IND vs AUS, 3rd T20I – Maxwell’s Heroics Propel Australia to Thrilling Victory, Series Alive and Kicking, Australia won by 5 wickets

IND 222/3 (20)

AUS 225/5 (20)

Australia won by 5 wkts

Glenn Maxwell

Cricbuzzteam, IND vs AUS, Australia won an exciting match to keep the series alive, and they have Maxwell to thank for it. It was his 100th T20I, and even though he didn’t do well while bowling, conceding 30 runs in his only over, he turned things around when he came to bat. Maxwell played a great innings, scoring a century and leading his team to victory. The series is currently 2-1 in India’s favor, with two more games to go. Some new players, including Maxwell, will join the Australian team for the next game in Raipur on Friday, as some players head home.

Glenn Maxwell, the Player of the Match, shared that the game unfolded rapidly. The bowlers faced challenges in delivering yorkers due to the heavy dew. There wasn’t a specific target in mind, but Maxwell believed they could win if they took the game to the final over. Wade’s presence on the field was crucial, especially with Axar having one over left. Maxwell praised Wade’s brilliant performance, acknowledging how it supported his own game

Matthew Wade, the captain of Australia, was thrilled with the game, despite the challenges. An injury to Kane Richardson led to some unexpected decisions, like bowling Maxi in the last over. Wade praised Maxi for his brilliant play, especially getting a century in his 100th T20I. Although he wasn’t confident at the halfway mark, the team’s good spirits prevailed, hoping to win the next game and take it to the final one.

Suryakumar Yadav, the captain of India, revealed the plan was to dismiss Maxi quickly. Defending 220 with dew was tough, and he credited the bowlers. Despite their efforts, Australia was always a strong opponent. Suryakumar expressed pride in his team, acknowledging the insane performance by Maxi and trusting experienced bowlers like Axar even in challenging dewy conditions

Most sixes against a team in T20Is
42 – Leslie Dunbar (Serbia) vs Bulgaria
39 – Rohit Sharma (IND) vs WI
37 – Glenn Maxwell (AUS) vs IND
35 – Aaron Finch (AUS) vs ENG
35 – Hazratullah Zazai (AFG) vs IRE
35 – Nicholas Pooran (WI) vs IND

Most runs against India in T20Is
592 – Nicholas Pooran
554 – Glenn Maxwell
500 – Aaron Finch
475 – Jos Buttler
430 – Dasun Shanaka
429 – Matthew Wade

India defending totals against Australia in home T20Is
Matches: 6
Won: 1 (Last match in Thiruvananthapuram)
Lost: 5

Most T20I hundreds
4 – Rohit Sharma
4 – Glenn Maxwell
3 – Babar Azam
3 – Sabawoon Davizi
3 – Colin Munro
3 – Suryakumar Yadav

Fastest T20I hundreds for Australia (by balls taken)
47 – Aaron Finch vs ENG, Southampton, 2013
47 – Josh Inglis vs IND, Visakhapatnam, 2023
47 – Glenn Maxwell vs IND, Guwahati, 2023
49 – Glenn Maxwell vs SL, Pallekele, 2016
50 – Glenn Maxwell vs IND, Bengaluru, 2019

Highest match aggregates in T20Is in India
472 – AFG vs IRE, Dehradun, 2019
459 – ENG vs SA, Mumbai WS, 2016
458 – IND vs SA, Guwahati, 2022
447 – IND vs AUS, Guwahati, 2023
438 – AFG vs IRE, Greater Noida, 2017

Highest partnerships for 6th wicket or below in a successful T20I chase
115 – Tony Ura, Norman Vanua (PNG) vs Singapore, Singapore, 2022
91* – Glenn Maxwell, Matthew Wade (AUS) vs IND, Guwahati, 2023
86* – Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran (AFG) vs IRE, Dehradun, 2019
82 – Afif Hossain, Mosaddek Hossain (BAN) vs ZIM, Mirpur, 2019

Most T20I hundreds in successful chases
3 – Glenn Maxwell
2 – Babar Azam
2 – Muhammad Waseem

Jason Behrendorff expressed his joy after the remarkable win, especially considering his good record at the venue. He highlighted the favorable conditions for swing early in the game, contributing to his success. The main goal is to win the series, and Behrendorff believes they are one step closer. Acknowledging Maxwell’s pivotal role in getting them over the line in his 100th T20I, Behrendorff suggested him for the Player of the Match.

At the halfway stage, India seemed content with Ruturaj Gaikwad’s scintillating century, pushing them past 220. Despite favorable batting conditions, the final over bowled by Maxwell went for 30, providing Australia with a chance. However, Maxwell’s destructive century overshadowed Gaikwad’s performance, compensating for his earlier bowling errors.

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