T20 Tri-series 2nd Match: All-round Maxwell flattens England

Glenn Maxwell 103 three wickets Australia England T20 tri-series Hobart cricket

Glenn Maxwell thumped a sensational 103 and finished with career-best figures of 3-10

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Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell blasted an unbeaten 103 and took three wickets to lead his side to a comfortable five-wicket win over England in the second match of the T20 tri-series in Hobart.

Choosing to bowl first, Australia got their first breakthrough on the 10th ball of the match as England opener Jason Roy was caught by Andrew Tye at extra cover off the bowling of Kane Richardson for nine runs.

Alex Hales and Dawid Malan settled things down with a 44-run partnership before Hales was caught and bowled by Ashton Agar for 22.

England captain Eoin Morgan struck a 14-ball 22 before falling to Maxwell. His dismissal led to a major collapse as his side began to lose wickets at regular intervals.

Malan also fell during this time as he was caught by Tye at deep backward square leg off the bowling of Maxwell for 50, which came off 36 balls and included five boundaries and two sixes.

With none of the other batsmen making any useful contributions, England finished on 155/9 off their 20 overs.

Maxwell was the pick of the bowlers with three wickets, while Agar took two and Tye, Richardson, Billy Stanlake and Marcus Stoinis chipped in with one wicket apiece.

Chasing 156 to win, Australia were dealt a massive blow on the second ball of their innings as stand-in captain David Warner was caught by Hales at deep square leg off the bowling of David Willey for four runs.

Two balls later, Chris Lynn was walking back to the pavilion for a duck after having his stumps rattled.

D’Arcy Short and Maxwell calmed things down with a 78-run stand before Short was caught and bowled by Adil Rashid for 30.

Even though Marcus Stoinis and Travis Head fell shortly after, Maxwell took over and carried Australia across the finish line.

Maxwell subsequently finished unbeaten on 103, which came off 58 balls and included 10 boundaries and four sixes.

Willey was the most successful bowler with three wickets, while Rashid and Mark Wood claimed one wicket each.

Maxwell was named Man of the Match.

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