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Fastest BBL 100: Glenn Maxwell registers highest score in BBL individual to power Melbourne Stars to highest score in Big Bash League

Dixit Bhargav

Fastest BBL 100: Glenn Maxwell registers highest score in BBL individual to power Melbourne Stars to highest score in Big Bash League

Fastest BBL 100: The captain of Melbourne Stars has played a blinder of an innings to register the highest individual BBL score.

During the 56th match of the ongoing 11th season of the Big Bash League between Melbourne Stars and Hobart Hurricanes in Melbourne, Melbourne Stars captain Glenn Maxwell’s fifth T20 century has found place in several record books.

In what is Maxwell’s second BBL century, a career-best T20 score has it in it to become one of the best-ever innings in the format. Not much has to be said to describe a T20 innings when a batter hit as many as 22 fours and four sixes in 64 deliveries.

Maxwell, 33, found a boundary every 2.46 balls to put on display a maniac display of batting at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. While Maxwell’s 154* (64) at a strike rate of 240.62 is the highest individual BBL score, it powered Stars to amass a record-breaking highest BBL score of 273/2 in 20 overs after Hobart Hurricanes captain Matthew Wade won the toss and chose to field.

Opening the batting with wicket-keeper batter Joe Clarke (35), Maxwell scored his fastest BBL half-century off 20 balls completing it by running a couple of runs off Hurricanes spinner Sandeep Lamichhane in the sixth over.

In what is his second century of the tournament, Maxwell ran a run off Hurricanes pacer Jordan Thompson in the 11th over to reach the three-figure mark. Having achieved the feat off his 41st delivery, Maxwell has scored the second-fastest century in the history of BBL.

Fastest BBL 100

Craig Simmons39Perth ScorchersAdelaide StrikersWACA2014
Glenn Maxwell41Melbourne StarsHobart HurricanesMCG2022
Luke Wright44Melbourne StarsHobart HurricanesBellerive Oval2012
Ben McDermott47Hobart HurricanesMelbourne RenegadesDocklands Stadium2017
Callum Ferguson48Sydney ThunderPerth ScorchersPerth Stadium2019
Matthew Wade48Hobart HurricanesAdelaide StrikersAdelaide Oval2020
Chris Lynn49Brisbane HeatHobart HurricanesGabba2015
David Warner50Sydney ThunderMelbourne StarsMCG2011


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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav


Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who works as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. Having written more than 10,000 articles across more than five years at TSR, his first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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