Australia continued their great form by beating Netherlands by a huge 309 runs in the 24th match of the ICC World Cup 2023, which took place on Wednesday at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi, India.
The Aussies beat the Dutch by a huge margin, this being their third straight win in the event. Glenn Maxwell hit the fastest hundred in the history of the 50-overs World Cup.
Aiden Markram of South Africa hit a 49-ball hundred against Sri Lanka 18 days before Maxwell did the same thing at the same Arun Jaitley Stadium. It took Maxwell nine balls less to reach 100.
The all-rounder hit 106 runs off of 44 balls, and starter David Warner added 104 runs to help Australia reach 399-8 after they chose to bat.
The five-time champions then went back and bowled out their opponents for 90 runs in 21 overs, which was the worst loss in the history of the event for the Dutch.
Earlier, while Travis Head continued to heal from a broken hand, Mitchell Marsh stayed on as Warner’s starting partner, but it didn’t last long.
When the Netherlands first came out, they spun the ball from both ends, and Warner hit Aryan Dutt for four fours in a row to make his intentions clear right away.
The fiery left-hander sped to a 91-ball hundred, his second straight hundred in the event. He then took off his helmet and jumped as he always does to celebrate.
Warner was soon out by Logan van Beek (4–74), but Steve Smith (71) and Marnus Labuschagne (62) made quick half-centuries.
The Dutch bowlers briefly stopped the flow of runs, but Maxwell was ready to blow up with the bat.
This all-rounder played with the Dutch attack, hitting nine fours and eight sixes in a very rough innings.
De Leede lost 115 runs in 10 overs, which was the most by a bowler in a men’s ODI. He was especially hard on him. It had 28 runs in de Leede’s last over alone.
Australia scored 131 runs in the last 10 overs, with Maxwell hitting some crazy shots on both sides of the wicket.
The Netherlands had a big hill to climb, and they lost both of their openers in the first six overs of their chase.
Then, Adam Zampa went through their middle order and got three wickets for eight runs, which sped up their downfall.