ODI World Cup 2023: Australia crush the Netherlands, back in the semi finals race
Australia have produced a historic performance after they went on to win the ODI World Cup 2023 match by 309 runs.
Australia have put out a top notch performance against the Netherlands in what seems like a complete one sided match. This win of Australia at the Arun Jaitley Stadium is also one of the biggest victories in the history of ODI cricket format.
Australia captain Pat Cummins struck gold by winning the toss and electing to bat first. This decision gave an upper hand to the Australian batting lineup which has been struggling to do well in the ODI World Cup 2023. Many of their batters were off form despite good batting conditions in India.
Mitchell Marsh missed a big chance to score big as he was out for 8 runs. David Warner and Steve Smith built a big partnership similar to in their New South Wales days. It was a flexible 132 run partnership which had equal contribution from both the batters. Steve Smith scored 71 runs while David Warner scored 104 runs.
Marnus Labuschagne was also not much far as he put up 62 runs off 47 balls. Glenn Maxwell's whirlwind inning turned back the clock for everyone. There was a time when Glenn Maxwell would successfully rip apart every international bowler with his attacking displays. Today was a reminder that Glenn Maxwell's attacking capabilities are very much alive.
He struck World Cup history's fastest hundred as he managed to score 104 runs from 44 balls with a strike rate of 240.91. The Australia cricket team scored 399 runs with a loss of eight wickets in 50 overs. The same quality was not presented by the Netherlands team.
They were all out for just 90 runs in 21 overs which resulted in a nerve wracking loss. This is one of the worst losses in the history of the ODI cricket. Vikramjit Singh scored 25 runs which was the highest in the team.