Cummins hails greatest ODI innings he's seen
Cummins declares it the greatest ODI innings he's witnessed
In a thrilling cricket match at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium, Glenn Maxwell's remarkable unbeaten 201 guided Australia to a stunning three-wicket victory over Afghanistan. Australia's captain, Pat Cummins, who shared the crease with Maxwell during most of his incredible innings, dubbed it as the greatest One Day International (ODI) innings he had ever witnessed.
Maxwell's unbeaten 201 not only turned the game around but also single-handedly secured victory for Australia. Cummins, who contributed 12 runs from 68 balls, mostly handed the strike to Maxwell in their match-winning partnership. This partnership remarkably transformed Australia's score from a precarious 91/7 to a respectable 293/7.
Cummins hails Maxwell's brilliance in record-breaking ODI
Cummins shared that when he came to bat in the 19th over, he was primarily focused on survival, considering the challenging conditions. In contrast, Maxwell, with his aggressive approach, was strategizing how to lead the team to victory. Cummins recognized the potential of Maxi's batting and was confident in his ability to maintain the required run rate.
The turning point of the match was the LBW decision that was initially given against Maxwell but later reversed. This decision, along with a dropped catch, seemed to boost Maxwell's confidence and unleash his full potential.
Maxwell's aggressive batting style, which included unconventional shots against Afghanistan's spinners, left everyone in awe. Cummins praised Maxwell as a "freak" who hits the ball into various areas of the ground effortlessly.
The Mumbai crowd, initially supporting Afghanistan, gradually shifted their allegiance to Australia and Maxwell as the evening progressed. The crowd's excitement and cheers grew louder with each boundary hit by Maxwell, emphasizing his popularity in India.
In the final 10 overs of the chase, Maxwell faced cramps and briefly collapsed on the ground. However, he chose to continue, and Cummins admired his determination to stay on the field despite the physical discomfort.
Overall, Glenn Maxwell's extraordinary innings will be remembered as one of the greatest in ODI cricket, leaving a lasting impression on players and fans alike.