Maxwell's Heroics Keep Series Alive for Australia

In a high-scoring encounter, Australia secured a nail-biting five-wicket victory over India in the third T20I at Barabati Stadium in Guwahati, India. Glenn Maxwell's scintillating century played a pivotal role in Australia's chase of a daunting 223-run target.

India, batting first, capitalized on Ruturaj Gaikwad's maiden T20I century to post a commanding 222-3. Gaikwad, playing as an opener, smashed an unbeaten 123 runs off 57 balls, laced with 13 fours and seven sixes. His knock was ably supported by skipper Rohit Sharma's 61 runs off 31 balls.

In response, Australia got off to a flying start, with Travis Head scoring a brisk 35 runs off 18 balls. However, India pulled things back by picking up three quick wickets, reducing Australia to 74-3.

This brought Glenn Maxwell to the crease, and the all-rounder took the game by storm. He launched a brutal assault on the Indian bowling, smashing eight fours and eight sixes in his unbeaten 104 runs off 48 balls. His knock was a masterclass in power-hitting, and he single-handedly kept Australia's chase alive.

With Maxwell's heroics, Australia required 43 runs off the final 12 balls. Skipper Matthew Wade (28*) and Maxwell took the game deep, with the latter scoring 23 runs off the final over to seal a thrilling victory for Australia.

Maxwell's century was a match-winning effort, and he was rightly adjudged the player of the match. His knock not only helped Australia keep the series alive but also showcased his ability to chase down big targets.

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