[caption id="attachment_807198" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-807198" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Maxwell-AFP.jpg" alt="" width="628" height="417" /> Glenn Maxwell anchored the chase and carted six boundaries and two hits over the fence during his 43-ball 56. @ AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/australia/">Australia</a> allrounder <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/glenn-maxwell/">Glenn Maxwell</a> was in ominous form in the opening two-match Twenty20 International series against <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/india/">India</a>, his 56 off 43 deliveries, setting the tone for the run chase as the tourists registered a thrilling <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/india-vs-australia-1st-t20i-vizag-glenn-maxwells-fifty-guides-australia-to-thrilling-three-wicket-victory-807120">three-wicket victory</a> at Visakhapatnam. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/india-vs-australia-1st-t20i-vizag-glenn-maxwells-fifty-guides-australia-to-thrilling-three-wicket-victory-807120">Glenn Maxwell s fifty guides Australia to thrilling three-wicket victory</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>Coming into bat after Australia two quick wickets in <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/marcus-stoinis/">Marcus Stoinis</a> (1) and captain <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/aaron-finch/">Aaron Finch</a> (0), Maxwell, who has been phenomenal in the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/big-bash-league">Big Bash League</a> (BBL) this season, anchored the chase and carted six boundaries and two hits over the fence during his 43-ball 56. Opener <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/darcy-short">D Arcy Short</a> provided good support with a run-a-ball 37. <p></p> <p></p> Win is a win obviously. I thought I was able to control in the middle overs. I had a good partnership with D'Arcy, but unfortunately both of us gout out in quick succession which caused a bit of chaos towards the end, Maxwell, who won the Man of the Match award, said at the post-match presentation ceremony on Sunday. <p></p> <p></p>The match hung in balance till the final ball, especially after <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/jasprit-bumrah/">Jasprit Bumrah</a> s brilliant penultimate over in which he pocketed two wickets of debutant <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/peter-handscomb/">Peter Handscomb</a> and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/nathan-coulter-nile/">Nathan Coulter-Nile</a>. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/articles/india-vs-australia-2019-jasprit-bumrah-becomes-second-indian-bowler-to-take-50-t20i-wickets-807091">Jasprit Bumrah becomes second Indian bowler to take 50 T20I wickets</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>Pat Cummins at the end took his side home after smashing a brilliant boundary past over off <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/umesh-yadav/">Umesh Yadav</a> and followed it up with a brace. <p></p> <p></p> <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/pat-cummins/">Pat Cummins</a> and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/jhye-richardson/">Jhye Richardson</a> were excellent in the end. That's (batting at 4) something I have done well in T20Is and domestically back home in the Big Bash. It's a position I'm comfortable to bat in. Hopefully, I continue to do well, he said. <p></p> <p></p>Maxwell s innings was brought to an end by <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/yuzvendra-chahal/">Yuzvendra Chahal</a> after he was caught by KL Rahul in the 14<sup>th</sup> over. <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/krunal-pandya/">Krunal Pandya</a> and Bumrah were extremely hard to get away. I decided to target other players like Yuzvendra Chahal. I was trying to hit another six (on his dismissal), but it was a poor bat swing, I'll make amends in the next game, Maxwell said.