“Is match ka sabse tez gendbaaz”: Glenn Maxwell hit sorely on neck by Lahiru Kumara bouncer at Optus Stadium

Dixit Bhargav
|Published 25/10/2022

Glenn Maxwell hit sorely on neck: The Australian all-rounder was in acute pain instantaneously after getting hit for the second time in the same over.

Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell might not have played a milestone innings but his 12-ball stay in the middle was enough to open a run-chase for his team after a lethargic start by the top-order in ICC T20 World Cup 2022 Match 19 at the Perth Stadium tonight.

Coming in to bat at No. 4 in the ninth over of a 158-run chase against Sri Lanka, Maxwell hit a couple of fours and sixes each to bat at a strike rate of 191.66.

With Australia just scoring above six runs per over at the time of Maxwell’s arrival, the right-handed batter hit Sri Lanka all-rounder Dhananjaya de Silva for a boundary on the second ball that he faced.

Maxwell, 34, followed it by hitting a four and two sixes off his Royal Challengers Bangalore teammate Wanindu Hasaranga’s following over.

Glenn Maxwell hit sorely on neck by Lahiru Kumara bouncer at Optus Stadium

Australia captain Aaron Finch playing six dot balls in the next Maheesh Theekshana over perhaps inspired Maxwell to go all out against pacer Lahiru Kumara. An unsuccessful attempt resulted in Maxwell scoring a lone run across five balls. Other than just a couple of runs coming off that over, what hurt the hosts more was Maxwell coping a couple of blows against the pacer of Kumara.

A fearless approach against a bowler bowling at brisk pace didn’t reap fruits on the day to the extent that Maxwell was hurt severely in the neck on the third delivery of the over. In a lot of pain instantaneously, Maxwell immediately threw his bat and helmet after getting hurt.

Maxwell, who was brave enough to resume batting after receiving medical attention, couldn’t carry for much longer as an attempt to hit a six off Chamika Karunaratne resulted in him getting caught brilliantly by Ashes Bandara at deep mid-wicket.

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav

Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who is currently into his fifth year as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. 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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