The World witnessed Maxwell's riot as the Australia all-rounder played an unbeaten knock of 201 runs against Afghanistan in the 39th match of the World Cup 2023. The Aussies scripted history with a miraculous win over Afghanistan, securing a place in the semi-finals of the tournament. Maxwell's unbeaten 201 came in 128 balls, with the help of 21 fours and 10 sixes. He struck at a strike rate of over 157. In the process, he went on to achieve several new milestones.
This is Australia's first-ever ODI double century and overall the 11th double hundred in 50-over cricket.
This is also the highest individual score in an ODI run-chase. Maxwell got past Pakistan's Fakhar Zaman, who sscored 193 against South Africa in 2021.
Maxwell's double ton surpassed Zimbabwe's Charles Coventry's 194 in 2009 as the highest score by a non-opener in ODI cricket history.
Maxwell's 201* is only the third instance of a double hundred in ODI Cricket World Cups.
The partnership of 202 runs between Maxwell and skipper Pat Cummins (12*) is the highest-ever partnership for seventh wicket or below in ODIs.
Maxwell reached his double century in just 128 balls, making it the second-fastest double century in ODIs.
Maxwell has now 33 sixes in his World Cup career and is in third place among players with the most WC sixes. Indian skipper Rohit Sharma (45) and West Indies legend Chris Gayle (49) are above him.