‘Lucky to have him’: Mitchell Marsh hails Glenn Maxwell after Australia’s win over West Indies | Cricket News – Times of India



NEW DELHI: Following Australia‘s 34-run victory over the West Indies in the second T20I in Adelaide on Sunday, Australian skipper Mitchell Marsh expressed his appreciation for Glenn Maxwell‘s contribution to the team.
During the post-match presentation, Marsh mentioned that the team is fortunate to have Maxwell in their squad.
Describing the game against the West Indies as “great,” Marsh also lauded the overall performance of his team in the T20I format over the last six months.Australia’s win in the second T20I showcased their prowess in the shortest format of the game.”I thought it was a great game; I thought 220 was par, so I needed every bit of that 240. (Maxwell) has always done it; he’s unbelievable. We are incredibly lucky to have Maxwell. I think we’ve played some really good T20 cricket over the last six months. I thought there were key moments in the inning we won. They bat down to ten and are a formidable team,” Marsh said.
Earlier, Maxwell’s outstanding unbeaten innings of 120 runs from 55 deliveries, coupled with a clinical performance from the bowlers, led Australia to a commanding 34-run victory over the West Indies. With this win, Australia took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series.
Chasing a formidable target of 242, the West Indies faced early setbacks, losing wickets of Brandon King (5), Nicholas Pooran (18), Shai Hope (0), and Johnson Charles (24) within the powerplay. The West Indies found themselves at 63/5 after Spencer Johnson dismissed Sherfane Rutherford for a two-ball duck.
Despite a promising partnership, Marcus Stoinis, with his experience, broke through by ending Andre Russell’s quick-fire knock of 37 off 16 deliveries. Following this breakthrough, Australia’s victory became a matter of time, sealing the series with a strong performance in both batting and bowling.
(With ANI inputs)



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