AUS vs NED: Glenn Maxwell scores the fastest century in the ICC Men's ODI World Cup

Glenn Maxwell broke Aiden Markram's record of scoring the fastest century in the ICC Men's ODI World Cup by a margin of 9 deliveries.

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AUS vs NED: Glenn Maxwell scores the fastest century in the ICC Men's ODI World Cup

Glenn Maxwell arrived in the 41st over and tonned up in the 49th

Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell scored the fastest ODI World Cup century, reaching the milestone in just 40 balls against the Netherlands in New Delhi on Wednesday.

The 35-year-old rewrote history at the same venue and the same edition Markram did a few weeks ago. South African right-handed batter Aiden Markram scored the century off 49 balls against Sri Lanka to become the fastest to score a century.

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Maxwell reached the century in the 49th over bowled by Bas de Leede, smashing two fours and three sixes in the first five balls. De Leede conceded 115 runs in his 10-over spell.

Glenn Maxwell came in to bat in the 40th over. Not many would have predicted that Maxwell would reach his century. He reached the milestone, and broke the record by a margin of 9 balls. Maxwell was at his peak, punishing the bowlers to all parts of the park. He brought his half-century in 26 balls before reaching the three-figure mark in another 14 deliveries.

Fastest Centuries in the ODI World Cup:

  • Glenn Maxwell of 40 balls - Australia vs Netherlands - Delhi, 2023 (Final Score: 108)

  • Aiden Markram off 49 balls - South Africa vs Sri Lanka - Delhi, 2023 (Final Score: 108)

  • Kevin O'Brian off 50 balls - Ireland vs England - Bangalore, 2011 (Final Score: 113)

  • Glenn Maxwell off 51 balls - Australia vs Sri Lanka - Sydney, 2015 (Final Score: 102)

  • AB de Villiers off 52 balls - South Africa vs West Indies - Sydney, 2015 (Final Score: 162*)

  • Eoin Morgan off 57 balls - England vs Afghanistan - Manchester, 2019 (Final Score: 148*)

  • Mathew Hayden off 66 balls - Australia vs South Africa - Basseterre, 2007 (Final Score: 101)

  • John Davison off 67 balls - Canada vs West Indies - Centurion, 2003 (Final Score: 111)

  • Paul Stirling off 70 balls - Ireland vs Netherlands - Kolkata, 2011 (Final Score: 101)

  • Kumar Sangakkara off 70 balls - Sri Lanka vs England - Wellington, 2015 (Final Score: 117*)

  • Adam Gilchrist off 72 balls - Australia vs Sri Lanka - Bridgetown, 2007 (Final Score: 149)

  • Kumar Sangakkara off 73 balls - Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh - Melbourne, 2015 (Final Score: 105*)

  • Shaiman Anwar off 79 balls - UAE vs Ireland - Brisbane, 2015 (Final Score: 106)

  • Brendan Taylor off 79 balls - Zimbabwe vs Ireland - Hobart, 2015 (Final Score: 121)

Fastest ODI Centuries (Top Five):

  • AB de Villiers off 31 balls - South Africa v West Indies - Johannesburg, 2015 (Final score: 149)

  • Corey Anderson off 36 balls - New Zealand v West Indies - Queenstown, 2014 (Final score - 131*)

  • Shahid Afridi off 37 balls - Pakistan v Sri Lanka, Nairobi, 1996 (Final score - 102)

  • Glenn Maxwell off 40 balls - Australia vs Netherlands - Delhi, 2023 (Final score: 106)

  • Asif Khan off 41 balls - UAE v Nepal, Kirtipur, 2023 (Final score: 101*)

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