Maxwell Thrashes Afghanistan, as Australia makes way to Semifinal

 Srinagar, Nov 07(KNS): A superhuman effort from Glenn Maxwell has seen Australia qualify for the semi-final in the World Cup.

Glenn Maxwell was struggling with cramps and back issues but he helped Australia win the match in an unbelievable fashion. Glenn Maxwell dragged his team back to the winning position by hitting a epic double-century as Australia beat Afghanistan at the World Cup.

Glenn Maxwell produced one of the most astonishing Cricket World Cup innings by smashing 201 off 128 balls on Tuesday to lead Australia past Afghanistan with 19 deliveries to spare and into the semifinals.

Australia joined India and South Africa in the last four and damaged Afghanistan’s unlikely bid to reach the semifinals.

Maxwell finished his highest ODI knock unable to run between the wickets because of cramp, just slashing the ball over the boundary without moving his legs as Australia chased down its target of 292. He hit 21 fours as well as 10 sixes, the last coming off the final ball of the match.

Australia, set 292 to win, had collapsed to 91-7 before Maxwell dragged his team back into the reckoning with a century which helped the five-time champions go to 186-7.

They would have been in deep trouble had not Mujeeb Ur Rahman dropped a simple catch at short fine leg when all-rounder Maxwell, the last of Australia's recognised batsmen, was on 33.(KNS).

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