In the 24th match of the 2023 ICC World Cup, held at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi, India, Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell put on a breathtaking display of batting against the Netherlands. Maxwell’s remarkable achievement in this World Cup match was his record-breaking century, achieved in just 40 balls.
When Maxwell came to bat, Australia’s score was 266-4 after 38 overs, following the dismissal of Josh Inglis. Maxwell wasted no time and aggressively took on the Dutch bowlers. He blazed through 106 runs in just 44 balls, hitting 17 boundaries, including nine fours and eight sixes.
Notably, the previous fastest century in World Cup history was held by South African batter Aiden Markram, who reached the milestone in 49 balls at the same venue where Maxwell set his record.
In addition to Maxwell’s performance, David Warner scored his 22nd century, making 104 runs, and Steven Smith contributed 71 runs before their dismissals. Maxwell’s explosive innings helped Australia reach a massive total of 399-8 runs.
On the other side, Dutch medium-pace bowler Bas de Leede had a tough day, recording his worst ODI bowling figures. He conceded 115 runs in 10 overs while taking 2 wickets, surpassing records previously held by Mick Lewis and Adam Zampa.