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. 91/7 was Australia, on came a certain individual who blew away the match with a brilliant unbeaten 201 knock to help Australia qualify for the semi-finals of the Cricket World Cup.
Batting with a strike rate of 157, Maxwell took 128 deliveries to reach his double century. He slammed 21 fours and 10 sixes to reach his double ton and thus became the first player to score a double hundred while chasing in ODIs. Among the multiple records that he has shattered, Maxwell has become the first Australian to score a double hundred in the Cricket World Cup.
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) stand ahead of him. Maxwell is also the first batter to score 150 batting at No.5 or lower while chasing in ODI history. Glenn Maxwell is the first player to score 2 centuries in a WC edition batting at No. 5 or lower.
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
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
“It was hot while fielding today, I haven’t done a lot of exercise in the heat, it got a hold on me today. I wanted to stay back and get some movement (on 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.
“A hint of swing and nip (off the surface), as it happens here under lights, they bowled beautifully to exploit that. It would have been nice if it was a chanceless knock, but I had my chances, to make the most of it tonight was something I can be proud of. Amazing, after the first two games, people were quick to write us off. The belief was always there (as a team), after today, it would have gone a bit higher,” concluded Maxwell.