Glenn Maxwell ton powers Australia to big win over England

  • Glenn Maxwell ton powers Australia to big win over England

Glenn Maxwell ton powers Australia to big win over England

However, another change of bowling proved fruitful as Morgan mishit a delivery straight to his opposing captain, David Warner, as Maxwell took his first wicket. The visitors had seemed on course for a total beyond 180, a par score batting first at Blundstone Arena during the recent KFC BBL season.

Glenn Maxwell made an unbeaten 103 and took 3-10 as Australia beat England by five wickets in a tri-series Twenty20 cricket worldwide Wednesday played on a turning pitch at Bellerive Oval.

As with England, Australia started to find runs hard to come by midway through their innings.

He was supported by Alex Hales with 22 from 15 balls, and captain Eoin Morgan, also 22 from 14 balls.

Hales was the first of two caught-and-bowled dismissals for Agar, and when Morgan went, caught by Warner off Maxwell, it sparked a middle-order collapse. Maxwell caught Jos Buttler for just five off Marcus Stoinis before Agar took his second caught and bowled wicket as Sam Billings departed for ten.

Maxwell's hat-trick ball was wide of the leg-stump line.

The Australians are without Steve Smith and the rest of the men who will play the upcoming Test series in South Africa with the exception of David Warner, who is leading the side.

"I'm a massive fan of tri-series, they bring the competitive nature out in every team", he said.

For Zampa, the axing comes as he was revealed as Essex's marquee signing for their T20 competition in the English summer. "My opinion doesn't really matter but we always know TV makes it look worse than it is".

Short admitted the step up from domestic cricket to the worldwide stage was a big one after a whirlwind weekend that saw him make his global debut and collect the BBL Player of Tournament award after his Hobart Hurricanes lost the final.

However, England were able to wrestle back the advantage as early as the first over of Australia's response. "I would say yes but I don't know how, I don't have an answer", he said. The major concern for England will be Jason Roy, who might not be available after picking up a back spasm during a warm-up game.

In the seam department Chris Jordan is fit to go after shaking off a minor hamstring complaint but Liam Plunkett, who also injured a hamstring in the third ODI, is not quite ready for action. Morgan said. "We played pretty well on a pretty good surface, we thought".

Willey finished with three wickets for 28 off three overs.

Maxwell and D'Arcy Short (30 off 20) - the top run scorer in the 2017/18 Big Bash League - blazed a third-wicket stand of 78 in eight overs, during which Maxwell was dropped by Hales on 40 at deep square and which ended when Rashid caught Short one-handed off his own bowling. Needing 53 off 45 deliveries at the time, Glenn Maxwell, 30-ball fifty already in his back pocket, lifted Adil Rashid high to deep cover.

New Zealand squad: Kane Williamson (c), Tom Blundell, Trent Boult, Tom Bruce, Colin de Grandhomme, Martin Guptill, Anaru Kitchen, Colin Munro, Seth Rance, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Ben Wheeler.

Second T20I Australia v England, Blundstone Arena, February 7.

Malan, who didn't play for England in their 4-1 ODI series win over Australia, played a composed hand as his teammates fell around him.