Australia did not have a great start after deciding to bat first with Mitchell Marsh being dismissed in the fourth over. But after losing the first wicket, Warner and Steve Smith kept the scoreboard ticking and helped Australia amass 66 runs in the first powerplay. Smith, who has had a mediocre World Cup so far, registered his first fifty of the tournament. After he was dismissed on 71, with the scorecard reading 160 in the 24th over, Labuschagne joined Warner and continued putting opposition bowlers under the pump. Australia crossed the 200 mark in the 32nd over as Labuschagne scored a glorious half-century and Warner went on to smash his second consecutive ton. However, the Netherlands clawed back in the contest as Australia slipped from 244/2 to 290/6. But soon after, Maxwell inflicted carnage on the opposition and smashed a 40-ball ton which is the fastest in World Cup history. Courtesy of Maxwell’s blistering knock, Australia piled on a daunting total of 399/8 in 50 overs.
Chasing a massive target, the Netherlands had a poor start and lost three scalps in the first powerplay, scoring just 48 runs. The Australian bowlers continued to take wickets at regular intervals and bundled out the Netherlands at 90, winning the game by a massive margin of 309 runs. Adam Zampa was the pick of the bowlers and took a four-wicket haul. Courtesy of the dominant win, Australia have given their net run rate a boost and are currently placed fourth on the points table, with three wins in five games.
If they do qualify for the semis, which they should, NO team would want to face Australia in the semis. #CWC2023
— Nikhil Naz (@NikhilNaz) October 25, 2023
— VINEETH𓃵🦖 (@sololoveee) October 25, 2023
Back on track
— Kohli Das 👌👑⭐ (@kingsuper1816) October 25, 2023
RCB watching Maxwell play for Australia. pic.twitter.com/ChA7o34EhN
— Krishna (@Atheist_Krishna) October 25, 2023
You should be scared
No matter which team we will get in the semi-final from South Africa, New Zealand or Australia, I’m equally scared of all three of them because of Wankhede.
— R A T N I S H (@LoyalSachinFan) October 25, 2023
That’s a really big W
Australia’s victory by 309 runs is the biggest margin of victory in World Cup history and second-biggest in all ODIs.
India’s win by 317 runs vs Sri Lanka in Thiruvananthapuram in Jan 2023 is the biggest.#AUSvsNED
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) October 25, 2023
World Record वर्ल्ड रिकॉर्ड 💯💥
Australia registered the biggest win ever in 48 year old World Cup history.
Well deserved century David Warner
Glenn Maxwell after making fastest century in ICC ODI World Cup event 🍵
#AUSvsNED #WC2023 pic.twitter.com/PsUuemqeI4
— Ashutosh Srivastava 🇮🇳 (@sri_ashutosh08) October 25, 2023
What a win!
— RavY* (@Ra__Virat) October 25, 2023