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England went down in their tri-series opener thanks to some dubious middle-order batting and an unbeaten hundred from Glenn Maxwell. The Cricketer looks at the numbers to come out of the game...
Maxwell hit his second T20I hundred
CAPTAIN MORGAN CLOSES IN ON COLLY
Eoin Morgan was captaining England in T20Is for the 28th time today. He surpasses Stuart Broad (27) and only Paul Collingwood has skippered more.
ENGLAND'S T20 SKIPPERSPaul Collingwood - 30 (win percentage 60.71)Eoin Morgan - 28 (48.21%)Stuart Broad - 27 (42.30%)Andrew Strauss - 3 (0%)Graeme Swann - 3 (66.66%)Jos Buttler - 2 (100%)Michael Vaughan - 2 (50%)Alastair Cook - 1 (0%)James Tredwell - 1 (no result)
It was the Glenn Maxwell show for Australia and unsurprisingly his efforts yielded a record.
Maxwell becomes the first man to hit a hundred and take more than two wickets in the same T20I match.
His second hundred in the format made him just the sixth player to score multiple T20I centuries.
MALAN’S BACK-TO-BACK FIFTIES
Only one man has registered a half-century in each of his first two T20I innings.
That man is Dawid Malan. The newly-appointed Middlesex captain announced himself as an England player with a highly-impressive 78 on debut against South Africa last year. His attacking intent was on display again at Hobart.
It’s not always easy to forage for numerous stats after less than 40 overs of cricket. But thankfully there are good folk out there doing a grand job of it…
A moment of history: England compile their longest 10th-wicket partnership in T20 International history - 16 balls. What a time to be alive.— Andy Zaltzman (@ZaltzCricket) February 7, 2018