Maxwell's Illness-Defying Record: Fastest World Cup Century!
Glenn Maxwell defies illness and records the fastest century in Cricket World Cup history.
Maxwell's 40-ball ton shatters Aiden Markram's previous record of 49 against Netherlands.
Markram had set the record just 18 days earlier, breaking Kevin O'Brien's 2011 record.
Maxwell's century is the fourth-quickest in one-day international (ODI) history, falling nine balls short of AB de Villiers' 2015 record.
Maxwell battled illness and a sleepless night before the match, considering not batting at all.
He came to the crease in the 39th over, sparking an explosive inning with nine fours and eight sixes.
Maxwell's dazzling knock helped Australia set a total of 399-8 against Netherlands.
Dutch bowler Bas de Leede endured the brunt of Maxwell's onslaught, registering the most expensive figures in ODI history (2-115).
Maxwell's century was a confidence booster after recovering from a leg injury and ankle issues.
Australia subsequently crushed Netherlands, bowling them out for 90, securing a 309-run victory.
Glenn Maxwell Illness Update: Latest News