1st T20I: Australia hit world record 263 against Sri Lanka

PALLEKELE: Opener Glenn Maxwell fired a blistering a hundred forty five not out as Australia published a global record 263 against a hapless Sri Lankan assault in the first Twenty20 global in Pallekele on Tuesday.
Maxwell struck 14 fours and nine sixes for the duration of his 65-ball stay to assist Australia in damaging a 9-12 months document held by means of Sri Lanka, who scored 260/6 against Kenya in 2007.
Skipper David Warner gave the visitors a fiery begin along with his 28 runs off 12 balls as he placed on a 57-run opening partnership with Maxwell to put a solid foundation.
Off-spinner Sachithra Senanayake bowled Warner on a looping transport that held its line to take the off stump, but Sri Lanka’s pleasure became short lived as Maxwell was simply warming up at the opposite give up.

The opener, who registered his maiden T20 century in his thirty-fifth game, found the correct companion in Usman Khawaja, who scored 36 off 22 balls because the duo prepares 97 runs for the second wicket.
Debutant left-arm spinner Sachith Pathirana were given Khawaja trudging lower back to the pavilion, most effective to peer Travis Head join forces with Maxwell.


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Maxwell and Head, who scored an 18-ball 45, then put on 109 runs for the 1/3 wicket as there have been raining barriers at a packed Pallekele international Stadium.
Maxwell fell eleven runs quick of teammate Aaron Finch’s pinnacle T20 rating of 156 as he confronted a single ball in the very last over of the innings.