Australia created history in Arun Jaitley stadium in Delhi. The five-time world champions claimed the biggest win in the history of the ODI World Cup after beating Netherlands. With the win, Australia boosted their net run rate and climbed to fourth post in the points table. A collective team performance meant that Australia overcame Netherlands comfortably. Batters were the main reason behind Australia's win.
Pat Cummins won the toss and elected to bat first on a good batting surface. After 4 overs, Australia was down tpo 28/1, losing Mitchell Marsh. It was the only blip in the match for Australia. What followed it was a big domination of Australia in the match. Every batter stepped up from there and helped Australia to register a mammoth total on the board. Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne scored a fifty each for themselves.
The star of the show was Glenn Maxwell, who played a sensational knock to create history in the World Cup. the right-handed batter scored the fastest ton in World Cup history, in just 40 balls, and helped Australia to get to a mammoth total. David Warner scored his 22nd ODI hundred and became instrumental in Australia's first innings total.
Australian bowlers bundle out Netherlands batters for a double-digit score
Chasing a target of 400 runs, Netherlands was constantly under pressure due to the scoreboard pressure. It impacted their run chase big time, as their batters tried to go after the bowlers right from the start. In the process, Australian bowlers took wickets for fun one after the other. Adam Zampa was the pick of the bowlers, who claimed 4 wickets with the ball.
Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, and Mitchell Starc were very good with the ball as well. Mitchell Marsh was asked to bowl as well, who claimed a couple of wickets for himself. As a result, Netherlands was dismissed under 100 runs. In the process, Australia registered a massive win of 309 runs, which is now the biggest margin of win by a team in the history of the World Cup.
Here's how the fans reacted to Australia's win:
This is the knockout punch for Pakistan— Cricket Polls (@CricPollsdaily) October 25, 2023
Australia 🦘 की ये बड़ी जीत उनके टीम में और विश्वास भरेगी, जिससे वे टॉप 4 की रेस में और तेजी से आगे बढ़ेंगे।— Manoj Tiwari (@ManojTiwariIND) October 25, 2023
Australia team back to his old version ❤🔥— GORDXROHIT (@gordxrohit) October 25, 2023
FLAT PITCHES OF INDIA 🔥🔥 WHAT A HIGHWAY WORLD CUP 😡— Saqib Khan (@saqibkhan_10) October 25, 2023
one sided match— THREAD (@RaviBaliya99229) October 25, 2023
Australia know how to comeback— 🦅 (@thesahilturk) October 25, 2023
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Vintage Australia in World cup— NO CONTEXT VIBE (@No_Context_Vibe) October 25, 2023
309 runs win.— Sarwar Khan (@serverkhanbaba) October 25, 2023
This is insane.
Australia team back to his old version ❤🔥— cricketbuzz⁴⁵ (@Mohdyasir6911) October 25, 2023
WC se bahar 😭😭😭😭🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/taltiCCe71— dahmer (@dahmer42310) October 25, 2023
Icc kings are back😒😂— 🆒🆔 (@lala73502913) October 25, 2023