Glenn Maxwell marked his second World Cup century at the Arun Jaitley Stadium on October 25. The Australian all-rounder achieved this milestone in a remarkable 40 balls, establishing a new record for the fastest hundred in ICC ODI World Cup history.
Maxwell reached his century with a six, capitalizing on a full-toss delivery by Bas de Leede. He was batting at 95 off 39 balls, and the powerful shot over the deep square leg boundary got him extremely excited.
Mitchell Starc, David Warner, and the rest of his teammates in the dressing room applauded him. Maxwell lowered his bat, removed his helmet, and showed his appreciation for the cheers from the fans and his fellow players.
You can view the video of that six and his reaction here:
Maxwell scored 106 runs from 44 balls. He got out when he tried to hit a big shot on the third ball of the 50th over, and Sybrand Engelbrecht took a great catch. However, Maxwell had already done a lot of damage before he got out.
Glenn Maxwell had not been very successful in the 2023 World Cup before this game
It’s important to mention that the 2023 World Cup was not a good one for Glenn Maxwell before the match against the Netherlands today. In the previous game against Pakistan at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, the Australian all-rounder was dismissed without scoring any runs, known as a “golden duck.”
Before that, in a tense match against South Africa at the Bharat Ratna Shree Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Stadium, Maxwell struggled to score, managing only three runs from 17 deliveries.
However, the Australian team management didn’t drop him and continued to have confidence in him. Maxwell showed his appreciation by scoring the fastest century in ODI World Cup history.