Maxwell stars with bat and ball as Australia smash England
MACQUARIE’S SUMMER OF CRICKET LINE-UP: Damien Fleming and Bruce Eva.
MAXWELL TON SEES AUSTRALIA HOME
Glenn Maxwell backed up his three wickets with a huge ton.
Maxwell (103*) hit the winning runs with a six, bringing up his ton in the process.
Australia looked in some trouble at 2-4 in the opening over, before D’Arcy Short (30) had a 78-run stand with Maxwell to steady the ship.
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England has posted 9-155 from its 20 overs.
It is a defendable total, however it is a far cry from what they could have posted.
The visitors were on 3-96 at the 10-over mark, with Damien Fleming saying 200 was on the cards.
But Glenn Maxwell (3-10) and Ashton Agar (2-15) put the brakes on, sending England into a huge collapse.
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England blitzed Australia in the one-day series, claiming a comfortable 4-1 win.
But the Aussies can go some way toward limited-overs redemption in their first Twenty20 clash against the English for the tri-series.
Can Billy Stanlake replicate his heroics from the first T20?
Or will England continue their short-form dominance?
Find out with the best call team in the game on Macquarie Cricket!
AUS: David Warner (c), D’Arcy Short, Chris Lynn, Glenn Maxwell, Travis Head, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (wk), Ashton Agar, Andrew Tye, Kane Richardson, and Billy Stanlake.
ENG: Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Dawid Malan, Eoin Morgan (c), Jos Buttler (wk), Sam Billings, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Chris Jordan, Tom Curran, and Mark Wood.