Glenn Maxwell, the all-rounder cricketer from Australia, has registered the fastest hundred in the history of the ODI World Cup against Netherlands on Wednesday, October 25. At the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi, the 35-year-old brought up his milestone in just 40 balls, to break the previous record set by Aiden Markram in 49 balls earlier in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023.
It just took five deliveries for Glenn Maxwell to propel his score from 75 to 101, wherein he smashed two fours, followed by three consecutive sixes against Bas de Leede in the penultimate over of the innings. The “Big Show” ended his innings with 106 runs in just 44 balls, which included nine fours and eight maximums, to help propel the Australian score to 399/8 in their allotted 50 overs.
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The massive first innings total for Australia was set up by their veteran opener David Warner, who scored back to back hundreds in the ODI World Cup 2023. He shared a 132 run stand for the second wicket with Steve Smith, before Marnus Labuschagne played the role of the aggressor with him in the third wicket partnership of 84 runs.
Logan van Beek picked up four wickets for Netherlands, but he conceded 74 runs in his 10 over spell. Bas de Leede was the most expensive bowler for the Dutch, giving away runs at 11.50 economy in his bowling quota of 10 overs.