IPL franchises KXIP and RR stunned by Maxwell and Smith's onslaught against India Photograph:( AFP )
Their performances stunned their respective IPL franchises.
Indian Cricket Team faced an onslaught by Australian batsmen. Aaron Finch, Steve Smith and Glen Maxwell, who failed to perform in IPL went blitzkrieg against India.
Smith and Maxwell, in particular, played in a T20 style. Maxwell scored a blistering 19-ball 45-run knock before being dismissed by Mohammed Shami, Smith scored 105 off just 66 balls. Their performances stunned their respective IPL franchises.
"Glenn Maxwell hitting sixes. Ki haal hai, @lionsdenkxip?," tweeted Rajasthan seeing Maxwell smash boundaries at will. "Smith’s scored a 100 off 62 #KXIP admin #RR admin Pain", Punjab replied.
Indian cricket team’s Australia tour of 2020-21 was off to the worst possible start as the Men in Blue, in retro jersey, suffered a crushing 66-run defeat at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney on Friday. Australian skipper Aaron Finch, Steve Smith and Josh Hazlewood were the pick of the players for the hosts with the former two scoring thunderous centuries.
Australia, batting first, piled on a mammoth score of 374/6 in 50 overs as Finch and Steve smoked centuries while David Warner (69) and Glenn Maxwell (45) contributed with crucial runs. The Indian bowlers looked rusty and sloppy with Mohammed Shami standing out with figures 3-59 in 10 overs.