Glenn Maxwell, an Australian all-rounder, broke the fastest ton in World Cup history, launching himself into the record books. The Australian all-rounder accomplished this feat at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, smashing 100 runs in just 40 balls against the Netherlands.
Maxwell scored 106 runs in 44 balls, including 8 sixes and 9 fours, after unleashing a ferocious attack on the Dutch bowlers. Aiden Markram’s record of a century in forty-nine balls, set during the same World Cup, was surpassed by Maxwell.
These players currently hold the records for the fastest centuries in World Cup history: Glenn Maxwell, 40 balls; Aiden Markram, 49 balls; Kevin O’Brien, 50 balls; Glenn Maxwell, 51 balls; and AB de Villiers, 52 balls.