The 26-year-old India National Cricket Team opening batsman Ruturaj Gaikwad played an absolutely stupendous innings in the third T20I of the five-match series against Australia National Cricket Team at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati on Tuesday, November 28.
Gaikwad didn’t look at his best in the initial half of his innings and he wasn’t able to get going. He batted quite cautiously and took time to settle down in the middle.
Ruturaj Gaikwad took 32 balls to complete his half-century and after taking his time he launched an attack on the Australian bowlers. He smashed the bowlers all over the park and showed everyone why he is rated as one of the most talented batters in the country.
Ruturaj Gaikwad activated his beast mode in the 20th over of the innings and destroyed the part-time off-spinner Glenn Maxwell. Notably, Maxwell was brought in by Matthew Wade to bowl his first over in the final over of the first innings.
Glenn Maxwell Bowls 30-Run Over Against Ruturaj Gaikwad, Tilak Varma
When Glenn Maxwell came to bowl the score of India was 192-3 after 19 overs and after his over India reached 222-3 in 20 overs. Ruturaj Gaikwad started off the over by hitting a six and completing his hundred off 52 balls.
On the second ball, Gaikwad hit a four and it turned out to be a no-ball. He took a single on the next delivery, before getting back on the strike as Tilak Varma took a single on the third ball of the over.
Glenn Maxwell then bowled a wide, before getting hammered for 2 sixes and one four to finish over the over. Overall, he conceded 30 runs in the over and this was the most expensive over bowled by an Australian in the history of T20I cricket. He went past Brett Lee’s 27-run feat to achieve the unwanted record.
Most runs conceded in an over in men’s T20Is (for Australia)
30 – Glenn Maxwell vs IND, Guwahati, 2023
27 – Brett Lee vs WI, The Oval, 2009
26 – John Hastings vs SA, Johannesburg, 2016