Witness Glenn Maxwell’s astonishing performance as he smashes the fastest century in ODI World Cup history, rewriting the record books with a breathtaking 40-ball century. Discover the electrifying details of this historic moment.
In a sensational performance at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi on October 25th, Glenn Maxwell rewrote history, smashing the fastest century in the history of the ODI World Cup. Aiden Markram’s previous record was obliterated when Maxwell accomplished this incredible feat in just 40 balls.
The remarkable sequence began when Bas de Leede, the Netherlands all-rounder, bowled a beamer aimed at the leg stump, and Maxwell promptly dispatched it over the long leg boundary.
Maxwell’s entry into the batting crease in the 40th over might not have instilled confidence in many that he could reach a century. However, not only did he reach this milestone, but he did so by breaking the record by a stunning margin of 19 balls. Maxwell was in prime form, ruthlessly dispatching the bowlers to all corners of the field.
His half-century came in a mere 26 balls, and he achieved the three-figure mark in just 14 more deliveries. Along the way, the Australian powerhouse hammered nine boundaries and six maximums.
In the aftermath of his record-breaking performance, Maxwell revealed that he wasn’t feeling his best when he took to the crease. He stated, “I’ve been pretty cooked all day. Probably just cleared my head a bit to just go out and play. The situation when Davey and Greeny got out, I had to take it deep a little bit.”
Maxwell’s audacious ramp shots, even when the Dutch bowlers employed short-pitched deliveries, left spectators astounded. He explained his approach, saying, “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.”
Australia’s innings began steadily, but they lost Mitchell Marsh in the fourth over. Steve Smith entered at number three and, in partnership with David Warner, crafted a stylish alliance before Smith was dismissed by an exceptional catch from Van der Merwe.
Warner continued his sublime form, securing his second consecutive century of the World Cup and his sixth overall, affirming his status as one of the premier white-ball batsmen.
While wickets fell in clusters for the five-time champions during the middle overs, Glenn Maxwell‘s explosive batting ensured that Australia finished with an imposing total of 399 runs on the scoreboard.