Glenn Maxwell created a new history in ODI cricket. Australian batsman Glenn Maxwell created a new history in ODI cricket by scoring a double-century against Afghanistan in the ICC World Cup.
Australia qualified for the semi-finals by defeating Afghanistan by 3 wickets thanks to Maxwell’s unbeaten innings of 201 runs off 128 balls in the World Cup match played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on October 7.
Maxwell’s innings of 201 runs included 10 sixes and 21 fours.
Australian batsman Maxwell created a new history in ODI cricket
Glenn Maxwell also became the first Australian batsman to score a double century in ODI cricket.
A total of 11 double centuries have been scored in ODI cricket so far, but Maxwell’s double century is unique from all previous double centuries.
Yes! Maxwell is the first batsman in the world to score a double century while chasing the target in ODI cricket.
Glenn Maxwell is the first ever batter to score a 200 in a chase in ODIs. INCREDIBLE KNOCK!
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) November 7, 2023
According to cricket statistician Mazhar Arshad, 10 double centuries had previously been scored by batsmen batting first against the opposition, while Maxwell scored a brilliant double century in pursuit of the target.
Also, Maxwell is the first non-opener batsman to score a double century in ODI cricket, all double centuries were previously scored by openers.
It should be noted that Australia qualified for the semi-finals by defeating Afghanistan by 3 wickets.
Earlier, India and South Africa have already qualified for the knockout stage.