Captain Stuart Broad was all praise for Alex Hales after England beat Australia by 27 runs in the second Twnety20 International at Chester-le-Street in Durham on Saturday.

England leveled the two-match series 1-1. Hales was the Man-of-the-Match with his 61-ball 94. He hit 11 fours and two sixes. Hales said he was a little disappointed in not getting to a first T20I century.

"If someone offered you 94 at the start of the day you'd definitely take it," said Hales following his sixth fifty in 21 innings at this level.

"They bowled pretty well at me and I didn't really get going once I got past 80. I was a little bit frustrated not to get over the line."

Broad, however, was delighted by his county colleague's effort. "If you get one of your top three to get 90 like 'Baz' did today (Saturday) then it's what you want," he said.