List of records broken by Glenn Maxwell during his 201* vs Afghanistan in CWC 2023
Glenn Maxwell played a fighting knock to guide his team to victory against Afghanistan CWC 2023.
On November 7, 2023, in the thrilling 39th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 at Wankhede Stadium, a cricketer recorded his name in the cricket history. Glenn Maxwell, Australian all-rounder, showcased a performance for the ages that will be remembered for years to come.
In a high-pressure contest against Afghanistan, Australia needed 292 runs to secure victory. Maxwell emerged as a lone warrior, battling cramps and discomfort to play a remarkable innings. He notched up a monumental 201* runs from just 128 deliveries, striking 21 boundaries and sending 10 deliveries over the ropes. His stellar performance defied the odds and single-handedly carried Australia to victory with 19 balls to spare.
Glenn Maxwell’s extraordinary display with the bat and his invaluable contribution as a bowler (1/55) earned him the player of the match award. With this knock he broke many records. Lets talk about the numerous records he broke with just one innings.
1. Highest individual score by an Australian batsman in ODIs:
Maxwell’s monumental score of 201 not out established a new milestone in Australian cricket. He surpassed the previous record held by Shane Watson, who had scored 185 against Bangladesh. Glenn Maxwell’s astonishing innings became the highest individual score by an Australian batsman in One Day Internationals (ODIs), showcasing his exceptional batting skills and setting a new benchmark for his fellow countrymen.
2. Highest individual score by an Australian batsman in ODI World Cup
Glenn Maxwell also broke the highest individual score by an Australian batsman in the ODI World Cup. This feat was previously owned by David Warner, who lit up the 2015 World Cup with a remarkable 178 against the same opponents, Afghanistan. Maxwell’s extraordinary innings, included amazing strokes and relentless determination.
3. Highest individual score while chasing in an ODI:
Glenn Maxwell’s also broke the record of highest individual score while chasing in an ODI. The previous record was held by Pakistan’s Fakhar Zaman, who scored 193 against South Africa in Johannesburg on April 4, 2021. Maxwell not only scored a double-century but also took his team across the line with discomfort and pressure of qualifying for the knockout stages.
4. First ever Australian batsman to hit a double-century in ODI:
Glenn Maxwell became the first-ever Australian batsman to score a double-century in an ODI. His astonishing 201 not out in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 match against Afghanistan marked a moment of unparalleled excellence. This double-century was not just a personal achievement, it was a moment of glory for Australian cricket. His exceptional innings was the first instance of an Australian player reaching this milestone, and to do it in a World Cup match was icing on the cake.
5. First ever non-opening batman to hit a double-century in ODI:
Maxwell became the first non-opening batsman in the history of One Day Internationals to achieve a double century, joining an exclusive club of exceptional players who have reached this milestone. Until his incredible feat, all double centuries in ODIs had been scored by opening batsmen. In a total of 10 double centuries has been recorded in the format, Maxwell’s achievement as a middle-order batsman stands out as a testament to his exceptional talent.
6. First ever batsman to hit a double-century in ODI while chasing:
Maxwell achieved a unique record by becoming the first batsman ever to score a double-century in an ODI while chasing a target. Prior to Maxwell’s phenomenal feat, all double centuries in the ODI format had been recorded in the first innings. His exceptional performance set a new benchmark for chasing down targets.