In yesterday's World Cup 2023 encounter, it was Australia who dominated the proceedings against Netherlands, securing their third consecutive victory in the ongoing tournament. Their astounding 309-run triumph at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi on October 25 marked the second-largest winning margin in the history of One Day International (ODI) cricket and a record-breaking achievement at the 50-over World Cup.
Australia commenced their innings with a bang, having won the toss and chosen to bat at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi on Wednesday, October 25. Mitchell Marsh contributed a modest 9 runs off 15 balls, but it was David Warner (104) who stole the spotlight, notching his second consecutive century, and his sixth in the ODI World Cup, matching Sachin Tendulkar's remarkable record. Steve Smith also made a strong comeback with 71 runs off 68 balls, while Marnus Labuschagne put on an impressive display with 62 runs off 47 balls. However, Australia encountered a brief loss of momentum as they lost five wickets in quick succession, going from 244/2 in 36 overs to 290/6 in 42.2 overs.
Nevertheless, 'Big Show' Glenn Maxwell stepped up to the plate, delivering the fastest-ever hundred in ODI World Cup history, reaching the century mark in just 40 balls. Maxwell's incredible performance propelled Australia to a formidable total of 399/8 in their allotted 50 overs. In response, the Netherlands could only muster 90 runs in 21 overs. The top scorer for the Netherlands was Vikramjit Singh, who managed 25 runs off 25 balls before being run out. Adam Zampa etched his name in history as the first Australian bowler to secure three consecutive four-wicket hauls in World Cups, claiming four wickets for just eight runs in three overs. Mitchell Marsh secured two wickets, while Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, and Pat Cummins each claimed a wicket.
Here are the key details of the match:
- Match: Australia vs Netherlands (World Cup 2023, Match 24)
- Scores: Australia: 399/8 in 50 overs (Glenn Maxwell 106, David Warner 104; Logan Van Beek 4/74). Netherlands: 90 all-out in 21 overs (Vikramjit Singh 25, Teja Nidamanuru 14; Adam Zampa 4/8).
- Result: Australia won by 309 runs
- Toss: Australia won the toss and chose to bat
- Captains: Pat Cummins (AUS), Scott Edwards (NED)
As for individual achievements:
- Who scored the most runs in yesterday's World Cup 2023 Match? Glenn Maxwell of Australia was the top scorer with 106 runs. His 44-ball innings included nine fours and eight sixes.
- Who took the most wickets in yesterday's World Cup 2023 Match? Australia spinner Adam Zampa and Netherlands pacer Logan Van Beek both took four wickets each. Zampa's figures were 4/8 in three overs, while Van Beek conceded 74 runs in his 10 overs.
- Who was named the Man of the Match in yesterday's World Cup 2023 Match? The Man of the Match award went to Australia's all-rounder, Glenn Maxwell, who showcased a spectacular 40-ball century, the fastest in the history of the ODI World Cup.