Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell was in ominous touch during the 1st T20I against Sri Lanka on Saturday as he smashed 62 off 28 balls. Maxwell’s destructive knock was laced with seven fours and three sixes. In the 18th over of the Australian innings, Maxwell took a liking for Kasun Rajitha and smashed him for consecutive sixes. The second six hit by Maxwell in the 18th over gave fans a glimpse of the helicopter shot, which is a signature MS Dhoni hit.
Rajitha went full, looking to hit the yorker length. Maxwell, who was set, went deep in his crease to get the elevation and the swing of the bat. He hit it from the middle of the bat and it went sailing into the crowd for a maximum.
Here is the shot:
Thanks to David Warner‘s maiden T20I ton and Maxwell’s blitz, Australia thrashed Sri Lanka by 134 runs.
Chasing a target of 234, Sri Lanka were only able to score 99/9. Lankan team struggled to form big partnerships and lost wickets at regular intervals.
Kusal Perera and Oshada Fernando built a stand of 33 runs for the fourth wicket. The duo helped their side to get past the 50-run mark.
For Australia, Adam Zampa scalped three wickets while Starc and Cummins picked two wickets each.