-, Feb 12, 2024, India Blooms News Service
Glenn Maxwell here on Sunday equalled Rohit Sharmas record for the most Mens T20I hundreds with a scintillating 120* off 55 balls against West Indies in the second T20I against West Indies.
This was Maxwells fifth T20I century. The batting allrounder, who walked in after the fall of Josh Inglis and Mitchell Marsh, was off the mark in dodgy fashion, top-edging a hook shot to an empty part of the field.
David Warner fell in the next over as Australia slipped to a precarious position, but Maxwell got going with a massive six off Akeal Hosein in the eighth over.
It turned out to be the first of many big hits from the Australian as he added two more sixes in the next two overs.
When Rovman Powell came in, Maxwell plundered him for four fours in an over. He brought up his fifty off just 25 balls, but wasnt done by any means.
In exactly 25 more balls, his hundred came up as Australia crossed the 200-run mark with ease. Maxwell finished his carnage with two fours and a six off Andre Russell in the final over as Australia finished on 241/4, their fourth-highest total in mens T20Is.
Maxwells 120* was his fifth hundred in the shortest format of the game, taking him level with Rohit Sharma for the most hundreds in T20Is in the mens game. It was also the fifth-highest individual score by an Australian in Mens T20Is.
Most Mens T20I hundreds
Glenn Maxwell 5
Rohit Sharma 5
Suryakumar Yadav 4
Babar Azam 3
Colin Munro 3
Sabawoon Davizi 3.
(With UNI inputs)