Glenn Maxwell’s splendid fielding efforts: The Victorian all-rounder was present anywhere and everywhere on the ground.
During the 14th match of the ongoing Marsh Cup between Western Australia and Victoria in Perth, Victoria all-rounder Glenn Maxwell remained in the public eye with his splendid fielding efforts at the boundary.
A naturally acrobatic fielder, Maxwell proved the same when he put on display a full-length dive to stop the ball from going past the boundary ropes after Western Australia captain Ashton Turner hit a Matthew Short delivery towards the deep mid-wicket region.
If stopping the ball wasn’t enough, Maxwell overran Xavier Crone to pick the ball and throw it back to the bowler. In only the following over bowled by Will Sutherland, Maxwell rushed in from deep square leg to fire a throw at the striker’s end.
While Maxwell’s throw didn’t hit the stumps, it ended up hitting Victoria opening batsman Will Pucovski in his foot. Fortunately for Pucovski, he survived any major injury.
After Turner won the toss and chose to bat, the hosts scored an impressive 281/9 in their allotted quota of 42 overs. Coming in to bat at No. 4 in the sixth over, Cameron Bancroft top-scored for Western Australia after scoring 76 (70) with the help of four fours and two sixes.
With bowling figures of 6-0-32-2, Short was the pick of the bowlers for the visitors. Among other bowlers, Sutherland and Crone dismissed a couple of batsmen each.
Maxwell, who bowled four over for 28 runs, dismissed Western Australia fast bowler Andrew Tye (9) in the penultimate over of their innings.
At the time of writing this article, Victoria have lost Pucovski (0) and have scored 11/1 in the third over. Play has been delayed due to rain.
Glenn Maxwell’s splendid fielding efforts:
Glenn Maxwell! He’s everywhere in the field and his teammates are in the firing line too! pic.twitter.com/eWizBAJu3Q
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) October 23, 2019
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