Maxwell wins it for Australia
THE HANS INDIA |
Feb 08,2018 , 04:05 AM IST
Hobart: Glenn Maxwell slammed a last-ball six to score a masterful century and lead Australia to a five-wicket victory over England in the second tri-series Twenty20 international in Hobart on Wednesday.
Maxwell, who earlier took three wickets in two overs, was the 'Man of the Match' with an unbeaten 103 as the Australians chased down England's 155/9 in the 19th over.
Maxwell, who was controversially dropped from Australia's one-day team for the recent series against England, responded with a 58-ball century including 10 fours and four sixes at Bellerive Oval.
He had a big moment on 59 when his lofted drive found the fingertips of long-off fielder Jason Roy.
England, troubled by Australia's spinners, lost their last six wickets for 33 in registering a below-par total of 155.
Dawid Malan cracked 50 off 36 balls with five fours and two sixes but England fell away after reaching 94 for two in the 10th over.
Maxwell captured three for 10 and Ashton Agar took two for 15 as Australia sent England's middle order tumbling.