Glenn Maxwell makes a perfect on-field prediction before running Wanindu Hasaranga out
To the utter disbelief of the commentators, Carey took the bullet throw and effected the run-out of Hasaranga.
Updated - Oct 28, 2019 6:39 pm
Australia kickstarted their 2019-20 home summer of cricket with a record 134-run over the visiting Sri Lankans at the picturesque Adelaide Oval. Australia’s win was spearheaded by a stonewalling display of power-hitting by their top-3- Aaron Finch, David Warner and Glenn Maxwell.
Warner, who came into the summer on the back of a horrendous Ashes series, one that saw him becoming a bunny to England’s Stuart Broad and managing just 95 runs across ten innings, smashed a brutal hundred to once again vindicate his credentials as one of the modern-day great openers.
The Aussie opener was at his swashbuckling best as he joined the elite list of cricketers- headed by Shane Watson and Glenn Maxwell- from his country to score a ton in each of the three formats of the game. Warner was ably supported by the other member of that elusive list- Glenn Maxwell.
Maxwell- a tearaway middle-order batsman- was at his flamboyant best at the Adelaide Oval, scoring a 28-ball 62 in an innings that included seven fours and three sixes.
Fortune teller Glenn Maxwell predicts Hasaranga’s run-out
But, it was his outstanding fielding effort, one that saw him effect a great run-out, something that he had predicted prior to the heist that has left fans as well as pundits absolutely gobsmacked.
Maxwell was mic’d up on the Fox Sports’ coverage as he sprinted to retrieve the ball in the outfield. The all-rounder could be heard yelling “run out” on the live broadcast before sprinting and hurling the ball back to wicketkeeper Alex Carey.
And, to the utter disbelief of the commentators, Carey took the bullet throw and effected the run-out of Hasaranga. The clairvoyant all-rounder then went on to explain his actions, stating that the batsman (Hasaranga) looked a bit slow while getting off the mark, giving him the sniff of what was a great run-out.
“He looked a bit slow off the mark so I had to go keeper’s end. When he was tapping in he (Hasaranga) looked a bit slow there.” Maxwell said to Fox Commentators on air.
The run-out summed up what turned out to be a perfect day for the Aussies and an equally forgetful day for the visitors, who slumped to their biggest defeat (by runs) in the shortest format of the game.
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