Adelaide: Australian batsman Glenn Maxwell equaled Indian captain Rohit Sharma’s record of most centuries in men’s T20 by playing an unbeaten inning of 120 runs in 55 balls in the second T20 match against West Indies at Adelaide Oval on Sunday. Glenn Maxwell scored a century in 50 balls to help Australia post a mammoth score of 241/4 against West Indies.
Australia were in trouble at 64/3 in the seventh over when Maxwell came to the crease and from there he hit eight sixes and 12 fours in his incredible innings of 120 not out off 55 balls. The score of 241/4 is also Australia’s highest men’s T20 score on home soil, and the fourth highest when looking at the overall record.
With this century scored in his 102nd T20 match in Adelaide, Maxwell has equaled Rohit, who has reached this milestone in 151 matches. Maxwell has now become the second batsman after Rohit to score five centuries in the history of men’s T20 cricket. Rohit scored his fifth T20I century against Afghanistan in the third T20I in Bengaluru in January, which is best remembered for India’s victory after a double super over.
India’s Suryakumar Yadav (four centuries), Pakistan’s Babar Azam, New Zealand’s Colin Munro and Czech Republic’s Sabavon Devizi (three centuries each) are in the list of batsmen with the most number of men’s T20 centuries.
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