Glenn Maxwell charged down the wicket and launched Nathan Lyon over long-on in the 17th over, and he never looked back.
One of the world’s most devastating white-ball sloggers lived up to his reputation with a blistering four-over carve-up.
Dawdling to just 17 runs from 20 balls, Maxwell then went nuclear, smashing 65 runs off 23 balls. His biggest six came off the first ball of Ben Dwarshuis in the final over.
He deserved the MCG standing ovation when he was caught off the final ball of the innings, but only after amassing 82 off 43 balls. Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis versus Hobart sluggers D’Arcy Short and Matthew Wade on Thursday night will be must-view television. There would have been a federal government inquiry if Fox had exclusivity to this one.