In a breathtaking display at the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023, Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell, often referred to as "Big Show" for his flamboyant and impactful playing style, crafted an astonishing 201* against Afghanistan in Mumbai, rewriting the record books.
Glenn Maxwell's World Record: Top 7 Innings
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Written by Anand Swami
With Australia staggering at 91/7 in this pivotal Aus vs Afg match, Maxwell's remarkable innings, paired with Pat Cummins, led to a historic 202-run partnership, catapulting the team from the brink to a memorable victory, and securing their spot in the knockout stages with unmatched flair.
Groundbreaking Feat: First Middle-Order Double Century in ODIs
Glenn Maxwell's record-setting innings marked a historic moment as he became the first middle-order batsman to score a double century in men’s One Day Internationals (ODIs). Before this remarkable achievement, all 11 instances of double hundreds in men's ODIs were exclusively scored by openers. Maxwell, coming in at the crucial No.6 position, added a spectacular dimension to this feat, showcasing his exceptional skills and redefining batting possibilities in the modern game.
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Record-Breaking Knock: Australia's Highest ODI Individual Score
Glenn Maxwell set a new benchmark in Australian cricket by becoming the first male player from the country to score a double hundred in a One Day International (ODI). His monumental score surpassed the previous highest individual score for Australia in men’s ODIs, which was Shane Watson's unbeaten 185 against Bangladesh in 2011. This historic achievement places Maxwell alongside Belinda Clark, the only other Australian cricketer to have reached a double century in ODIs, who scored a majestic 229* against Denmark during the ICC Women's Cricket World Cup in 1997.
Unprecedented Chase Masterclass: Highest Score in an ODI Second Innings
Glenn Maxwell redefined excellence in run-chases by scoring an unbeaten 201*, the highest ever by any batter in the second innings of a One Day International (ODI). This monumental score not only stands as the first double century in ODI chases but also surpasses the previous highest run-chase record set by Fakhar Zaman, who scored 193 against South Africa in Johannesburg in 2021. Maxwell's innings marked a new era in high-pressure chasing scenarios in ODIs.
World Cup Milestone: Third Double Century in Men's Tournaments
Glenn Maxwell's extraordinary innings etched his name in World Cup history as only the third player to score a double century in a Men's Cricket World Cup. This sensational achievement placed him alongside the elite performances of Martin Guptill, who scored an unbeaten 237 against West Indies, and Chris Gayle, who notched up 215 against Zimbabwe, both during the 2015 World Cup. Maxwell's double century continues the legacy of groundbreaking batting feats in the pinnacle of men's cricket tournaments.
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Swift Scoring Spectacle: Second-Fastest ODI Double Century
Glenn Maxwell's scintillating performance in the Men's Cricket World Cup saw him scoring an incredible 200 runs, the fastest double century in World Cup history and the second-fastest in the annals of One Day Internationals (ODIs). This remarkable feat was achieved in just 128 balls, narrowly missing the record set by Ishan Kishan, the Indian wicket-keeper batter who scored his double hundred in 126 balls against Bangladesh. Maxwell's blistering innings was a showcase of his exceptional batting prowess.
Record-Breaking Alliance: Top Seventh-Wicket Partnership in ODIs
The partnership between Glenn Maxwell and Pat Cummins became a cornerstone of Australian cricket history, amassing an outstanding 202-run stand. This partnership now holds the record for the highest for the seventh wicket or lower in a men's One Day International (ODI). It surpassed the previous record of a 177-run partnership held by the England duo, Jos Buttler and Adil Rashid, against New Zealand in 2015. Notably, the 202 runs compiled by Maxwell and Cummins also represent the largest total added after the fall of the seventh wicket in any men's ODI.
Monumental Chase: Australia's Highest World Cup Run Chase
In an extraordinary display of skill and determination, Glenn Maxwell and Pat Cummins led Australia to a remarkable chase of 292 runs against Afghanistan. This chase stands as the highest successful run chase by Australia in the history of Men's Cricket World Cups, eclipsing their previous record. Australia's earlier top chase was 287 runs, achieved against New Zealand in the quarter-final of the 1996 World Cup. This feat further cements Australia's reputation as a formidable competitor in high-pressure situations on the world stage.
Glenn Maxwell's extraordinary double century in the World Cup stands as a beacon of cricketing brilliance. His innings not only marked a series of record-breaking achievements - from the fastest World Cup double hundred to leading the highest seventh-wicket partnership - but also redefined the essence of resilience and determination in ODIs. Maxwell's performance, a blend of skill and audacity, will be etched in the annals of cricket as a legendary feat.
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