Riding on Glenn Maxwell’s explosive 145 off only 65 balls, Australia scored a record-breaking 263 for the loss of three wickets in the first T20I against Sri Lanka. Maxwell, who was left out of the ODI squad, made a stunning comeback by smacking a 49-ball hundred. The astonishing innings was studded with 14 fours and 9 maximums. He was ably supported by other batsmen. Warner and Maxwell started the innings brilliantly and reached fifty inside five overs.
Towards the end of the innings, Travis Head scored 45 off only 18 balls to help the Aussies reach the highest score in T20I. The record was previously held by Sri Lanka when they scored 260 against Kenya in 2007.
Let us see how the Twitterati reacted to this incredible batting:
In just 8 days,SL have lost two world records-Highest ODI total (to Eng) & now highest T20I total (to Aus). Hold Test record though.#SLvAUS
— Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) September 6, 2016
— Andrew F Fernando (@andrewffernando) September 6, 2016
— N. (@LeMeNiaz) September 6, 2016
In 58 balls, Maxwell has scored more runs in an innings than any other Aussie in 3 Tests and 5 ODIs on this tour. #slvAus
— Ric Finlay (@RicFinlay) September 6, 2016
My childhood was spent watching Geoff Marsh open, score 42 off 94, and be widely praised (but not by me). #SLvAUS
— Paul Dennett (@the_summer_game) September 6, 2016
Folks don't get excited for batting records being broken.
It will be regular thing in coming days. I stopped quite a while ago. #SLvAUS
— Rajan Shah (@momocricket) September 6, 2016
263 is a half decent 50 over score never mind T-20. Absolutely ridiculous ! #SLvAUS
— Daksh Hassija (@Daksh_LFC) September 6, 2016
— Ashok Lalla (@ashoklalla) September 6, 2016
The Arcey Bees hold onto a share of the highest T20 score ever by their fingertips… #slvaus
— Innocent Bystander (@InnoBystander) September 6, 2016
Help yourself Maxwell. We are a hospitable nation. We know how much you needed this innings to make a mark. Enjoy ! #SLvAUS
— Zafran Zahir (@zafran_z) September 6, 2016
About 10 days back, SL were holding records of highest total in Tests, ODIs and T20Is.
Today, they have just the highest total in Tests!
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) September 6, 2016
About time we see 300 in T20s. No respite for bowlers whatsoever. #SLvAUS
— Pritam Sharma (@VanDiablo) September 6, 2016