After a couple of disappointing shows in the first two T20Is, Glenn Maxwell unleashed his best in the third T20I against New Zealand and played a rampaging knock. Coming to number four in the first innings, the dasher went after the bowlers from the outset, and smashed runs all over the Westpac Stadium in Wellington. From Tim Southee to Trent Boult, Maxwell spared none and scored 70 runs off mere 31 deliveries with eight boundaries and five scintillating sixes. Thanks to his efforts, Australia posted a mountain of 208/4 while batting first. Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) fans were nothing but elated seeing the Aussie dasher’s stupendous striking as they flooded social media with praises. Here’s How RCB Planned to Buy Glenn Maxwell in IPL 2021 Players Auction (Watch Mock Auction).
For the unversed, RCB bought Maxwell for a whooping INR 14.25 crore in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 players auction. As the Aussie all-rounder, playing for Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings), had a terrible season in IPL 2020, several raised eyebrows over the Virat Kohli-led team going bonkers for Maxwell. Moreover, the 32-year-old registered scores of 1 and 3 in the first two T20I games. However, the right-handed batsman switched his A-game on in the third T20I and earned applauds. Meanwhile, let’s look at how social media users reacted.
💥 70 runs from 31 balls
💥 Eight fours and five sixes
— ICC (@ICC) March 3, 2021
The Big Show at Wellington 🔥
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) March 3, 2021
After watching Maxwell batting:
— Rohit Verma (@RohitVe13727483) March 3, 2021
Well done Maxwell 70 runs from just 31 balls I think more than aus fans rcb fans will be feel happy hope he continues his form
— Rowdy (@Rowdy95273830) March 3, 2021
After seeing Maxwell's 70(31)
Rcb fans- pic.twitter.com/DGJ0J10oWP
— Spıder 🎧 (@Pagal_Bandar_) March 3, 2021
The Big Show!!
Glenn Maxwell on fire 🔥
— 🇮🇳 RISHAV JHA 🇮🇳 (@rishavsayz) March 3, 2021
Good News for RCB Fans 😄 :-
1. Josh Phillipe - 43 (27)
2. Glenn Maxwell - 70 (31)
— 🇮🇳🇮🇳Team India Fan🇮🇳🇮🇳 (@HarshRo45_) March 3, 2021
Notably, Australia are 0-2 down in the five-match series, and the ongoing game is a do-or-die encounter for them. After posting a mammoth total, the visitors put up a bowling exhibition and rattled New Zealand’s top order.
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