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AUS Vs NED: Glenn Maxwell Breaks Aiden Markram’s Record For Fastest ODI World Cup Century

Star Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell on Wednesday smashed the Netherlands bowling attack during his 40-ball hundred, the fastest in the history of the ODI World Cup.

Edited By : News24 Desk | Updated: Oct 25, 2023 19:10 IST
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Glenn Maxwell (pic credit: ICC)
Glenn Maxwell (pic credit: ICC)

Star Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell on Wednesday smashed the Netherlands bowling attack during his 40-ball hundred, the fastest in the history of the ODI World Cup.

The 35-year-old Maxwell produced one of the most remarkable displays of death-over batting ever seen in a One Day International as his extraordinary innings finished in the final over with his score on 106 from just 44 balls — a knock which had nine fours and eight sixes.

With this, he broke South African batter Aiden Markarm’s record of 49 balls – a blazing hundred that came against Sri Lanka at the same Arun Jaitley Stadium, earlier in this tournament,

Maxwell’s knock is also the fastest ever by an Australian man in ODI cricket, and stands as the fourth fastest of all time, with AB de Villiers’ 31-ball ton against West Indies in 2015 still leading the way.

The attacking batter brought up his fifty from 27 balls and accelerated in extraordinary fashion, taking just 13 further deliveries to reach three figures.

Netherlands bowler Bas de Leede took the worst of the punishment, conceding 115 runs in his ten overs, which is the most expensive figures in the history of men’s ODI cricket.

The majority of Maxwell’s brilliant innings came with captain Pat Cummins alongside him out in the middle. They put on 103 runs from 44 balls, with Cummins facing just eight deliveries in that time and scoring eight runs.

Apart from Maxwell, opener David Warner also hit a brilliant century (104 off 93) while Steven Smith also played a vital knock ( 71 off 68) as Australia posted a massive total of 399/8 in 50 overs.

First published on: Oct 25, 2023 07:10 PM IST

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