Twenty20 tri-series, Hobart:
England 155-9 (20 overs): Malan 50, Maxwell 3-10
Australia 161-5 (18.3 overs): Maxwell 103*, Willey 3-28
Australia won by five wickets
Glenn Maxwell hit an unbeaten 103, after taking 3-10, to give Australia a five-wicket win in England’s opening game of the T20 tri-series.
Set 156 to win in Hobart after Dawid Malan made 50, the hosts fell to 4-2 in the first over as David Willey removed David Warner and Chris Lynn.
D’Arcy Short, who made 30, and Maxwell rebuilt with a stand of 78.
Maxwell kicked on despite further losses, sealing victory and bringing up a 58-ball hundred with a six.
Australia, who won with nine balls to spare, have won their opening two games of the tri-series following victory over New Zealand on Saturday.
England face Australia in Melbourne on Saturday at 08:20 GMT.