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Glenn Maxwell becomes the first Australian player to score 95 or more runs and take at least 4 wickets in an ODI

Glenn Maxwell becomes only the 13th player ever to score 95 or more runs and take at least 4 wickets in an ODI match

Glenn Maxwell of Australia speaks at a press conference after defeating England in the final match of the Carlton Mid One Day International series between Australia and England at WACA on February 1, 2015 in Perth, Australia. 
 

All-rounder Glenn Maxwell has become the first Australian player to score 95 or more runs and take at least 4 wickets in an One Day International (ODI) match. Playing the final of the Carlton Mid ODI tri-series, against England at Perth today, Maxwell helped the home team recover from a precarious position after being inserted into bat first and then ran through the lower middle order to help his team romp home by a huge margin of 112 runs. 

Australia were jolted by early blows from England seamers led by James Anderson, which reduced them to 60/4 in 17.4 overs. Maxwell, who had come in at No.5, then, combined with Mitchell Marsh to put together a 141-run partnership for the 5th wicket in 140 deliveries to take the team to 201 in 41 overs; the 26-year-old was finally dismissed caught behind while attempting a wild swipe off a short ball from Stuart Broad. 

The dismissal sparked a mini-collapse, but James Faulkner’s stunning 24-ball cameo that yielded 50 runs made sure Australia were able to set a winning target of 279 on the board. In reply, England never got going, losing wickets at regular intervals. Maxwell, with his off-spin, ended up with bowling figures of  9-0-46-4, picking up the wickets of Ravi Bopara, Jos Buttler, Chris Woakes and Stuart Broad. 

Including Maxwell, only 13 players have achieved the feat of scoring 95 or more runs and taking at least 4 wickets in an ODI in the history of the game. Given below is the complete list: 

Player Country  Opposition Bat Ball Year
Viv Richards West Indies New Zealand 119 5/41 1987
Nathan Astle New Zealand Pakistan 117 4/43 1997
Sachin Tendulkar India Australia 141 4/38 1998
Sourav Ganguly India Sri Lanka 130* 4/21 1999
Sanath Jayasuriya Sri Lanka Australia 122 4/39 2003
Feiko Kloppenburg Netherlands Namibia 121 4/42 2003
Chris Gayle West Indies Zimbabwe 112* 4/24 2003
Shoaib Malik Pakistan Hong Kong 118 4/19 2004
Paul Collingwood England Bangladesh 112* 6/31 2005
Yuvraj Singh India England 118 4/28 2008
Tillakaratne Dilshan Sri Lanka Zimbabwe 144 4/4 2011
Shakib Al Hasan Bangladesh Zimbabwe 101 4/41 2014
Glenn Maxwell  Australia England   95 4/46 2015

Note: Stats updated till February 1, 2015

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