Stats: Glenn Maxwell becomes the third batsman to score 3 or more centuries in T20Is
- Glenn Maxwell scored 113 off 55 balls to help Australia win their maiden T20I series win on Indian soil.
It was an amazing performance by explosive Australian batsman Glenn Maxwell became the 3rd batsmen in T20Is to score 3 or more centuries. Chasing down the massive target of 191 runs to win at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore, Maxwell showed his batting prowess and smashed the Indian bowlers.
He remained not out on 113 off 55 balls and helped Australia win their maiden T20I series win on Indian soil. During today’s innings, Australia lost 2 early wickets before Glenn Maxwell steadied the innings and then took responsibility to finish the game off.
Before this match, Glenn Maxwell scored his 1st T20I century against Sri Lanka in September 2016. He was scored 145* off 65 balls and helped Australia post a massive total of 263 for 3. His second T20I century came against England in the tri-series involving England and New Zealand. He made 103 off 58 balls and helped Australia win the match.
Glenn Maxwell made his T20I debut for Australia against Pakistan in 2012. Since then, the hard-hitting explosive batsman has played 59 T20I matches ( 53 innings) and scored 1514 runs with an amazing strike rate of 158.20. Maxwell can destroy any attack with his innovative hitting and break the confidence of the bowlers, also takes the game from the opposition.
Rohit Sharma holds the record of the most number of centuries in T20Is with 4. While opening the innings, he can play sensational shots and take the game away from the opposition. His most recent century in the T20I format was against West Indies at Lucknow in 2018.
Colin Munro has 3 centuries to his name in the shortest format. The hard-hitting left-handed batsman from New Zealand makes the batting look easy and can destroy any opposition bowling attack. With the way modern day cricketers are playing their shots, the time will come when a batsman in this format will hit a double century.Published 28 Feb 2019, 05:12 IST