- Tag results for Glenn Maxwell
The nemesis was a familiar one: a wrist-spinner, albeit a net bowler provided by Hyderabad Cricket Association.
Chasing 174 runs for a win after D/L method came into action, India fell short by five runs, managing 169 for seven.
Glenn Maxwell hit four sixes in his whirlwind knock before rain came, after Chris Lynn scored 37 runs off 20 balls to help Australia recover from a slow start.
In a bid to assert themselves as favourites for the Test series, which starts December 6 in Adelaide, India would be hoping to dominate the three T20Is.
The South Africans easily protected their 108 for six total off 10 overs to restrict Australia to 87 for seven with Morris the star of the Proteas bowling attack.
The Proteas opted for a four-pronged pace attack on a fast pitch and after winning the toss and choosing to bowl it quickly paid dividends with Australia soon in trouble.
Pakistan won the first match by 66 runs in Abu Dhabi. The third and final match is also in Dubai on Sunday.
Australian paceman Peter Siddle also expressed surprise over Maxwell's dropping and said that the all-rounder was very much confident of his selection for the Test series.