IPL 2022 LIVE: Australia’s Glenn Maxwell has joined an elite T20 list after his knock for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) against Gujarat Titans (GT) on Saturday.

Maxwell scored an 18-ball 33 after RCB chose to bat first in their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 game on Saturday. En route 33, he completed 8,000 runs in T20s and became only the fourth Australian to do so.

David Warner is the leading run-scorer among the Australians in the T20 format. Second on the list is skipper Aaron Finch, ahead of former all-rounder Shane Watson.

Player’s NameMatchesRuns
David Warner31910,569
Aaron Finch35110,567
Shane Watson3438,821
Glenn Maxwell3538,014

Maxwell now has 8,014 runs in 353 T20s. He has recorded five T20 centuries and 46 fifties so far. Overall in the list of most T20 runs, Maxwell is placed 18th.

With his cameo against GT on Saturday, Maxwell took his runs tally to 157 runs in seven innings at an average of 26.17. The Australian explosive batsman has been hitting at a strike rate of close to 180 in the underway tournament.

The 33-year-old Maxwell, who has been playing in the IPL the 2012 season, has scored a total of 2,175 runs in 104 games, including 13 half-centuries. The former Punjab Kings (PBKS) batter is yet to score his maiden hundred in the Indian T20 league.

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IPL 2022 LIVE: Australia’s Glenn Maxwell Joins An Elite T20 List
IPL 2022 LIVE: Australia’s Glenn Maxwell Joins An Elite T20 List

Meanwhile, the RCB innings against GT on Saturday also saw Virat Kohli score his first half-century of IPL 2022. The former Indian skipper has been struggling with the bat. Coming into the match against GT at Brabourne Stadium, Kohli had reached double digits only once in RCB’s last five outings in the ongoing campaign. For more Cricket session tips for free and match guides from the experts, read here.

Kohli reached the 50-run mark in the 13th over. Even though Kohli ended his runs drought, he recorded his lowest strike rate in the history of IPL while scoring a 50+ score.

Virat Kohli’s lowest strike rate during a 50+ knock in IPL:

109.43 vs GT Mumbai BS 2022 (58 off 53)
114.58 vs RPS Pune 2017 (55 off 48)
116.28 vs CSK Dubai 2020 (50 off 43)

Meanwhile, it was Kohli’s 50th 50-plus score for RCB – the most by a batsman for a single franchise in the IPL. The players next on that particular list are Warner (42 for SRH), Suresh Raina (40 for CSK), and AB de Villiers (39 for RCB).

RCB have managed five wins in nine matches and are placed fifth in the IPL 2022 table, while GT are at the top of the points table. The Hardik Pandya-led GT has lost only one game out of their nine outings in the IPL 2022.

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