Australian batter Glenn Maxwell equalled India skipper Rohit Sharma’s record for most centuries in the T20 internationals. The all-rounder now has 4 tons, which is the joint-most by any batter in the history of the shortest format of the game.
Glenn Maxwell achieved the feat in the third T20I against India at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati. The all-rounder played a blinder of an innings and made sure he took his team to the win in a must-win game. It was yet another instance when he shined for his team under pressure.
While chasing the target of 223 runs, Australia was tottering at 68/3. It was then that Glenn Maxwell stepped up for his team and played a magnificent innings. He slammed the joint-fastest century for Australia as he brought up his ton in just 47 balls.
Glenn Maxwell came all guns blazing as he looked in golden touch and smashed bowlers all over the park. He didn’t put a foot wrong in his innings and took his team home. His innings made sure that Australia stayed alive in the series.
Glenn Maxwell ended with the knock of unbeaten 104 runs off 48 balls. The all-rounder batted with a strike rate of around 217 and also slammed 8 fours and 8 sixes in his innings. He did an exceptional job for his team in a pressure situation. He also joined Rohit Sharma in the most number of tons in T20Is.
IND vs AUS: It all went pretty quickly – Glenn Maxwell after his ton against India
Glenn Maxwell opened up about his knock against India. He said that they didn’t have any number in mind because they knew they would be in the game if they bat deep. He also lauded skipper Mathew Wade for supporting him. Speaking during the post-match presentation, he explained:
“It all went pretty quickly. It was hard work for them to bowl yorkers with so much dew. We didn’t really have a number in mind. Knew we would be in the game if we could take it down to the final over. Wade had to be out there to cash in with Axar having one over left towards the end. Wade was brilliant out there, the way he went helped me as well.”
Glenn Maxwell will now be heading home. He won’t be part of the remaining two T20I against India.
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