Glenn Maxwell caused havoc for Adelaide during the second T20I against the West Indies by equaling Rohit Sharma’s record for most centuries in T20Is.
He smashed his fifth T20I century with a score of 120* in just 55 deliveries that included 12 fours and eight sixes. Maxwell batted with a strike rate of 218.18 and thrashed every player he faced. He was at his destructive best and helped Australia post a mammoth 241/4 on the board and now West Indies need to chase 242 to save themselves from a series defeat in the three-match T20Is.
West Indies won the toss and elected to bowl first only for Australia to hit them all over the ground and set them a target of 242 in the second T20I. Glenn Maxwell was duly supported in his attack by Tim David who smashed 31 in just 14 deliveries with two fours and two sixes in his innings. The two added 95 runs for the fifth wicket and helped Australia surpass 240 in this contest against the West Indies.
Glenn Maxwell has now called Rohit Sharma in terms of centuries in T20Is, as both have smashed five centuries in the shortest format of international cricket. Rohit Sharma smashed his fifth century against Afghanistan recently in the T20I series and now Glenn Maxwell scored his fifth century against West Indies. Glenn Maxwell reached his century in just 50 balls. He has been one of the most destructive batsmen in world cricket right now and is proving his worth in the ongoing T20I series.
He recently suffered a fall after enjoying himself too much with his friends in a pub and was hospitalized. Maxwell was hurt and embarrassed by the incident, but he was determined to make up for it with his game and smashed a brilliant ton against the West Indies that will go down in T20I history.
Glenn Maxwell equals Rohit Sharma’s record for fewest innings
Most hundreds in T20Is:
Glenn Maxwell – 5* (94 entries)
Rohit Sharma – 5 (143 innings)
Glenn Maxwell needed just 94 innings to reach five T20I centuries, while Rohit Sharma needed 143 innings to reach five centuries in the shortest format. The Indian skipper also has 29 half-centuries in T20Is, while 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 just four centuries, which also includes a double hundred against Afghanistan in the 2023 ODI World Cup.
Australia are currently in a very strong position and are very likely to win the series by beating the West Indies in this game as a target of 242 is far-fetched for this West Indies lineup. Australia won the first T20I by 11 runs and are now ahead in the second T20I being played at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide. The third T20I of the series will be played in Perth and the West Indies will definitely hope to win the last match of this tour to end on a positive note.