Glenn Maxwell hit an unbeaten 201 off 128 balls, even though he had cramps. This helped Australia beat Afghanistan in an unexpected World Cup 2023 match on Tuesday. The Australian batter’s amazing performance not only secured the Kangaroos’ spot in the semi-finals, but it also broke a number of records in the history of cricket.
Records broken in historic Afghanistan chase by Glenn Maxwell
With Maxwell’s powerful hitting, Australia was able to completely chase down Afghanistan’s 291-run score, which was the highest total score in an ODI match between Australia and Afghanistan.
Maxwell scored an unbeaten 201, which is the highest score by an individual Australian batter. He hit an amazing 200. Ex-Aussie cricketer Shane Watson set the previous high score of 185 runs in a match against Bangladesh in 2011.
Maxwell not only hit a double century by himself, but he also formed an amazing unbeatable partnership with captain Pat Cummins on the eighth wicket in an ODI match that went for 202 runs. The last time Australia had a bigger partnership in an ODI was when Shane Warne and Paul Reiffel put together 119 runs. They scored 202 runs together, which beat the record of 138 runs scored by South Africa’s Andrew Hall and Justin Kemp.