“Nice to make this a positive one”

Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell is relieved to have damaged the curse of Adelaide with a file fifth T20I hundred towards the West Indies on the venue on Sunday (February 11).

Maxwell was in gorgeous contact as he made a dashing comeback from the consuming incident not too long ago in Adelaide, prompting head coach Andrew McDonald to warn him. The veteran all-rounder introduced up his half-century off 25 balls and reached the magical three-figure mark off 50 deliveries, thereby equalling Rohit Sharma’s file of most T20I tons.

Speaking to the broadcaster on the innings break, the 35-year-old claimed:

“I obtained my mother and father right here as properly. So, um, had a few cursed Adelaide journeys, Uh, with them coming over a couple of instances. So I obtained injured. I feel I broke my leg the final time they tried to come over to Adelaide. So, um, it is good to make this a positive one.”

The spin-bowling all-rounder got here into the crease at 64-3, having misplaced David Warner, Josh Inglis, and Mitchell Marsh. He added 82 with Marcus Stoinis and stitched up a 95-run stand with Tim David to raise the hosts to a match-winning complete of 241 in 20 overs, with Maxwell staying unbeaten at 120.

“Went via the waves” – Glenn Maxwell after incomes the Player of the Match award

Glenn Maxwell raises his bat after the hundred. (Credits: Getty)
Glenn Maxwell raises his bat after the hundred. (Credits: Getty)

After the 34-run win that sealed the collection for Australia, the Victorian prompt that he regained his rhythm after the slog-sweep off Akeal Hosein’s bowling. He mentioned:

“Probably simply did not hit the gaps straightaway…most likely anticipating an excessive amount of of myself early on. We knew we had been going to money in on the again 10. I made a good determination towards Akeal and slog-swept that one, felt I used to be actually clear.

“Showed I used to be watching the ball. Was pleased with that. Went via the waves, mistimed a couple, however stayed fairly clear. I really feel actually comfy in this format, over the past 18 months have felt actually clear. While I’m going properly simply attempting to experience that.”

The third and closing T20I will happen on Tuesday (February 13) in Perth.

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Edited by Sudeshna Banerjee


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