Australia v England: Glenn Maxwell hits 39 in emphatic victory

Australia v England: Glenn Maxwell hits 39 in emphatic victory

Australia has beaten New Zealand in Sydney and England in Hobart to open the series.

Australia rode on a strong all-round performance to outclass England by seven wickets in their Twenty20 global (T20I) here on Saturday.

AUSTRALIA cruised to yet another simple win over England with Glenn Maxwell providing the fireworks for the hosts, once more.

Australia invited England to bat first, thinking the wicket would get better for batting as the match progress.

It was Australia's third consecutive win in the tri-series, which now shifts to New Zealand and a match Tuesday in Wellington between England and New Zealand.

Australia won the toss and elected to bowl first as they made one change to the side that won by five wickets on Wednesday in Hobart. All of the visiting bowlers suffered for the fact they had few runs to defend, while also lacking the advice of their captain Eoin Morgan, ruled out with a muscle strain before play.

However, at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Maxwell hasn't been amongst the runs in the shortest format. Their batsmen completely struggled to come to the terms with the slow MCG pitch and somehow crawled to 137 runs for the loss of 7 wickets n their 20 overs. Most of their players were failed and so, they did present a poor score in front of the Aussie team.

Glenn Maxwell scored a century against England. Australia chased down the target in 14.3 overs, and have qualified for the final of the tri-series. He was sent packing by Chris Jordan in the final over of the powerplay. Buttler played a key role in England posting 137 for 7 in the allotted 20 overs where the stand-in captain scored 46 off 49.

It was the flawless start for the Aussies as England were reduced to 34/3 in just four overs.

"We didn't quite soak up the pressure early on with the bat and then we never really kicked on".

Dawid Malan - 3/10 - Malan started okay with 10 from 10 balls, but can count himself slightly unlucky to be dismissed after Warner ran him out with an exceptional bit of fielding.