AUS vs NED: Australia crushed the Netherlands by a record 309 runs in Delhi, thanks to Glenn Maxwell’s blistering century in just 40 balls, the fastest in men’s World Cup history. He surpassed Aiden Markram’s 49-ball record, which he made for South Africa against Sri Lanka 18 days earlier.
The Netherlands were skittled out for 90, chasing Australia’s mammoth 399-8, which included David Warner’s second ton of the tournament and Bas de Leede’s unwanted ODI record of 115 runs conceded.
Maxwell’s knock was a display of sheer brilliance and audacity, ranking fourth in the fastest ODI centuries and breaking Australia’s record of 51 balls by himself against Sri Lanka in the 2015 World Cup.
The quickest ODI century belongs to South Africa’s AB de Villiers, who smashed it in 31 balls against West Indies in 2015.
The defeat was worse than Afghanistan’s 275-run loss to Australia in the 2015 World Cup, and also Australia’s biggest ODI victory.
Australia have bounced back from three losses to win three games in a row, and are strengthening their position in the top four with a huge boost to their net run-rate.
The Netherlands have only one win against South Africa last Tuesday, and are at the bottom of the table. Australia were on 266-4 when Maxwell joined the action, and looked like wasting a chance to score 400.
But after losing Josh Inglis and Cameron Green to make it 290-6, Maxwell unleashed his fury. He was on 15 then and accelerated with captain Pat Cummins by his side.
He played some unbelievable shots, like reverse sweeps over point, reverse pulls for six and powerful drives down the ground. He reached his milestone with three sixes in a row over the leg side. He roared in celebration, then hugged his bat as he had recently become a father, with his family joining him in India.
Warner had set the tone with four fours in a row early on, and scored his inevitable sixth World Cup hundred. He is now equal with Sachin Tendulkar and one behind Rohit Sharma, and also fifth in the World Cup all-time run-scorers list.
Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne also scored fifties, but Green made only eight and might lose his spot to Travis Head when he recovers from a hand injury.
The Netherlands had no answer with the bat, with only five players reaching double digits, and Vikram Singh top-scoring with 25.
Adam Zampa was superb with the ball, taking 4-8 to clean up the tail, and has 13 wickets in the tournament.
Australia are confident of making the semi-finals with games against New Zealand, England, Afghanistan and Bangladesh left.
AUS vs NED: Full Scorecard
Australia (50 ovs maximum)
|Mitchell Marsh||c Ackermann b van Beek||9||15||15||2||0||60.00|
|David Warner||c Dutt b van Beek||104||93||182||11||3||111.82|
|Steven Smith||c van der Merwe b Dutt||71||68||88||9||1||104.41|
|Marnus Labuschagne||c Dutt b de Leede||62||47||60||7||2||131.91|
|Josh Inglis †||c Engelbrecht b de Leede||14||12||12||1||1||116.66|
|Glenn Maxwell||c Engelbrecht b van Beek||106||44||53||9||8||240.90|
|Cameron Green||run out (Engelbrecht)||8||11||15||1||0||72.72|
|Pat Cummins (c)||not out||12||9||39||2||0||133.33|
|Mitchell Starc||c Ackermann b van Beek||0||1||1||0||0||0.00|
|Adam Zampa||not out||1||1||2||0||0||100.00|
|Extras||(nb 1, w 11)||12|
|TOTAL||50 Ov (RR: 7.98)||399/8|
|Did not bat: Josh Hazlewood|
|Fall of wickets: 1-28 (Mitchell Marsh, 3.5 ov), 2-160 (Steven Smith, 23.3 ov), 3-244 (Marnus Labuschagne, 36.1 ov), 4-266 (Josh Inglis, 38.6 ov), 5-267 (David Warner, 39.1 ov), 6-290 (Cameron Green, 42.2 ov), 7-393 (Glenn Maxwell, 49.3 ov), 8-393 (Mitchell Starc, 49.4 ov) • DRS|
|Logan van Beek||10||0||74||4||7.40||31||7||3||5||0|
|Paul van Meekeren||10||0||64||0||6.40||29||7||1||3||0|
|Roelof van der Merwe||5||0||41||0||8.20||11||3||2||1||0|
|Bas de Leede||10||0||115||2||11.50||20||13||6||1||1|
Netherlands (T: 400 runs from 50 ovs)
|Vikramjit Singh||run out (Maxwell)||25||25||28||6||0||100.00|
|Max O’Dowd||b Starc||6||9||21||1||0||66.66|
|Colin Ackermann||lbw b Hazlewood||10||11||21||2||0||90.90|
|Sybrand Engelbrecht||c Warner b Marsh||11||21||36||1||0||52.38|
|Bas de Leede||lbw b Cummins||4||7||7||1||0||57.14|
|Scott Edwards (c)†||not out||12||22||53||0||0||54.54|
|Teja Nidamanuru||c †Inglis b Marsh||14||18||19||2||0||77.77|
|Logan van Beek||c †Inglis b Zampa||0||3||3||0||0||0.00|
|Roelof van der Merwe||lbw b Zampa||0||1||1||0||0||0.00|
|Aryan Dutt||lbw b Zampa||1||8||9||0||0||12.50|
|Paul van Meekeren||st †Inglis b Zampa||0||1||2||0||0||0.00|
|TOTAL||21 Ov (RR: 4.28)||90|
|Fall of wickets: 1-28 (Max O’Dowd, 4.5 ov), 2-37 (Vikramjit Singh, 5.5 ov), 3-47 (Colin Ackermann, 9.2 ov), 4-53 (Bas de Leede, 10.5 ov), 5-62 (Sybrand Engelbrecht, 13.2 ov), 6-84 (Teja Nidamanuru, 17.5 ov), 7-86 (Logan van Beek, 18.3 ov), 8-86 (Roelof van der Merwe, 18.4 ov), 9-90 (Aryan Dutt, 20.5 ov), 10-90 (Paul van Meekeren, 20.6 ov) • DRS|
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