Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Explosive Australian all-rounder Glen Maxwell hit a whirlwind double century against Afghanistan at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Tuesday to singlehandedly help his team enter into the semifinals of the ongoing ICC ODI World Cup 2023.

Maxwell scored an unbeaten knock of 201 from 128 balls with the help of 21 fours and 10 sixes to guide Australia register a three wicket victory over the minnows. 

During his incredible knock, Maxwell set many new records. Let’s have a look at those records…

Maxwell scored the first ODI double hundred for Australia. It was the 11th double hundred in ODI cricket. In the process he eclipsed Shane Watson’s 185 no.

Maxwell’s double ton is the highest individual score during ODI run chase. He outshone Pakistan’s Fakhar Zaman who had scored 193 against South Africa in 2021.

Maxwell’s double ton is the highest score by a non-opener in ODI cricket. He surpassed Charles Coventry’s 194 against Bangladesh in 2009.

Maxwell has scored the third double century ODI Cricket World Cups. Earlier, Chris Gayle (215 against Zimbabwe in 2015 for West Indies) and Martin Guptill (237 against West Indies in 2015 for New Zealand) have scored tons in World Cups.

Maxwell and skipper Pat Cummins (12 no) stitched together the highest-ever partnership of 202 runs for the seventh wicket. In the process, they have surpassed the 177-run partnership between England’s Jos Buttler and Adil Rashid against New Zealand.

Maxwell has scored the second fastest ODI double century. India’s Ishan Kishan holds the record for the fastest double century of all time, with just 126 balls against Bangladesh in 2022.

With 33 sixes in his World Cup career, Maxwell has secured the third position among players with the most World Cup sixes. Team India skipper Rohit Sharma (45) and West Indies legend Chris Gayle (49) are only ahead of the Australian all-rounder in the list.
 

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