Australia v West Indies: Glenn Maxwell hits record-equalling fifth T20 century in hosts’ win

    Australia batter Glenn Maxwell reverse slog sweeps a ball for six as West Indies wicketkeeper Nicholas Pooran watches on
    Australia batter Glenn Maxwell’s unbeaten 120 was the highest score made in a T20 International at the Adelaide Oval
    Second T20 international, Adelaide
    Australia 241-4 (20 overs): Maxwell 120* (55); Holder 2-42
    West Indies 207-9 (20 overs): Powell 63; Stoinis 3-36
    Australia won by 34 runs

    Glenn Maxwell equalled the record for the most T20 international centuries with his fifth hundred in Australia’s 34-run victory over West Indies.

    Maxwell drew level with India’s Rohit Sharma after a blistering unbeaten 120 off 55 balls at the Adelaide Oval which featured eight sixes and 12 fours.

    He helped Australia post 241-4 – their highest Twenty20 total on home soil.

    West Indies finished on 207-9 in response as Australia clinched the series 2-0 with one match to play.

    Maxwell was fortunate not to be run out on 10 but it was an otherwise near-chanceless innings as the 35-year-old unfurled his range of 360-degree hitting on a true pitch, capitalising on the short boundaries square of the wicket.

    He brought up his half-century off 25 balls and then symmetrically reached his ton off precisely 50 – slapping Romario Shepherd through the covers to reach three figures.

    Australia’s total, their fourth highest in T20s, was never really threatened by the Windies – co-hosts of the T20 World Cup with the USA later this year – as Marcus Stoinis finished the pick of the home side’s attack with 3-36.

    West Indies skipper Rovman Powell plundered 63 off 36 balls while experienced all-rounder Andre Russell hit 37 from 16, but the tourists fell well short.

    There was also a bizarre incident in the third ball of the penultimate over of the game when last man Alzarri Joseph appeared to be run out by a throw from Tim David to the non-striker’s end.

    Australia’s players celebrated when they saw Joseph well short of his ground on a replay shown on the big screen, but were incensed when on-field umpire Gerard Abood said here had been “no appeal” made for the run-out. Television replays appeared to back up his decision, and the game continued.

    List of T20 international centuries - Glenn Maxwell (Australia) 5, Rohit Sharma (India) 5, Suryakumar Yadav (India) 4, Babar Azam (Pakistan) 3, Colin Munro (New Zealand) 3Watch on iPlayer bannerWatch on iPlayer footer


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