Glenn Maxwell’s marvelous double ton sees Australia qualify for semis

Chasing a target of 292 against Afghanistan, Australia were chasing 91/7 at one point, but Glenn Maxwell rose to the occasion​​​​with an aggressive batting display to lead his team to a miraculous victory.

Glenn Maxwell played an incredible knock of 201 off just 128 deliveries as Australia beat Afghanistan in their World Cup match. AP

Glenn Maxwell scored for Australia as the five-time champions qualified for the 2023 World Cup semi-finals in style with a three-wicket win over Afghanistan at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Tuesday.

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Chasing a target of 292, Australia were chasing 91/7 at one point, but Maxwell rose to the occasion​​​​with an aggressive batting display to guide his team to a miraculous victory. In the end, Afghanistan were left heartbroken as Maxwell almost single-handedly took the game away from the Afghans.

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Maxwell came into bat as early as the ninth over, when Australia’s hopes were fading. Not only that, Azmatullah Omarzai was on his hat-trick when Maxwell came into bat. In the first ball that Maxwell faced, the Afghanistan team was behind him after Maxwell got the better of his bat on the way to the keeper. Afghanistan decided to review this, but replays showed that the ball was not carried to the keeper, as it bounced just over the stumps.

Maxwell retreated, but little did the Afghans know what was to come.

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Published on: November 07, 2023 23:06:49 IST

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