Cricket match that took place at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. In this match, Australia achieved the highest successful run-chase in that stadium, successfully chasing down a target of 292 runs. What made this feat even more extraordinary was the fact that one of their key players, referred to as the ‘Big Show’ (likely Glenn Maxwell), was playing on one leg due to an injury.
In the match, Afghanistan had set a target of 292 runs for Australia to chase. However, the Australian innings got off to a rocky start as they lost wickets in quick succession during the initial Powerplay overs. This put them in a precarious position at 91 for seven, seemingly on the brink of a defeat.
What followed was a stunning comeback by Australia, led by Pat Cummins and Maxwell. These two players formed a partnership for the eighth wicket that exceeded 200 runs, which is a rare and exceptional achievement in cricket. They played a crucial role in turning the match around and guiding Australia to victory.
Maxwell’s performance was particularly outstanding as he scored an incredible 201* runs off just 128 balls, becoming the first-ever batter to score a double century while chasing in a One Day International (ODI) cricket match. His innings was filled with aggressive strokeplay, featuring 21 fours and 10 sixes, which played a vital role in Australia’s historic chase.
This match’s result and Maxwell’s heroics are likely to be remembered as one of the most improbable and remarkable moments in the history of ODI cricket.