Maxwell’s 201* knock set multiple records. Check here

A sensational knock of 201 not out by Glenn Maxwell against an emerging Afghanistan team in the ICC World Cup has left the cricket world astonished as the Aussie batsman singlehandedly chased down 292 after the team slumped to 91 for seven in 18.3 overs.

Maxwell finished his highest ODI knock and slammed his first-ever ODI double-century as the cricketer hit 21 fours as well as 10 sixes. Indian batsman and former captain Virat Kohli took to his Instagram and wrote: “Only you could do this. Freak”.

WIth this, the 35-year-old all rounder broke several records.

  • Making a double hundred in men’s ODIs, Maxwell became the first player who wasn’t an opener. As many as 11 men’s ODI double hundreds have now been achieved; but, prior to Maxwell’s magnificent effort, an opener had amassed each of them. The Australia all-rounder entered at No. 6 to further accentuate this amazing achievement.
  • Maxwell also clinched the record of having the highest individual score in Men’s ODI for Australia as he beat the previous top score by Shane Watson’s 185* against Bangladesh in 2011. Interestingly, the only other hitter from Australia to make a double hundred in an ODI is Belinda Clark, who struck 229* against Denmark in the 1997 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup.
  • Maxwell’s double century knock is the highest score by a batsman in an ODI’s second innings and the first double hundred in the history of the competition whilst chasing. Earlier, Fakhar Zaman’s 193 against South Africa in Johannesburg in 2021 was the highest in chasing.
  • The Australian all-rounder’s mystical innings also set the record of being only the third double century to come in a men’s Cricket World Cup. This feat has only been achieved by Martin Guptill (237*) against West Indies and Chris Gayle (215) against Zimbabwe – both in 2015.
  • A 128 balls 200-run score also became the record holder of second fastest double century, missing Ishan Kishan’s 126 balls record by a whisker.
  • A 202-run stand by Maxwell-Cummins, is now the highest partnership for the seventh wicket or lower in a men’s ODI. Prior to this, Jos Buttler and Adil Rashid of England shared a record-breaking 177 runs for the seventh wicket against New Zealand in 2015.
  • Australia’s run chase of 292 against Afghanistan, which is now the five-time champions’ greatest successful chase in men’s cricket World Cups, was led by Maxwell and Cummins. Earlier, the most runs Australia has ever successfully chased was 287 against New Zealand in the 1996 tournament quarterfinal.
  • Maxwell has achieved three centuries in Cricket World Cups when coming to bat No. 5 or lower. The Oz batsman can now boast to have most hundreds when batting at this position as no other batsman has been able score more than a century down the batting line-up.

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