Australia v England: Glenn Maxwell hits 39 in emphatic victory
|Twenty20 tri-series, Melbourne:|
|England 137-7 (20 overs): Buttler 46, Richardson 3-33|
|Australia 138-3 (14.3 overs): Maxwell 39, Jordan 2-26|
|Australia won by seven wickets|
Australia’s brutal hitting helped them to an emphatic seven-wicket victory over England to secure their place in the Twenty20 tri-series final.
D’Arcy Short (36 not out), Glenn Maxwell (39), Chris Lynn (31) and Aaron Finch (20) peppered the boundary to seal a comfortable win at the MCG.
England earlier posted a modest 137-7 from their 20 overs with stand-in captain Jos Buttler (46) top scoring.
Kane Richardson took 3-33 and Billy Stanlake claimed 2-28 for the hosts.
Australia won with 33 balls to spare and have booked their spot in the final in Auckland on 21 February thanks to the three tri-series victories.
England now face back-to-back matches with New Zealand in Wellington [13 February] and Hamilton [18 February] as they attempt to join Australia in the final.
More to follow.