Glenn Maxwell’s Unbeaten 201* Guides Australia to Sensational ODI World Cup Triumph Leaving Pat Cummins Surprised

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Glenn Maxwell’s innings against Afghanistan in the ICC ODI World Cup will be etched in cricketing history as one of the greatest displays of batting prowess. His unbeaten 201* was the catalyst for a remarkable Australian victory that defied all odds.

Maxwell’s Masterclass

In what can only be described as a masterclass, Glenn Maxwell played arguably one of the greatest innings in the history of One-Day Internationals. The stage was set at the Wankhede Stadium, where Afghanistan had posted a formidable total of 291/5. Australia’s response seemed bleak as they found themselves reeling at 91/7 by the 19th over.

Maxwell’s epic knock was all the more extraordinary because he was battling severe cramps throughout the innings. At times, he collapsed to the ground, and he could only manage power walks between the wickets. However, his brilliance with the bat overshadowed the physical challenges he faced, making the innings even more remarkable.

Maxwell’s unbeaten 201* came off just 128 deliveries, an astounding feat that rewrote the record books. His innings included 21 boundaries and 10 towering sixes, showcasing his incredible ability to find gaps and clear the ropes.

Maxwell did receive a lifeline early in his innings when Mujeeb Ur Rahman dropped a simple catch at short fine leg while he was batting at 33. Despite this opportunity, Maxwell’s performance was nothing short of spectacular.

Maxwell and Cummins in Awe 

Reflecting on his innings, Glenn Maxwell expressed his feelings about the innings and the team’s journey. He noted, “It would have been nice if it was a chanceless knock, but I had my chances, to make the most of it tonight was something I can be proud of.” He also highlighted the team’s belief and spirit, saying, “Amazing because after the first two games, people were quick to write us off. The belief was always there (as a team), after today, it would have gone a bit higher.”

Australia’s captain, Pat Cummins, was at a loss for words to describe Maxwell’s innings. He said, “Ridiculous! Don’t know how to describe it. Great win! It has got to be the greatest thing that has ever happened.” Cummins commended Maxwell’s composure and planning, stating, “Even from 200 behind to be able to win the game that way, it was really special.”

Maxwell’s unbeaten 201* will remain an iconic moment in the world of cricket, celebrated as a testament to his extraordinary talent and unwavering determination. As the ODI World Cup continues, fans eagerly await more thrilling moments that the sport has to offer.

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