Maxwell's explosive innings featured nine fours and eight sixes, contributing significantly to Australia's formidable total of 399 for eight.
In a stunning exhibition of power-hitting, Glenn Maxwell, the Australian cricket sensation, made history by achieving the fastest century in ODI World Cup history. He took a mere 40 balls to reach this remarkable milestone during a thrilling Cricket World Cup match against the Netherlands. This remarkable feat eclipsed the prior record held by Aiden Markram, who had reached a century in 49 balls during the 2023 edition of the tournament. Maxwell’s performance also secured him the fourth-fastest century in ODI history, with the record for the fastest century held by AB de Villiers, achieved in just 31 balls against the West Indies in 2015.
Maxwell’s explosive innings featured nine fours and eight sixes, contributing significantly to take Australia to a formidable total of 399 for 8. This extraordinary accomplishment has cemented Maxwell’s name in the annals of cricket history, making it the fastest century in World Cup history. Reflecting on his feat, Maxwell said – “Feels pretty good, I was not feeling well, wasn’t expecting much today, cleared my head. The situation when Davey and Greeny got out, had to rein myself in,” Maxwell said after his supreme effort.
“Patty was good as well. Even if they are banging it into the wicket, I feel I have enough time to go after it. And when they are bowling quick, my hands have to be faster. Just generally try to get it over the infield. They were outstanding (Netherlands fielding), they saved certain boundaries in the first 25 overs. It was a rock-hard outfield and they did so well. The ball seems to travel here, hopefully we get through the top order and put pressure on their middle order. Also put run-rate pressure. Nice to have the kid here – it’s been a while.” said Maxwell
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