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ICC World Cup 2023: Glenn Maxwell Goes Beyond Madness, Cricket World Stupefied

#CWC23 | Glenn Maxwell stupefied the cricket world with his 'madness,' scoring an improbable 201 in #AUSvsAFG.

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Glenn Maxwell – often affectionately called ‘Mad Max’ for his exceptional-yet-unorthodox batting – went beyond madness to play what will perhaps be regarded as the best knock in the history of ODI World Cup. Against Afghanistan in Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium, Maxwell scored 201 runs to help Australia secure a three-wicket triumph in their eighth 2023 ICC World Cup match.

Maxwell came out to bat at a time when Australia were already in a precarious position, having lost four wickets for 49 runs in a 292-run chase. Hardly could he find his feet than the all-rounder found the scoreboard reading 91/7.

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But at a stage where even the most optimistic of Australian supporters would have accepted defeat, Maxwell defied Afghanistan, probability, mathematics and beyond. He scored 201 runs in 128 and remained unbeaten till the end, earning two valuable points for his team in the process.

He has been showered with the highest of praises following the game’s conclusion, and rightfully so. Here’s how former cricketers and fans reacted to Maxwell’s knock:

#CWC23 | Glenn Maxwell stupefied the cricket world with his 'madness,' scoring an improbable 201 in #AUSvsAFG.
#CWC23 | Glenn Maxwell stupefied the cricket world with his 'madness,' scoring an improbable 201 in #AUSvsAFG.
#CWC23 | Glenn Maxwell stupefied the cricket world with his 'madness,' scoring an improbable 201 in #AUSvsAFG.
#CWC23 | Glenn Maxwell stupefied the cricket world with his 'madness,' scoring an improbable 201 in #AUSvsAFG.
#CWC23 | Glenn Maxwell stupefied the cricket world with his 'madness,' scoring an improbable 201 in #AUSvsAFG.
#CWC23 | Glenn Maxwell stupefied the cricket world with his 'madness,' scoring an improbable 201 in #AUSvsAFG.
#CWC23 | Glenn Maxwell stupefied the cricket world with his 'madness,' scoring an improbable 201 in #AUSvsAFG.
#CWC23 | Glenn Maxwell stupefied the cricket world with his 'madness,' scoring an improbable 201 in #AUSvsAFG.
#CWC23 | Glenn Maxwell stupefied the cricket world with his 'madness,' scoring an improbable 201 in #AUSvsAFG.
#CWC23 | Glenn Maxwell stupefied the cricket world with his 'madness,' scoring an improbable 201 in #AUSvsAFG.
#CWC23 | Glenn Maxwell stupefied the cricket world with his 'madness,' scoring an improbable 201 in #AUSvsAFG.

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