Australian batter Glenn Maxwell scripted a world record when he smashed a hundred in just 40 balls in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 match against the Netherlands. Maxwell, who came in to bat number 6 for Australia, smashed the hundred in just 40 balls, which is the fastest by any batter in the history of the tournament. Maxwell went past Aiden Markram of South Africa, who had achieved the record by hitting a hundred off just 49 balls.
Glenn Maxwell’s innings included 9 fours and 8 sixes respectively. He was dismissed for 106 made off just 44 balls. That was incredible hitting as Bas de Leede of Netherlands recorded the worst spell bowled by a bowler in ODIs, leaking 115 runs in 10 overs.
Maxwell’s innings was a masterclass in power hitting. He showed no mercy to the Netherlands bowlers, hitting them all over the park. His innings also helped Australia to post a mammoth total of 399 for 8 in 50 overs.
Glenn Maxwell dedicated the century to his newly-born son, who was watching the match back home in Australia. He celebrated by doing a gesture of holding the baby in his arm after he finished his hundred. Maxwell’s innings was a highlight of the tournament so far. It was a display of power hitting that has rarely been seen before.
Maxwell’s innings was a remarkable achievement. To score a hundred in just 40 balls is a testament to his skill and power. He is one of the most dangerous batsmen in the world and his innings will be a warning to all other teams in the tournament. Glenn Maxwell’s innings also helped Australia to post a huge total. 399 is a very difficult score to chase and it is unlikely that the Netherlands will be able to reach it.
Glenn Maxwell’s innings was a brilliant example of what can be achieved in ODI cricket. It was a display of power hitting and skill that will be remembered for a long time to come.
Normal batters – slow down in the 80s to reach their century.
Glenn Maxwell – takes just 4 balls to reach 100 from 80 🔥🔥🔥
— VINEETH𓃵🦖 (@sololoveee) October 25, 2023
Glenn Maxwell arrived at the crease at the end of the 39th over and still got a hundred. The latest arrival by a centurion in ODI history.
— daniel norcross (@norcrosscricket) October 25, 2023
Fastest ODI centuries:
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) October 25, 2023
Glenn Maxwell came out to bat after 39 overs. That is the latest anyone has begun batting for a century in all List A cricket.
AB de Villiers for his famous 149 started at 38.3. #CWC23
— Geoff Lemon Sport (@GeoffLemonSport) October 25, 2023
This Glen Maxwell flex at the back-end of Australia’s innings is remarkable. 101 off just 40 deliveries. 💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾. Great signs moving forward for Australia in this #ICCCWC2023
— Ian Raphael Bishop (@irbishi) October 25, 2023
Maxwell the real Hitman 🥵 pic.twitter.com/RGHA9GyNSK
— ITSJAY7427 𝕏 (@itsjay7427) October 25, 2023
— Saj Sadiq (@SajSadiqCricket) October 25, 2023
Glenn Maxwell was 35 off 21… and then struck 66 off 19 balls lol #CWC23
— Vithushan Ehantharajah (@Vitu_E) October 25, 2023
— 79 🤞🏻 (@ihwshark) October 25, 2023
Maxi hits fastest Century of this world cup. Ned. Bowlers beaten by
Warner Smith and Maxwell
— Amit Singh 𝕏 (@RockstarAmit) October 25, 2023
FASTEST WORLD CUP CENTURY….!!!!
— Suraj Thakur (@IAmSuRaJTHakur_) October 25, 2023