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Glen Maxwell :: Fastest Century in World Cup
In the 2023 edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup, the record of ‘Fastest Century in World Cup‘ was fiercely contested. Initially, South Africa’s Aiden Markram had claimed the record with a stellar performance, surpassing a decade-old milestone. However, Glenn Maxwell from Australia, seized the spotlight by achieving this incredible feat in just 40 deliveries. His remarkable accomplishment not only secured the title of the ‘Fastest Century in World Cup’ but also etched an indelible mark in international cricket history.
Fastest Hundreds in ODI Cricket World Cup
|106||40||Glenn Maxwell||Australia v Netherlands||Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi||25 October 2023|
|106||49||Aiden Markram||South Africa v Sri Lanka||Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi||07 October 2023|
|113||50||Kevin O’Brien||Ireland v England||Bengaluru||02 March 2011|
|102||51||Glenn Maxwell||Australia v Sri Lanka||Sydney||08 March 2015|
|162||52||AB de Villiers||South Africa v West Indies||Sydney||27 February 2015|
|162||57||Eoin Morgan||England v Afghanistan||Manchester||18 June 2019|
|109||61||Heinrich Klaasen||South Africa v England||Wankhade Stadium, Mumbai||21 October 2023|
|131||63||Rohit Sharma||India v Afghanistan||Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi||11 October 2023|
|122||65||Kusal Mendis||Sri Lanka v Pakistan||RGIS, Uppal, Hyderabad||10 October 2023|
|101||66||Matthew Hayden||Australia v South Africa||Basseterre||24 March 2007|
Fastest Century in One Day International Cricket World Cup
Maxwell’s remarkable achievement of a ‘Fastest Century in World Cup,’ achieved in just 40 balls, now stands as the fastest ODI century for Australia. The former record for the quickest century in Australian women’s ODIs was set by Meg Lanning, taking 45 balls against New Zealand Women back in 2012. In men’s ODIs, Maxwell had previously held the record himself with a 51-ball hundred during the 2015 World Cup, a milestone he has now surpassed with his incredible performance in the 2023 World Cup.
Only three ODI centuries have been achieved in fewer deliveries
Maxwell’s remarkable feat of a ‘Fastest Century in World Cup’ in just 40 balls against Netherlands places him among the elite company of record-breakers. Only three ODI centuries have been achieved in fewer deliveries. AB de Villiers holds the record for the quickest century, reaching it in a stunning 31 balls against West Indies in 2015. Following closely are Corey Anderson, who achieved a century in 36 balls against West Indies, and Shahid Afridi, who accomplished the feat in 37 balls against Sri Lanka, creating a select group of rapid century-makers in ODI cricket.
When and where did Glenn Maxwell achieve the ‘Fastest Century in World Cup’ in just 40 balls against Netherlands?
Glenn Maxwell achieved this remarkable feat during the 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup in a match against the Netherlands on 25-Oct-23 at Delhi, India.
How does Maxwell’s century compare to the previous records in World Cup history?
Glenn Maxwell’s ‘Fastest Century in World Cup’ in 40 balls is one of the fastest centuries in the history of the ICC Cricket World Cup, surpassing the previous records held by Aiden Markram with his 49-ball ton against Sri Lanka, also in Delhi.
What was the previous record for the ‘Fastest Century in World Cup,’ and who held it?
The previous record for the ‘Fastest Century in World Cup’ was held by Aiden Markram, who achieved it in 49 balls during this same year 2023 World Cup, against Sri Lanka, also in Delhi.
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