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Maxwell, playing his first international cricket since last October, played two shots against Rashid that were probably uncalled for in the situations - driving to cover in the first match and reverse sweeping to fine leg in the third - but they are part of the package that comes with him. He has it in him to win matches off his own bat and his offspin is very useful. … [Read more...] about Do Australia know their best middle order for T20s?
Australia had slipped to 123 for 5 in the 24th over when Glenn Maxwell (77) and Mitchell Marsh (73) got together, and their partnership lasted until the 44th over as they relaid the platform and set Australia up for a good finish. However, fine bowling in the death by Jofra Archer and Mark Wood, who both finished with three wickets apiece, kept Australia to a total of 294 for 9, with only 35 runs coming in the last five overs. … [Read more...] about Maxwell and Marsh’s contrasting fifties rescue Australia
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