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Maxwell smashes fifth T20I ton, equals Rohit’s record

Maxwell smashes fifth T20I ton, equals Rohit’s record

Glenn Maxwell. PTI file photo



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Adelaide, February 11

Glenn Maxwell continued his imperious form as he smashed a 55-ball 120 not out to equal Indian skipper Rohit Sharma’s record of most centuries (five) in the T20I format. Batting at No. 4, Maxwell unleashed his fury against the West Indies bowlers, smacking 12 fours and eight sixes to bring up his century in 50 balls.

His knock propelled Australia to a mammoth 241/4. In reply, the hosts restricted West Indies to 207/9 to win the second T20I by 34 runs. “It was good fun,” Maxwell said. “I’ve always relied on my hand speed to get me out of trouble... and it really seemed to work for me today.”

Maxwell’s last nine international scores now read 106, 41, 201 not out, 1, 2 not out, 12, 104 not out, 10 and 120 not out. “I feel really comfortable in this format. I think over the last probably 18 months, I’ve felt really good about my batting and really good about my game,” he said.

Maxwell was the fastest to reach five centuries, touching the landmark in 93 innings, compared to Rohit’s 143 innings.

#Cricket #Rohit Sharma #West Indies


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