Explosive all-rounder Maxwell took three wickets earlier than blasted a quickfire, devastating century in Hobart.
Nevertheless, it wasn't with out its controversy as Maxwell was caught by Jason Roy on fifty nine… just for the determination to be overturned by the third umpire.
The Aussie star then helped the hosts battle past England's sub-par complete of one hundred fifty five-9 with simply 9 balls to spare.
England earlier obtained off to a flying begin as Alex Hales, Dawid Malan and Eoin Morgan obtained their eye in shortly, as the guests reached ninety four-2 inside ten overs.
Hales and captain Morgan each departed for a quickfire 22, nevertheless it was Middlesex man Malan who stole the present in the opening overs.
The England star continued to flip heads as he blasted 50 from simply 36 balls, together with 5 fours and a pair of sixes.
Nevertheless, whereas he held his personal having come in at No3, wickets continued to tumble round him.
In addition to the wickets of Hales and Morgan, Jos Buttler and Sam Billings all fell cheaply whereas he was at the crease.
Issues seemed determined after Malan departed, with Tom Curran – who went six-and-out in his two-ball cameo – and Adil Rashid each falling in single figures.
It was all down to Chris Jordan and Mark Wooden to push England to a semi-aggressive complete, as they placed on 18 for the ultimate wicket, with the Surrey all-rounder blasting the last ball of the innings for a big six, as England posted one hundred fifty five-9.
Maxwell was the decide of the bowlers, with three-10 in his two overs, whereas Ashton Agar additionally took two wickets, in his 2-15 from three overs.
England acquired off to a flying begin with the ball in Australia's reply, as Willey – having been thumped for 4 by David Warner together with his first ball – took two wickets in the first over.
Nevertheless, new child on the block D'Arcy Brief – recent from his chic Huge Bash marketing campaign – placed on seventy eight fast runs with Glenn Maxwell, earlier than being caught-and-bowled off Rashid.
After Marcus Stoinis was eliminated cheaply, Maxwell – then on fifty nine – was given an almighty reprieve after the third umpire overturned a catch from Roy.
Video replays prompt the ball might have hit the turf earlier than the fielder's arms, however Maxwell might definitely think about himself fortunate.
Because it was, he stayed at the crease and completed on 103 not out – blasting his last ball for six needing one to win – as Australia gained by 5 wickets with 9 balls to spare.