Glenn Maxwell has blasted the fastest T20 international century in Australia in an absolutely scintillating knock at Adelaide Oval.
Maxwell has moved to the top of the leaderboard of T20I centuries, having tallied his fifth in a phenomenal 55-ball 120 not out as Australia belted 4/241 from its 20 overs.
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Maxwell was unstoppable, unloading 12 fours and eight sixes, bringing up his century in just 50 balls.
Incredibly, it’s only the fifth fastest hundred in T20Is for Australia — and Maxwell’s third fastest.
However, it is the fastest to have been scored in Australia.
The total of 4/241 was also the fourth highest score by Australia in T20Is — and also the biggest Australia has scored at home, beating the 2/233 scored against Sri Lanka at Adelaide Oval in 2019.
Fans were blown away by the incredible performance from the Aussie master blaster.
Speaking immediately after the innings, Maxwell said it was “good fun out there”.
“I just gave myself a chance, it’s a really nice wicket,” Maxwell said on Fox Cricket. “It’s always been good batting here at the Adelaide Oval. We saw during the Big Bash with how good the wickets were. It’s nice to be able to cash in and spend most of the time out there.”
Maxwell said his parents were in the crowd tonight and that he usually struggles when they’ve been at the ground.
“I’ve had a few cursed Adelaide trips with them coming over — I got injured, I think I broke my leg the last time they tried to come over to Adelaide,” Maxwell laughed.
“Nice to make this a positive one.”
After losing the early wicket of Josh Inglis, Mitch Marsh and David Warner kept the runs ticking over.
Marsh ensured the Aussies stayed at 10 runs an over in the powerplay, hitting 29 off just 12 balls.
But after his dismissal, Maxwell took over, putting on 82 with Marcus Stoinis, who contributed just 16.
Maxwell and Tim David (31 not out off 14) then put on 95 in the last 38.
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