India vs Australia: Powerful Maxwell shot damages spider camera in Brisbane

first_imgGlenn Maxwell’s fiery innings against India in the first T20 International at the Gabba in Brisbane on Wednesday not only troubled Krunal Pandya and Khaleel Ahmed immensely but also the spider camera on the field.Maxwell was the highest scorer for Australia with 46 off 24 deliveries and it was his blistering innings that propelled Australia to a competitive 158/4 in 17 overs (overs reduced due to rain).In the final delivery of the 16th over and Maxwell had hit Pandya for a six just the previous delivery, tried to go for a bit hit once again but it went too high to eventually hit the camera and dropped down.Not only did the spider cam got all wobbly, it even faced a bit of damage. The ball was pronounced as dead rightfully and Maxwell just smiled and got ready again for the next delivery.”It’s hit the Fox!”Just wait for the camera shot at the end! #AUSvIND (@cricketcomau) November 21, 2018Australia rode on top order’s collective effort to post 158/4 in 17 overs before the target was readjusted to 174, according to the Duckworth-Lewis method in the rain-affected match.India, in their chase, fell just five runs short of the target despite a half-century by Shikhar Dhawan and with that Australia drew first-blood in the testing tour.Australia were going hammer and tongs in the last few overs as Glenn Maxwell smashed away and received equal support from Marcus Stoinis, who took 19 deliveries to clobber 33 runs.Chinaman Kuldeep Yadav bagged a couple of wickets for 24 runs, however, Krunal Pandya, who remained wicketless, was hammered for 55 runs in his four overs.advertisementAlso, pacer Khaleel Ahmed was expensive, leaking 42 runs in his three overs but took one wicket.India vs Australia, 1stT20I: HIGHLIGHTS | SCORECARDPut in to bat, Australia started cautiously before losing opener D’ Arcy Short (7 off 12) on 24 runs in 4.1 overs.Opener Aaron Finch (27) and Chris Lynn (37) then added 40 runs for the second wicket before Kuldeep struck to send back the Aussie skipper, leaving the hosts at 64/2 in 8.3 overs.Australia were just able to add 11 runs to their overall score when the chinaman struck again to dismiss Lynn in the 11th over.Maxwell and Stoinis then hammered every Indian bowler to all corners of the park as the duo added a crucial 78 runs for the fourth wicket.The partnership took the hosts past the 150-run mark in just 16 overs before rain played spoilsport with Australia being in a commanding position with 153/3 from 16.1 overs.After the rain break, the home side could only manage five runs from as many deliveries even as Jasprit Bumrah managed to send back Maxwell.(With IANS inputs)last_img