Maxwell powers Australia to victory

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England's Jason Roy reacts to his'catch of Glenn Maxwell being overturned
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09 February, 2018

But Morgan's dismissal - skying a catch to Warner off Maxwell's off-spin - started the crumble.

"I obviously had a lot of work to do away behind the scenes - I felt like I've gone away, done that and got myself back in the Aussie colours and for us to start this series the way we have has been outstanding".

Earlier, England raced to 2-88 off nine overs with Dawid Malan (50), Hales (22) and Morgan (22) all contributing quick runs.

England captain Eoin Morgan believes contested catches are an unavoidable part of the landscape after watching Glenn Maxwell cash in on a debatable decision to power Australia to victory in Hobart.

"Wickets were followed by runs to guide the Australians home for the second time in as many matches, though Maxwell was fortunate to be reprieved when 53 were still required with six wickets in hand".

For Zampa, the axing comes as he was revealed as Essex's marquee signing for their T20 competition in the English summer.

"We all know TV makes it look worse than it is".

Short admitted the step up from domestic cricket to the global stage was a big one after a whirlwind weekend that saw him make his worldwide debut and collect the BBL Player of Tournament award after his Hobart Hurricanes lost the final.

England are hoping to take their ODI form into the T20 tri-series after winning 4-1.

Following an opening victory over New Zealand in Sydney on Saturday, Australia made one change to their XI, recalling Head in the wake of his Big Bash League heroics for Adelaide Strikers in the place of the wrist spinner Adam Zampa.

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"The energy and consistency of how well they bowled at the start was definitely a step up".

Maxwell shared a 78-run third-wicket stand with Hobart Hurricanes hometown hero D'Arcy Short to rescue Australia from early bother.

"We have guys who are pressing cases for different positions, they're good decisions to be making", England captain Eoin Morgan said.

Having already been dropped by Alex Hales on 40 he chipped the ball to long-off on 59, where Jason Roy stooped to claim a low catch.

That meant that despite late contributions from Chris Jordan (16 not out) and Mark Wood (five not out), England left its bowlers with too much to do.

"Australia were impressive against New Zealand and will be tough to beat".

First T20I Australia won by seven wickets.

Choosing to bowl first, Australia got their first breakthrough on the 10th ball of the match as England opener Jason Roy was caught by Andrew Tye at extra cover off the bowling of Kane Richardson for nine runs.

Second T20I Australia v England, Blundstone Arena, February 7.


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