Match Over - Australia won by 5 wickets + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: Australia, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Bellerive Oval, Hobart
  • Referee: J Srinath
  • When: 07 Feb 2018, 10:40 SAST
  • Winner: Australia
  • Man of the Match: GJ Maxwell


  • Umpire1: SD Fry
  • Umpire2: GA Abood
  • Third Umpire: CM Brown



Overs: 18.3 / 20.0




Overs: 20.0 / 20.0


11.12pm Artemis: "That's two smart innings from Maxwell in this tournament so far. A good 40 not out against NZ to prevent an embarrassing situation and now a brilliant century. Still to be dismissed after two games. That has to be mature enough for the Aussie selectors." 143 not out from 82 balls in the series ... he is in an exceptionally good place at the moment. Thanks for your comments, Australia are bossing this tournament, but can England get their revenge on Saturday? They might need to at this rate...

161 is also the lowest team total in which a player has scored a century, which is a notable stat... beating Scotland and Richie Berrington by one run!

11.03pm Well, that was fun. What a display from Maxwell. Without him, it could conceivably have been close, but with him on top form, it was a rout. He picked the slower balls like a bowl of cherries, and for the first time in T20I history, a player has made a hundred and claimed three wickets in the same match. Let's give David Willey the Man of the Match for the bantz.

Dhaval : "Surely Kings XI owners might have lost a bunch of hair as they might have pulled it hard after watching the Big Show on display today. What a player!! "

Matt Cowell: "What do ya say now Mr SPD Smith?! The Big Show has made more runs in one innings that you made in the whole ODI 5 match series!" But is he training smart?

18.3MA Wood to GJ Maxwell, BOUNDARY, 6 runs, swung mightily over the leg side, and it plops over the rope for the century! Stunning batting from the Big Show who, frankly, was the only show in town today..
18.2MA Wood to GJ Maxwell, No run, banged in short, battered hard into the covers, but can't beat the field.
18.1MA Wood to AT Carey, 1 run, on the back foot, a tucked single to the leg side ... and Maxwell is on strike with the scores level!.
End of over 18. 15 runs this over. 154/5 after 108 balls.
GJ Maxwell 97 (56b 10x4 3x6 ) TK Curran 4-0-39-0
AT Carey 4 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more

James: ""No, Billings bales out of the catch and opts to defend the boundary instead" Given that England are only going to win this if they get Maxwell (and possibly others) out, that's a strange decision." He's a good fielder, one of England's best, so I guess he felt he wasn't going to reach it

brisbanebob: "Any chance of the other batsmen adopting Maxwell's training regime?" Schrodinger's cat is showing his claws now!

End of over 17. 11 runs this over. 139/5 after 102 balls.
AT Carey 3 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) CJ Jordan 4-0-34-0
GJ Maxwell 83 (51b 8x4 3x6 ) more

Tyler: "Terrible innings from Head. Not the first time he's played like that, going too hard at the ball without any timing."

End of over 16. 11 runs this over. 128/5 after 96 balls.
AT Carey 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) DJ Willey 3-0-28-3
GJ Maxwell 75 (47b 7x4 3x6 ) more

KV: "Come on! The CATch was 'observed' and found dead!" Miaow!

Jason: "@Tiggsy, it was Schrodinger's CATch. " Very good

End of over 15. 6 runs this over. 117/4 after 90 balls.
TM Head 5 (11b 0x4 0x6 ) TK Curran 3-0-24-0
GJ Maxwell 67 (44b 5x4 3x6 ) more

Ryan: "I'm an Aussie through and through and even I think that was out...

Leigh: "I might be a biased Aussie, but to me if the ball and the turf are touching, that's not out. Clearly that ball hit the ground." In a nutshell, gents, here's what we are dealing with

Tiggsy: "I kind of feel, for these cases, that what is and isn't a catch needs to be strictly defined. Is it a catch if the ball hits the ground but a finger is underneath or not? The ball touched the turf, but a finger was under it pressed down, so you could consider it to be both a catch and a drop and it's purely opinion. For me, out - a finger was underneath." These are the decisions that rumble on and on... when it's 50-50, you have to round it up or down to 0-100 or 100-0, and no-one's satisfied

End of over 14. 7 runs this over. 111/4 after 84 balls.
TM Head 2 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) CJ Jordan 3-0-24-0
GJ Maxwell 64 (41b 5x4 3x6 ) more

Richie : "To use a rugby league analogy, I don't think Roy had control of that catch. Without the ground, it would have slipped through his fingers" Perhaps. The umpire certainly thought something was amiss

End of over 13. 6 runs this over. 104/4 after 77 balls.
TM Head 1 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) AU Rashid 4-0-30-1
GJ Maxwell 60 (38b 5x4 3x6 ) more

david: "Despite what the commentators are saying, the ball clearly hit the ground." That is often the case with low catches. The issue is whether his fingers were under the ball. I'd say there was possibly one in place, but it's as tight as it comes

What a difference that decision could make. On current evidence, Maxwell stands between England and a shot at victory

Tayyab: "Travis Head with the chance to improve his PR in Hobart. After all he did lead the team that beat them. "

End of over 12. 5 runs this over. 98/4 after 72 balls.
TM Head 0 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) MA Wood 3-0-19-1
GJ Maxwell 56 (35b 5x4 3x6 ) more

Kapil: "England definitely need to change the way they bat once they are 4 down as they'll surely miss out in big games. Stupidity to keep attacking and not get 180 like today instead just folding close to 150. 180 today and the game would have been more closer" Well, it's not quite over yet. ...

Stephen: "England's collapse described as a "collectors item"? ... rare, beautiful, of special interest .... which one is it here ?" Well, it's clearly not rare! There's a strange beauty to collapses, I find...

End of over 11. 8 runs this over. 93/3 after 66 balls.
GJ Maxwell 55 (33b 5x4 3x6 ) AU Rashid 3-0-24-1
MP Stoinis 2 (9b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Luke: "Is a 'goober' basically the act of dropping of what Geoffrey Boycott describes as a 'cuckoo'?" Or a cow pat, but yes, the impact with the turf is the same.

End of over 10. 2 runs this over. 85/3 after 60 balls.
MP Stoinis 1 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) MA Wood 2-0-14-0
GJ Maxwell 48 (29b 4x4 3x6 ) more

Australia, remarkably, are behind the rate that England set ... but then England's collapse was a collector's item

Sameer Khan: "In my language which is 'urdu' the word 'goober' means cow dung." Yep, that was about the measure of it

Kapil: "That catch would have definitely turned the game on Head. Poor from Hales. I still don't see Maxwell as a threat against quality bowling. He is too much hit or miss. I hope England defend this some how" 'Definitely' is overstating it, but it was a big moment

End of over 9. 1 runs this over. 83/3 after 53 balls.
MP Stoinis 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) AU Rashid 2-0-16-1
GJ Maxwell 47 (28b 4x4 3x6 ) more

Beau: "I've been following cricket for over 30 years, never heard the term "goober" before". It is a rarely used term, I admit. Saved only for the most inept moments in the field

End of over 8. 8 runs this over. 82/2 after 48 balls.
GJ Maxwell 47 (28b 4x4 3x6 ) TK Curran 2-0-18-0
DJM Short 30 (16b 2x4 2x6 ) more

Jas Goria : "KXIP might be cursing themselves to leave Maxwell. A total all round performance by him today. " There's an ODI team that might have similar considerations after their 4-1 flogging last week

End of over 7. 15 runs this over. 74/2 after 42 balls.
GJ Maxwell 40 (23b 3x4 3x6 ) AU Rashid 1-0-15-0
DJM Short 29 (15b 2x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 6. 15 runs this over. 59/2 after 36 balls.
DJM Short 28 (14b 2x4 2x6 ) CJ Jordan 2-0-19-0
GJ Maxwell 26 (18b 3x4 1x6 ) more

lebigfella: "Greetings from Bristol... 6 day old twins in hand. I've been watching a lot of BBL this year and Short has looked absolute quality... uncomplicated, easy on the eye and very very effective. I fear for England" Excellent work on all fronts. Glad to see the indoctrination is starting young!

End of over 5. 10 runs this over. 44/2 after 30 balls.
DJM Short 28 (13b 2x4 2x6 ) TK Curran 1-0-10-0
GJ Maxwell 11 (13b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 4. 4 runs this over. 34/2 after 24 balls.
GJ Maxwell 9 (10b 1x4 0x6 ) CJ Jordan 1-0-4-0
DJM Short 20 (10b 2x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 3. 12 runs this over. 30/2 after 18 balls.
GJ Maxwell 7 (7b 1x4 0x6 ) DJ Willey 2-0-18-2
DJM Short 18 (7b 2x4 1x6 ) more

Stuart: "Nice little curate's egg there of why Lynn is so feared in the BBL and IPL but has a rubbish international record. Top quality swing, seam or spin and he's all a flounder. "

End of over 2. 12 runs this over. 18/2 after 12 balls.
GJ Maxwell 2 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) MA Wood 1-0-12-0
DJM Short 11 (4b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Mark: "Seems like Australia wants to be better then England at everything...including collapsing."

End of over 1. 5 runs this over. 5/2 after 5 balls.
GJ Maxwell 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) DJ Willey 1-0-5-2
DJM Short 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Faisal: "Hi you mean "we've got 4W(Fourworks/Fireworks) already." Something like that

For further parallels with Kolkata, have a look at what Joe Root did in his first over of that innings...

DA WarnerC AD Hales B DJ Willey42210200
DJM ShortC AU Rashid B AU Rashid30402022150
CA LynnB DJ Willey03200-
GJ Maxwellnot out 1038958104177.59
MP StoinisC SW Billings B MA Wood613111054.55
TM HeadB DJ Willey623130046.15
AT Careynot out 514500100
AC Agar -
AJ Tye -
KW Richardson -
B Stanlake -
Total 161/5
DJ Willey3.002839.33
MA Wood3.302617.43
CJ Jordan4.003408.5
TK Curran4.003909.75
AU Rashid4.003017.5