The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) is slated to get underway from September 19. Glenn Maxwell struck a century during Australia’s second intra-squad match at the Ageas Bowl and will be blessed news for the Kings XI Punjab camp ahead of IPL 2020.
Cummins XI chased down 250 for victory in a 50-over contest against a Finch XI which is acting as preparation for next month’s white-ball series against England.
Smith had been denied the opportunity to bat in Friday’s first intra-squad fixture when the match was abandoned due to rain only 5.5 overs into the chase
Pat Cummins successfully chased down 250 for victory with 51 balls to spare at the Rose Bowl in a 50-over contest against Aaron Finch’s XI.
The game was part of Australia’s preparation for its upcoming white-ball series against England.
Smith had been denied the opportunity to bat in the first intra-squad fixture when the match was abandoned last Friday due to rain only 5.5 overs into the chase.
This time the sun was shining in Southampton, but Smith’s first innings since March concluded following a run-a-ball eight when Riley Meredith had him caught behind.
It was left for Stoinis and Maxwell to pick up the baton and — after the opener had hit 87 — Maxwell scored 108 off 114 balls to help Cummins’ team to win by two wickets.
Earlier, David Warner hit a 44-ball 34 before he fell to a delivery from Cummins. Andrew Tye required treatment after he was caught by a Stoinis bouncer, but he recovered and put on 106 with Mitchell Starc for the seventh wicket.
The first of Australia’s three T20 internationals against England — all at Southampton — will take place on Friday. The teams will also meet in three one-day internationals at Manchester.