The Australian middle order came out all guns blazing as the side took Indian bowlers for a ride in the ongoing match at the Gabba, Brisbane. Though a slight drizzle interrupted the game in the middle, the hosts are clearly on the upper hand as they posted 153/3 in just 16.3 overs.
Opting to bowl first, Indian side contained the Australian side well in the powerplay. However, Lynnsanity arrived at the Gabba as he smashed three sixes off Khaleel Ahmed. Australian innings started to receive the much needed ‘push’ through his blitz before Maxwell and Stoinis took over the responsibilities.
Maxwell took Krunal Pandya to cleaners in the 14th over of the match. Hat-trick sixes from Maxwell accelerated the scoreboard quickly and Krunal had no clue towards the swashbuckling Australian batsman. All three were a treat to watch for cricket enthusiasts as they unleashed the hitter in him.
Kuldeep Yadav was the pick among the bowlers as he picked two wickets that slowly tried to turn the game in India’s favour. Stoinis and Maxwell are still at the crease and the action now shifts towards pacers if they could stem the run flow and the ‘big show’ from Maxwell.
— Sabir Ali PTI (@ImSabirAliKhan) November 21, 2018