Glenn Maxwell equaled India captain Rohit Sharma's world record by scoring a sensational century during the second T20I against West Indies in Adelaide on Sunday. This was Maxwell's fifth century in the shortest format of the game and he became the second batsman after Rohit to achieve this feat. Maxwell looked in excellent form and scored 120 runs in 55 balls with the help of 12 fours and 8 sixes. The innings was full of exciting shots and thanks to his explosive innings, Australia scored its highest T20I score of 241/4 in 20 overs against West Indies.
Most T20I centuries (men)
Rohit Sharma- 5
Glenn Maxwell – 5
Suryakumar Yadav- 4
Babar Azam- 3
After this innings, Maxwell said that he had some 'cursed' matches in Adelaide and expressed his happiness at playing such an impressive innings with his parents from the stands.
“It's good, my parents are here too. I've made a few damned trips to Adelaide when they came to see me. The last time they tried to come to Adelaide I broke my leg. So it's good to make it Is positive,” Maxwell told broadcasters.
West Indies captain Rovman Powell won the toss and chose bowling.
The host team won the first match in Hobart on Friday by 11 runs on the back of David Warner's stormy 70 runs and Adam Zampa's three wickets for 26 runs.
Australia: David Warner, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Marsh (captain), Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Matthew Wade, Spencer Johnson, Adam Zampa, Jason Behrendorff, Josh Hazlewood.
West Indies: Brandon King, Johnson Charles, Nicholas Pooran, Shai Hope, Rovman Powell (captain), Sherfane Rutherford, Andre Russell, Romario Shepherd, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Jason Holder.
(with AFP input)
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