Australia vs Afghanistan ICC World Cup 2023: Australia defeated Afghanistan by 3 wickets in a thrilling fashion. In this match, Afghanistan gave Australia a target of 292 runs to win, which Glenn Maxwell proved to be dwarf with his stormy innings. At one time the Australian team had lost 7 wickets for 91 runs. But after this Maxwell scored a double century and gave victory to the Australian team. He made a series of records in the match. Let us know about it.
Maxwell did a great job
Glenn Maxwell batted explosively against Afghanistan and scored 201 runs in 128 balls, which included 21 fours and 10 sixes. Maxwell has scored the second fastest double century in the history of ODI cricket. He has broken Chris Gayle’s record. Gayle had scored a double century in 138 balls.
Players who scored the fastest double century in ODI cricket:
126 balls- Ishan Kishan, 2022
128 balls- Glenn Maxwell, 2023
138 balls-Chris Gayle, 2015
AB de Villiers was left behind
Glenn Maxwell hit 10 sixes in the match against Afghanistan. With this, he has reached third place in terms of hitting most sixes in the history of ODI World Cup. He now has 43 sixes in his name in the ODI World Cup. He has left AB de Villiers behind. De Villiers has hit 37 sixes in the World Cup. Rohit Sharma is at second place with 45 sixes. Chris Gayle holds the record for hitting most sixes in the ODI World Cup. He had hit 49 sixes.
Batsmen who hit most sixes in ODI World Cup:
49 – Chris Gayle
45 – Rohit Sharma
43 – Glenn Maxwell
37 – AB de Villiers
37 – David Warner
Kapil Dev’s record broken
Glenn Maxwell has become the player to play the biggest innings while batting at number-6 in ODI. He has broken Kapil Dev’s 40 year old record. Kapil Dev scored 175 runs against Zimbabwe in the ODI World Cup 1983. Then he batted at number 6. Due to his explosive performance against Afghanistan, Maxwell was given the ‘Player of the Match’ award.
Maxwell created history by scoring a double century, the first batsman to achieve this feat in the world of cricket.
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