Twitter goes gaga as Glenn Maxwell hits unbelievable hundred in pain to guide Australia to a win over Afghanistan
Glenn Maxwell smacked an unbeaten 201 off 128 balls against Afghanistan.
In a crucial match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, Australia found themselves in a tight spot, chasing down a target of 292 against Afghanistan. It was a high-pressure situation, and one man, who stepped up to become the hero that Australia desperately needed was Glenn Maxwell, .
Glenn Maxwell’s innings in this match can only be described as heroic. He walked in to bat when Australia were reeling at 49/4, with their top-order batsmen dismissed early. He was under immense pressure and began constructing his innings with calculated aggression.
What made Maxwell’s innings even more remarkable was the physical discomfort he endured throughout his stay at the crease. He was struggling with cramps and appeared to be in pain, but he overcame it. This showed his determination and commitment to his team’s cause.
Maxwell’s knock of 201* runs came off just 128 balls and included 21 boundaries and 10 sixes. He single-handedly took on the attack of Afghan bowlers, showcasing his incredible range of shots. His innings was a masterclass of power hitting, precision, and resilience.
Glenn Maxwell guides Australia to victory
In the end, Glenn Maxwell’s extraordinary performance helped Australia chase down the target in 46.5 overs. His innings was a testament to his immense talent as well as his ability to perform under pressure. Maxwell’s remarkable knock will be remembered as one of the most memorable moments of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023.
Afghanistan posted a competitive total of 291/5 in their 50 overs, with Ibrahim Zadran being the standout performer with an unbeaten and record-breaking 129. Australia faced early setbacks but achieved a remarkable victory, thanks to Glenn Maxwell’s herculean effort, finishing at 293/7 in 46.5 overs. The win not only boosted Australia’s confidence but also solidified Maxwell’s reputation as a match-winner in the world of cricket.
Here’s how cricketing fraternity reacted to Maxwell madness at Wankhede: