Glenn Maxwell registered the joint-fastest T20I century by an Australian during the third T20I against India at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati on Tuesday.
Maxwell reached the three-digit mark in 47 balls with a four off the penultimate delivery of the match as Australia chased down a mammoth 223-run target with five wickets in hand.
The right-handed batter equalled the record of Josh Inglis, who also struck a 47-ball century earlier in the series in Visakhapatnam, and former skipper Aaron Finch, who scored a century off as many balls against England in 2013.
This was Maxwell’s fourth T20I century and the Australian went level with Rohit Sharma for most hundreds in the format.
Maxwell’s knock helped Australia keep the five-match series alive after India won the first two games. However, the visitors will miss Maxwell’s services for the remainder of the series as he is set to return to Australia on Wednesday.
The 35-year-old has been in scorching form of late. He smashed a 40-ball hundred against Netherlands in the 2023 ODI World Cup last month to register the fastest century in the history of the tournament.
Maxwell followed it up with an unbeaten double-hundred against Afghanistan at the World Cup to help Australia pull off a stunning come-from-behind win.
Fastest T20I hundreds by Australians
- Aaron Finch - 47 balls - vs England at Southampton in 2013
- Josh Inglis - 47 balls - vs India at Visakhapatnam in 2023
- Glenn Maxwell - 47 balls vs India at Guwahati in 2023
- Glenn Maxwell - 49 balls vs Sri Lanka at Pallekele in 2016
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