“The plan was to get Maxi out…”: Indian Skipper Suryakumar Yadav Revealed India’s Game Plan For Glenn Maxwell

In yet another white-ball spectacle, Glenn Maxwell, living up to his ‘Big Show’ reputation, delivered a masterclass performance that etched his name into cricketing history. Maxwell, known for his prowess in white-ball cricket, he continued to be the driving force behind Australia’s success.

Fresh from Australia’s record-extending ODI World Cup triumph on Indian soil, the team, featuring a second-string side, faced India in the T20I series. Maxwell’s heroics unfolded in the series decider.

Despite Ruturaj Gaikwad’s record-breaking performance, Maxwell stole the spotlight with a brilliant century. His innings played a crucial role in Australia’s famous win at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium.

Maxwell’s knock showcased his ability to dominate Indian bowlers. His aggressive style and powerful strokes left the Indian team, led by Suryakumar Yadav, struggling to contain the Australian attack.

The win against India marked a significant moment for Australia, securing their first victory in the T20I series. Maxwell’s contribution proved pivotal in rescuing the series for the visitors. India faced an over-rate penalty with five men in the ring for the final over. The pressure mounted on pacer Prasidh Krishna as Australia needed 21 off the last six balls.

In a breathtaking turn of events, Maxwell took Krishna to the cleaners, smashing 18 runs in the last four balls. This remarkable finish rewrote history, securing Australia’s win. Maxwell completed his century in just 49 balls, showcasing his exceptional batting skills. The aggressive right-hander’s century added to his list of T20I milestones.

Indian skipper Suryakumar Yadav shared insights into India’s plan to get Maxwell out quickly. Despite the strategy, Maxwell’s performance proved to be “insane,” according to the Indian skipper. He acknowledged the challenges of defending a 220-run target, especially with dew on the field. The decision to hand the ball to experienced spinner Axar Patel did not produce the desired outcome.

“The plan was to get Maxi out as quickly as possible. To defend 220 with so much dew, have to give something to the bowlers. Australia was always in the game. Told the boys we’ll try and get Maxwell out quickly, but it didn’t happen; it was insane. Axar is an experienced bowler, though there’s always a chance for an experienced bowler, even if it’s a spinner when there’s dew. Very proud of my boys,” Suryakumar said after the match.

Prasidh Krishna faced a nightmare in the final over, leaking 23 runs and creating an embarrassing record. His struggles surpassed the previous record held by Yuzvendra Chahal. Krishna’s unfortunate record of conceding 68 runs in four overs marked a forgettable day for the Indian speedster. The comparison with Chahal’s previous record added to the woes.

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