Glenn Maxwell recently delivered an outstanding innings against Bangladesh, leaving cricket enthusiasts in awe. In the match against Afghanistan, Australia faced a challenging target of 291 runs and encountered early difficulties, losing seven wickets with just 91 runs on the board. Expectations were low for the team’s performance, but Glenn Maxwell took the stage and astounded everyone with his explosive batting display.
Maxwell’s Unforgettable Performance
Maxwell displayed an incredible performance by scoring 201 runs from 128 balls, guiding the team to victory. Virat Kohli, renowned for his exceptional cricketing acumen, shared his thoughts on Maxwell’s explosive innings. He posted a picture of Maxwell on his Instagram story with a caption that has now gone viral.
Virat Kohli’s Tribute
In his Instagram story, Virat Kohli expressed, “Only you could have done this, crazy Glenn Maxwell.” Following his outstanding performance, Maxwell has received widespread acclaim. In the crucial moments, he single-handedly carried the team to a magnificent victory. Captain Pat Cummins, providing unwavering support, stayed at the other end, contributing 68 runs from 12 balls.
A Historic Feat
Glenn Maxwell’s performance in this match was nothing short of historic. He stands as the first batsman to score with a strike rate exceeding 150+. This victory was pivotal for Australia, securing their spot in the semi-finals. The teams that have progressed to the World Cup semi-finals include India, Australia, and South Africa, with one more team set to qualify for the semi-finals.