Maxwell scores unbeaten 201 as Australia stun Afghanistan at Cricket World Cup
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Maxwell scores unbeaten 201 as Australia stun Afghanistan at Cricket World Cup

Maxwell scores unbeaten 201 as Australia stun Afghanistan at Cricket World Cup

Glenn Maxwell has produced one of the all-time greatest Cricket World Cup innings to save Australia from a humiliating defeat by Afghanistan and confirm their qualification for the semi finals.

 

Pat Cummins' side were at one point 91-7 when chasing down a target score of 283 runs, before Maxwell singlehandedly slammed 201 runs off 128 balls to deny the plucky underdogs. 

 

The allrounder battled against severe cramp to see his side over the finish line, at one point suffering a serious spasm which required medical attention. 

 

Maxwell missed his side's win against England last week after suffering concussion following a freak golf cart accident last week, but returned with a phenomenal knock that will go down in history. 

 

When asked how he is feeling physically, Maxwell said: 'Horrific. I feel shocking. 

 

'It was obviously quite hot when we were fielding today and I haven't really done a whole lot of high intensity exercise in the heat and it certainly got a hold of me today. Luckily enough I was able to stick it out until the end.

 

Maxwell admitted he was lucky not to be sent back to the sheds early on after seeing a catch dropped but was pleased that he capitalised on that second life.  

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