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Maxwell’s Blitz and Zampa’s Magic Seal Record Win for Australia Over Netherlands

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Australia recorded their highest-ever win over the Netherlands on Wednesday. Adam Zampa’s hat-trick of four-fers paved the way for Australia to dismiss the Netherlands for 90 in 21 overs as Pat Cummins and co. recorded the highest-ever win by runs in the history of the ODI World Cup.

An explosive show by Glenn Maxwell helped Australia pile a massive 399/8 in 50 overs against the Dutch at Arun Jaitley Stadium, New Delhi. Maxwell, who joined the proceedings almost at the closing stages, took 40 balls to slam his ton, making it the quickest in the history of the 50-over World Cup. He was eventually dismissed for 106/44 by Logan van Beek.

Earlier, David Warner set the tone for Australia, who won the toss and opted to bat. Warner and Smith took control early in the contest after Australia lost Mitchell Marsh inside the first power play. Continuing his rich form, Warner slammed back-to-back tons before eventually getting out for 109(93). Warner along with Smith added 132 runs for the second wicket before getting outdone by a stunning low catch by Roelof van der Merwe. He was dismissed for 71/68. Marnus Labuschagne also chipped in with a crucial 62 off 47 balls.

Meanwhile, Travis Head, who has recovered from a fracture on his left hand, is not included in the playing XI, while all-rounder Marcus Stoinis misses out due to an injury and is replaced by Cameron Green. Nevertheless, on the other hand, the Netherlands have not tweaked with their combination.

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