Glenn Maxwell has fired all cylinders in IPL 2023. At RCB, it came down to K – Kohli, G – Glenn and F – Faf du Plessis, in short, KGF to save them with bat this season. Glenn Maxwell did not carry that form into the CWC 2023, as much as Australia wanted him to. But when they needed him to fire against Netherlands for a big win, he did. Glenn Maxwell bashed dutch bowlers in death overs for fastest century ever in World Cups.
Australia won the toss and elected to bat first at Delhi, Arun Jailtley Stadium. The team needed to win this match at any cost with a huge margin for NRR to be better than Pakistan. Hence, they needed David Warner, Steven Smith and Glenn Maxwell to bring their A-game. Warner continued the form he struck against Pakistan and scored another century. But it came to down to big show, Glenn Maxwell to take the score to the extent that they needed.
Australia from 260 odd in 40th over eneded up scoring a massive 399/8 in 50 overs. David Warner(104), Steven Smith(71), Marnus Labuschagne(62), Glenn Maxwell(106) have made it huge. Glenn Maxwell completed his 50 in 27 balls but hit his century in 40 balls. He took liking to Netherlands bowler Bas de Leede. He has become the bolwer to give away 115 runs in his 10 overs. He has given away highest for any ODI bowler. Logan van Beek(4/74), Bas de Leede(2/115), Aryan Dutt(1/59) took wickets for Netherlands.
Glenn Maxwell scored fourth highest ODI century behind AB de Villiers(31), CJ Anderson(36) and Shahid Afridi(37). AB de Villiers took everyone by surprise with such a devastating innings. Glenn Maxwell almost did the same. He has left Netherlands bowlers and team with huge nightmares. His unconventional shots did not give the associate team anywhere to hide. This is one of the most devastating innings ever by an Aussie batter.