By playing an amazing, unmatched, brilliant and memorable innings for years, Glenn Maxwell has taken Australia to the semi-finals of the World Cup 2023. Maxwell fought single-handedly for the Kangaroo team and scored a double century, on the basis of which Australia defeated Afghanistan by 3 wickets. Maxwell was seen writhing in pain, but he did not leave the field and he returned after hitting a six on Mujeeb’s ball to give victory to the team.
Australia had a very bad start
Australia had a bad start and while chasing the target of 292 runs, Travis Head returned to the pavilion without opening the account. At the same time, Umarzai dismissed David Warner for 18 runs, while Mitchell Marsh returned to the pavilion after scoring 24 runs. Josh Inglis was out for a golden duck, while Marnus Labuschagne was run out after scoring 14 runs. Marcus Stoinis also did not perform well in batting and was out after scoring only six runs.
The Australian team had lost its 7 wickets for just 91 runs. Glenn Maxwell created history at the Wankhede with the bat in hand, although Afghanistan were fast moving towards another major upset.
After the fall of seven wickets, Maxwell took charge and defeated every bowler of Afghanistan. Maxwell played an unbeaten inning of 201 runs in 128 balls. During his innings, Maxwell hit 21 fours and 10 sixes. Maxwell also got good support from Pat Cummins and both of them made a record partnership for the eighth wicket and led the team to victory.
Ibrahim Zadran scored a century
Earlier, Afghanistan, batting first, scored 291 runs on the score board after losing 5 wickets in 50 overs. Ibrahim Zadran batted brilliantly for the team and scored his first century in the ODI World Cup. Ibrahim returned unbeaten after scoring 129 runs. At the same time, in the last overs, Rashid Khan played a quick inning of 35 runs in just 18 balls.