Maxwell ton puts paid to England

07 February 2018 22:44:39 GMTPlus10

Glenn Maxwell is keen to keep his fine form going after making a matchwinning century as Australia defeated England by five wickets in their T20 international in Hobart.

The explosive right-hander, who also took three wickets with his part-time off-spin, smashed an unbeaten 103 from 58 deliveries to guide the Baggy Greens home with nine balls to spare at the Bellerive Oval, with the tourists having made 155-9 from their 20 overs.

Maxwell played very well and took the game away from us.

Eoin Morgan

Maxwell also made 40 not out in the Trans-Tasman series opener against New Zealand, as well as 34 in the final ODI against England, having been overlooked for the Ashes series and a majority of the 50-over action.

He made his point by impressing in the Big Bash with the Melbourne Stars and has carried that fine form back on to the international stage.

And he is looking to carry on the good work, saying after his heroics in Hobart: "It's been great to transfer my Sheffield Shield form into the Big Bash and now this tri-series. That's the most pleasing aspect for me."

Meanwhile, England captain Eoin Morgan had few complaints about the final outcome, accepting that Maxwell had been the difference between the two sides.

He added: "We got off to a reasonable start, but losing six wickets for 30 or 40 runs cost us. The risks we took were right, but the execution of the shots wasn't and we were 30 or 40 runs short.

"Maxwell played very well and took the game away from us."

Meanwhile, Australia are 3.75 to win the 2020 ICC World Twenty20, with England 6.00 and South Africa 7.00.

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