- Tag results for Glenn Maxwell
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.
An Al Jazeera documentary on corruption in cricket alleged that Australian players were involved in spot-fixing during the 2017 Ranchi Test against India.
Australian batsman Glenn Maxwell has proved his abilities in the limited formats but failed to do the same in Test cricket.
Zimbabwe had enjoyed early success, dismissing Australian openers Aaron Finch and Alex Carey inside the first five overs.
Glenn Maxwell has insisted Australia will head into the second one-day international against England in confident mood.
Maxwell was twice dismissed in single figures by spinners during Australia's warm-up matches against Sussex and Middlesex.
The auctions saw the franchise plump for the tried and tested duo of Gautam Gambhir and Glenn Maxwell.
Mohit will be expected to play the senior bowler’s role, and will be under pressure especially after KXIP showed faith in him by using their RTM option on him.
Finch, bought by Kings Xi Punjab for Rs 6.2 crore, is due to get hitched with his partner Amy Griffiths on April 7.