Australian batsman Glenn Maxwell has scored the fastest century in World Cup history.

In the 24th match of the ICC ODI World Cup, Australia and the Netherlands are competing at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi today.

Australian captain Pat Cummins won the toss and elected to bat first against the Netherlands.

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The Kangaroos took the Netherlands bowlers to task, with first David Warner scoring a century, after which Glenn Maxwell came to the crease and rained fours and sixes upon the ground.

Maxwell scored the fastest century in World Cup history with the help of 8 sixes and 8 fours in 40 balls. He played an innings of 106 runs off 44 balls.