Glenn Maxwell, the Australian all-rounder, is well-known for his athleticism on the field. He is always quick and agile to save his team some runs. His athleticism was on display yet again during Australia’s game against England.
In the 11th over of the first innings of the third match between the two, English skipper Jos Buttler hit a wide ball from Josh Hazlewood in the cover region. Maxwell, stationed at deep point, was quick to react as he dashed towards the ball. He put in an excellent dive to his right and managed to collect it in.
He got up quickly, and his throw was also lightning fast. Maxwell directed the throw towards the bowling end, but the batters had completed two runs by then. With his exceptional fielding ability, he was able to save two runs for his team.
Here is Glenn Maxwell’s excellent fielding effort
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As for the match, the rain-shortened game ended with no result. Batting first England managed to score 112 runs in their 12 overs. Skipper Jos Buttler was the pick of the batters as he scored an unbeaten knock of 65 runs in 45 balls. For the home team, only Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins could manage one wicket each.
In the chase, Australia had a poor start as they lost their first two wickets on the first two balls of the innings. Shortly after, they lost their third wicket as well. However, rain interrupted the game for the third time at this point.
The match was eventually called off, without any result. Previously, England had beaten Australia in the first two matches. The team led by Buttler had an excellent chance to whitewash Australia in the series.
In the meantime, the two teams are currently preparing for the upcoming 20-20 World Cup. Along with India and Pakistan, both teams are considered to be favourites to win the title this year. The World Cup will begin on the 16th of October.