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Trans-Tasman Twenty20 Trophy: Australia beat England by five wickets

Trans-Tasman Twenty20 Trophy: Australia beat England by five wickets

Australia captain David Warner said: "The last game was similar to how this pitch will play".

The all-rounder hammered an unbeaten 103 after taking 3-10 as he guided his side to a five-wicket win. On what turned out to be the final ball, the 29-year-old smashed a six over deep mid-wicket to reach his ton and finish the match in style. He too was dismissed by Maxwell, in an attempt for a slog-sweep that ended in a catch to deep square leg. I trust [Roy's] call and I agreed with the [on-field] umpire's call.

However, it wasn't without its controversy as Maxwell was caught by Jason Roy on 59. only for the decision to be overturned by the third umpire. The Victorian stood up amid a stuttering Australian innings, which started disastrously at 4 for 2.

England got off to a flying start with the ball in Australia's reply, as Willey - having been thumped for four by David Warner with his first ball - took two wickets in the first over. Two balls later Willey lit up Chris Lynn's wickets.

Fresh from his stint with the Hobart Hurricanes, D'Arcy Short was right at home at Blundstone, belting a quick-fire 30 off 20 balls, with two fours and two enormous sixes. "But I can understand how it got overturned".

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Despite Hales being dropped by Maxwell in the same over, England continued to attack.

The pace department will once again be led by Andrew Tye, the star of the game against New Zealand, and Billy Stanlake, who also put on an exceptional show.

However the game was changed by the introduction of the canny Agar, who drew a closed bat face and a return catch from Hales with his first ball - completing the catch despite being unsighted due to the non-striker Malan. The newly minted speed sensation, who starred with 3-15 at the SCG, thudded back to earth and conceded 27 runs in his opening two overs. But then Dawid Malan and Alex Hales attacked the bowlers and posted 60 runs in the powerplay overs. Malan was the only England batsman to have scored a fifty in the innings, with the second-highest scorer being 22. When Willey ran down the pitch to Maxwell and failed to repeat the blows than had taken 34 from a Nathan Lyon over in England's Canberra warm-up match, Australia were very much in control. He fell shortly after reaching his half-century as England spiralled to 126-6 and headlong into a disappointing total.

But Morgan admitted it was his side's batting that let them down. But the score was not enough to beat the formidable Australian batting line-up.

The third T20I will be played between England and Australia in Melbourne on Saturday, February 10.


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