Glenn Maxwell talks about his celebration: The Australia all-rounder was disclosed the reason behind signalling towards his bat.
During the second T20I of the ongoing Australia’s tour of India at Bengaluru, Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell became only the third cricketer (after Rohit Sharma and Colin Munro) to score three T20I centuries.
Coming in to bat at No. 4 in the fourth over, Maxwell had to both provide Australia with a rescue act and keep up with the required run rate. Standing tall on expectations, the 30-year old cricketer accomplished both the tasks to perfection.
Just a special innings from Glenn Maxwell. Made a tricky chase look easy
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) February 27, 2019
When someone plays the knock of Maxwell’s class today, you just doff your hat. And applaud. He was simply unstoppable. Has put the ego aside in this series. Mature Maxwell. #IndvAus
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) February 27, 2019
Partnerships remained the key for Australia
Opening batsman D’Arcy Short and all-rounder Glenn Maxwell stitched together a brisk 73-run partnership for the third wicket as the visitors recovered from early breakthroughs. After Short (40) got out in the 12th over, Maxwell took the onus on himself.
Maxwell and wicket-keeper batsman Peter Handscomb (20*) then stitched an unbeaten match-winning 99-run partnership for the fourth wicket. The former ended up scoring 113 (55) with the help of seven fours and nine sixes as Australia sealed the chase with a couple of balls to spare.
What a day of cricket!
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) February 27, 2019
In case we didn’t already know, Glenn Maxwell must bat top 5 in the ODI World Cup.
— Tom Morris (@tommorris32) February 27, 2019
Maxwell completed his century on the first ball of the penultimate over when he ran a single off India fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah. After completing the century, Maxwell put on display an unusual celebration as he started signalling towards his bat. While not much could be decoded at that moment, Maxwell opened up on the same during the post-match press conference.
“I’ve been saying in the change rooms I’ve got the best bat ever. It’s been held together by tape at the moment. The inside edge has been pretty badly hammered,” Maxwell was quoted as saying.
He also revealed that his bat wasn’t holding up well in the third last over and that there were suggestions of changing it. However, he remained adamant about continuing with the same piece of wood.
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— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) February 27, 2019