Glenn Maxwell makes history for Australia in World Cup

06:56 PM | 8 Nov, 2023
Glenn Maxwell makes history for Australia in World Cup
Source: ICC

DUBAI – Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell pulled out an unbelievable double hundred, shattering multiple records and taking his side into World Cup 2023 semi-final with thumping three-wicket win over Afghanistan. 

The right-arm all-rounder smashed unbeaten 201 despite suffering cramps during his innings, lifting Aussies from the abyss in Mumbai match.  

With the stunning knock, Maxwell became the first non-opener in men's ODIs to make a double hundred.

There have now been 11 men's ODI double hundreds but before Maxwell's outstanding knock each of them had been clubbed by an opener, while the Australia all-rounder came in at No.6 to achieve the milestone.

He has also become the first batter from Australia to score a men's ODI double hundred while beating the side's previous top score in the format of Shane Watson's 185* against Bangladesh in 2011.

Belinda Clark is the only other Australia batter to score an ODI double hundred when the former captain smashed 229* against Denmark in the ICC Women's Cricket World Cup in 1997.

Maxwell's score of 201* is the highest by any batter in the second innings of an ODI and the first double hundred in the format when chasing.

The previous highest score in a run chase came from Fakhar Zaman with 193 against South Africa in Johannesburg in 2021.

Maxwell's sensational knock is only the third double century to come in a men's Cricket World Cup as earlier Martin Guptill had smashed 237* against West Indies and Chris Gayle made 215 against Zimbabwe.

Maxwell also achieved a feat for hitting the fastest double hundred in a men's Cricket World Cup match, and the second-fastest in all ODIs.

The Australia dynamo missed Ishan Kishan's ODI record by a whisker, taking 128 balls to reach his double century which was just two more than the 126 balls the India wicket-keeper batter needed last year against Bangladesh.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 26 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 26, 2024 (Monday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 26 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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