World Cup 2023, South Africa vs Sri Lanka: South Africa Defeats Sri Lanka by 102 Runs, Sets World Record
World Cup 2023, South Africa vs Sri Lanka: South Africa set Sri Lanka a target of 429 runs at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi. The African team scored 428 runs for the loss of five wickets in 50 overs. This is the highest score in the history of the World Cup. The previous record was held by Australia. They scored 417 for seven in 50 overs against Afghanistan in the 2015 World Cup. Quinton de Kock (100 runs), Rassie van der Dussen (108 runs) and Aiden Markram (106 runs) scored centuries for South Africa today. Markram also set the record for the fastest century in the World Cup by scoring a century in 49 balls. Marco Jansen remained unbeaten on 12 and David Miller remained unbeaten on 39. For the first time in the ODI World Cup, three players scored centuries in an innings of the match. This has happened a total of four times in ODIs.
Aiden Markram, who captained Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL, turned all the attention to himself after the end of the first innings. He has played in Delhi before. But no one will ever forget the innings he played today. De Kock laid the foundation. Markram smashed 106 off 54 balls, including 14 fours and three sixes, to set the stage for a mountainous run on the foundation. He broke Ireland’s Kevin O’Brien’s record against England in the 2011 World Cup in India and today holds the record for the fastest century in 49 balls in the World Cup. Australia’s explosive batsman Glenn Maxwell scored a 51-ball century against Sri Lanka in the 2015 World Cup. AB de Villiers scored a 52-ball century against the West Indies cricket team in 2015.
World Cup 2023, South Africa vs Sri Lanka: Markram bats in a killer mood
Markram came in to bat at No. 4 and completed his century off 49 balls. During this time, he hit 14 fours and 3 sixes. The player’s strike rate was over 200. Markram added 78 runs off just 36 balls with Heinrich Klaasen. Klaasen was dismissed for 32 off 20 balls. He hit 1 four but hit 3 sixes. His strike rate was 160.
World Cup 2023, South Africa vs Sri Lanka: Rassie van der Dussen and Quinton de Kock also scored centuries.
Before Markram, Rassie van der Dussen also batted brilliantly and scored a century. It was the fifth century of his ODI career. It was his first century in the World Cup. He faced 110 balls in his innings and scored 108 runs. Quinton de Kock also batted brilliantly in the match and scored 100 off 84 balls. He hit 12 fours and three sixes in his innings. It was the 18th century of his ODI career.
World Cup 2023, South Africa vs Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka strong fight and lost
Sri Lanka had a poor start and opening batsman Pathum Nisanka left without opening the account. Kusal Perera (7) and Kusal Mendis then added 66 runs in 40 balls for the second wicket. Mendis and Sadeera Samarawikarama (23) added 42 runs for the third wicket. Captain Dasun Shanaka (68) and Aslanka put on a crucial 72-ball 82-run stand for the sixth wicket. Mendis faced a strong bowling attack from the South African cricket team and batted brilliantly. Batting at an impressive strike rate of 180.95 in the innings, he scored 76 off just 42 balls. In this innings, he hit 4 fours and 8 sixes. It was the 26th half-century of his ODI career. This was his fourth half-century in ODIs against South Africa. However, despite all the struggles, Sri Lanka lost by 102 runs.