Five-time World Cup champions Australia secured a stunning victory against Netherlands in the match 24 of the ongoing World Cup at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. The Men in Yellow registered their third consecutive win of the tournament after having gone on a run-spree to defeat the Dutch. After having elected to bat first, the Australian side delivered a phenomenal target of 399 to the Netherlands.
On the other hand, Netherlands was restricted to a mere total of 90 runs in just 21 overs, their biggest defeat in the history of the World Cup. Australia emerged victorious by a massive margin of 309 runs having scored 399 in the first innings. Glenn Maxwell was the Player of the Match having scored the fastest century in World Cup history for Australia. Here’s the update list of all the leading run-getters after match 24.
|S. No.||Player||Country||Runs||Strike Rate|
|1||Quinton de Kock||South Africa||407||114.97|
|6||Rachin Ravindra||New Zealand||290||114.38|
|7||Heinrich Klassen||South Africa||288||129.79|
|8||Daryl Mitchell||New Zealand||268||120.18|
|9||Aiden Markram||South Africa||265||165.31|
Glenn Maxwell’s phenomenal knock
Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell pulled off exceptionally well against Netherlands in today’s match as the 35-year old cricketer scored the fastest World Cup century in the tournament’s history. He went on to smash a staggering 106-run century off 44 deliveries. While Maxwell struck the fastest ton, David Warner scored his second successive ton of the tournament amounting to 104 runs. Steve Smith also made a fine score of 71 leading Australia to a swashbuckling score of 399 runs.
Looking at the rankings
While South Africa’s Quinton de Kock retains the first rank having scored a total of 407 runs, Virat Kohli leads the second position followed up by David Warner after his score of 332 today. With David Warner‘s entry as the only difference in the rankings, all other rankings remain the same from Pakistan’s Mohammad Rizwan to Abdullah Shafique.