Willey finished with three wickets for 28 off three overs. England, troubled by Australia's spinners, lost their last six wickets for 33 in registering a below-par total of 155. Dawid Malan cracked 50 off 36 balls with five fours and two sixes but England fell away after reaching 94 for two in the 10th over. Maxwell captured three for 10 and Ashton Agar took two for 15 as Australia sent England's middle order tumbling. Kane Richardson (1-27) began the damage by removing dangerous opener Roy for nine, before Malan hit his lively half-century. He was supported by Alex Hales with 22 from 15 balls, and captain Eoin Morgan, also 22 from 14 balls.
Australia's 161 - the lowest team total in which a player has scored a century, and it was a winning one as well courtesy a Glenn Maxwell special ? https://t.co/CvM8xnAe4X #AUSvENG pic.twitter.com/NrQC4dtXvP— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) February 7, 2018
Hales was the first of two caught-and-bowled wickets for Agar. When Morgan went, caught by Warner off Maxwell, it sparked a middle-order collapse. Jos Buttler (five) fell cheaply, caught by Maxwell off Marcus Stoinis (1-16), while Sam Billings (10) popped a return catch to Agar. Malan was caught in the deep by Andrew Tye for Maxwell's second wicket and Willey (three) was dismissed next ball to give Alex Carey his first international stumping. Maxwell's hat-trick ball was wide of the leg-stump line. Adil Rashid (one) got the toe end of the bat on a shot off paceman Billy Stanlake and was well caught by Stoinis, while Tom Curran (6) was well held by a back-pedalling Warner after failing to pick Tye's knuckle ball. Chris Jordan hit the final ball for six to finish with 16 from 11 balls, with Mark Wood on five not out. Tye finished with 1-28.
List of batsmen who averaged 25+ with a SR of 150+ in T20 Internationals (20+ innings):February 7, 2018
BRIEF SCORE Australia 161/5 in 18.3 overs (Maxwell 103*, Short 30) beat England 155/9 (Malan 50, Maxwell 3/10) by five wickets
Most T20I 100s 3 C Munro 2 C Gayle 2 B McCullum 2 E Lewis 2 R Sharma 2 Glenn Maxwell#AusvEng— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) February 7, 2018