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England's middle-order falls flat in T20 opener... PLAYER RATINGS from Hobart

The Cricketer analyses the individual performances of both sets of players in today's T20

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The Cricketer | 2/7/2018 at 1:29 PM

Eoin Morgan congratulates Glenn Maxwell

AUSTRALIA

David Warner* (4): Kept England’s batsmen on their toes with frequent bowling changes. Smashed Willey down the ground first ball but then crashed the next to Hales in the deep. 4

D'Arcy Short (30): Ignored the debris around him and cracked on, stand with Maxwell broke the back of the chase. 7.5

Chris Lynn (0): Not much to talk about, lasted two deliveries, bowled by a jaffa from Willey. 2

Glenn Maxwell: (3-10 & 103*): Hit an unbeaten hundred after troubled start to Australia’s chase. Bagged himself three wickets for good measure. A match-winning 10

Travis Head (0-14 & 5): One over went for 14, couldn’t get going with the bat. 2

Marcus Stoinis (1-16 & 10): Picked up one wicket, another who struggled to keep up with Maxwell’s batting pace. 5

Alex Carey (one stumping, 5*): Did all he needed to, got Maxwell his hundred at the finish. 6

Ashton Agar (2-15): A brace of caught and bowled dismissals in an economical effort. 8

Andrew Tye (1-28): Only gave up a couple of boundaries against a strong batting line-up. 7

Kane Richardson (1-27): Also kept it tight, got the breakthrough by taking the pace off to deceive Jason Roy. 7

Billy Stanlake (1-43): Came into the game with a big billing after taking three for 15 against New Zealand. Expensive here. 3

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Dawid Malan top-scored for the tourists

ENGLAND

Jason Roy (9): Attacked Stanlake from the off but Kane Richardson duped him with pace off the ball, the opener loosely plinking one to Tye at extra cover. 3

Alex Hales (22): Helped get England off to decent start but fell to the first ball after the Powerplay. Will be frustrated not to have pushed on. 6.5

Dawid Malan (50): Has enjoyed an impressive winter, England’s best with bat today. 8.5

Eoin Morgan* (22): Much like Hales, an attacking cameo alongside Malan kept England’s ball rolling. Died by the sword looking to attack Maxwell. 6.5

Jos Buttler (5): The explosive wicketkeeper-batsman couldn’t get lift off today. 3

Sam Billings (10): Winkled out by the spin of Agar. 4

David Willey (3 & 3–28): Horrid dismissal with the bat, gave England hope early on with the ball. 5

Adil Rashid (1 & 1-30): Brilliant catch off his own bowling to dismiss D’Arcy Short, no contribution with the bat when it was dearly needed. 4

Chris Jordan (16* & 0-34): Useful cameo at the end of the innings as England looked in danger of not seeing out their overs. Went wicketless. 5

Tom Curran (6 & 0-39): Six and out with the bat, expensive with the ball. 3

Mark Wood (5* & 1-26): Most economical of England’s bowlers. 5

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