Glenn Maxwell hits second-fastest ever ODI double-century

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All-rounder Glenn Maxwell hit a double-century in Australia’s victory over Afghanistan in the Cricket World Cup in Mumbai, India, on Tuesday.

Australia fell to 49 for four in pursuit of a 292-run target before Maxwell arrived at the crease.

He reached 201 not out off 128 deliveries in a final total of 293 for seven to give Australia a three-wicket win with 19 deliveries to spare. His innings included 21 fours and 10 sixes.

This is the second-fastest double-century in the history of ODI cricket. The quickest ODI double-century, from 126 balls, was achieved by India’s Ishan Kishan against Bangladesh in Chattogram last year.

Tuesday’s result pushed Australia into the semi-final stage of the tournament. India and South Africa qualified for the semi-finals earlier this month. The fourth and final semi-final berth will go to New Zealand, Pakistan or Afghanistan.

Last month, Maxwell struck the quickest century in the history of the Cricket World Cup. His century against Netherlands came off 40 deliveries.

Full list of ODI double-centurions

  1. Rohit Sharma (India) – 264 v Sri Lanka, Kolkata, 2014
  2. Martin Guptill (New Zealand) – 237 not out v West Indies, Wellington, 2015
  3. Virender Sehwag (India) – 219 v West Indies, Indore, 2011
  4. Chris Gayle (West Indies) – 215 v Zimbabwe, Canberra, 2015
  5. Fakhar Zaman (Pakistan) – 210 not out v Zimbabwe, Bulawayo, 2018
  6. Ishan Kishan (India) – 210 v Bangladesh, Chattogram, 2022
  7. Rohit Sharma (India) – 209 v Australia, Bengaluru, 2013
  8. Rohit Sharma (India) – 208 not out v Sri Lanka, Mohali, 2017
  9. Shubman Gill (India) – 208 v New Zealand, Hyderabad, 2023
  10. Glenn Maxwell (Australia) – 2o1 not out v Afghanistan, Mumbai, 2023
  11. Sachin Tendulkar (India) – 200 not out v South Africa, Gwalior, 2010

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