|ICC Males’s Cricket World Cup, Delhi|
|Australia 399-8 (50 overs): Maxwell 106 (44), Warner 104 (93); Van Beek 4-74|
|Netherlands 90 (21 overs): Singh 25 (25); Zampa 4-8|
|Australia received by 309 runs|
Glenn Maxwell hit the quickest males’s World Cup century in 40 balls as Australia inflicted a report event defeat on the Netherlands in Delhi.
The best-hander beat Aiden Markram’s report of 49 balls, set 18 days in the past for South Africa in opposition to Sri Lanka.
The Netherlands had been bowled out for 90 in response, to endure a 309-run loss.
David Warner additionally made his second century of the event as Australia racked up 399-8, with Bas De Leede conceding an ODI report 115.
Maxwell’s innings was filled with energy and extraordinary strokeplay, and is the fourth quickest in ODI historical past and Australia’s quickest, beating his 51-ball ton in opposition to Sri Lanka within the 2015 World Cup.
South Africa’s AB de Villiers’ 31-ball century is the quickest, coming in opposition to West Indies in 2015.
The margin of defeat beats Afghanistan’s 275-run loss by Australia within the 2015 World Cup, whereas it’s also Australia’s largest ODI win.
Australia have now received three consecutive video games, after beginning with three defeats, and are beginning to consolidate their place within the high 4, with this large victory boosting their internet run-rate.
The Netherlands’ solely win got here in opposition to South Africa final Tuesday, and they’re now backside of the 10-team desk.
|Quickest World Cup century||Most costly ODI bowling figures|
|40 balls – Glenn Maxwell, Australia v Netherlands, 2023||2-115 – Bas de Leede, Netherlands v Australia, 2023|
|49 balls – Aiden Markram, South Africa v Sri Lanka, 2023||0-113 – Mick Lewis, Australia v South Africa, 2006|
|50 balls – Kevin O’Brien, Eire v England, 2011||0-113 – Adam Zampa, Australia v Souh Africa, 2023|
|51 balls – Glenn Maxwell, Australia v Sri Lanka, 2015||0-110 – Wahab Riaz, Pakistan v England, 2016|
|52 balls – AB de Villiers, South Africa v West Indies, 2015||0-110 – Rashid Khan, Afghanistan v England, 2019|
Maxwell delivers as Australia construct momentum
When Maxwell got here to the crease, Australia had been 266-4 and at risk of throwing away a platform that steered a rating of 400 was doable.
That quickly turned 290-6 with Josh Inglis and Cameron Inexperienced falling earlier than Maxwell determined to take the sport on.
He was solely on 15 at that time and took the arrival of captain Pat Cummins to place his foot down once more.
There have been outrageous reverse sweeps over level, a reverse pull for six and crashing drives again again the bottom earlier than three successive sixes over the leg facet took him to the landmark.
He celebrated by letting out an enormous roar, earlier than cradling his bat after lately turning into a father, together with his associate and child arriving in India in current days.
The platform had been set by Warner, who hit 4 successive fours early in his innings, and there was an air of inevitability about his sixth World Cup century.
He’s now degree with Sachin Tendulkar and just one behind Rohit Sharma, whereas he’s fifth on the all-time World Cup run-scorers listing.
Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne each made half-centuries too, however Inexperienced scored simply eight and that place within the facet, which had been occupied by Marcus Stoinis in earlier video games, is prone to be taken by Travis Head when he recovers from a damaged hand.
The Netherlands supplied little battle with the bat, with solely 5 batters making double figures, and Vikram Singh’s 25 the best rating.
Leg-spinner Adam Zampa continued his spectacular marketing campaign, taking 4-8 in mopping up the tail, and he now has 13 wickets within the event.
Australia will now fancy their possibilities of reaching the semi-finals with video games in opposition to New Zealand, England, Afghanistan and Bangladesh to return.