Australian superstar Glenn Maxwell etched his name in record books after a scintillating performance with the bat in the 56th Match of the ongoing Big Bash League (BBL) 2021-22 on Wednesday.
Maxwell led Melbourne Stars from the front against Hobart Hurricanes to smash the second-fastest century in the history of the exciting T20 competition. The right-handed batter lit up the Melbourne Cricket Ground after hitting a century off just 41 deliveries.
Not only this, but Maxwell also created a record of the highest individual score of BBL as he finished with an unbeaten 154 off just 64 deliveries, including 22 fours and 4 humungous sixes.
Highest individual scores in BBL:
- 154* – Glenn Maxwell vs Hobart Hurricanes, MCG 2022
- 147* – Marcus Stoinis vs Sydney Sixers, MCG 2020
- 130* – Matthew Wade vs Adelaide Strikers, Adelaide 2020
“He’s truly box office, to turn it on like this, you cannot look away. Whenever he’s at the crease, you just do not want to miss a delivery. What a thrill to witness that. You always know there’s something exciting happening around Glenn Maxwell,” said Australian legend Adam Gilchrist on Fox Sports.
“He’s a freak it’s as simple as that. He makes bowler’s shiver with the shots he can play, the power, skill levels. Pure entertainer,” said former England captain Michael Vaughan.
Here is the video of Maxwell reaching the 100:
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Apart from Maxwell, Stoinis also took Hurricanes’ bowlers to the cleaners, smashing an unbeaten 75 from just 31 balls with the help of 10 boundaries, including 6 sixes. Riding on Maxwell and Stoinis’ incredible batting effort, Stars managed to post the highest-ever team total (278/3) in BBL history and third overall in T20 cricket.
Highest totals in T20 matches:
- 278/3 – Afghanistan vs Ireland, Dehradun 2019
- 278/4 – Czech Republic vs Turkey, Ilfov County 2019
- 273/2 – Melbourne Stars vs Hobard Hurricanes, MCG 2022*