Glenn Maxwell: Didn’t have much choice but to attack
Glenn Maxwell's 33-ball 74 almost got Australia past Pakistan's daunting total of 191.
A sensational 74 from 33 balls from Glenn Maxwell had put Australia on course for a win but his dismissal and some accurate bowling from bowlers towards the end bundled out Australia for 175 . After his innings, Maxwell said that he is happy to take up responsibility up the order and when he went out to bat at No 4, there was not much choice but to attack chasing a mammoth 192.
Maxwell put the pressure right back on Pakistan. With 57 in the first powerplay, Australia had regained their confidence to resume their quest for 191. But little did they imagine that in the next four overs, Maxwell’s onslaught and Finch’s calculated aggression saw 60 runs being scored off. And the eighth over was certainly demoralising with 30 scored from it. 4,4,6,6,5nb(beamer),4 was the sequence of scoring. Maxwell got to his fifty in just 18 balls.