The next ball was hit by a superb four by Maxwell. The ball went flying towards the square leg boundary.He was on strike because the run out was at the non striker’s end. The next ball was hit for another four by Maxwell. This time he hits it over square leg for clean boundary. Consecutive boundaries took Australia to 300/7 in the 49th over.Third ball Ishant bowled also went for a superb boundary.That was already 14 runs on 3 balls off the last over for Maxwell. Australia raced to a total of 344.
There were 3 more balls to go in the last over. The next ball was missed by Maxwell in the last over. Sharma bowled cleverly. There was a rare dot ball. The Maxwell got prepared for the next ball as he another boundary over long off on the second last ball. There was no fielder at that spot. So the ball hit the fence and umpire signaled four.There was a last ball remaining, Maxwell pulled hard in search of another boundary. Manish Paney took a great catch to dismiss Maxwell on the last ball. But the damage was done already and Australia was raced to a total of 348/8 off 50 overs..
The last over was bowled by Ishant Sharma. Maxwell was still in charge of the game. That was also the 10th over of Sharma which was ruined by dashing hitting of Maxwell. The first ball was hit for a six.Long leg boundary was beautifully cleared. The next ball was also played for a brilliant four by Maxwell. This time it was towards the third man. The last over was becoming a treat for Australian fans.