AUS vs NED ICC CWC 2023 Match 24 Report: For Australia to survive in the tournament, they wanted a high-margin win. When they met the Netherlands yesterday, it was almost like a deer in front of a leopard. A brutal, cold finish! A 309-run win that took the soul out of the Netherlands.
It was almost like David Warner sized up, and then Maxwell came with a heavy blow to send the Netherlands into ‘Head Kick Dead’ mode. Later, the bowlers came in to shower some ground and pounds, and the Netherlands were already lights out. While Maxwell’s century in 40 balls is the quickest in World Cup history, Australia’s 309-run win is the largest in WC history and second largest in ODI history. With yesterday’s win, Australia became the first team to win in 600 ODIs. David Warner overcame Ricky Ponting in the most amount of WC hundreds (6) for Australia. In the world, he leveled with Sachin Tendulkar in second place, while Indian skipper Rohit Sharma leads the list.
A Hickup Before the Blast
Despite surviving a couple of close calls, Warner’s innings was crucial in establishing a strong platform for Australia’s innings. Unfortunately, his dismissal, followed by Labuschagne’s exit, triggered a brief slump in Australia’s batting.
However, the showstopper of the match was Glenn Maxwell’s extraordinary century. Maxwell’s 106 runs came off just 44 deliveries, and he obliterated the Dutch bowlers, with Bas de Leede being the most expensive of them all, conceding 2 for 115. Maxwell’s incredible performance not only clinched the title for the fastest century in ODI World Cups but also completely altered the course of the match. His innings contained eight massive sixes, and his 66 runs from the first six to the last illustrated the extent of his blitz.
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Australia’s innings also saw substantial contributions from other batsmen, such as Cameron Green and Pat Cummins, who added valuable runs in the later stages.
Chasing a daunting target of 400, the Netherlands faced an uphill task. Vikramjit made a brisk start but fell victim to a brilliant catch by Glenn Maxwell, who was not even on the field when the chase began. The Dutch side kept losing wickets regularly, unable to establish partnerships or show resistance.
Maxwell was not just the star with the bat; he also made an important catch during the Netherlands’ innings, contributing to his exceptional all-round performance. The Netherlands’ struggle continued, and they were eventually dismissed for just 90 runs. Captain Scott Edwards, who led his team with determination, could only watch as his side suffered a significant loss.
AUS vs NED ICC CWC 2023 Match 24 Report: Score Summary
399 for 8 (Maxwell 106, Warner 104, Smith 71, Labuschagne 62, van Beek 4-74, de Leede 2-115)
90 (Vikramjit 25, Zampa 4-8, Marsh 2-19)
Australia won by 309 runs.
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