Whole team was outstanding, says Glenn
Having gone through a rough patch with the bat in recent times, Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell was happy to put up an all-round show in his team’s dominating performance against England in the tri-nation cricket tournament final, here on Sunday.
Maxwell scored 95 in Australia’s total of 278 and then took four wickets with his off-breaks. “My batting has let me down a fair bit. I thought I have been bowling pretty well in the last 12 months. It was nice to put in a good all-round performance. I thought the whole team was pretty much outstanding. After the little collapse at the start, from then on, we really dominated the game all the way through,” Maxwell said at the post-match presentation ceremony.
“I think when you have those situations, when you get out early you think all the bad luck you had. I think the last two times I have had the opportunities early at the WACA, I chopped on both occasions really early for a duck. You sort of think about that, if you just get past that a little bit of bad luck and you could be away. I had a couple of chop-ons on Sunday that went close to the stumps. They miss the stumps and all of a sudden, you are away. So it’s a little of luck in the game, I felt it was with me on Sunday and it’s nice to get through that,” said Maxwell.
But luck didn’t last long enough for him to get a maiden ODI hundred as he fell for 95 runs. “Yeah, I was a little bit annoyed that I didn’t bat till the last 10 overs. I think I did a lot of the hard to work to get myself to that stage, allow myself to have that bit of fun at the end where I could express myself and take advantage of the team that I had basically negated for 20 overs. “So I felt like I earned the right to bat in the last 10 overs and to get out in a pretty soft way,” added the all-rounder.