Glenn Maxwell equals Rohit’s T20I record

Adelaide, Feb 11 (UNI) Glenn Maxwell here on Sunday equalled Rohit Sharma’s record for the most Men’s T20I hundreds with a scintillating 120* off 55 balls against West Indies in the second T20I against West Indies.

This was Maxwell’s fifth T20I century. The batting allrounder, who walked in after the fall of Josh Inglis and Mitchell Marsh, was off the mark in dodgy fashion, top-edging a hook shot to an empty part of the field.

David Warner fell in the next over as Australia slipped to a precarious position, but Maxwell got going with a massive six off Akeal Hosein in the eighth over.

It turned out to be the first of many big hits from the Australian as he added two more sixes in the next two overs.

When Rovman Powell came in, Maxwell plundered him for four fours in an over. He brought up his fifty off just 25 balls, but wasn’t done by any means.

In exactly 25 more balls, his hundred came up as Australia crossed the 200-run mark with ease. Maxwell finished his carnage with two fours and a six off Andre Russell in the final over as Australia finished on 241/4, their fourth-highest total in men’s T20Is.

Maxwell’s 120* was his fifth hundred in the shortest format of the game, taking him level with Rohit Sharma for the most hundreds in T20Is in the men’s game. It was also the fifth-highest individual score by an Australian in Men’s T20Is.

Most Men’s T20I hundreds

Glenn Maxwell 5
Rohit Sharma 5
Suryakumar Yadav 4
Babar Azam 3
Colin Munro 3
Sabawoon Davizi 3

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