Mad MAX Fury! Glenn Maxwell shatters records for fun in AUS vs AFG


Glenn Maxwell shatters records with unbeaten double ton as Australia qualify for semi finals

Glenn Maxwell single-handedly guided Australia to clinch a thrilling 3-wicket win against Afghanistan. The score was 91/7 for Australia. Maxwell then blew the match out of the water with an unbeaten 201. This helped Australia qualify for the semi finals of the Cricket World Cup.

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Batting with a strike rate of 157, Maxwell took 128 deliveries to reach his double century. Maxwell smashed 21 fours, 10 sixes and one seven to reach his two-hundred and became the first ODI player to score double hundred when chasing. Maxwell, among the many records he has broken, is the first Australian to score two hundred at the Cricket World Cup.

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Highest World Cup Individual Score

With his blistering 201 unbeaten knock, Glenn Maxwell now has the third-highest individual score by a batter in the Cricket World Cup. Only Martin Guptill (237) and Chris Gayle (215) are ahead of Maxwell. Maxwell is the first batter in ODI to score 150 batting No.5 or below while chasing. Glenn Maxwell became the first player in WC history to score two centuries while batting at No. If you are batting at 5 or lower, Glenn Maxwell is the first player to score two centuries in a WC edition.

Records of Glenn Maxwell today:

  • First Australian player to score a double hundred in an ODI.
  • The highest score in an ODI chase.
  • First non opener to score a two hundred in an ODI.
  • First double century in an ODI run chase.
  • Most World Cup hundreds scored while batting at 5 or below.

Highest individual scores in World Cups

237* – Martin Guptill (NZ) vs WI, Wellington, 2015
215 – Chris Gayle (WI) vs ZIM, Canberra, 2015
201* – Glenn Maxwell (AUS) vs AFG, Mumbai WS, 2023
188* – Gary Kirsten (SA) vs UAE, Rawalpindi, 1996
183 – Sourav Ganguly (IND) vs SL, Taunton, 1999

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Glenn Maxwell shattered records for fun, slams unbeaten Double Century in Australia vs Afghanistan (AUS vs AFG) World Cup clashGlenn Maxwell shattered records for fun, slams unbeaten Double Century in Australia vs Afghanistan (AUS vs AFG) World Cup clash

Highest individual scores in an ODI run-chase

201* – Glenn Maxwell (AUS) vs AFG, Mumbai WS, 2023 WC
193 – Fakhar Zaman (PAK) vs SA, Johannesburg, 2021
185* – Shane Watson (AUS) vs BAN, Mirpur, 2011
183* – MS Dhoni (IND) vs SL, Jaipur, 2005
183 – Virat Kohli (IND) vs PAK, Mirpur, 2012

Highest individual scores for Australia in ODIs

201* – Glenn Maxwell vs AFG , Mumbai WS, 2023 WC
185* – Shane Watson vs BAN, Mirpur, 2011
181* – Matthew Hayden vs NZ, Hamilton, 2007
179 – David Warner vs PAK, Adelaide, 2017
178 – David Warner vs AFG, Perth, 2015 WC

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 “It was very hot today while fielding, I hadn’t done much exercise in the heat. It got to me today. I wanted to be back and move my legs. Not too much (when asked about plans at 92/7), just stick to the batting plans as much as possible, for me, still be positive, still look to play my shots, that LBW, it was going just above (the stumps), probably that made me be more proactive,” said Maxwell after his brilliant knock.

As it happens under lights here, the bowlers were able to take advantage of a hint of nip or swing (off-surface). It would have been nice to have a chanceless knock. But I had my chances and I made the most of them tonight. I am proud of myself. Amazing, people wrote us off after our first two games. The belief was always there (as a team), after today, it would have gone a bit higher,” concluded Maxwell.

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