CWC23: Australia record massive 309-run win over Netherlands

Glenn Maxwell hit the fastest men’s World Cup century in 40 balls as Australia inflicted a record tournament defeat on the Netherlands in Delhi.

The right-hander beat Aiden Markram’s record of 49 balls, set 18 days ago for South Africa against Sri Lanka.

The Netherlands were bowled out for 90 in response, to suffer a 309-run loss.
David Warner also made his second century of the tournament as Australia racked up 399-8, with Bas de Leede conceding an ODI record 115.

Maxwell’s innings was full of power and extraordinary strokeplay, and is the fourth fastest in ODI history and Australia’s quickest, beating his 51-ball ton against Sri Lanka in the 2015 World Cup.

South Africa’s AB de Villiers’ 31-ball century is the fastest, coming against West Indies in 2015.

The margin of defeat beats Afghanistan’s 275-run defeat by Australia in the 2015 World Cup, while it is also Australia’s biggest ODI win.

Australia have now won three consecutive games, after starting with three defeats, and are starting to consolidate their place in the top four, with this huge victory boosting their net run-rate.

The Netherlands’ only win came against South Africa last Tuesday, and they are now bottom of the 10-team table.