Twitter Reactions: Glenn Maxwell scripts history with the fastest ever half-century for Stars

Twitter Reactions: Glenn Maxwell scripts history with the fastest ever half-century for Stars

Here are the best tweets.

Glenn Maxwell of the Stars
Glenn Maxwell of the Stars bats. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

In today’s Big Bash League clash, the Sydney Sixers welcomed the Melbourne Stars into the SCG. The Stars sit firmly rooted to the bottom of the BBL07 ladder after just one victory so far. This will be there second last game and in order to not finish on the bottom of the ladder, they’ll need to record two monster victories.

The visitors made two changes to their 13-man squad as Michael Beer and Rob Quiney come in at the expense of Ben Hilfenhaus and Daniel Fallins but stuck with a core set of players especially in the bowling attack that they view as future prospects. This match also represented Kevin Pietersen’s penultimate match for the Stars and his last game at the SCG.

With two mammoth victories required for the Stars to avoid ending last, they planned to begin their onslaught right from the start of the match. Invited to bat first, all their expectation were shattered as they lost both openers in an early fashion, enter Glenn Maxwell. Maxwell entered at number three and he raced to his half-century from only 23 deliveries.

The 29-year-old’s performance was a predicament as to what the Australian side has missed out on as he completely decimated Sydney Sixers bowling attack. The swashbuckling all-rounder eventually culminated his innings on a well-scripted 84. His innings comprised seven 4s and four 6s.

Maxwell enters the record books

Maxwell scripted history by equaling the fastest-ever half-century for the Melbourne Stars. Former Australian veterans Adam Gilchrist and Ricky Ponting, who were commentating from the box also heaped praises on Maxwell for his stupendous innings.

Gilchrist was also quick to point out the feat entered the record books as he said, “Maxwell gets to 50. He does it in 23 deliveries, which equals the fastest-ever for the Melbourne Stars.” Maxwell’s innings was a strong hit to the chins of the pundits who had been criticizing him, of late. Following the feat, Twitter exploded lauding the all-rounder and appreciating this rare inning.

Here are the best tweets