Mumbai, November 8 (Language) Regarding the innings of Glenn Maxwell, who hit deafening sixes at the Wankhede Stadium, Afghanistan coach Jonathan Trott said that he wished he could have put a fielder in the spectators’ gallery also so that he could be dismissed.
Taking advantage of the lease of life he got at the beginning of the innings, Maxwell scored unbeaten 201 runs in 128 balls which included 21 fours and 10 sixes. At one time, while chasing the target of 292 runs, Australia had lost seven wickets for 91 runs but Maxwell led a miraculous victory.
Trott said after the match, “We could have done some things differently.” But the way he was playing, we couldn’t put a fielder in the gallery. I wish I could.”
He said, “Full credit goes to him.” The way he scored a double century was brilliant. He deserved to win.”
Trott admitted that his team did not play with the right mindset after Australia took seven wickets for 91 runs.
He said, “We kept waiting for Maxwell to get out. The enthusiasm of the players had cooled down on the field. Maybe they thought they would win. It was wrong to think like this in front of a team like Australia. Every opportunity should have been capitalized. This is a good lesson. A slight lapse in concentration can lead to the match getting out of control like this.
He said, “This is a young team and is still learning.” He has understood how competitive cricket is at the top level and you have to be alert at every moment for the entire 100 overs.