Glenn Maxwell has expressed that the win against India in the first T20I will build confidence and was hopeful of carrying the winning momentum throughout the series. He praised Pat Cummins and Jhye Richardson for holding their nerves and pulling out a special performance that led to the victory.
Maxwell had scored 56 runs while chasing 127 in the first match of the T20I series against India in Vizag. The low-scoring encounter went down to the wire with Australia needing two runs off the final ball when Cummins hit the ball down the ground and ran hard to score the winning runs. Requiring 14 off the final over bowled by Umesh Yadav, Richardson and Cummins scored a boundary each and inched closer to the win against the hosts.
Maxwell, in the post-match press conference, spoke about his performance and about the team starting off the tour with a win against a good Indian side.
"It can just bring the whole group together. It's been a hard eight or nine months of limited-overs cricket for us, and to have a result like this first game on tour is great for our confidence and something we can hopefully ride and gain momentum. Winning momentum is great but losing momentum, as we've found out is pretty hard to turn around.
"A lot of the times when you come over here, or when you're on overseas trips and you get close games, you lose them so often. The home crowd can get behind the home team and you can lose. It can just put your momentum in a different way. To win a game like this - by the
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