Glenn Maxwell left the cricket world in awe, clinching a stunning century to secure a remarkable victory for Australia in the third T20I against India. Despite conceding 30 runs in his lone bowling over, Maxwell’s unbeaten 104 off 48 balls propelled Australia to chase down India’s formidable total of 222, reaching 225 in a final-ball thriller.
Maxwell’s explosive innings, featuring eight fours and eight sixes, included a spectacular assault on Prasidh Krishna’s final over, where he scored 23 runs to seal the win. The 21 runs needed in the last over set a record for the highest successful chase in a T20I.
Matthew Wade, acknowledging Maxwell’s milestone 100th T20I match, praised the star player’s exceptional performance. Reflecting on the confidence to chase India’s total, Wade humorously mentioned being grumpy after handing Maxwell the last over but acknowledged the special nature of Maxwell’s century.
“It was always going to take our best, and one of the best players that’s ever played T20s for Australia played his 100th game and got a hundred, so pretty special for him. Maxi wouldn’t have got that hundred if he hadn’t tossed those 30 anyway!” Australia captain Matthew Wade joked.
Maxwell’s century equaled the joint-fastest T20 century for Australia (47 balls), sharing the record with Aaron Finch and Josh Inglis. His explosive second 50 took just 19 balls, cementing his place as one of the best T20 players for Australia.