Melbourne Stars (MLS) skipper Glenn Maxwell hit a mammoth six in a clash against Sydney Sixers (SYS) in the Big Bash League (BBL), which went on to hit on roop of a stand.
The incident happened in the seventh over of the second innings when Maxwell launched pacer Jackson Bird’s length delivery into the sky. The ball travelled 92 meters before hitting the roof of a stand on the leg side and then eventually falling into the crowd.
Maxwell’s IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) uploaded the clip with a caption: “That one looked like it was on its way to colonise the moon…. almost! Talk about a top tier hit.”
Jackson got his revenge on the very next ball by sending the opposition’s skipper back to the pavilion. Trying to carry on his aggressive style of batting, Maxwell misjudged the delivery and gave away his crucial wicket.
MLS chased 155 with three balls to spare to open their account in the tournament. The last 4-wicket victory took them to the seventh position in the points table after playing four games. They will next lock horns with Hobart Hurricanes on December 28.
Glenn Maxwell hopeful of a Test return
Recently, Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell expressed his wish to play the longest format. He understands that it is hard to get a chance at home but he might be an option when it comes to playing in sub-continent.
“There’s not a lot of spots up for grabs as far as tests at home, but I know that when it does come to a sub-continent tour I can be a real viable option to hopefully fill a role in that side,” he told Australian radio station SEN.
The 35-year-old hasn’t featured in Test cricket since September 2017. He has represented the Baggy Greens in only seven Tests so far, accumulating 339 runs, including a hundred against India.