World Cup 2023:Australian player Glenn Maxwell has created history by scoring a double century at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Tuesday. He led Australia to win over Afghanistan by 3 wickets in the AUS vs AFG match. With the victory of this match, Australia has become the third team to secure a place in the semi-finals. Had Maxwell not used his bat, the defeat of the Kangaroo team was certain.
Actually, the Australian all-rounder played an excellent innings in the Australia vs Afghanistan match and remained unbeaten after scoring 201 runs. Afghanistan had given a strong target of 292 runs to Australia at Wankhede Stadium. The Australian team was reduced to 91/7, the Kangaroo team had lost all its best batsmen except Maxwell. It seemed very difficult for the team to win this match. The players of the Kangaroo team were also afraid of defeat. Which was clearly visible on their faces. No one had faith in Glenn Maxwell that he would be able to play such a brilliant innings. Because no one knows when Glenn Maxwell will bat. Glenn Maxwell would have been out after scoring 33 runs in the match. But, the Afghanistan team made a big mistake and they had to suffer the consequences. After this, Glenn Maxwell did not stop and while playing an aggressive innings, he destroyed the Afghan team with the help of 21 fours and 10 sixes and created history by leading his team to victory. Glenn Maxwell’s innings was no less than a miracle, he was not able to run for runs due to standing in the field for a long time. But, he stood at one place and kept swinging his bat and sending the ball across the boundary. Glenn Maxwell fell in the rain, kept staggering but remained on the field until he led the team to victory. Whoever saw his historic innings will never forget it.
Glenn Maxwell broke Kapil Dev’s record
In ODI cricket, it is often seen that the openers bat best. But, with this innings, Glenn Maxwell has also broken the record of Indian batsman Kapil Dev. Maxwell had come out to bat at number six in the match against Afghanistan. Luck favored him a lot. He survived getting out thrice. He has made the highest score in the history of ODI cricket. Before this, only Indian player Kapil Dev has been such a player. Who scored 175 runs in the World Cup while batting at number six. He scored these runs against the Zimbabwe team in the 1983 World Cup. Kapil Dev had created history by scoring 175 runs in 138 balls.
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