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Australia hit world record total in Sri Lanka T20

  • Published at 10:12 pm September 6th, 2016
  • Last updated at 10:52 pm September 6th, 2016
Australia hit world record total in Sri Lanka T20
Australia hit a world record 263 against Sri Lanka in Tuesday's Twenty20 international in Pallekele in Sri Lanka, reports the Associated Press. Hard-hitting middle-order batsman Glenn Maxwell, who just had been ruled out for the upcoming South Africa tour because of poor form, hit a magnificent inning of unbeaten 145. [caption id="attachment_14701" align="aligncenter" width="800"]Australia's Glenn Maxwell plays a shot against Sri Lanka as wicket keeper Kusal Perera watches during their first T20 cricket match in Pallekele, Sri Lanka on September 6, 2016 AP Australia's Glenn Maxwell plays a shot against Sri Lanka as wicket keeper Kusal Perera watches during their first T20 cricket match in Pallekele, Sri Lanka on September 6, 2016 AP[/caption] The total broke a nine-year record held by Sri Lanka, who scored 260 against Kenya in 2007. Asked to bat first, Maxwell smashed nine sixes and 14 boundaries for his 145 not out in 65 balls. Along with being his maiden century, it was the all-time second best individual score in T20s behind teammate Aaron Finch's 156. [caption id="attachment_14700" align="aligncenter" width="800"]Australia's Glenn Maxwell, right, and Usman Khawaja run between wickets against Sri Lanka during their first T20 cricket match in Pallekele, Sri Lanka on September 6, 2016 AP Australia's Glenn Maxwell, right, and Usman Khawaja run between wickets against Sri Lanka during their first T20 cricket match in Pallekele, Sri Lanka on September 6, 2016 AP[/caption] Travis Head hit three sixes and four boundaries for an 18-ball 45. Five out of six bowlers used by Sri Lanka conceded more than 11 runs an over.