Glenn Maxwell scored 106 against Netherlands© PTI
Australia registered a thumping 309-run victory over Netherlands in their ODI World Cup 2023 match on Wednesday in New Delhi. Batting first, the Pat-Cummins-led side posted a huge total of 399/8 in 50 overs with Glenn Maxwell and David Warner hitting centuries. Later, Adam Zampa registered a four-wicket haul as Netherlands got bundled out for 90. The match turned out to be really special for Maxwell as he smashed the fastest century (40 balls) in the history of ODI World Cup. Apart from this, there were many other records which were broken by the 35-year-old all-rounder.
Maxwell scored the fastest hundred in the competition’s history, reaching the landmark in just 40 balls to go past South African Aiden Markram’s previous record of 43 balls, which was also achieved in this edition. His 40-ball effort is also the fastest century by an Australian in this format.
Maxwell is also the first Aussie to score 100-plus runs in the final ten overs of an ODI. Maxwell struck eight sixes in his knock, which is the second most by an Australian in a World Cup match, along with Adam Gilchrist and Ricky Ponting.
Lastly, Maxwell and Pat Cummins added 107 runs for the seventh wicket, which is the highest for the side for the same or lower down the order in a World Cup innings.
Talking about the match, Maxwell waltzed his way to the fastest World Cup century after David Warner hit his second successive hundred as Australia crushed the Netherlands by 309 runs — the biggest in tournament history — to continue their winning run in New Delhi.
The winning run margin was also the second biggest in ODI cricket after India’s 317-run victory over Sri Lanka earlier this year. Australia bettered their own 275-run win over Afghanistan in the 2015 World Cup at home to notch up the biggest run-margin win in the showpiece’s history.
(With PTI Inputs)
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