Max O’Dowd is the first Dutch batsman to score a T20 century. Max achieved the feat against Nepal against Malaysia at Kirtipur on 17th April 2021. O’Dowd opened the innings for the Netherlands and notched up 133* in 73 balls, which assisted the Netherlands to post a score of 191 runs.
He smacked 15 fours and 6 sixes at a strike rate of 182.19. The Malaysian bowlers looked totally clueless in front of Max, as he whacked them mercilessly. Four out of six bowlers conceded runs with an economy of above 9.
Netherlands restricted them to 176 runs and won the match by 15 runs to keep themselves ahead in the Nepal Tri-nation T20 series. Max O’Dowd bagged the Man of the Match award for his outstanding century. Netherlands began playing T20I in 2008 but it took 13 years for their batsmen to hit the first t20 ton.
Interesting Facts About Max O’Dowd
Max was born in Auckland and played for Auckland U-19 in the New Zealand national u-19 tournament.
But as his mother is dutch, he played for the Netherlands under 19 in the 2012 European Challenge Series.
O’Dowd was a part of Auckland A in the 2014-15 New Zealand domestic season but he didn’t play for the senior Auckland side.
Max played his first international match against Papua New Guinea in the Inter-continental cup for the Netherlands in 2015.