Glenn Maxwell ,the aussie all-rounder , said he wasn’t one for individual landmarks , after stumbling two short of a century while trying to pinch an extra run in the fourth one-day international against Pakistan on Friday , 29 March .
Maxwell’s 82-ball 98 made Australia secure a nervy six-run win in Dubai offering the visitors a 4-0 lead in the five-match series . He pile on a 134-run partnership with Alex Carey , which boosted the side from 140/5 to 277/7 .
But the enduring image of the match was Maxwell attempting the extra run late in the first innings, and he was lauded for his selflessness. “You can never accuse Glenn of being selfish,” Aaron Finch, the captain, told the host broadcaster.
Maxwell himself said he valued team wins over individual feats. “I’m not going to look back on my career when I’m done and think about all the hundreds I’ve missed,” he said. “I’m going to think about the wins we had.
“It would have been nice to get a hundred, but I was really happy with the way I played today. To put that partnership on with [Alex] Carey, to get us to a total we thought we could defend – I was really proud of the way I went about it. The hundred doesn’t really matter too much to me.”