After winning the 1st T20I of the three-match series by 11 runs, Australia are facing the West Indies again in the 2nd T20I at the Adelaide Oval. David Warner shined for Australia in the 1st T20I with 70 runs off just 36 balls in his 100th T20I for Australia to take them to a winning total of 213 runs.
In response, the explosive West Indian batting also put up a good show in the 1st T20I and made 202 runs eventually losing the match by just 11 runs. West Indies would look to turn it around in the 2nd T20I and stay afloat in the series whereas Australia will come out to seal the deal in the 2nd T20I and take an unassailable lead of 2-0 in the series.
Glenn Maxwell takes off in the 2nd T20I
Talking about the 2nd T20I so far, after winning the toss, West Indies invited Australia to bat first on the batting paradise of Adelaide Oval. Despite being a good batting wicket, West Indies got Australia reeling on 57 for 3 but after that, it was all the Glenn Maxwell show.
Glenn Maxwell batted in his usual unorthodox self and belted the West Indian bowlers to all parts of the ground and in no time brought his 5th T20I century for Australia. Maxwell finished on 120 not out in just 55 deliveries at the end of 20 overs and his innings included 12 boundaries and 8 sixes.
Glenn Maxwell's explosive batting and Tim David’s late burst of 31 runs in just 14 balls took Australia’s total to a mammoth 241 runs at the end of the 20 overs. Maxwell has now equaled Rohit Sharma’s record of 5 T20I tons with Suryakumar Yadav to follow with 4 centuries.
Glenn Maxwell enjoys huge popularity in India given his exploits in the IPL and being a key member of the popular RCB franchise. Maxwell 5th T20I ton against the West Indies also set social media on fire with fans expressing their views on X formerly Twitter.
Here are some of the tweets on X:
RCB blood owning every bowler 🔥👽— 𝐏𝐀𝐍𝐊𝐀𝐉 𝕏 (@pattyboy30) February 11, 2024
Glenn Maxwell is one of the best T20 Batsman— Satya Prakash (@Satya_Prakash08) February 11, 2024
Glenn Maxwell is from different planet— Pawan Kumar 🇮🇳 (@Prince11R) February 11, 2024
Glenn Maxwell🔥🔥🔥 Competition With Rohit Sharma— Ajay Gautam (@gautam_ajay007) February 11, 2024
Rohit Sharma Competition with Glenn Maxwell🔥
Both Player Equalled 5⃣- 5⃣
Now it's Rohit Sharma Turn To Overtake Glenn Maxwell
Another Maxwell madness - a hundred in just 50 balls with 9 fours and 7 sixes.— Koja (@Koja_hun_ywr) February 11, 2024
It's an alarming situation for the other teams before the World Cup.— Faisal Jahangeer (@FaisalJahange15) February 11, 2024
Virat + faf+ Maxwell + green = DESTRUCTION— Varun Giri (@Varungiri0) February 11, 2024
RCB is ready for IPL🔥
What a player he is, he created a stir in the first World Cup and now he is creating a stir in this match too, great Maxwell!— Cricket Wala (@asghar_muh88722) February 11, 2024