11 Feb 2024, 16:49

Maxwell blasts unbeaten 120 as Australia make 241-4 in 2nd West Indies T20


ADELAIDE, Australia, Feb 11, 2024 (BSS/AFP) - Big-hitting Glenn Maxwell 
slammed a 50-ball century as Australia raced to 241-4 in the second of three 
Twenty20 internationals against the West Indies in Adelaide on Sunday.

The 35-year-old was in ominous touch, coming to the crease with the hosts on 
64-3 in the seventh over and blasting eight sixes and 12 fours in a 
blistering knock of 120 not out from 55 balls.

The hosts won the first match in Hobart on Friday by 11 runs on the back of 
70 from David Warner and the veteran was again ultra-aggressive at the start 
after they were sent in to bat.

He smacked a six off his second ball from spinner Akeal Hosein to signal his 
intent but was then pegged back by some tight and accurate bowling.

Opening partner Josh Inglis lasted just six balls, surviving a run out before 
being caught in the deep trying to hit Jason Holder out of the ground.

Skipper Mitchell Marsh whacked an enterprising 29 off 12 balls, including two 
big sixes, to propel them to 58-2 off the six-over power-play.

But he tried one slog too many and was well caught at mid-on by Holder off 
Alzarri Joseph, with Warner following soon after on 22 going for the big hit.

That brought Maxwell to the crease and he steered them to 99-3 at the halfway 

Maxwell was looking for the boundary with every delivery, and frequently 
found it with a range of magnificent shots, reaching his half-century off 25 

He shared an 82-run partnership with Marcus Stoinis (16) before being joined 
by fellow big-hitter Tim David (31 off 14) in a 95-run stand that saw him 
bring up his fifth T20 century.

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