"Double century; Maxwell made a historic date."
In the ICC World Cup, Glenn Maxwell, who snatched victory from Afghanistan’s grasp, made history.
In the match played at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium, Maxwell’s unbeatable performance of 201 runs on 128 balls led Australia to qualify for the semi-finals by defeating Afghanistan with a margin of 3 wickets.
Glenn Maxwell’s aggressive innings of 201 runs included 10 fours and 21 sixes, making him the first batter to score a double century on behalf of Australia.
In the One Day format, there have been 11 double centuries so far, but Maxwell’s double century is unique because he achieved this feat in pursuit of the target.
Moreover, Maxwell is the first opener to score a double century in One Day cricket. Before this, all double centuries were made by middle-order or lower-order batsmen.
It is clear that Australia has confirmed its place in the semi-finals with a thrilling victory against Afghanistan, while the contest for the fourth team is still ongoing between Pakistan and New Zealand.