Maxwell ton gives Aussies the edge over England in T20 Tri-Series

Maxwell ton gives Aussies the edge over England in T20 Tri-Series

Jason Roy and Alex Hales are due to reclaim their positions at the head of the innings, despite David Willey smashing Ashes-winning spinner Nathan Lyon for 34 in an over when asked to deputise.

Malan was caught on the rope by Andrew Tye for Maxwell's second, and David Willey (3) danced down the track next ball to give Alex Carey his first global stumping.

When do England face Australia? Hales and Malan then built a brief partnership.

England captain Eoin Morgan believes contested catches are an unavoidable part of the landscape after watching Glenn Maxwell cash in on a debatable decision to power Australia to victory in Hobart. The pressure will be on Warner after he scored only 73 runs in the recent five-match One-Day International series against England and also fell cheaply in the first game of the tri-series.

England still looked set for a total around 200 when they reached the midway point at 96-3 before wickets started to tumble on a regular basis.

For Australia, stopgap bowler Glenn Maxwell was the pick of the bowlers as he picked three crucial wickets for just ten runs in two overs.

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

Adil Rashid and Tom Curran quickly followed as England slipped to 137-9 from 96-2.

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England were 1-60 at the end of the power-play and looked on track for a score around 200 until Maxwell (3-10) and fellow spinner Ashton Agar put the squeeze on through the middle overs.

However, England were able to wrestle back the advantage as early as the first over of Australia's response. Though the joy for England was shortlived, as Maxwell and D'Arcy Short took the attack to them as they added 78 runs in just 8 overs. On what turned out to be the final ball, the 29-year-old smashed a six over deep mid-wicket to reach his ton and finish the match in style.

Maxwell was pivotal in that with his bowling claiming three key wickets, those of Morgan, top-scorer Dawid Malan and late in the piece David Willey.

That proved the trigger for England to slump badly, as Australia took 6-43 and threatened to skittle the tourists.

England were without four players when they tuned up for the series with a demolition job on the Prime Minister's XI in Canberra, but are looking healthier after a couple of days in Tasmania.

Glenn Maxwell at the Bellerive Oval on Wednesday. "But I can understand how it got overturned".

Maxwell (103 not out off 58 balls) then completed his second T20I century and Australia's victory by walloping Mark Wood for six over the leg side, having earned a reprieve on 59 when the third umpire adjudged Jason Roy had failed to take a catch cleanly at long-off and overruled the soft signal of out.

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