AUSTRALIA CAPTAIN CUMMINS LAUDS MAXWELL FOR ‘GREATEST ODI INNINGS’ Maxwell smashed an unbeaten 201 off 128 balls
Australia captain Pat Cummins said he witnessed the greatest innings in 50-over cricket after his compatriot Glenn Maxwell’s unbeaten knock of 201 secured a miraculous World Cup victory against Afghanistan.
Maxwell and Cummins got together with Australia tottering at 91-7, chasing 292 for victory against Afghanistan at the floodlit Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
But Maxwell then smashed an unbeaten 201 off 128 balls and combined in an unbroken eighth-wicket stand of 202 in which Cummins contributed just 12.
Maxwell suffered multiple cramps during his knock, which was studded with 21 fours and 10 sixes, but still managed to continue and Cummins said he could only stand at the other end and admire his compatriot.
Tuesday’s win also secured Australia a semi-final spot in the World Cup, a tournament the team have won five times.