Glenn Maxwell’s incredible hundred matches Rohit Sharma’s record.

Glenn Maxwell’s incredible hundred matches Rohit Sharma’s record.

In the second Twenty20 International against the West Indies on Sunday at Adelaide Oval, Glenn Maxwell hammered his fifth century.

The all-rounder, who walked in at No.4 after the fall of Josh Inglis and Mitchell Marsh, was off the mark in disastrous form, top-edging a hook shot to an empty portion of the field.

Australia found themselves in a dangerous situation when David Warner fell in the next over, but Maxwell got things moving in the eighth over, hitting a huge six off Akeal Hosein.

The Australian smashed two more sixes in the next two overs, making it the first of several big hits.

Maxwell hit Rovman Powell for four fours in an over after he entered. He reached his fifty off just twenty-five balls, but he was far from finished.

His century arrived in just twenty-five more balls as Australia easily reached the 200-run threshold. Australia concluded with 241/4, their fourth-highest total in men’s Twenty20 Internationals, as Maxwell completed his mayhem with two fours and a six off Andre Russell in the final over.
With his fifth century in the game’s shortest format, Maxwell’s 120* tied Rohit Sharma for the most hundreds in Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) in the men’s division. In the Men’s T20Is, it was also the fifth-highest individual score recorded by an Australian. 

West Indies hitters were given the opportunity to bat first but struggled to gain momentum as Australia set a high bar. The team finally lost by 34 runs despite reaching the 200-run milestone once more thanks to runs from the lower order.

In the three-match series, Australia jumped out to a 2-0 lead, guaranteeing another series win at home.

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