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Summary

  1. Maxwell hits six to win game and bring up century
  2. All-rounder ends unbeaten on 103 off 58 balls
  3. England posted 155-9 after collapsing from 94-2
  4. Malan hit 34-ball half-century; Morgan & Hales 22 apiece
  5. Maxwell took 3-10, Agar 2-15
  6. England's first game of a tri-series also involving NZ

Live Reporting

By Jamie Lillywhite

All times stated are UK

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  1. Farewell

    England have their chance for revenge against the Australians at Melbourne on Saturday so please join the team for that one from 08:00 GMT. But from me, cheerio now.

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    As the great Barry Davies said of Paul Gascoigne's majestic free-kick for Spurs against Arsenal in 1991, it was "true Schoolboys' Own stuff" as Maxwell both won the match and recorded his century with a six.

  3. Highlights

    England will rue their failure to build on a position of 60-1 after six overs and then reducing Australia to 4-2 in the first over after those fine early strikes from David Willey. Another key moment came in the eighth over at 74-2 when Maxwell was dropped by Alex Hales. How he made them pay for that.

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    A second T20 century for Glenn Maxwell then in his 40th match and it came from 58 balls with 10 fours and four sixes. He has one ODI century from 81 matches and in the Test format one from seven.

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    Australia skipper Steve Smith is rested for the series but he is watching on. And how much does he wish he had included 'the big show' at the start of the ODI series instead of just for the final match?

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    Australia captain David Warner: "The way Glenn played was fantastic and we know if he faces 50 balls, he gets 100 every game."

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    England captain Eoin Morgan on the controversy surrounding Maxwell's reprieve on 59, when the soft signal for the catch by Roy was out: "It looked out but I fully accept the decision was overturned, ultimately the third umpire is always right. Maxwell played very well and took the game away from us."

    Jason Roy catch ruled out against Australia
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    England captain Eoin Morgan: "We got off to a reasonable start but losing six wickets for 30 or 40 runs cost us. The risks we took were right, but the execution of the shots wasn't. We were 30 or 40 runs short."

  9. Man of the match

    Australia's Glenn Maxwell, speaking at the close-of-play presentation: "It's been great to transfer my Sheffield Shield form into the Big Bash and now this tri-series. That's the most pleasing aspect for me. I told Carey to get two off the first ball because I didn't have much left, but he gloved one and told me to go and get the hundred."

    Maxwell celebrates his century against England
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    James Taylor

    Ex-England batsman on Test Match Special

    Credit to Australia, who outplayed England. With the ball, they took wickets in the middle after taking pace off the ball. England were poor today though.

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    Dan Smith: Congratulations to Glenn Maxwell. 59 in his first innings and 44* in his second...

    Satirical, Dan

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    So two out of two in Australia in the series, with New Zealand and England both suffering defeats in their opening games. The meeting between England and the Kiwis in Wellington on Tuesday looks set to be a key one but England have to play Australia again before that.

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    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    That was a real masterclass in what can be done in the white-ball game; what an amazing finish.

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    Charles Dagnall

    BBC Test Match Special

    That's a brilliant hundred from Maxwell. Everybody in the ground is on their feet. Take a bow, Glenn. You have entertained and thrilled everyone in the ground today.

    Maxwell celebrates
  15. AUSTRALIA WIN BY 5 WICKETS

    You just knew he would do it with a six. Arms aloft, it was a suitably magnificent finale, a towering pull over mid-wicket. Australia's match and Maxwell the hero with a fabulous unbeaten 103 in addition to his 3-10 with the ball. I think we know who the man-of-the-match will be.

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    James Taylor

    Ex-England batsman on Test Match Special

    Maxwell has got X-Factor. He just draws people to the game.

  17. Aus 155-5

    A tennis style smash but it goes straight to cover. No run.

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    James Taylor

    Ex-England batsman on Test Match Special

    Carey smiles - he was never playing a big shot there.