Sri Lanka continues on their path to seal the one-day series against Australia in the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. Their batters struggled throughout the innings but were rescued by Charith Asalanka who scored an incredible century along with Dhananjaya de Silva’s 60. But the Lankans could have scored a lot more runs if it wasn’t for Aussie all-rounder Glenn Maxwell.
The Royal Challengers Bangalore all-rounder managed to pluck out a magnificent one-handed catch to dismiss De Silva in the 25th over. As Mitch Marsh delivered a shortish delivery which was pulled away by De Silva, straight towards Glenn Maxwell, it needed a splendid piece of effort from the “Bigshow” to send the Sri Lankan batter back in the pavilion.
Here is the video of the catch:
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Glenn Maxwell has had some magical moments on this tour like his 80 from 53 balls in the first ODI. In a rain-affected match, the visitors were struggling to chase 282 and Maxwell stepped up to take Australia home. Talking about that performance, Glenn Maxwell said, “That was really pleasing, with wickets falling around.”
“I tried to be there as long as I could. I thought it was a good opportunity to get the run rate down against the young spinner. It (reverse hit) is something I have learnt very hard over the last few years, that’s not a fluke. I was just trying to stay out there as long as I could.”
“I knew I was going to get balls to score off in my areas at some stage, and I was just trying to take risks at the right time,” the all-rounder continued, summing up the morale-boosting win,” he added.