8 Feb 2018

Maxwell century seals Australia T20 win

6:08 am on 8 February 2018

Glenn Maxwell has given his international stocks a boost, with an unbeaten century and three wickets in Australia's five-wicket Twenty20 tri-series win over England in Hobart.

Glenn Maxwell reverse sweeps Moeen Ali during the second International between England and Australia at Lord's.

Glenn Maxwell playing for Australia. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Maxwell launched a six to seal victory and reach a second international T20 ton as the hosts passed England's 9-155 with nine deliveries to spare on Wednesday night.

Maxwell finished not out on 103 from 58 balls with 10 fours and four sixes.

"It was nice to finish it and hit one over the rope," he told the Nine Network.

But his Bellerive Oval innings wasn't without controversy.

Maxwell looked to have holed out in the 13th over, with Jason Roy scooping up a low catch in the deep off leg spinner Adil Rashid.

He was given out by onfield umpire Gerard Abood's 'soft call' but the third umpire overturned the decision.

"It looked out but I fully accept the decision was overturned, ultimately the third umpire is always right," England captain Eoin Morgan told the BBC. "Maxwell played very well and took the game away from us."

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

They were 2-4 after four balls when swing bowler David Willey had David Warner caught in the deep and bowled Chris Lynn for a duck.

Australia have now won two from two to open their tri-series tournament.