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Australia beat England by five wickets


Australia beat England by five wickets

Twenty20 tri-series, Hobart:
England 155-9 (20 overs): Malan 50, Maxwell 3-10
Australia 161-5 (18.3 overs): Maxwell 103*, Willey 3-28
Australia won by five wickets

Glenn Maxwell hit an unbeaten 103, after taking 3-10, to give Australia a five-wicket win in England's opening game of the T20 tri-series.

Set 156 to win in Hobart after Dawid Malan made 50, the hosts fell to 4-2 in the first over as David Willey removed David Warner and Chris Lynn.

D'Arcy Short, who made 30, and Maxwell rebuilt with a stand of 78.

Maxwell kicked on despite further losses, sealing victory and bringing up a 58-ball hundred with a six.

Australia, who won with nine balls to spare, have won their opening two games of the tri-series following victory over New Zealand on Saturday.

England face Australia in Melbourne on Saturday (Feb 10) at 08:20 GMT.

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