Glenn Maxwell’s Unforgettable Innings: A Comparison with Other ODI Masterpieces

Glenn Maxwell's ODI Masterpiece: Unmatched in Cricket History?

In the 2023 Cricket World Cup, Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell delivered a breathtaking performance, scoring 201* and leading his team to a remarkable victory over Afghanistan. This innings is considered one of the greatest in ODI history.

Glenn Maxwell’s 201* Against Afghanistan in the 2023 World Cup

With Australia struggling at 49/4 in the ninth over, Maxwell stepped up to the crease. His explosive 201* off 128 balls, including 10 sixes and 21 boundaries, turned the game around. Despite suffering from severe cramps, Maxwell’s performance was nothing short of extraordinary. His innings was hailed as “the greatest ODI innings ever” by Australia’s captain, Pat Cummins.

Rohit Sharma’s Record-Breaking 264 Against Sri Lanka in 2014

Rohit Sharma still holds the record for the highest individual score in a men’s ODI, scoring 264 against Sri Lanka. His innings, which included nine sixes and 33 boundaries, set a record for the most fours in an individual ODI innings.

Martin Guptill’s 237* in the 2015 World Cup Against West Indies

Martin Guptill set a World Cup record with his 237* against West Indies. His powerful performance, which included 11 sixes and 24 fours, led New Zealand to a quarter-final victory and remains a tournament benchmark.

AB de Villiers’ Fastest ODI Century Against West Indies in 2015

South African captain AB de Villiers holds the record for the fastest ODI century, reaching 100 off just 31 balls against West Indies. His 149 off 44 balls, including 16 sixes and nine boundaries, revolutionized the format.

Kapil Dev’s 175* in the 1983 World Cup Against Zimbabwe

Kapil Dev’s 175* from 138 balls, including six sixes and 16 fours, led India to a stirring victory and their first Cricket World Cup trophy. His innings was the highest individual score in a World Cup for a batter coming in at No.6 or lower until Maxwell surpassed it in 2023.

Chris Gayle’s 215 in the 2015 World Cup Against Zimbabwe

Chris Gayle became the first batter to score a double century in a men’s Cricket World Cup with his 215 against Zimbabwe. His innings included more sixes (16) than fours (10).

Adam Gilchrist’s 149 in the 2007 World Cup Against Sri Lanka

Adam Gilchrist’s 149 off 104 balls, including eight sixes and 13 fours, led Australia to their third consecutive World Cup title. His innings remains the highest score in a men’s World Cup final.

Viv Richards’ 189* Against England in 1984

Viv Richards’ 189* against England set the standard for ODI cricket for over a decade. His innings, which included five sixes and 21 fours, was enough to secure a comfortable victory for West Indies.

Ricky Ponting’s 140* in the 2003 World Cup Against India

Ricky Ponting’s 140* off 121 balls, including eight sixes and four boundaries, led Australia to a commanding total in the World Cup final. His innings was the highest score in a men’s World Cup final at the time.

Kevin O’Brien’s 113 in the 2011 World Cup Against England

Kevin O’Brien’s 113 off 63 balls, including six sixes and 13 fours, led Ireland to their first-ever ODI victory over England. His century, reached in just 50 balls, was a World Cup record at the time.