Australia’s Glenn Maxwell played an unbeaten inning of 201 runs to lead his team to a big win against Afghanistan on Tuesday. Despite being injured, this player played an explosive innings and hit sixes and fours. ICC has shared the video of his innings. In fact, while chasing Afghanistan’s target of 292 runs, at one time Australia had scored 91 runs and lost seven wickets.
After this, whatever happened at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai became history. Maxwell made an unbeaten 202-run partnership with Pat Cummins in 170 balls and led his team to victory by three wickets. Maxwell remained unbeaten after scoring 201 runs in 128 balls. In his innings he hit 21 fours and 10 sixes. His strike rate was 157.03. Some of his shots were so beautiful that the commentators could not help but praise them. He became the first Australian and ninth male cricketer in the world to score a double century in ODIs.
Thanks to Maxwell’s innings, Australia achieved the target in 46.5 overs. This Australian batsman single-handedly won the match and after this there was a flood of reactions on social media. At one point during batting, the tendon of Maxwell’s leg was also stretched. He lay down on the ground in agony. After this the physio came running and treated him. Pain killer spray was also sprayed on his leg.
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Due to this, Maxwell stood up, but he was not able to walk properly. However, despite this, he made such excellent strikes that the ball stopped just beyond the boundary line. Instead of rotating the strike, he hit boundaries by taking the strike. On some occasions, he limped and scored runs. In this way he became the hero of his team’s victory. After this he is being called ‘Super Maxwell’ on social media. Some fans are even saying that Maxwell is not a human but a superman.
ICC has termed Maxwell’s batting as a ‘one man show’. The way he batted, he left Afghanistan’s bowlers breathless. While initially Afghanistan’s bowlers took out the Australian batting, their bowling looked lackluster in front of Maxwell. Maxwell hit fours and sixes on all the bowlers including Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi, Noor Ahmed and Naveen Ul Haq.