In a thrilling match at the HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, Glenn Maxwell played a crucial role for Australia as they continued their aggressive batting display against New Zealand. After strong performances by Travis Head and David Warner at the top of the order, Maxwell maintained the momentum in the middle overs.
Coming in at No. 6, Maxwell added 41 runs to Australia’s total in just 24 balls. He showcased his power-hitting skills, hitting five fours and two massive sixes. Australia had slowed down a bit after losing Warner and Head, but Maxwell’s explosive batting injected new life into their innings.
The highlight of Maxwell’s innings was a colossal six in the 43rd over off Mitchell Santner. The ball he struck traveled an astonishing 104 meters and landed on the stadium’s roof. It was a remarkable display of his prowess with the bat. Maxwell had been in fantastic form throughout the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, even scoring the fastest World Cup hundred in a previous innings.
Maxwell wasn’t done after that tremendous six; he went on to hit another big one over mid-wicket. His partnership with Josh Inglis, who contributed 38 runs, added 51 runs in just 6 overs and swung the momentum back in Australia’s favor. Earlier, after Travis Head’s dismissal in the 24th over, Australia had only managed to add 74 runs in 15 overs, and New Zealand was attempting to regain control of the game. However, Maxwell’s quick cameo shifted the tide once more.
Glenn Maxwell’s Incredible 104m Six
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Glenn Maxwell smashes the biggest six of the 2023 World Cup.
104M at the Dharamshala Stadium. pic.twitter.com/soR1PNxPNm
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As the innings progressed, Captain Pat Cummins also played a pivotal role by scoring 37 runs in just 14 balls, featuring 2 fours and 4 sixes. His brilliant cameo included smashing Jimmy Neesham for three sixes in one over, which added 20 runs to Australia’s total. Josh Inglis played a crucial knock towards the end, contributing 38 runs off 28 balls.
In total, Australia’s innings included an impressive 32 fours and 20 sixes, leading to a formidable target of 389 runs for New Zealand to chase. The match promised to be a thrilling contest in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023.