Glenn Maxwell proves his batting prowess by smashing his fifth T20I century, putting him on par with the legendary Rohit Sharma. Read all about this remarkable achievement in the world of cricket.
In a thrilling match against West Indies, Australian cricketer Glenn Maxwell displayed his power-hitting skills by smashing a scorching century off just 50 balls. This remarkable achievement marks his fifth century in T20 internationals, equaling the record set by Indian skipper Rohit Sharma.
The match took place in Adelaide, where Australia, leading the three-match series 1-0, were put into bat. They managed to score a massive total of 241-4. Maxwell entered the field when his team was at 64-3 in the seventh over. From there, he unleashed an onslaught, hitting eight sixes and 12 fours in a scintillating innings. He remained unbeaten with a score of 120 from just 55 deliveries.
Maxwell’s incredible performance was supported by partnerships with Marcus Stoinis (16) and Tim David (31 off 14), with whom he shared 82 runs and 95 runs respectively. This helped him reach his fifth T20 century.
With this century, Maxwell’s T20 international career statistics are quite impressive. He has amassed a total of 2405 runs in 102 matches, averaging 30.83 with a strike rate of 155.26. Alongside his five centuries, he has also scored 10 fifties.
On the other hand, Rohit Sharma achieved the same milestone of five centuries in 151 T20I games. His average stands at 31.79, with a strike rate of 139.97. Additionally, Rohit has also scored 29 half-centuries in his T20I career.
Following closely behind is Indian cricketer Suryakumar Yadav, who currently holds the second position for the most T20I centuries. He has scored four hundreds in 60 matches.
To summarize, Glenn Maxwell’s scorching century has brought him level with Rohit Sharma in terms of T20I centuries. This achievement highlights his exceptional batting skills and adds to his impressive record in the format. With his power-hitting abilities, Maxwell continues to be a force to be reckoned with in T20 cricket.
Note: The information in this article is based on sources such as AFP inputs and may be subject to change.