Mehidy Hasan* 5(7); | Liton Das 24(7);
Rangana Herath* 4-0-11-0; | Dilruwan Perera 8-3-25-1
Glenn Maxwell* 103(58); | Alex Carey 5(58);
Mark Wood* 3.3-0-26-1; | Tom Curran 4-0-39-0
Welcome back.. Two slips in place for Willey..
England started like a runaway train, lost wickets and some momentum in the middle overs and sputtered towards an ordinary finish. Malan held the innings together with 50, there were 20s from Hales and Morgan, but not one batsman made his start count. A few rash shots, some terrific fielding and catching from the Australians and a cameo from Jordan. 155 isn't a big total to defend, but England at least have the runs on the board. Australia will back themselves to chase this total down. Back in a while..
Kane Richardson [3.0-0-24-1] is back into the attack
Mark Wood, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Andrew Tye to Tom Curran, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Andrew Tye [2.0-0-12-0] is back into the attack
Tom Curran, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Stanlake to Adil Rashid, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Billy Stanlake [3.0-0-35-0] is back into the attack
England looked good to get 190-200 at one stage, but it will be remarkable if they bat out their full 20 overs now
Adil Rashid, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Maxwell to Willey, THAT'S OUT!! Stumped!!
Chris Jordan, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Maxwell to Malan, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Glenn Maxwell [1.0-0-8-1] is back into the attack
David Willey, left handed bat, comes to the crease
Agar to Billings, THAT'S OUT!! Caught&Bowled!!
Ashton Agar [2.0-0-12-1] is back into the attack
Kane Richardson [2.0-0-15-1] is back into the attack
Sam Billings, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Stoinis to Buttler, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Marcus Stoinis [1.0-0-10-0] is back into the attack
Andrew Tye [1.0-0-8-0] is back into the attack
Australia review for caught behind. Agar was extremely confident although he didn't get any support from the others. Forces Warner to signal the T. Let's have a look. Doesn't seem to be any bat from the replays. Nothing on HotSpot either. What about Snicko? Nothing there either. Clear gap between bat and ball really
Ashton Agar [1.0-0-5-1] is back into the attack
Halfway mark and England look primed for a total in excess of 180 which looks par on this surface. The visitors will want more with the wickets left in the tank
Jos Buttler, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Maxwell to Eoin Morgan, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Glenn Maxwell, right-arm off break, comes into the attack
Billy Stanlake [2.0-0-27-0] is back into the attack
Travis Head, right-arm off break, comes into the attack
Eoin Morgan, left handed bat, comes to the crease
Agar to Hales, THAT'S OUT!! Caught&Bowled!!
Ashton Agar, left-arm orthodox, comes into the attack
Malan was having a bit of taping on his bat. He has started with a bang here and the Australians haven't had the answers yet. Time for some spin now. Can he do something?
Marcus Stoinis, right-arm medium, comes into the attack
Andrew Tye, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack
Dawid Malan, left handed bat, comes to the crease
Kane Richardson to Roy, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Kane Richardson, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack
Roy and Hales are at the crease. Roy is on strike. Stanlake will open the attack
Time for live action. The Aussie giant has the new ball in his hands. Was pretty destructive last game but he will have a challenge this time around. Two slips in place, here we go
So, the one change for Australia with Travis Head coming back and that means no place for Adam Zampa. A bowler light the Aussies but they have the all-rounders to do the job. The batting depth is what prompted Warner to chase. As for England, a largely expected line-up. Doesn't quite seem to have the length in batting when compared to the ODI series although that's due to some key names missing this tournament.
Australia (Playing XI): David Warner(c), D Arcy Short, Chris Lynn, Glenn Maxwell, Travis Head, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey(w), Ashton Agar, Andrew Tye, Kane Richardson, Billy Stanlake
England (Playing XI): Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Dawid Malan, Eoin Morgan(c), Jos Buttler(w), Sam Billings, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Chris Jordan, Tom Curran, Mark Wood
Australia have won the toss and have opted to field
18:40 Local Time: When this T20I tri-series was announced, there was a lot excitement among cricket lovers, considering that it was a first for this format. Plenty of ODI tri-series tournaments come to mind, particularly in the 90s which were fun, right? The first game of this tournament though, didn't live up to the hype as the Kiwis meekly surrendered to hand the Aussies a crushing win. We expect that game to be a one-off, considering the firepower in the three teams. Today should definitely be a cracker - the resurgent England outfit against a refreshingly vibrant Australian T20 squad. With the pitch expected to be a belter, we should have a cracking game. This is Hariprasad Sadanandan who is up in the Cricbuzz commentary box, warming up to the task after a nice lunch. Toss and line-ups coming up soon.
Preview Bitter foes Australia and England resume hostilities on Wednesday (February 7) in the Twenty20 tri-series but both teams will look noticeably different from previous sparring sessions.England will be aiming to maintain their limited-overs dominance over Australia after convincingly winning the One-Day International (ODI) series 4-1. However, they will be without key trio Joe Root, Chris Woakes and Moeen Ali who are being rested after a gruelling tour Down Under which started in late October.An ultra-aggressive and bold England thoroughly dictated against a seemingly jaded Australia in the 50-over arena but will come up against a revamped opponent in their tri-series opener. With all their Test players rested bar veteran opener David Warner, a rejuvenated Australia produced an almost flawless performance in a resounding seven-wicket victory over No.2 ranked New Zealand in game one.Towering quick Billy Stanlake set the tone with a devastating opening spell to tear apart New Zealand's top-order, while big hitters Chris Lynn and Glenn Maxwell finished the job as Australia cruised to victory. The trio along with emerging superstar D'Arcy Short added notable firepower to Australia's line-up, which felt sedate during the ODI series. Under the vibrant leadership of stand-in captain Warner, Australia's newfound zeal was obvious and so is their determination to emerge from a lowly No.7 in the world rankings.Australia's seemingly successful regeneration means England are likely to find the going more difficult, particularly with some of their mainstays missing. Still, they have vaunted depth in white ball cricket even without the continual services of superstar allrounder Ben Stokes.James Vince and Dawid Malan, familiar faces from England's wretched Ashes campaign, are likely to be given opportunities during the tri-series and will be expected to thrive amid the batting order's high-octane approach.The clash is the only international fixture this summer in Tasmania, Australia's often forgotten island state. In an indication of Bellerive Oval's reduced standing in Australian cricket, Hobart is set to miss out on hosting a Test next summer with Canberra slated for a historic debut to host Sri Lanka.Low crowds to internationals in Hobart have long been a bane but the T20 match involving cricket's greatest rivalry is a golden opportunity for the masses to turn out in force. With a climate and surrounds somewhat resembling the UK, England should feel right at home in Hobart and fuel their burgeoning momentum in the coloured clothing.Even though both teams are weakened, the stage is set for a mouth-watering contest between Australia and England. When: Wednesday, February 7, 2018; 7.40PM local, 2.10PM IST Where: Bellerive Oval, Hobart What to expect: Conditions are set to be ideal in Hobart with plenty of runs on offer on a traditionally flat Bellerive Oval pitch. Team News Australia With opener Aaron Finch still unavailable due to a hamstring injury, Australia is set to go with an unchanged line-up.Probable Australia XI: David Warner (c), D'Arcy Short, Chris Lynn, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (wk), Ashton Agar, Kane Richardson, Andrew Tye, Billy Stanlake, Adam Zampa England Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Liam Plunkett and Chris Jordan are all under injury clouds but should be available for selection. Probable England XI: Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Jos Buttler (wk), James Vince, Eoin Morgan (c), Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, David Willey, Tom Curran, Liam Plunkett, Mark Wood Did you know There have only been two T20Is played in Hobart with Australia winning both matches, including a 13-run victory over England four years ago.Australia have won 5 of 6 T20 matches against England at home.David Warner has the best captaincy record in Australia's T20 history. He has won 4 of 5 games in charge to shade Michael Clarke's mark of 73.5% (12 wins/4 losses from 18 matches). What they said "He's getting quicker, he's getting taller and he's swinging the ball. He's someone you want on your team," Chris Lynn, the Australian batsman, commenting on explosive quick Billy Stanlake."Especially after the Ashes (defeat), the boys were really keen to at least walk away with two out of the three series won," - Dawid Malan, the England batsman. Teams
Australia (From): David Warner(c), D Arcy Short, Chris Lynn, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey(w), Ashton Agar, Kane Richardson, Andrew Tye, Billy Stanlake, Adam Zampa, Travis Head, Ben Dwarshuis, Aaron Finch
England (From): Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Jos Buttler(w), James Vince, Eoin Morgan(c), Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, David Willey, Tom Curran, Liam Plunkett, Mark Wood, Sam Billings, Liam Dawson, Chris Jordan, Ben Stokes, Sam Curran, Jake Ball
3/10 with the ball and 103 off 58 with the bat - that's was Glenn Maxwell's day at work today. And, without any doubt, he gets the Man of the Match award. Well, that's all we have from this game. Australia now have two wins in two matches. These two teams will lock horns again at Melbourne on Saturday before flying further south to New Zealand. Do join us there. Until then, it's goodbye!
Multiple centuries in T20Is 3 ----> C.Munro 2 ----> B.McCullum/C.Gayle/E.Lewis/R.Sharma/G.MAXWELL
23:03 Local Time, 12:03 GMT, 17:33 IST: The crowd are going ballistic here at the Bellerive Oval. Six, ton and a win to wrap up the match. Maxwell, the hero! He came to bat in when Willey removed Warner and Lynn in the very first over of the chase. The Victorian all-rounder along with D'Arcy Short, not only steadied the ship, but also kept the asking rate under check with a 70+ partnership for the third wicket. Maxwell lost three partners, but he had a calm head over his shoulders. He put a price on his wicket and ensured that he took the team over the finishing line. A superb all-round performance from the hosts. Earlier in the evening, their bowlers did a fantastic job to restrict the England score to 155, from 96/3 in the tenth over.
What's going on in Maxi's mind? Wil he go for a maximum?
Mark Wood [3.0-0-19-1] is back into the attack
Australia need 2 runs, Maxwell is on 97!
Tom Curran [3.0-0-24-0] is back into the attack
Chris Jordan [3.0-0-26-0] is back into the attack
Alex Carey, left handed bat, comes to the crease
Willey to Head, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!
Tom Curran [2.0-0-18-0] is back into the attack
Chris Jordan [2.0-0-19-0] is back into the attack
A slip positioned for the lefty
A slip in place for Head
Travis Head, left handed bat, comes to the crease
Mark Wood to Stoinis, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Halfway through the chase, the hosts are 85/3. With 71 more required, they are surely the favourites. What can England come up with?
Mark Wood [1.0-0-12-0] is back into the attack
Marcus Stoinis, right handed bat, comes to the crease
A slip in place!
Adil Rashid to D Arcy Short, THAT'S OUT!! Caught&Bowled!!
Tom Curran [1.0-0-10-0] is back into the attack
Adil Rashid, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack
Loud shout for LBW and England will not review. Hang on! They have made a late call to review
Tom Curran, right-arm fast, comes into the attack
Chris Jordan, right-arm medium, comes into the attack
Two slips for D Arcy Short
Mark Wood, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack
Glenn Maxwell, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Willey to Chris Lynn, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!
Chris Lynn, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Willey to Warner, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Warner and D Arcy Short are at the crease. Warner is on strike. Willey will open the attack