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


Eoin Morgan congratulates Glenn Maxwell


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


Dawid Malan top-scored for the tourists


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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