ODI World Cup 2023: David Warner, Glenn Maxwell hit centuries as Australia scores big
Australian batting lineup struck gold playing against the Netherlands as many of their batters found back their lost form. David Warner and Glenn Maxwell hit centuries against the Dutch bowling lineup as Australia posted a big score.
Australian batters were on target after their incredible performance against the Netherlands on Wednesday. Australia captain Pat Cummins won the toss and he decided to bat first at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi. It was a batting performance worth remembering, especially for the Australian fans.
Mitchell Marsh couldn't take advantage of the batting-friendly surface as he was out for just 9 runs from 15 balls. David Warner and Steve Smith put up a 132-run partnership for the second wicket. Aryan Dutt picked up the valuable wicket of Steve Smith who was gone for 71 runs.
David Warner completed his 22nd ODI century in the middle overs of the first inning. However, he was dismissed soon after his century and couldn't cash in on the time spent at the crease. The 36-year-old has turned time back and brought back his once terrifying form. The World Cup has been a brilliant opportunity for David Warner.
Marnus Labuschagne didn't hold himself back against the Netherlands as he smashed 62 runs from 47 balls with a strike rate of 131.91. But the show-stopper was Glenn Maxwell who took heads on the Netherlands bowling lineup. He hit the fastest century (40 balls) in World Cup history.
He scored 106 runs from 44 balls with a strike rate of 240.91. Glenn Maxwell hit 9 fours and 8 sixes in his startling inning. With the help of Glenn Maxwell, Australia scored 399 runs with a loss of eight wickets in 50 overs. Netherlands' Logan van Beek picked four wickets.