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Glenn Maxwell has compared the Indian batsmens approach unfavourably to the Australians when nearing a milestone, but Cricket Australia have been quick to do damage control.It began after the third ODI in Melbourne with a question quoting Matthew Hayden from 10 years ago. Maxwell, who had scored a match-winning 96 in that match, was noncommittal in response but before the Sydney ODI, he eliminated the doubts around what he said.They were probably just making sure they got to a milestone, Maxwell had said in Melbourne. Some people are milestone-driven, some people arent. If it means that much to you, you go for it. But its not something that drives me too much. Each to their own.In Sydney though, Maxwell went from generic to specific. He told Wisden India: I knew it [the comment] was going to blow up. It didnt really bother me. I was sent a photo the other day, it said Virat was 84 off 63, and then 100 off 89 or something like that. He got his last 11 runs off 22 balls to get his hundred. I thought about that and I was like, Jeez, he did it so easily all the way up until then, and then you just lose a bit of momentum. I have been thinking about that.Then you look on the other hand, when you watch David Warner get into the 90s and he tries to hit Ishant Sharma for a slog sweep for six. Its just, to me, thats two complete different ends of the spectrum. And then you look at the scoreline and you see 4-0. And to me, Id much rather be 4-0 basically.Maxwell said his side didnt care about milestones. The way Boof [Darren Lehmann, the coach] has talked to us always has been: Take the game on, take the game on, take the game on. I dont care if youre on 90, I dont care if youre on zero, take the game on.Cricket Australia and BCCI enjoy a fruitful relationship under the new Big Three arrangement. CAs website was quick to do an interview with Maxwell to clarify his statements, but he didnt quite take them back.Maxwell would, however, tweet that they were taken out of context and said he was in awe of how Kohli almost single-handedly chased down 349 in Canberra.I was asked to give a bit of an assessment of who was dominating with the bat in this series, and I said, I dont think anyone in the world is hitting the ball better than Virat at the moment, Maxwell told cricket.com.au.The point that I was making, and it related more to when India were setting totals and had plenty of wickets in hand, is that the scoring rate seemed to slow as milestones got close, which can sometimes be the case, especially when teams are batting first.Maintaining a constant scoring rate can be less straightforward batting first than when youre chasing and you know what the required rate has to be, and there have been times when batters just seem to have slowed a bit to make sure they reach those milestones. Sometimes that wins you games, and sometimes it doesnt but that was the only point I was trying to make. Ive got a really good relationship with Virat off the field, and Ive already had a chat with him.The clarification doesnt make it disappear that he compared the Indian batsmens efforts with that of Warner, who too, was setting a total and got out in the 90s trying to play a big shot.Steven Smith, Australias captain, said the slowing down near a milestone was natural. I think that can be natural for anyone around the world, Smith said. When you see that sort of milestone coming, in the back of your mind you might slow down a little bit. I think Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are quality players and theyre batting beautifully, and I dont see any problem with any selfishness there.Aaron Finch distanced himself from Maxwells comments. The talk of Indian players being selfish was obviously Glenns view; thats not my personal view, Finch said. Virat Kohli got a 100 off 80-odd balls the other day. There was nothing selfish about that innings. That was an extraordinary, extraordinary innings. Shikhar Dhawan got it off about 95 balls, I think. He took the game on at the start for India along with Rohit, and got them off to an absolute flyer. Gee, there are some seriously good players in India. Virat… 25 ODI hundreds now. Thats an unbelievable achievement.In the three ODIs that India batted first, they scored 67, 67 and 60 from overs 31 to 40. These have been the overs when their set batsmen have approached their hundreds. In Perth, Rohit took 24 balls from 83 at the start of the 31st over to reach his century. Similarly in Brisbane, between the 30th and the 40th overs, Rohit took 21 balls to move from 86 to 100. Virat Kohli took 15 balls to score the last 16 runs to his century between the 38th and 43rd overs in Melbourne.Team director Ravi Shastri, though, had defended his men before the Canberra ODI. 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In that regard, the Minnesota Lynx succeeded.In the six days since Lynx players donned black warm-up shirts memorializing Alton Sterling, Philando Castile and the five slain Dallas police officers while asking for dialogue and healing, their message has been applauded, denounced, misconstrued and debated from coast to coast.Subsequent news that four Minneapolis police officers on security detail Saturday night at the Target Center left the building in protest gave national legs to a story that might have fizzled by Monday afternoon.Minneapolis police chief Janee Harteau criticized the officers for walking off the job, and Mayor Betsy Hodges lambasted Lt. Bob Kroll, head of the Minneapolis police union, on Facebook for jackass remarks about the Lynx, including a condescending, inaccurate putdown of their attendance.The silver lining in that is, it got people talking, Lynx forward Rebekkah Brunson said of the police walkout. Thats the most important thing right now. It maybe kept a conversation going that may have gotten stunted.Regardless of how we feel about that, the important thing is, were talking about it. And by talking about it, we have an opportunity to create change.Tuesday, NBA commissioner Adam Silver said he supported the players speaking out. Then Wednesday night at the ESPYS, Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James, Chris Paul and Dwyane Wade opened the show by calling for an end to racial profiling and retaliation -- exactly the message Brunson and Maya Moore conveyed in their news conference before Saturdays game with Dallas.So Thursday, Brunson and Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve beamed over the way the discussion took off.Their expressions on Saturday were very thoughtful, very measured, in hopes of creating change, having conversation, having dialogue, said Reeve, whose Lynx (17-4) have the second-best record in the WNBA and have won their last two games by a combined 61 points. Im really, really proud were moving this thing forward, shining the light on a problem, and creating the dialogue.The Lynx play the New York Liberty here Friday night, and Kroll told the Minneapolis Star Tribune his officers might refuse to work future games if the players wore the shirts again. The Lynx donned standard team warm-up tops Tuesday afternoon in San Antonio, and Brunson hinted the players have moved on.The shirts are where we started, where we began to speak and use our voice, Brunson said. Now were trying to figure out whats next. How can we do things that are going to be more impactful beyond the shirts to help throughout this time?Last Sunday the Liberty wore their own black warm-up shirts supporting the Lynx , with #BlackLivesMatter and #Dallas5 on the front. Thursday, the Liberty announced plans to switch to plain black warm-up tops.The biggest loser in all this appeared to be Kroll. He told several Twin Cities media outlets he was unaware of what Brunson and Moore said Saturday before commenting about the walkout and the Lynx.And Krolls claimm that he needed only four detail officers at Target Center because the Lynx were a pathetic draw was especially off base.dddddddddddd The Lynx finished second in the WNBA in attendance the past four years, drew more than 13,000 to a game three weeks ago and 18,933 to Game 5 of last years WNBA Finals.Kroll later blamed that comment on a pushy reporter he was trying to get off the phone. Randy Furst, the Star Tribune reporter in question, is known for his doggedness and tenacity; Kroll isnt the first public official to turn snarky under Fursts questioning.Reeve and Brunson declined to criticize Kroll, though Reeve teetered around the edges. We draw well ... biting tongue here, said Reeve, who praised Harteau and Hodges for their leadership.Its not clear what the four Minneapolis officers, who have never been identified, objected to, or whether they heard Brunsons and Moores pregame remarks. Brunson cited racial profiling and senseless violence as problems, and Moore noted the tragic irony of the killings in Dallas, a city where de-escalation training dramatically reduced shootings by and complaints against police.This is a human issue, and we need to speak out for change together, Moore said that night.The shirts, ubiquitous now, featured the phrases Change Starts With Us -- Justice and Accountability on the front, and four elements on the back: The names of Castile and Sterling; the Dallas Police Department shield; and, at the bottom, Black Lives Matter. The shield was particularly hard to identify in some photos circulating on social media. The officers left quietly more than 45 minutes after the news conference and less than an hour before the opening tip.Some critics of the Lynx accused them of siding with Black Lives Matter against the police, which Reeve said wasnt the case at all.More than anything, the inclusionary aspect of this is so important, Reeve said. Its really important that you dont fall into pick a side. Were not trying to create sides. Were trying to create dialogue. You cant have dialogue unless you listen.Our players have done a great job of handling all thats gone with this. Its courageous. And you cant have change without challenge, and our players have been exemplary examples of how to lead through times like these.Meanwhile, Black Lives Matter Minneapolis is organizing a group outing to Minnesotas July 22 game against Seattle, the last before the Olympic break, in gratitude for the teams support. On the groups Facebook page, more than 280 people indicated they planned to go out of almost 1,500 interested.Before this, weve always been a team and an organization that wants to get out in the community that were involved in and do the best that we can to leave them better than before we got there, Brunson said. So this is no different. Were happy that we have this opportunity and platform to try to start some change on something thats positive. ' ' '

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