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David Warner' brilliantly runs out Dawid Malan to guide Australia to victory

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David Warner produced some shrewd fielding to run out Dawid Malan as Australia secured back-to-back victories over England in the tri-nation T20 victories on Saturday.

Following the emphatic seven-wicket win in Melbourne, Australia have sealed their place in the final, having struggled against England in the ODI's and after the comprehensive Ashes series win.

England made a below par 137-7 with stand-in captain Jos Buttler top-scoring with 46 and always faced an uphill battle.

In Eoin Morgan's absence through a groin injury, Buttler offered a solid, if not spectacular resistance but it was the regular loss of wickets which really hurt the tourists.

Breaking up the developing partnership of Malan and James Vince was also key, though, and Warner deserves all of the acclaim for that.

As you can see in the video below, the 31-year-old international ran towards a slow cover drive from Malan gathered the ball and produced a stunning diving through towards the stumps almost in one movement.

It was weirdly a more productive day in the field than in bat for Warner who was caught out by Buttler for just two runs at the start of Australia's reply. His run out of Malan who made just 10 runs was certainly far more impressive.

It fell to D'Arcy Short (35) Chris Lynn (31) and Glenn Maxwell (39) to make some more respectable run totals and spur the Aussies on the road to victory.

Maxwell hit three fours and two sixes in another no-nonsense innings to continue his fine run of form.

England now face two must-win matches against New Zealand in Wellington and Hamilton next week to ensure they face the Aussies in the final for another opportunity to end the winter rivalry on a high.

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