- Glenn Maxwell made history at the Cricket World Cup
- Against the Netherlands he reached a century in just 40 balls
- It is the fewest number of balls required to reach a ton in the history of the tournament
Glenn Maxwell made history in India by scoring the fastest ever World Cup hundred to give Australia control of the match against the Netherlands.
Amid a mini-collapse in Australia midway through the match, Maxwell came to the crease and scored 101 off just 41 balls in a stunning innings that etched his name in the history books.
Maxwell had 35 runs in 21 balls at one point before he stepped on the gas and scored 66 runs in the following 19 balls.
He reached three figures with a huge uppercut six that shot into the stands behind square leg.
The short format specialist celebrated his incredible knock by pretending to cradle a baby after recently giving birth to his newborn son Logan.
Glenn Maxwell scored an incredible century off just 40 balls in the Cricket World Cup
The experienced all-rounder broke the record for the fastest ton scored at the tournament
Maxwell marked the occasion by paying a tribute to his newborn son Logan in Delhi
Maxwell lost his wicket soon after reaching the milestone. He went for another big six but failed to time his shot well.
Sybrand Engelbrecht caught him after waiting under the ball for a long time.