Glenn Maxwell signed the chair he smashed in Wellington then made a donation too as it was auctioned off for a homeless charity

Glenn Maxwell’s destructive batting not only propelled Australia to a big T20 win against New Zealand in Wellington on Wednesday night.

The dynamic batsman also helped raise some money for a local charity when the seat he smashed during his epic innings was auctioned off.

One of the two sixes Maxwell hit as he took 28 runs off a single over from Jimmy Neesham smashed a hole through one of the yellow plastic chairs at an empty Sky Stadium.

Rather than toss it in the rubbish bin, stadium boss Shane Harmon made sure the memorable moment went to good use.

He said he would auction it off for the Wellington women’s homeless trust if Maxwell signed it, which the Aussie did, with another bonus too.

“I’ll make a donation, and an apology for breaking a seat,” Maxwell said after the game.

“I hadn’t hit too many in the middle so I was happy just to get one over the fence.”

Will put this seat @skystadium up for auction on @TradeMe next few days. All proceeds will be donated to Wellington Homeless Women’s Trust. Any chance of a signature @Gmaxi_32? 🙂 #NZvAUSpic.twitter.com/1Y0YPAfeDe

Thank you @Gmaxi_32!!!!! https://t.co/PuxZLvbvtfpic.twitter.com/OECXfcEepl

The MCG famously has a single brown set in the second level of the Great Southern Stand to commemorate a huge six hit by former Aussie all-rounder Simon O’Donnell.

Stadium officials in Wellington may want to do the same thing.

Maxwell said it was fun to take down Neesham, a former teammate in the Indian Premier League.

“I enjoyed that. Being good mates, it was nice to get a hold of him,” he said.

“I couldn’t lay a bat on him in his first over. To be fair I should hit him. I faced him so many times in the IPL and we trained together. It was good fun.”

Maxwell finished with 70 runs off just 31 balls with eight fours and five sixes as Australia won it’s first game in the five-match series which continues on Friday at the same venue.

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