Glenn Maxwell continued his dream run with the bat in the ongoing Big Bash League (BBL) as he carved an astounding innings against Melbourne Renegades to guide Melbourne Stars to their seventh consecutive win in the season.
The first part of his innings was awaited game as witnessed the required run rate to soar over 12 before he unleashed an array of seven jaw-dropping sixes down the leg side. Maxwell scored 49 runs off his final 16 deliveries en route to his unbeaten knock of 83 off 45 balls to lead his team to a victory and subsequently extend the Renegades’ losing streak.
Maxwell came in to bat when his side was struggling at 54/3 in 7 overs and struck singles of each off his first six deliveries. He only started the fireworks when the Stars required 60 runs off the final five overs. While being ably supported by Nick Larkin (33 off 28), Maxwell took charge and finished the game with a six off Dan Christian.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
— KFC Big Bash League (@BBL) January 10, 2020
— Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) January 10, 2020
T20 cricket at its best .. Great crowd .. Great pitch .. Quality players . Magnificent DJ .. Then the Freak Glenn Maxwell !!! @FoxCricket
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) January 10, 2020
Glenn Maxwell was 42 not out from 32 balls and finished 83 not out from 45.
So 41 from 13.
— Daniel Cherny 📰 (@DanielCherny) January 10, 2020
Convince me Glenn Maxwell isn’t in Australia’s best white ball teams every single time. Go. #BBL09
— Theo Doropoulos (@TheoDrop) January 10, 2020
“Glenn Maxwell Sends Message To Selectors” – Ancient Australian proverb #BBL09
— Rudi (@RudiEdsall) January 10, 2020
— Pawan Kumar (@itspawanhere) January 10, 2020
When he is on song, very few can do what Glenn Maxwell can with bat in hand … that was a top-shelf T20 innings 👏🏏 #BBL09
— Glenn Mitchell (@MitchellGlenn) January 10, 2020
Glenn Maxwell is just a treat to watch!!! #BBL09
— Jake Bozinovski 🐝⚫️⚪️ (@TheRealBozza1) January 10, 2020
Imagine being one of those people who don’t enjoy watching Glenn Maxwell play cricket and Nick Kyrgios play tennis 😂 What a boring life.
— Tim Rosen (@timrosen35) January 10, 2020
— The Cricket Times (@CricketTimesHQ) January 10, 2020
The treatment by national selectors towards Glenn Maxwell is disgusting. Genuine match winner. Defies belief that he doesn’t play all 3 forms #BBL09
— Luke (@Marruso89) January 10, 2020
💥Glenn Maxwell 🇦🇺 Is Such An Amazing 3 Dimensional Cricketer The Every Team Would Love Want In Any Format Of The Game🏏
▫Scored Match Winning 83*(45)🏏
▫7 Sixes & 1 Four🏏
▫184.4 Strike Rate💥🏏
▫Decently Opened Bowling 20/0 (3)👍
▫Led Melbourne Stars To Top Of The Table🏆
— Saeed Cricky 🏏 (@SaeedCricky) January 10, 2020
No surprises who the player of the match went to 💚
— Melbourne Stars (@StarsBBL) January 10, 2020