Australia continued their magnificent run in the ICC World Cup 2023, thrashing the Netherlands by a record 309 runs in the 24th match of the tournament at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi on Wednesday.
The Aussies posted a mammoth total of 399 runs in their first innings, thanks to a blistering century from Glenn Maxwell and a solid knock from David Warner. Maxwell smashed the fastest hundred in the history of the World Cup, racing to 106 runs in just 40 balls. Warner also scored a brilliant 96 runs.
The Netherlands were bowled out for just 90 runs in their reply, with Adam Zampa picking up four wickets. Mitchell Marsh, Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc also chipped in with a wicket each.
The massive win helped Australia improve their net run rate (NRR) considerably and strengthened their position on the road to the semi-final. They will now play the in-form New Zealand next on October 28 in Dharamshala.
Australia: 399/9 in 50 overs (Glenn Maxwell 106, David Warner 96, Steve Smith 71)
Netherlands: 90 all out in 29.1 overs (Adam Zampa 4-17, Mitchell Marsh 2-20)
Result: Australia won by 309 runs
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