Glenn Maxwell scored 106 against Holland© PTI
Australia registered a thunderous 309-run win over Netherlands in their ODI World Cup 2023 match in New Delhi on Wednesday. Batting first, the Pat-Cummins-led side posted a mammoth total of 399/8 in 50 overs with Glenn Maxwell and David Warner hitting centuries. Later, Adam Zampa registered a four-wicket haul as Holland were bundled out for 90. The match proved to be truly special for Maxwell as he smashed the fastest century (40 balls) in the history of the 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 milestone 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 more than 100 runs in the last ten overs of an ODI. Maxwell hit eight sixes in his knock, the second most by an Australian in a World Cup match alongside Adam Gilchrist and Ricky Ponting.
In the end, Maxwell and Pat Cummins added 107 runs for the seventh wicket, the highest for the side for the same or lower order in a World Cup innings.
Speaking of the match, Maxwell waltzed his way to the fastest World Cup century after David Warner hit his second consecutive 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 win over Sri Lanka earlier this year. Australia bettered their own 275-run win over Afghanistan in the 2015 World Cup at home to achieve the biggest run margin win in the show’s history.
(With PTI inputs)
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