Australian batter Glenn Maxwell etched his name into the record books in a breathtaking display of cricketing prowess. He slammed a magnificent double century against Afghanistan in the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 on Tuesday, November 7 at the Wankhede Stadium that left spectators and experts alike in sheer awe.
Australia was struggling to chase 292 runs, losing seven wickets for 91 runs. However, Glenn Maxwell’s great resilience and valuable support from skipper Pat Cummins powered Australia to a remarkable win. They chased down the target with three overs to spare, and three wickets in hand. Maxwell stayed unbeaten despite struggling with cramps to score 201 runs off just 128 deliveries. He slammed 21 boundaries and ten sixes. The power hitter shattered several batting records during his outrageous knock.
— ICC Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) November 7, 2023
List of records broken by Glenn Maxwell against Afghanistan
– Glenn Maxwell slammed the first-ever ODI double century by an Australian men’s cricketer. This is the 11th instance overall in the format. The left-hander went past Shane Watson’s 185* as Australia’s (men’s team) highest Individual score in ODIs.
– He also became the first player to score an ODI double hundred while chasing. Maxwell toppled Fakhar Zaman’s score of 193 as the highest Individual score while chasing in ODIs.
– The 201* knock by Glenn Maxwell is only the third instance of a double century at the ICC ODI World Cups. Chris Gayle and Martin Guptill are the other two names on the list.
– It is also the first-ever double-century by a non-opener in the history of ODI cricket.
– The Australian batter reached his double century in 128 deliveries. This is the second-fastest double century in ODIs. Ishan Kishan holds the record, achieving the landmark in 126 deliveries.
– Glenn Maxwell and Pat Cummins added 202 runs for the seventh wicket. This is now the highest-ever partnership for seventh wicket or below in ODIs.
– The all-rounder slammed 10 sixes in the match, taking his World Cup sixes tally to 33. He is behind Rohit Sharma and Chris Gayle in the list of most World Cup sixes.