Australia power into Tri-Series final

Maxwell has played a key role in overturning Australia's limited-overs fortunes in the T20I tri-series

Pacemen Kane Richardson and Billy Stanlake claimed five wickets between them as Australia restricted England to 137 for seven after being sent into bat in the third tri-series Twenty20 global at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Saturday.

Buttler, nevertheless, is confident of making it to the final, "We still have a chance to make that final".

Buttler felt that the batting has let England down in the match at the MCG where none of the top four were able to make a meaningful contribution. Hopefully we can meet Australia and put on a better show.

'We go to New Zealand now, a nice change of scene, ' noted Buttler.

Buttler was then caught from the final ball of the innings aiming a huge straight drive as England closed on a massively sub-par 137-7. "We haven't showcased our ability as we can, and there are guys who are determined to come back strong", he is quoted as saying by Cricbuzz.

That is despite Australia fielding a side shorn, Warner aside, of all its Test stars ahead of the forthcoming series in South Africa.

"I don't think we quite know the extent of it yet, so we'll wait and find out".




Australia defeated England by 5 wickets to record their second win in the T20I triangular series at Bellerive Oval in Hobart on Wednesday.

Speaking after his side's seven wicket victory over England at the MCG Warner said: "Our players have been in tremendous form coming off the Big Bash League, they are playing with freedom and they're playing fearless cricket".

England, minus injured skipper Eoin Morgan, were reeling at 34 for three in the fourth over when David Warner ran out Dawid Malan with a brilliant direct hit.

England struggled to get into their stride as openers Alex Hales and Jason Roy both fell cheaply, as the visitors stuttered to 16-2 within the first three overs.

Lynn was in no mood to play it safe following the early wicket though, as he took the attack to Willey and fellow opener Tom Curran. "I'll have to improve and look at where I went wrong".

Australia did not face any problem while chasing down England's total as riding on Glenn Maxwell's blistering ton, they reached home with 9 balls to spare.

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