Glenn Maxwell sets a new record for the best score in the history of the BBL
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Glenn Maxwell shatters BBL records with a stunning 154 off 64 balls.
Swashbuckling Glenn Maxwell, an Australian all-rounder, made history on Wednesday by shattering the greatest individual score in Big Bash League (BBL) history.
In front of Hobart Hurricanes, he scored 154* runs off 64 balls as Melbourne Stars recorded a gigantic total of 273/2 in 20 overs.
Hurricanes responded with a score of 167/6, losing the match by 106 runs.
On Wednesday, the ‘Big Show,’ who generally bats in the middle of the order for the side, was promoted to opener in a must-win game against the Hobart Hurricanes. Maxwell took an aggressive approach from the start, scoring a half-century in only 20 deliveries and continuing his big-hitting form as the Stars look for a huge win in Melbourne.
Maxwell blasted spinner Sandeep Lamichhane for 18 runs in the third over of the game and reached his half-century in the sixth over. Joe Clarke, his opening partner, also produced a crucial 35-run knock off only 18 deliveries as the pair accumulated 97 runs for the first wicket in just seven overs.
The Melbourne Stars’ 273 runs broke the previous Big Bash mark of 235 established by the Thunder last season, and was the third highest score in T20 history, trailing only the 278 scored by Afghanistan and the Czech Republic in 2019.
Maxwell, though, had the best individual batting performance of the night, scoring 42 runs in the first four overs in a spectacular show of hitting before bringing up his 50 off only 20 deliveries, the fastest in his storied T20 career.
Meanwhile, the Hurricanes’ setback means they will still finish fifth and play Adelaide in an eliminator on Friday, but their momentum has been severely harmed.
The first three finals will all be held in Melbourne, with the challenger and decider taking place in the host city. While they are unable to play in Western Australia, Perth will utilize Marvel Stadium as their home.