India initiated their pursuit of the 353-run target with an aggressive batting display led by Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. Their partnership, which began after the dismissal of Washington Sundar at 74/1 in just 11 overs, exerted immense pressure on the Australian team.
This pressure forced the Australians to desperately seek an early breakthrough in order to regain control of the game. The pivotal moment that shifted the momentum occurred when Maxwell entered the bowling attack.
It marked a significant turning point for the visiting team. In the 21st over, Maxwell delivered an exceptional catch off his own bowling. Rohit, who was hammering the ball to all corners of the ground, received a half-volley that he struck with tremendous force down the pitch.
However, Maxwell stretched his right hand and miraculously clung onto the ball. Not only did Rohit express astonishment, but even the bowler himself displayed evident surprise in his reaction.
Twitter erupted with reactions as this catch was undeniably outstanding, a moment of pure cricketing brilliance.