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Maxwell goes berserk

  • Published at 09:45 pm June 20th, 2019
Maxwell
Australia's Glenn Maxwell reacts during their World Cup match against Bangladesh in Nottingham Thursday Reuters

Thanks to the run-out, the Tigers were saved from the full force of his bat, which becomes a ruthless sword more often than not

Australia were 313 for the loss of two wickets when David Warner got out after scoring a magnificent 166 off just 147 deliveries. 

Australia were cruising towards a big total and it was the perfect set-up for Glenn Maxwell, one of the finest hitters, to go and play an all-out game. 

The Aussies promoted Maxwell in the batting order, ahead of Steve Smith, at No 4. 

And the right-hander delivered as he smashed a timely innings of 32 off just 10 deliveries to lift the tempo furthermore for Australia. 

“The Big Show” smashed two fours and three sixes in his 10-ball stay at the crease.

He scored 23 runs from five balls against pacer Rubel Hossain in the 46th over, including two fours, two sixes and a three. 

Rubel conceded 24 runs in that over. 

However, the pacer got some measure of revenge as his brilliant direct throw from short-fine leg got rid of Maxwell after a mix-up with Usman Khawaja. 

Maxwell looked disgruntled with the dismissal as he went berserk out in the middle. 

Thanks to the run-out, the Tigers were saved from the full force of his bat, which becomes a ruthless sword more often than not.

MATCH 26

AUSTRALIA INNINGS        R    B

Warner c Rubel b Soumya     166    147

Finch c Rubel b Soumya     53    51

Khawaja c Mushfiq b Soumya 89    72

Maxwell run out (Rubel)    32    10

Stoinis not out            17    11

Smith lbw b Mustafizur     1    2

Carey not out            11    8

Extras (b 1, lb 5, nb 1, w 5)    12 

Total (50 Overs)        381/5 

Fall Of Wickets

1-121 (Finch), 2-313 (Warner), 3-352 (Maxwell), 4-353 (Khawaja), 5-354 (Smith)

Bowling

Mashrafe 8-0-56-0, Mustafizur 9-0-69-1, Shakib 6-0-50-0, Rubel 9-0-83-0, Miraz 10-0-59-0, Soumya 8-0-58-3

BANGLADESH INNINGS            R    B

Tamim b Starc                    62    74

Soumya run out (Finch)            10    8

Shakib c Warner b Stoinis            41    41

Mushfiq not out                102    97

Liton b Zampa                    20    17

Mahmudullah c Cummins b Coulter-Nile     69    50

Sabbir b Coulter-Nile                0    1

Miraz c Warner b Starc            6    7

Mashrafe c Maxwell b Stoinis            6    5

Extras (b4, lb4, w9)                17

Total (50 overs)                333/8

Fall Of Wickets

 1-23 (Soumya), 2-102 (Shakib), 3-144 (Tamim), 4-175 (Liton), 5-302 (Mahmudullah), 6-302 (Sabbir), 7-323 (Miraz), 8-333 (Mashrafe)

Bowling

Starc 10-0-55-2; Cummins 10-1-65-0 (3w); Maxwell 3-0-25-0; Coulter-Nile 10-0-58-2 (1w); Stoinis 8-0-54-2; Zampa 9-0-68-1 (1w)

Australia won by 48 runs

MoM: David Warner