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Australia vs England - 2nd Match

Series: England, Australia, New Zealand T20I Tri-Series, 2018
Venue: Bellerive Oval, Hobart
Date: 07 February 2018

Australia 161/5 (18.3 Ovs) CRR: 8.70 | Australia won by 5 wkts

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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.

18.3
6
Mark Wood to Maxwell, SIX, Maxwell finishes it off in a grand way! Second T20I century for Glenn Maxwell and Australia win by 5 wickets. A pacy fullish length ball angled in on leg, Maxwell moves leg-side and swings his bat hard to biff it over deep mid-wicket. Gets it just over the fielder manning the fence. He has his arms aloft and then gets hugged by his partner
18.2
0
Mark Wood to Maxwell, no run, a dot! Wood banged it short, Maxwell moved leg-side and slapped it to cover

What's going on in Maxi's mind? Wil he go for a maximum?

18.1
1
Mark Wood to Carey, 1 run, back of a length delivery with a bit of extra bounce, tucked softly to backward square leg for a single. A loud applause from the Hobart crowd

Mark Wood [3.0-0-19-1] is back into the attack

Australia need 2 runs, Maxwell is on 97!

17.6
2
Tom Curran to Maxwell, 2 runs, in the air and safe. Maxwell toe-ends the lofted drive over extra cover and comes back for an easy second
17.5
4
Tom Curran to Maxwell, FOUR, shot! Full ball, Maxwell stays deep in his crease and thumps it over mid-off. Not a great idea to bowl full with mid-off inside the circle
17.4
2
Tom Curran to Maxwell, 2 runs, normal-paced full length delivery, Maxwell squirts it out through backward square leg and comes back for the second
17.3
4
Tom Curran to Maxwell, FOUR, off-pace shortish ball, Maxwell waits for the ball after clearing his front leg. Heaved away through mid-wicket. Can Maxwell get a ton here?
17.2
2
Tom Curran to Maxwell, 2 runs, backs away and slices this puy delivery over backward point. Didn't get the required timing as he got it off the outer half of the bat
17.1
1
Tom Curran to Carey, 1 run, slower ball from a short of length, dabbed to backward point

Tom Curran [3.0-0-24-0] is back into the attack

16.6
1
Jordan to Carey, 1 run, another pacy yorker length delivery, Carey manages to squirt it out - courtesy an inside edge - and keeps the strike with a single
16.5
1
Jordan to Maxwell, leg byes, 1 run, full ball on leg, Maxwell misses the flick. Hits the front pad and rolls to square leg. A run scampered
16.4
2
Jordan to Maxwell, 2 runs, a mistimed pull shot and the ball doesn't carry to the fielder. Jordan bumped one short and Maxwell loses his timing as he goes hard against it. The ball falls wide of the running across long-on fielder - Billings
16.3
2
Jordan to Maxwell, 2 runs, good diving stop by Billings at long-on. A pitched up delivery and Maxwell thumped it over the non-striker's head. Billings saved a couple there
16.2
4
Jordan to Maxwell, FOUR, how could he do that? A yorker length just outside off, Maxwell manages to slice it over the backward point fielder. Where did the power come from? Just raced away into the fence. The deep point fielder could only watch it go past the boundary rope
16.1
1
Jordan to Carey, 1 run, short of length delivery on leg, tucked around the corner

Chris Jordan [3.0-0-26-0] is back into the attack

15.6
1
Willey to Carey, 1 run, pushed towards mid-off for a quick single

Alex Carey, left handed bat, comes to the crease

15.5
0
Willey to Head, out Bowled!! Full, straight and on the stumps. You miss, I hit stuff. Head stays in his crease to slog this pitched up fuller length delivery across the line. Fails to put bat on ball and loses his stumps. Head b Willey 6(13)

Willey to Head, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!

15.4
1
Willey to Maxwell, leg byes, 1 run, length ball straying on the pads, Maxwell misses the clip/flick and the ball rolls to square leg off the pad. The batters nab a run - via byes and there's a direct hit at the bowler's end. Maxwell makes his ground with a dive
15.3
4
Willey to Maxwell, FOUR, shot! Willey shortens his length, Maxwell stays back in his crease and heaves it through mid-wicket. Finds the gap betwen
15.2
4
Willey to Maxwell, FOUR, Maxwell goes straight and makes good contact. It was a fullish ball on the stumps, Maxi clears his front leg and bludgeons it down the ground. No chance for long-on to stop that
15.1
1
Willey to Head, 1 run, full ball outside off, drilled through covers
14.6
1
Tom Curran to Head, 1 run, fetches from outside off and drags this length ball to deep square leg
14.5
1
Tom Curran to Maxwell, 1 run, walks across and flicks a short of length delivery through square leg
14.4
1
Tom Curran to Head, 1 run, good yorker, jammed to the right of the bowler
14.3
1
Tom Curran to Maxwell, 1 run, fuller length ball outside off, steered through point
14.2
1
Tom Curran to Head, 1 run, a low full toss, flicked to deep mid-wicket
14.1
1
Tom Curran to Maxwell, 1 run, pitched up delivery outside off, drilled to long-off

Tom Curran [2.0-0-18-0] is back into the attack

13.6
0
Jordan to Head, no run, very full ball, backs away to slash and misses
13.5
1
Jordan to Maxwell, 1 run, full and on the stumps, driven down towards long-on
13.4
1
Jordan to Head, 1 run, the slower bouncer from Jordan, Head swings across the line and mistimes it behind square on the on-side
13.3
2
Jordan to Head, leg byes, 2 runs, short ball to a backing away Head. The batsman gets an bottom edge to third man as he tries to pull.
13.2
1
Jordan to Maxwell, 1 run, carves this fullish ball over covers
13.1
2
Jordan to Maxwell, 2 runs, pacy fuller length ball, drilled towards long-off for a couple

Chris Jordan [2.0-0-19-0] is back into the attack

12.6
0
Adil Rashid to Head, no run, too straight, Head tucks it to mid-wicket
12.5
0
Adil Rashid to Head, no run, stump-to-stump line, blunted into the leg-side
12.4
1
Adil Rashid to Maxwell, 1 run, leggie outside off, driven to sweeper cover
12.3
0
Adil Rashid to Maxwell, no run. Jason Roy takes a low catch at long-off and he claims the catch. Maxi doesn't want to leave. The umpires decide to go up. The soft signal is OUT. Fair delivery. Lots of boos in the Bellerive Oval as the replay is being flashed on the giant screen. Has that been grassed? Touch and go! The third umpire has overturned the call. NOT OUT! Maxwell survives. Michael Clarke reckons that it was a clean catch. Roy shakes his head and is distraught. It was a flighted leg-break and Maxwell backed away to go over the covers. Doesn't quite time it and ended up lofting it off the toe end. Roy, initially misjudged it and then later bent forward to gather that. Was there enough evidence there to over-rule the onfield call? I'll let you to decide. A fair call from the TV umpire, IMO
12.3
1
Adil Rashid to Maxwell, wide, tosses this above the eyeline of the batsman. The line was wider as well. Spins away and Maxwell shoulders arms. Called as a wide
12.2
1
Adil Rashid to Head, 1 run, leg-break on middle, a wristy drive to long-on

A slip positioned for the lefty

12.1
3
Adil Rashid to Maxwell, 3 runs, reverse-sweeps and gets it fine of the man at short third man. It was a flighted leg-break wide of off and Maxwell got it off the edge. Doesn't have enough legs to go for a boundary and Maxwell has to settle with a triple
11.6
0
Mark Wood to Head, no run, another hit-the-deck-hard ball from a short of length, Head opens up his stance and pokes it to point

A slip in place for Head

11.5
0
Mark Wood to Head, no run, pacy shortish ball with a bit of extra bounce in that nagging zone outside off. Head sticks his bat out and the ball whizzes past the outside edge

Travis Head, left handed bat, comes to the crease

11.4
0
Mark Wood to Stoinis, out Caught by Billings!! Good comeback from Wood. Removes Stoinis after conceding a boundary. Bends his back and hits the deck hard on a back of a length from wide of the crease, does Wood. Stoinis goes for the heave over mid-wicket and all he manages is a top-edge. The ball pops up over the bowler's head. Billings runs to his left from mid-on and gathers it with ease. Stoinis c Billings b Mark Wood 6(11) [4s-1]

Mark Wood to Stoinis, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

11.3
4
Mark Wood to Stoinis, FOUR, that's a powerful shot! Another in-angler from Wood, Stoinis waits for the ball, stands tall and blasts it through through extra cover. That raced away
11.2
1
Mark Wood to Maxwell, 1 run, pounds in a back of a length ball from wide of the crease, Maxwell hops and drops it in front of backward point with soft hands for a single
11.1
0
Mark Wood to Maxwell, no run, pacy bouncer from Wood and Maxwell allows it to go through by half-ducking. Was well over the batsman's head. Not called as a wide
10.6
1
Adil Rashid to Maxwell, 1 run, attacks the stumps does Rashid and Maxwell nudges it towards mid-wicket to keep the strike
10.5
0
Adil Rashid to Maxwell, no run, stabs this away-turner, but can't beat the fiedler at cover
10.4
2
Adil Rashid to Maxwell, 2 runs, short leg-break, Maxwell treks back and powerfully pulls it through mid-wicket. The deep mid-wicket fielder, dives to his left and saves two runs for his team
10.3
4
Adil Rashid to Maxwell, FOUR, a lovely shot to bring up Maxwell's fifty! His fourth in T20Is. Rashid slightly overpitches and Maxwell takes full toll of it. Stays leg-side of the ball and crashes it inside-out over extra cover
10.2
1
Adil Rashid to Stoinis, 1 run, the slider from Rashid, bunted to long-on
10.1
0
Adil Rashid to Stoinis, no run, floated outside off, that turns away a mile. Stoinis goes with his premeditated sweep shot, only to miss it

Halfway through the chase, the hosts are 85/3. With 71 more required, they are surely the favourites. What can England come up with?

9.6
1
Mark Wood to Stoinis, 1 run, very full and just outside off, squeezed to sweeper cover
9.5
0
Mark Wood to Stoinis, no run, Wood served width outside off, but Stoinis can't put it away as he chops it to cover
9.4
0
Mark Wood to Stoinis, no run, back of a length delivery slanted in on off, punched straight to Morgan at cover
9.3
0
Mark Wood to Stoinis, no run, angled in from wide of the crease and the ball straightens a tad. Stoinis is beaten as he tries to run it down to third man. Might have held on the surface a bit
9.2
0
Mark Wood to Stoinis, no run, 140.3kph short of length delivery around off, Stoinis defends it to backward point by opening his bat-face
9.1
1
Mark Wood to Maxwell, 1 run, pitched up delivery on off and middle, push-driven down the ground past the bowler for a single

Mark Wood [1.0-0-12-0] is back into the attack

8.6
0
Adil Rashid to Stoinis, no run. Wow! After two googlies, Adil Rashid delivers the leg-break, Stoinis had no clue about it. Presses forward to block and the ball turns past the outside edge. There's an appeal for stumping. The TV umpire has been called. The back leg was in the air for a while. But, Stoinis had it grounded when the bails were dislodged. NOT OUT, it is
8.6
1
Adil Rashid to Stoinis, wide, another googly, turns down a long way. Called as a wide
8.5
0
Adil Rashid to Stoinis, no run, wrong 'un on middle, blocked

Marcus Stoinis, right handed bat, comes to the crease

A slip in place!

8.4
0
Adil Rashid to D Arcy Short, out Caught&Bowled!! Gone! The much-needed breakthrough for England and Adil Rashid provides it. Short was struggling to pick the variations. This was bowled quicker and full. Short goes hard on his drill and ends up chipping it straight back to the bowler. It came at a quick pace, but Rashid was up for the task. Crouches and gobbles it up. D Arcy Short c and b Adil Rashid 30(20) [4s-2 6s-2]

Adil Rashid to D Arcy Short, THAT'S OUT!! Caught&Bowled!!

8.3
0
Adil Rashid to D Arcy Short, no run, another ball on the stumps, turned to mid-wicket
8.2
0
Adil Rashid to D Arcy Short, no run, quicker ball off the front of the hand, Short blunts it to mid-wicket
8.1
0
Adil Rashid to D Arcy Short, no run, the wrong 'un and Short doesn't pick that. He was playing for the leggie and got beaten on the outside edge
7.6
4
Tom Curran to Maxwell, FOUR, shot! Excellent placement. It was a very full ball from Curran, who served width outside off. Maxwell opens his bat-face and squeezes it between backward point and short third man. The required rate is now close to 6 RPO
7.5
1
Tom Curran to D Arcy Short, 1 run, too straight in line and Curran ends up bowling this length ball on the pads, tucked to short fine leg
7.4
1
Tom Curran to Maxwell, 1 run, low back-lift from Maxwell to flick this full toss over mid-wicket
7.3
0
Tom Curran to Maxwell, no run, off-pace short of length delivery, Maxwell picks it late and punches off the back foot, can't beat the fielder at backward point
7.2
0
Tom Curran to Maxwell, no run, pacy back of a length delivery that shapes away wide of off, Maxwell is beaten on the outside edge trying to drive on the rise
7.1
2
Tom Curran to Maxwell, 2 runs, dropped! A full toss and Maxwell flicks it uppishly over backward square leg. Alex Hales makes a mess of it after running across. How costly is that going to be?

Tom Curran [1.0-0-10-0] is back into the attack

6.6
1
Adil Rashid to Maxwell, 1 run, short and quick just outside off, cut away to sweeper cover
6.5
6
Adil Rashid to Maxwell, SIX, this is even better. It's the away-turner from Rashid, Maxwell backs away and that allows him to free his arms. Picks his zone and slaps it over extra cover. Has enough wings to go all the way
6.4
6
Adil Rashid to Maxwell, SIX, dispatched! Rashid bowls the googly, but the length is on the shorter side, Maxwell is quick to rock back and pummel the pull over deep mid-wicket
6.3
0
Adil Rashid to Maxwell, no run, good ball! Slower through the air, pitches on off and spins past the outside edge of Maxwell, who was half-forward to push it on the off-side
6.2
1
Adil Rashid to D Arcy Short, 1 run, flatter in trajectory, skids on towards middle, bunted down to long-on
6.1
1
Adil Rashid to Maxwell, 1 run, starts with a flighted delivery on the stumps, lifted over the cover region

Adil Rashid, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack

5.6
0
Jordan to D Arcy Short, no run, loud shout for LBW and England will not review. Hang on! They have made a late call to review. I think the ball pitched outside leg. There's nothing on the bat and Hot Spot confirms it, no bat, says RTS as well. I can see all the three stumps, it means the ball has pitched outside leg. NOT OUT is the call. England lose their only review, this was the inswinging yorker from Jordan, D Arcy Short was beaten for pace as he flicked and missed, fell over on impact and that made England think he was struck in front

Loud shout for LBW and England will not review. Hang on! They have made a late call to review

5.5
1
Jordan to Maxwell, 1 run, short of a good length and on Maxwell's hips, clipped away behind square on the on-side for a single
5.4
4
Jordan to Maxwell, FOUR, that's lucky and Maxwell gets away with a boundary, this was banged in short and at 147 kmph. Maxwell was clearly late on the pull, ends up getting it high off the bat and clears cover, couple of bounces and the ball rolls away to the ropes
5.3
6
Jordan to Maxwell, SIX, slow, short and six, too short from Jordan and Maxwell is all over it, swivels across and pulls it high and over mid-wicket, deep into the stands
5.2
0
Jordan to Maxwell, no run, back of a length and on the stumps, Maxwell backs away and finds the man at backward point
5.1
4
Jordan to Maxwell, FOUR, short of a length and on Maxwell's hips, he gets inside the line and flicks it over Curran at short fine, a six is now followed by a four
4.6
6
Tom Curran to D Arcy Short, SIX, smashed, slower length delivery outside off, Short spotted it early and then flat-batted it back over the bowler's head, all the way into the sightscreen for a maximum
4.5
1
Tom Curran to Maxwell, 1 run, tad fuller and on the stumps, Maxwell drives and gets a big inside edge past square leg, just a single
4.4
0
Tom Curran to Maxwell, no run, on a good length and angling away from the right-hander, Maxwell backed away outside leg, opened up the off-side and then missed his swing
4.3
1
Tom Curran to D Arcy Short, 1 run, tad fuller and on Short's pads, flicked away in front of square on the on-side for a single
4.2
1
Tom Curran to Maxwell, 1 run, slower ball on off, worked away behind square on the on-side for a single
4.1
1
Tom Curran to D Arcy Short, 1 run, banged in short and on Short's ribs, mistimed pull towards mid-wicket for a single

Tom Curran, right-arm fast, comes into the attack

3.6
0
Jordan to Maxwell, no run, another slower ball from Jordan, this one swung into Maxwell's pads, he flicks and finds mid-wicket
3.5
1
Jordan to D Arcy Short, 1 run, very full and on the stumps, flicked away in front of square on the on-side for a single
3.4
0
Jordan to D Arcy Short, no run, change of pace from Jordan, this was the slower ball, Short spotted it early and drilled the drive straight to Wood at mid-off
3.3
1
Jordan to Maxwell, 1 run, short of a good length and just outside off, nurdled away in front of mid-on for a single
3.2
1
Jordan to D Arcy Short, 1 run, length ball on Short's pads, tucked away in front of square on the on-side for a single
3.1
1
Jordan to Maxwell, 1 run, back of a length and well outside off, Maxwell stands tall and punches it behind square on the off-side for a single

Chris Jordan, right-arm medium, comes into the attack

2.6
1
Willey to Maxwell, 1 run, tad fuller and on the stumps, Maxwell was looking to drive and gets an inside edge behind square on the on-side
2.5
4
Willey to Maxwell, FOUR, Maxwell is off and running as well, too short from Willey in this over, lets Maxwell swivel across and pull it over mid-wicket, a few bounces and over the ropes
2.4
0
Willey to Maxwell, no run, short of a length and on off, cramped Maxwell for room as he went to play a back-foot punch, gets an inside edge onto the thigh pad
2.3
1
Willey to D Arcy Short, 1 run, fuller length delivery on the stumps, driven towards mid-on for a single
2.2
6
Willey to D Arcy Short, SIX, massive, too short and on the stumps, Short picked the length early, swivels across and pulls it high and over backward square leg, into the first tier
2.1
0
Willey to D Arcy Short, no run, tad fuller and around off, Short prods forward and gets a thick edge towards point
1.6
0
Mark Wood to Maxwell, no run, on a good length and holding its line outside off, left alone
1.5
3
Mark Wood to D Arcy Short, 3 runs, Wood keeps it short and on the stumps, Short swivels across and pulls it past square leg. Billings throws himself at the ball and makes a half-stop, he then has to get back and give the chase, just about manages to drag the ball back in, saves a run for his team
1.4
4
Mark Wood to D Arcy Short, FOUR, back-to-back boundaries for Short, on a good length and just outside off, Short leans forward and drives it on the up, splits the gap past cover. Morgan gave the chase, but the ball beats him to the ropes
1.3
4
Mark Wood to D Arcy Short, FOUR, banged in short and on the stumps, Short swivels across, rolls his wrists and pulls it backward of square on the on-side, off the mark with a boundary
1.2
0
Mark Wood to D Arcy Short, no run, short of a length and just outside off, Short hops across and defends

Two slips for D Arcy Short

1.1
1
Mark Wood to Maxwell, 1 run, on a good length and a hint of shape away from off, Maxwell was slightly opened up as he defended, gets a thick edge towards third man

Mark Wood, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

0.6
1
Willey to Maxwell, 1 run, short of a length and well outside off, punched wide of mid-off for a single
0.6
1
Willey to Maxwell, wide, full and swinging down the leg-side, called as a wide
0.5
0
Willey to Maxwell, no run, that could have so easily been the third wicket, this was full and holds it line outside off, Maxwell was late in bringing his bat down, past the outside edge and didn't miss the off-stump by much

Glenn Maxwell, right handed bat, comes to the crease

0.4
0
Willey to Chris Lynn, out Bowled!! Cleaned up! A ripper from Willey and Lynn has been dismissed for a duck. Just the start England wanted, this was full and it swung back at pace, beat Lynn's attempted lofted on-drive, clipped his back pad and crashed into the top of middle-stump. As comprehensive as it gets, England are on a roll. Chris Lynn b Willey 0(2)

Willey to Chris Lynn, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!

0.3
0
Willey to Chris Lynn, no run, on a good length and a hint of shape back into the right-hander, cramped Lynn for room, he manages to push it towards the on-side

Chris Lynn, right handed bat, comes to the crease

0.2
0
Willey to Warner, out Caught by Hales!! One shot too many and that's the early wicket England wanted. This was short and this was there to be smacked, Warner swivelled across and pulled it hard and flat, but straight to deep square leg where Hales holds onto it. He wasnted to be positive - Warner - but it turns out to be a short knock. Warner c Hales b Willey 4(2) [4s-1]

Willey to Warner, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

0.1
4
Willey to Warner, FOUR, cracking shot, Warner is off and away, on a good length and just outside off, Warner gets forward and thumps it back over the bowler's head, couple of bounces and over the ropes

Warner and D Arcy Short are at the crease. Warner is on strike. Willey will open the attack