Glenn Maxwell Makes History: Equals Rohit Sharma’s Record with Explosive Century Blitz

Glenn Maxwell’s innings was nothing short of breathtaking, as he amassed an impressive 120 runs off just 55 balls, showcasing a blend of finesse and power with 12 fours and eight sixes.

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Glenn Maxwell hits century against West Indies in Adelaide.

In a spectacular display of batting prowess during the 2nd T20I against West Indies in Adelaide, Glenn Maxwell etched his name in the record books by notching up his fifth T20 International century, a feat that brings him on par with Rohit Sharma’s standing in this remarkable milestone. Maxwell’s innings was nothing short of breathtaking, as he amassed an impressive 120 runs off just 55 balls, showcasing a blend of finesse and power with 12 fours and eight sixes.

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This outstanding performance played a pivotal role in Australia’s commanding total of 241 for four in their allotted 20 overs against the West Indies. Maxwell’s approach was nothing short of aggressive, with each delivery seemingly a target for the boundary. His ability to consistently find the ropes was evident as he reached his half-century in a mere 25 balls, setting the tone for an electrifying innings.

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Maxwell’s partnerships further highlighted the impact of his innings, with an 82-run collaboration alongside Marcus Stoinis and a subsequent 95-run stand with big-hitter Tim David. These partnerships not only added significant runs to the scoreboard but also showcased the versatility of Maxwell’s batting, adapting seamlessly to different partnerships.

As a seasoned campaigner in T20 Internationals, the 35-year-old has now amassed 2405 runs in 102 matches for Australia at an average of 30.83, maintaining an impressive strike rate of 155.26. Maxwell’s contribution extends beyond centuries, with a tally of 10 fifties highlighting his consistency and ability to anchor the innings.

Comparing Glenn Maxwell‘s achievement to Rohit Sharma’s, the Australian reached the five-century mark in 102 games, while the Indian opener accomplished the same feat in 151 matches. Rohit’s T20I record stands at an average of 31.79 and a strike rate of 139.97, with 29 half-centuries accompanying his five centuries.

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Currently, Suryakumar Yadav holds the second position in the list of most T20I hundreds, having scored four centuries in 60 games. The dynamic landscape of T20 cricket continues to evolve, with Maxwell’s recent milestone adding another chapter to the captivating narrative of this format.

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