Glenn Maxwell wreaked havoc in Adelaide during the second T20I against the West Indies as he equaled Rohit Sharma’s record of the most number of centuries in T20Is.
He smashed his fifth T20I century scoring 120* off just 55 deliveries which included 12 fours and eight sixes. Maxwell batted at a strike rate of 218.18 and thrashed every bowler he faced. He was at his destructive best and helped Australia to post a mammoth 241/4 on the board and now West Indies needs to chase 242 to save themselves from a series defeat in the three-match T20Is
West Indies won the toss and chose to bowl first only for Australia to bang them all over the ground and set a target of 242 for them in the second T20I. Glenn Maxwell was duly supported in his onslaught by Tim David who smashed 31 off just 14 deliveries with two fours and two sixes in his innings. The two of them added 95 runs for the fifth wicket and helped Australia to go past 240 in this contest against West Indies.
Glenn Maxwell has now equalled Rohit Sharma in terms of centuries in T20Is as both of them have now smashed five centuries in the shortest format in international cricket. Rohit Sharma smashed his fifth century against Afghanistan recently in the T20I series and now Glenn Maxwell has scored his fifth century against West Indies. Glenn Maxwell reached his century in just 50 balls. He has been one of the most destructive batters in world cricket right now and he is proving his worth in the ongoing T20I series.
He suffered from a fall after enjoying too much with his friends in a pub recently and was hospitalised. Maxwell was sore and embarrassed about the incident but he was determined that he would make up for it with his game and he smashed a brilliant ton against West Indies which will be etched in the history of T20Is.
Glenn Maxwell Equals Rohit Sharma’s Record In Fewer Innings
Most Hundreds in T20I:
Glenn Maxwell – 5* (94 innings)
Rohit Sharma – 5 (143 innings)
Glenn Maxwell took only 94 innings to reach five T20I centuries whereas Rohit Sharma took 143 innings to get to five centuries in the shortest format. The Indian skipper also has 29 half-centuries in T20Is whereas Glenn Maxwell has 10 half-centuries in T20Is. The Australian all-rounder has more centuries in the shortest format than in ODIs where he has only four centuries which also includes a double hundred against Afghanistan in the ODI World Cup 2023.
Australia is currently in a very strong position and is highly likely to win the series by beating West Indies in this game as a target of 242 is far-fetched for this West Indies line-up. Australia won the first T20I by 11 runs and now they are ahead in the second T20I which is being played at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide. The third T20I of the series will be played in Perth and West Indies will definitely hope to win the last match in this tour to end on a positive note.
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