In a stunning showcase of cricketing skill, Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell made history by scoring a superb double century, leading Australia to a thrilling 3-wicket triumph over Afghanistan in a pivotal encounter at the 2023 ODI World Cup. Maxwell’s remarkable display not only rescued Australia from a challenging position but also guaranteed their place in the semi-finals, further solidifying their status as five-time champions. Sachin Tendulkar, the renowned former Indian cricket icon, celebrated Maxwell’s exceptional performance with great admiration, acknowledging him as one of the greatest batsmen ever.
A wonderful knock by @IZadran18 to put Afghanistan in a good position. They started well in the 2nd half and played good cricket for 70 overs but the last 25 overs from @Gmaxi_32 was more than enough to change their fortune.
From Max pressure to Max performance! This has been… pic.twitter.com/M1CBulAgKw
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) November 7, 2023
Australia’s pursuit of victory had reached its lowest point when they were struggling at 91/7 after 18.3 overs, facing a resolute Afghanistan team. Nevertheless, Glenn Maxwell, displaying his bold and fearless style of play, initiated a remarkable rescue operation. Alongside his captain, Pat Cummins, he forged an incredible 202-run partnership, reinvigorating the Australian innings.
Maxwell’s breathtaking innings of 201* off 128 deliveries not only clinched a thrilling victory but also left an indelible mark in cricket history. It has been officially established as the highest individual score ever achieved by an Australian batsman in the realm of One Day International (ODI) cricket. Moreover, this extraordinary accomplishment now holds the distinction of being the highest individual score in the current ODI World Cup, solidifying its place as a truly historic and unforgettable achievement.
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