Monday, 10 December, 2018

Australia beats England by 7 wickets in T20 tri-series match

Glenn Maxwell Proves to be Australia's Trump Card in T20Is LIVE: Morgan out, England bat first
| 11 February, 2018, 05:32

Now, once again this two giant teams have participated in the tri nation series where the new member is New Zealand. That he ended with England's top score owed more to duty than his usual pyrotechnics.

The game-defining sequence came when Maxwell and Short accelerated the score from 65 for two at the end of the ninth over to 104 for two after the 11th, 39 runs flowing over just two overs.

Legspinner Adam Zampa missed out for a second straight game with stand-in captain David Warner again set to lean on left-armer Ashton Agar and part-time tweaker Glenn Maxwell.

Chasing 138 to win on Saturday night after Warner won the toss and elected to field, Glenn Maxwell (39) and D'Arcy Short (36 not out) blasted the hosts to victory with 27 balls to spare.

Kane Richardson was the most successful among the Australian bowlers with figures of 3/33 in his four overs while fellow pacer Billy Stanlake returned 2/28.

These early blows caused England to pull back on their customary aggression, but the fall of regular wickets meant this policy did not work particularly well either.


Adam Zampa, the only specialist wrist-spinner in Australia's squad, had hoped he would win a recall after being dropped for Wednesday's match against England.

England are sweating on the fitness of skipper Eoin Morgan for the remainder of the Twenty20 tri-series after losing to Australia by seven wickets in Melbourne.

Chris Lynn - 7/10 - Called into action in the first over of the innings, Lynn attacked the England bowlers; consistently finding the boundary and not being afraid to hit over the top.

England struggled to get into their stride as openers Alex Hales and Jason Roy both fell cheaply, as the visitors stuttered to 16-2 within the first three overs.

In front of 42,000 at the MCG, they were muted from the off and their slender total of 137 never looked like troubling Australia's batsmen.

England continue the T20 tri-series against New Zealand on Tuesday 13 February in Wellington.

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