Glenn Maxwell blasts unbeaten 120 as Australia beat West Indies in 2nd T20I | Cricket News

Feb 11, 2024



New Delhi: In a brilliant display of his ability to deliver big hits, Glen Maxwell operated Australia Victory against West Indies in the second Twenty20 International in Adelaide.
Maxwell's explosive century, scored in just 50 balls, played a key role in Australia's stellar performance as he smashed an unbeaten 120 off 55 balls. The innings contained eight sixes and 12 fours, taking Australia to a strong score of 241-4.

In reply, West Indies tried hard but failed and could only score 207–9.

West Indies captain Rovman Powell played an inning of 63 runs.
With this victory, Australia won the first match in Hobart by 11 runs and won the series. The teams will face each other for the final match in Perth on Tuesday, giving cricket fans another exciting opportunity to watch a competitive T20 encounter.
“It was good fun, that's for sure. There's always good batting here, we saw in the Big Bash how good the wickets were during the tournament,” Maxwell said.
“The wicket was good and true. I have always relied on my arm speed and it came in handy today. I always give myself the best chance and it feels good to play a positive innings.”
In the run chase, West Indies opener Johnson Charles set the tone by hitting a six off the very first ball, highlighting the need for an aggressive approach. However, Josh Hazlewood's wicket-maiden disrupted his momentum, dismissing Brandon King for five as he was trapped on the ropes.
nicholas puran Jason Behrendorff counterattacked in the next over and hit three sixes in a row. Despite his aggressive start, Pooran's innings was short-lived as he was caught out bowling left-arm fast bowling for 18 runs. spencer johnson With one wicket in his first home international.
The early damage continued as Marcus Stoinis struck twice in his first over, dismissing Shai Hope for duck and dismissing Johnson Charles for 24, leaving West Indies struggling at 62-4.
Johnson took his second wicket by dismissing Sherfane Rutherford for a duck, and Stoinis took his third wicket by sending Andre Russell back to the pavilion after scoring 37 runs in 16 balls.
Despite the efforts of Rovman Powell in a 36-ball innings, West Indies could not overcome the challenge and the innings ended in defeat.
“The boys showed courage, they started aggressively but we kept losing wickets and failed to build big partnerships in the middle,” Powell said.
“But credit to the Australian players, they bowled well.”
Earlier, Australian opener Josh Inglis suffered a brief stint, which lasted just six balls, before he tried to throw Jason Holder out of the ground and was trapped in the deep.
Captain Mitchell Marsh played a quick and enterprising innings and contributed 29 runs to help Australia reach 58–2 during the power-play. However, Marsh's aggressive approach led to his dismissal, caught by Jason Holder at mid-on off the bowling of Alzarri Joseph and shortly afterwards, david warner Departed for 22nd.
After this Maxwell entered the field with explosive intent and continuously looked for boundaries. He displayed his amazing shot-making ability by scoring a half-century in just 25 balls.
Maxwell made an important partnership of 82 runs with Stoinis (16) and later worked together tim david (31 off 14) built a brilliant partnership of 95 runs and eventually took Australia to a strong total.
Maxwell's sensational innings included a number of brilliant shots, which helped him achieve his fifth T20 century and play a vital role in his team's stellar performance.
(with AFP input)



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