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Maxwell trying to ride the wave after yet another mindbending century
Glenn Maxwell says he's trying to ride his career-best form for as long as he can after scoring his fourth international century in nine games, and equalling the record for the most T20I hundreds with a dazzling 120 not out from 55 balls against West Indies in Adelaide on Sunday. Maxwell struck eight sixes and 12 fours in one more shocking presentation of white-ball batting to help set up Australia's most noteworthy T20I score on home soil of 241 for 4, which was enough for the home side to get a success and series triumph over West Indies. In his last nine global innings tracing all the way back to the ODI World Cup, Maxwell has scores of 106, 41, 201 not out, 1, 2 not out, 12, 104 not out, 10 and 120 not out. His most recent two centuries have come in T20Is. He presently has five in the configuration, equalling Rohit Sharma's record, and he has been not out in that frame of mind with Australia dominating each match. "I feel truly great in this configuration," Maxwell told Fox Sports at the post-match show. "I thoroughly consider the last presumably year and a half I've felt better about my batting and great about my game. I feel clear when I'm out in the center. The game can some of the time feel overall quite basic when you're out there and at different times you scratch several early and out of nowhere turns out to be truly troublesome. So I think while I'm going great I'm simply attempting to ride that however much I can and continue to do exactly the same things." Maxwell conceded that he got disappointed from the get-go in his innings on Sunday. He was 4 off 6 at one phase having hollered uproariously at himself a few times in the wake of tracking down defenders with very much struck shots. "I presumably didn't raise a ruckus around town as well as I would have preferred straight away all along," Maxwell said. "I most likely expected a lot of myself from the beginning. Yet, when I kind of quieted down, I hit a couple of holes and gave myself a nice stage. We realized we planned to trade out the back 10 [overs] with two or three wickets close by, so it worked out actually pleasantly." Maxwell got his innings rolling with a colossal trudge clear off Akeal Hosein and afterward took off from that point. He hit a few unprecedented shots including a switch hit off Hosein into the second level at cover-point. Yet, he said the principal blow was the one that demonstrated he was turned on. "I pursued a decent choice against Akeal when he bowled an inswinger," Maxwell said. "I trudge cleared that one and I just felt like I was truly clear at that time, when he bowls that pleasure seeker, to go to that shot, it simply shows that I was watching the ball truly hard. I was pleased with that and I had the option to, kind of, ride through the rushes of the innings a tad. You won't hit everything out of the center, you won't hit everything for six however to go through the waves and confound a couple, I had the option to secure back and remain pretty clear." Maxwell's score of 120 was the second-most elevated by a hitter coming in at No.4 or beneath in T20Is. Four of his five T20I hundreds of years have come at No.4, which is a position he cherishes batting in. "It's been a decent situation for an extensive stretch of time however it's a troublesome situation too," Maxwell said. "I feel that is the reason I appreciate it to such an extent. There's so many various situations you can come into and you must thoroughly consider your direction it and change the energy of the game. I love it."