The cricketers are making new records one after another in the current BIMB Cup. Now Australia’s Glenn Maxwell has entered the list. He holds the record of fastest century in World Cup history.
Maxwell stormed into the batting against the Netherlands today at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. He scored a century in just 40 balls at the very end of the innings. This is the new record for the fastest century in the World Cup. Maxwell scored a century in 8 fours and an even number of sixes. In the end he got out after scoring 106 runs off 44 balls.
Before Maxwell, the record for the fastest century in a World Cup was held by South Africa’s Aiden Markram. He scored a 49-ball century against Sri Lanka a few days ago. Ireland’s Kevin O’Brien scored a 50-ball century against England in the 2011 World Cup.
Maxwell himself scored a 51-ball century in the 2015 World Cup. In the same tournament, AB de Villiers reached his century off 52 balls.
Maxwell’s century is the fourth fastest in the history of ODI cricket. AB de Villiers has the least number of centuries. In 2015 against the West Indies, he scored a terrible century by playing only 31 balls. A year before that, Corey Anderson scored a century off 36 balls. In 1996, Shahid Afridi scored a century against Sri Lanka off 37 balls.