Glenn Maxwell breaks record with his maiden double century in First-Class matches — WATCH

Glenn Maxwell led Victoria's batting attack after an early blow in a Sheffield Shield match against New South Wales at North Sydney Oval, Sydney

Glenn Maxwell maybe away from the Ashes 2017-18 action but he is making the most of it in Sheffield Shield match. In the clash between Victoria and New South Wales, Maxwell made selectors regret his decision to not include him in the Ashes squad of Australia. Maxwell went on to score his maiden First-Class century. The Victorian all-rounder was still unbeaten at the end of Day 1’s play. With his double hundred, Maxwell set the record for the highest First-Class individual score at North Sydney Oval.

Maxwell took a different approach to the four-day game as he did not look to defend most of the deliveries. Coming at No 3 position, he looked to hit boundaries. Stumps Day 1, Maxwell scored 213 runs from 256 balls including 27 fours and 3 sixes. Maxi scored at a strike rate of 83.20 which is not normal when it comes to a four-day game. ‘

He shared a partnership of 145 runs for the second wicket with Travis Dean. Aaron Finch too looked to dominate the bowlers and throw them off their line and lengths. Finch scored 76 runs from 99 balls including 10 fours and 2 sixes. Maxwell-Finch shared a partnership of 148 runs from 179 balls for the third wicket.

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Here’s the video of the boundary with which he reached his double century –

Maxwell is currently batting with Victoria’s former skipper Cameron White. With the form he is in, the Australian all-rounder might be aiming for his maiden triple century in First-Class cricket and set a big score in the first innings.

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The 29-year-old is the back-up for David Warner in the Ashes squad. Warner is currently suffering from a neck injury. The opener, however, made it into the playing XI of the first Test at Gabba which resulted in Maxwell batting for Victoria.