Maxwell's Illness-Defying Record: Fastest World Cup Century

Maxwell's Illness-Defying Record: Fastest World Cup Century

His 40-ball ton broke Aiden Markram's 18-day-old record of 49 balls against Netherlands.

Markram had surpassed Kevin O'Brien's 2011 record just before Maxwell's feat.

Maxwell's century ranks as the fourth-quickest in one-day international (ODI) history.

He considered not batting due to illness and a sleepless night before the match.

Maxwell's explosive inning included nine fours and eight sixes, propelling Australia to 399-8.

Dutch bowler Bas de Leede faced Maxwell's onslaught, ending with the most expensive ODI figures (2-115).

Maxwell's century boosted his confidence after recovering from leg and ankle issues.

Australia bowled out Netherlands for 90, securing a dominant 309-run victory.

Maxwell's remarkable performance showcased his resilience and skill on the cricket field.