Australian middle-order batsman Glenn Maxwell made history on October 25, 2023, by scoring the fastest century in World Cup history. The feat was achieved during a match against the Netherlands at Delhi Stadium.
Maxwell took just 40 balls to reach the three-figure mark, surpassing the previous record held by South African batsman Aiden Markam who had completed his century in 49 balls during the ongoing event.
The Australian batter’s journey to the century was nothing short of spectacular. He reached his fifty at 46.2 overs and then accelerated his scoring rate, taking only four more balls to go from 80 to 100 runs. His extraordinary performance was aptly described as a “crazy innings”.
Maxwell’s record-breaking century played a significant role in setting a daunting target of 400 runs for the Netherlands. Alongside him, David Warner also shone, contributing significantly to Australia’s massive total.
This historic achievement by Maxwell has not only etched his name in the annals of World Cup cricket but also underscored Australia’s formidable batting strength. As the tournament progresses, cricket enthusiasts worldwide will be eagerly watching Maxwell’s performances, anticipating more such thrilling displays of his batting prowess.