AUS vs NED, World Cup 2023 Match Highlights: Australia and the Netherlands met at the Arun Jaitley Stadium. Australia are looking for a way back after two consecutive defeats at the start of the ICC World Cup 2023. They moved up to the bottom of the league table with two wins against Sri Lanka and Pakistan, while Pat Cummins and Steve Smith were aiming to secure their position thereby snatching big wins against the Netherlands today. The Netherlands, on the other hand, expected another disaster. Scott Edwards’ team showed that they have the ability to be ‘giant killers’ in their own day by defeating South Africa. Today, however, that expectation was not met by the Dutch forces.
Australia captain Cummins won the toss and elected to bat first. David Warner and Steve Smith were seen ruling from twenty-two yards. David Warner scored his second consecutive century in this World Cup. Smith and Labuschagne scored half-centuries. Explosive innings of Glenn Maxwell. He scored 106 runs in just 44 balls. ‘Mad Max’ is the owner of the fastest century in the World Cup. Australia scored 399 runs in 50 overs. In reply, the Dutch camp made a helpless surrender against Starc-Marsh-Zampa. Their innings were bowled out for just 90 runs. The Netherlands lost by the biggest margin in the history of the ICC World Cup.
AUS vs NED, World Cup 2023 Match Highlights: Australia lost their first wicket quickly
In the last match, David Warner and Mitchell Marsh shared an opening partnership of 259 runs against Pakistan. Today, however, that success was not repeated against the Netherlands. Instead, the Australian team lost its first wicket in four overs. Warner started at a brisk pace but Marsh was not fluent. He returned to the Delhi field as a victim of Logan Van Beek. Marsh fell victim to Colin Ackermann for 9 runs off 15 balls. Australia lost their first wicket for 28 runs.
AUS vs NED, World Cup 2023 Match Highlights: Smith shared a partnership with Warner
Despite losing their first wicket in four overs, Australia did not go on the back foot for a single time today. Steve Smith batted well at number three. He was not among the runs in this World Cup. He got back into rhythm today against the Netherlands. Both Warner and Smith were scoring fast runs as the Dutch bowlers looked quite frustrated in the middle overs. Today, Smith scored 71 runs in 68 balls with the help of 9 fours and 1 six. He shared a 132-run partnership with David Warner. He was dismissed by Aryan Dutt.
AUS vs NED, World Cup 2023 Match Highlights: Century of Warner, half-century of Labuschagne
The festival of runs was seen at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi today. David Warner had scored a century against Pakistan in Bangalore the previous day. Today, he crossed the three-figure mark again. With this, David Warner has become the owner of six centuries in the World Cup. He sat in the same seat with Sachin Tendulkar. In terms of maximum centuries, only Rohit Sharma is now in front of him. Warner was dismissed for 104 off 93 balls. He hit 9 fours and 3 sixes. Marnus Labuschagne also scored runs. He went down to number four and increased the scoreboard pace. He scored 62 runs in 47 balls with the help of 7 fours and 2 sixes.
‘Mad Max’ breaks record
Aiden Markram set a new record against Sri Lanka at the Arun Jaitley Stadium. The Proteas cricketer scored the fastest century in the history of the World Cup in 49 balls. Today, just 18 days later, that record has been forgotten. Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell completed his century against the Netherlands in just 40 balls. He reached 101 from 75 off just five balls. He hit two consecutive fours and four huge sixes off Bas de Leed. By the time he lost his wicket off Logan van Beek for 106 off 44 balls, Australia was heading towards a mountain of runs.
The Aussies set the Dutch a target of 400 runs.
After Maxwell’s return, Mitchell Starc was brought back by Van Beek. In today’s match, he took 4 wickets for 74 runs. Bass de Leeds is in the worst of the Warner-Maxwell wreckage. He took two wickets but conceded 115 runs. This is the worst bowling figures in the history of the World Cup. Australia added 399 runs to the scoreboard against the Netherlands. This is the second highest in this World Cup.
Netherlands lose early wickets
Chasing a target of 400 runs, the Dutch army started in a bad mood. At one point, the scoreboard was 28 for no loss in 4 overs. After that, the Netherlands could not maintain that dominance. Mitchell Starc took the first hit. The left-arm pacer’s ball blew away opener Max O’Dwyer’s wicket. He returned to the dressing room with 6 runs off 9 balls. Vikramjit Singh, who looked fluent, could not last long in twenty-two yards today. He had to be run out for 25 off 25 balls courtesy of Glenn Maxwell’s unbeaten throw. The Netherlands lost two openers for 37 runs.
Dutch defense breaks down in Aussie bowling attack
Despite the return of both openers, Australian captain Pat Cummins continued the storm of pace on the Netherlands. Bass de Leide, Colin Ackerman, and Sebrand Engelbrecht couldn’t beat Starc-Marsh-Cummins-Hazlewood. Hazlewood dismissed Ackerman, who came in at three. Bas de Leed then lost his wicket off Cummins. Engelbrecht, the hero of the Dutch camp in the last match, was dismissed by Mitchell Marsh for 11 today. Marsh also dismissed Teja Nidamanuru. Veteran Roulf van der Merwe did not see the run. He made a ‘golden duck’ off Adam Jumper. Zampa became the highest wicket-taker with three wickets in today’s match.
Australia won by a huge margin
Australia’s victory in today’s match was almost certain. The five-time world champions didn’t spend much time securing the two points. Dutch captain Scott Edwards was born in Australia. He struggled a bit with the bat, remaining unbeaten on 12. But that didn’t affect the outcome of the match today. Chasing 400, the Netherlands were bowled out for just 90 runs. The Aussies won by a huge margin. Earlier in 2015, Australia won by 275 runs against Afghanistan and set the record for the highest margin of victory. Today, Smith and Cummins broke their old record. He won by 309 runs.