Maxwell and Warner shine as Australia deliver a historic defeat to the Netherlands


Glenn Maxwell’s rapid century, 40 balls, and David Warner’s 104 powered Australia to a record 309-run victory over the Netherlands in the World Cup. Australia set a total of 399-8, and the Dutch were bowled out for 90 in 21 overs. This marked Australia’s largest World Cup win, surpassing their previous record of a 275-run victory against Afghanistan in 2015.

India holds the ODI record with a 317-run victory against Sri Lanka. Australia captain Pat Cummins expressed delight in achieving a complete game, posting 400 runs and successfully defending it.

Glenn Maxwell’s record-breaking century off 49 balls surpassed Aiden Markram’s recent feat. David Warner added to the dominance with his second consecutive century. Warner equaled Sachin Tendulkar’s World Cup centuries record, while Australia’s bowlers secured the win by dismissing the Dutch for 90.

Australia, initially facing two losses, rebounded with three consecutive victories, solidifying their position in the top four of the 10-team table in the race for the semi-finals.

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