Glenn Maxwell 145* from 65 balls full video highlights: Australia has officially made history with their recent smashing performance at Twenty20 internationals. The team from down under broke the world scoring record in Twenty20 internationals. Opener Glenn Maxwell certainly knew that it was definitely his day. He was the star of the show and the cream of the cake for Australia. His unbeaten 145 helped Australia to climb to an unbelievable 263-3. It was Australia’s first match against opponents Sri Lanka. They didn’t budge even a bit and this gave the Australian squad an 85-run victory.
Maxwell scored nine sixes and 14 boundaries which elevated him to 145 not out in just mere 65 balls. His performance led Australia to a record breaker Twenty20 International. Quite ironically, the previous record had been set by Sri Lanka at 260-6 against Kenya in 2007. And Australia smashed the record also against Sri Lanka itself.
It was not so good for Sri Lanka. if the batting is to be considered. Captain Dinesh Chandimal scored 58, while Chamara Kapugedera made 43, which was not good enough to beat Maxwell’s amazing 145.
Maxwell’s total was also the second highest individual score in Twenty20 internationals. The highest is held by Aaron Finch with the score of 156.
The captain of Australia – Warner said in a statement later, “Me and the coach had a word yesterday. I just thought of giving a bloke an opportunity, right hand-left hand combination, I like it at the top. To give him (Maxwell) the freedom in the first six overs to play his natural game, he knows what he has to do. Tonight it was a fantastic innings, incredible innings. Credit to him, he has worked hard… He came out today and showed what he can really do.”
Here’s the score in short:
Australia 263 for 3 in 20 overs (Glenn Maxwell 145*, Travis Head 45; Sachith Pathirana 1-45) beat Sri Lanka 178 for 9 in 20 overs (Dinesh Chandimal 58; Mitchell Starc 3-26, Scott Boland 3-26) by 85 runs.
Glenn Maxwell 145* from 65 balls full video highlights