Australia National Cricket Team all-rounder Glenn Maxwell was absolutely livid with the non-wide call of the on-field umpire Rohan Pandit in the third T20I of the five-match series against India National Cricket Team at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati on Tuesday, November 28.
Chasing the target of 223 runs in the do-or-die T20I, Glenn Maxwell batted magnificently well. He played a blinder of an innings and took his team past the finish line.
However, Maxwell’s innings wasn’t a smooth one and several times he was left dissatisfied with the decision of the on-field umpires. He expressed his frustration multiple times and he took it one step further when he slammed his bat on the pitch.
On the last ball of the 18th over, Prasidh Krishna bowled a slower length delivery wide outside off-stump and Glenn Maxwell shuffled across and looked to drag the ball into the leg-side. However, he missed the ball completely and thought it was a wide. However, after the on-field umpire Rohan Pandit declared it as a fair delivery, Glenn Maxwell expressed his frustration by slamming his bat on the pitch.
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Maxwell finished his innings with a knock of 104 runs off 48 balls. His innings consisted of 8 maximums and 8 fours. Also, Maxwell alongside Matthew Wade guided Australia to their first win in the series and now it stands at 2-1 with India leading.
It all went pretty quickly – Glenn Maxwell
The star all-rounder was awarded Player of the Match for his heroics and speaking during the post-match presentation ceremony, he said that he just wanted to take the game deep. He said:
“It all went pretty quickly. It was hard work for them to bowl yorkers with so much dew. We didn’t really have a number in mind. Knew we would be in the game if we could take it down to the final over.”
Glenn Maxwell further lauded his captain Matthew Wade for staying not-out till the end and guiding the team to the win. He said:
“Wade had to be out there to cash in with Axar having one over left towards the end. Wade was brilliant out there, the way he went helped me as well.”