The Australian cricket team made a stunning start to their one-day clash against the New Zealand cricket team with Glenn Maxwell making everyone’s jaw drop with a stunning screamer. Glenn Maxwell stole the show as he held onto an “unbelievable” one-handed catch in the first ODI at Cazalys Stadium.
The stunning incident took place when the New Zealand cricket team was at 0/10 in the fifth over when Mitchell Starc found the outside edge of Martin Guptill’s bat, with the ball flying towards the gully region. The ball got almost past Maxwell, however, he flung out his left hand and plucked it out of thin air to remove the destructive Guptill for just six from 19 balls. It was the start the Australian side needed after winning the toss.
Maxwell is hailed as one of Australia’s best fielders over the past decade and on Tuesday, his one-handed screamer made everyone jump off their seats.
Former New Zealand wicketkeeper Ian Smith cried on Fox Cricket commentary: “What a catch! What a standard,”
“Maxwell, who else?”
Former Australian spinner Kerry O‘Keeffe continued: “What a weapon he is in the gully. What a talent.”
Australian teammate Nathan Lyon said: “That is a brilliant catch … it’s such a hard position to field to Starcy, especially when he’s bowling full and he’s bowling fast.
“That’s an unbelievable catch.”
Watch the video:
WHAT. A. SCREAMER. 🤯 pic.twitter.com/1MNeYoK1kY
— News Cricket (@NewsCorpCricket) September 6, 2022
Fans on social media were also left in awe of Maxwell’s skills and came up with amazing reactions. Check out the reactions:
Glenn Maxwell that is OUTRAGEOUS!
Great catch at backward point to remove Guptill!
🇳🇿 1-10#AUSvNZ pic.twitter.com/yRCtyZseDB
— Lachlan McKirdy (@LMcKirdy7) September 6, 2022
A blinder from Maxwell. #AUSvNZ pic.twitter.com/8QAKMRWMDj
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) September 6, 2022
The beauty of @Gmaxi_32 isn’t just that he creates incredible moments on a cricket field, it’s more how incredibly matter-of-fact he makes them look #AusvNZ
— Bharat Sundaresan (@beastieboy07) September 6, 2022
Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Steve Smith, Alex Carey (wk), Marnus Labuschagne, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Green, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
New Zealand XI
Martin Guptill, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson (c), Tom Latham (wk), Daryl Mitchell, Michael Bracewell, Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult