Glenn Maxwell’s Unbeaten 201: A Historic Knock That Rewrote the Record Books!

Glenn Maxwell broke several records as he scored an unbeaten knock of 201 runs form 128 balls to take Australia into the semi-finals of the Cricket World Cup 2023.

In a cricketing spectacle, Glenn Maxwell unleashed his mayhem on Tuesday, leaving the cricket world awestruck. The Australian all-rounder blazed through the record books with an incredible unbeaten knock of 201 runs against Afghanistan in a World Cup match. His stellar performance not only secured a place for Australia in the tournament’s semi-finals but also achieved remarkable milestones in the world of cricket.

Here’s a list of the records shattered by Glenn Maxwell’s unbeaten 201:

  • Maxwell’s 201 is Australia’s first-ever ODI double century and the 11th instance of a double hundred in 50-over cricket, surpassing Shane Watson’s 185* against Bangladesh in 2011.
  • It stands as the highest individual score in an ODI run-chase, overtaking Pakistan’s Fakhar Zaman, who scored 193 against South Africa in 2021.
  • Maxwell’s double century now ranks as the highest score by a non-opener in ODI cricket history, surpassing Charles Coventry’s 194 for Zimbabwe against Bangladesh in 2009.
  • Maxwell’s 201* is only the third instance of a double hundred in ODI Cricket World Cups, joining the ranks of Chris Gayle (215 against Zimbabwe in 2015 for West Indies) and Martin Guptill (237 against West Indies in 2015 for New Zealand).
  • The partnership of 202 runs between Maxwell and skipper Pat Cummins (12*) is the highest-ever partnership for the seventh wicket or below in ODIs, surpassing Jos Buttler and Adil Rashid’s 177-run stand for England against New Zealand in 2015.
  • Maxwell’s double century was achieved in just 128 balls, making it the second-fastest double century in ODIs. India’s Ishan Kishan holds the record for the fastest double century, reaching the milestone in just 126 balls against Bangladesh last year.
  • With 10 sixes in the match, Maxwell now boasts 33 World Cup career sixes, placing him in third place among players with the most WC sixes, behind Indian skipper Rohit Sharma (45) and West Indies legend Chris Gayle (49).

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