Australia needed a big win to increase their NRR from negative to positive from this match. In CWC 2023, they did not find their mojo against India and South Africa. Australia lost with big margin against them. They need this win by big margin as they might face trouble in qualifying to Semi-Finals with NRR. Australia has did the necessary by winning with 309 runs margin.
Australia, earlier, won the toss and elected to bat first. David Warner scored 109 runs from 93 balls to set-up the innings. Steven Smith(71) and Marnus Labuschagne(62) helped him in setting up the score. Glenn Maxwell started his big show in the death overs. Australia needed him to come to the fore and he did.
Glenn Maxwell scored huge 50 in 27 balls. In the overs between 40-50, he bashed Netherlands bowlers all around the park. Glenn Maxwell scored his fastest century for Australia. He scored 106 from 44 balls to take Australia to 399/8 in 50 overs. Logan van Beek(4/74), Bas de Leede(2/115), Aryan Dutt(1/59) took wickets for Netherlands. Bas de Leede created a forgettable record by giving away 115 runs in 10 overs.
In the chase, Netherlands never had a chance against Australia bowlers. In 21 overs, Netherlands got bowled out for 90 runs. Adam Zampa(4/8), Mitchell Marsh(2/19), Pat Cummins(1/14), Mitchell Starc(1/22) and Josh Hazlewood(1/27) took wickets for Australia. Glenn Maxwell won the Player of the Match for his destructive innings. Australia will meet New Zealand in their next match at Dharamsala on 28th October, in a day match.