttler (w/c), Philip Salt, Will Jacks, Jonny Bairstow, Harry Brook, Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, Chris Jordan, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood.