In a nail-biting T20I match on Tuesday, Australia clinched a five-wicket victory over India, breathing life back into the series. The star of the show was undoubtedly Glenn Maxwell, whose unbeaten 104 off 48 balls, featuring 8 fours and 8 sixes, powered the Australian team to chase down India's target of 223 runs on the last ball.
Maxwell's Stellar Performance
Maxwell's exceptional knock led Australia to their second-highest successful run-chase in T20Is, surpassing South Africa's record. His performance was pivotal in reducing India's lead in the five-match series to 2-1. Alongside Maxwell, skipper Matthew Wade also played a crucial role, contributing an unbeaten 28 off 16 balls.
India's Solid Batting Display
For India, young Ruturaj Gaikwad shone with a maiden international hundred, scoring an unbeaten 123 off 57 balls. India set a significant total of 222 for 3, with substantial contributions from Suryakumar Yadav and Tilak Verma as well. Despite the high total, Australia's aggressive batting managed to overshadow India's performance.
Series Alive With Two Games to Go
The series has been competitive, with India's batting excelling and Australia looking to bounce back after a challenging tour. The upcoming T20 World Cup adds significance to the ongoing series, as both teams have made changes to their lineups. Australia rested some key players, while India missed the services of all-rounder Hardik Pandya. With this thrilling finish, the series remains alive with two games to go.