World Cup 2023 : Glenn Maxwell slammed fastest ODI World Cup Century

Australian batter Glenn Maxwell slammed fastest ever ODI World Cup century on Wednesday in a Cricket World Cup match against Netherlands in New Delhi. Maxwell showered Netherlands with power-hitting show and scored a ton in just 40 balls. Glenn Maxwell broke the record of fastest ton at the ODI Cricket World Cup set by Aiden Markram (49 balls) few days ego.

Against Netherlands, Maxwell hit nine fours and eight sixes during his whirlwind knock. Maxwell reached the 50-run mark in 27 balls in the 47th over. He then took only 13 more balls to reach the triple figure mark in the 49th over. Maxwell (106 off 44) blew away the Dutch attack to score his century off just 40 balls, breaking the record of South Africa’s Aiden Markram, who had smashed 106 off 49 balls against Sri Lanka at the same ground and venue on October 7. Glenn Maxwell struck the fastest century of the World Cup, also the fourth-fastest century in ODI format, with the fastest being by AB de Villiers of South Africa in just 31 balls against West Indies in 2015. Maxwell’s ton is also the fastest century in ODI format by an Australian.

Australia captain Pat Cummins won the toss and opted to bat first in Match of Cricket World Cup 2023 vs Netherlands. Aussies scored a massive total of 399 runs on the board. They bowled the Netherlands-side out in just 21 overs with 90 runs on the board. They won the match by 309 runs. It is the biggest ever win by runs in World Cup history.

Maxwell has been awarded as player of the match. He said, “I was just trying to give ourselves a good platform at the end. You can certainly cash in on this ground with bat and it seams under lights. Nice to get some rhythm finally in the tournament. Huge confidence booster. Some doubts do creep in when you are consistently not making runs. Hopefully I can ride forward from this.” After 5 matchs Australia is holding the 4th position on the points table with 3 wins and 6 points after India (10 points), South Africa (8 points) and New Zealand (8 points).

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