World Cup 2023: Runs rained in South Africa-Sri Lanka match, many world records broken, Markram’s stormy batting

South Africa vs Sri Lanka World Cup 2023 : The South African team started their campaign in the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 with a bang. South Africa defeated Sri Lanka by 102 runs in the match played yesterday at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. South Africa scored 428 runs for the loss of 5 wickets. In reply, the Sri Lankan team was bundled out for 326 runs in 44.5 overs. Many new records were made in this match while many old records were also broken.

Fastest century in ODI World Cup

Aiden Markram in 49 balls vs Sri Lanka, Delhi, 2023

Kevin O’Brien in 50 balls vs England, Bengaluru, 2011

Glenn Maxwell 51 balls vs Sri Lanka, Sydney, 2015

AB de Villiers in 52 balls vs West Indies, Sydney 2015

Three batsmen scored centuries in one innings

Apart from Aidan Markram, Quinton de Kock and Rassie van der Dusen also scored centuries for South Africa. De Kock scored 100 off 84 balls which included 12 fours and 3 sixes. While Dusen scored 108 runs in 110 balls. Dusen hit 13 fours and two sixes in his innings. This is the first time in the history of ODI World Cup, when three batsmen have scored centuries in one innings of a match. This is the fourth time this incident has happened in one-day internationals.

Three centuries from one team in ODI Internationals

South Africa vs West Indies, Johannesburg, 2015

South Africa vs India, Wankhede, 2015

England vs Netherlands, Amstelveen, 2022

South Africa vs Sri Lanka, Delhi 2023

Highest score in ODI World Cup history

South Africa scored 428 for five against Sri Lanka, the highest score in the history of the ODI World Cup. Earlier, the Australian team scored 417 runs for 6 wickets against Afghanistan in World Cup 2015 in Perth. It was the third time South Africa scored 400 or more runs in an ODI World Cup match and the eighth time overall.

Highest score in ODI World Cup

428/5- South Africa vs Sri Lanka, Delhi 2023

417/6- Australia vs Afghanistan, Perth 2015

413/5- India vs Bermuda, Port of Spain 2007

411/4- South Africa vs Ireland, Canberra 2015

408/5- South Africa vs West Indies, Sydney, 2015

Highest score of over 400 in ODI World Cup

3- South Africa

1- India

1- Australia

Highest score of over 400 in ODIs

8- South Africa

6- India

5- England

2- Australia

2- Sri Lanka

Record of most runs scored against Sri Lanka in the name of India

This is the first time any team has scored so many runs against Sri Lanka. Earlier, India held the record of scoring the most runs against Sri Lanka in ODIs. India scored 414/7 in Rajkot ODI in 2009. Mathisha Pathirana scored 95 runs for Sri Lanka in this match, the second most expensive bowler for Sri Lanka in the World Cup.

Most expensive Sri Lankan bowler in ODI World Cup

97- Ashantha Demmel vs West Indies, Karachi 1987

95- Mathisha Pathirana vs South Africa, Delhi 2023

88- Nuwan Pradeep vs Australia, The Oval 2019

87- Thisara Perera vs Australia, Sydney 2015

In the fourth match of the ODI World Cup, South Africa and Sri Lanka scored a combined total of 754 runs, the highest in any ODI World Cup match. Earlier in the year 2019, 714 runs were scored in the match played in Nottingham between Australia and Bangladesh. A total of 105 boundaries were hit in the South Africa-Sri Lanka match, the most in any World Cup match.

Most runs in an ODI World Cup match

754 runs – South Africa and Sri Lanka, Delhi 2023

714 runs – Australia and Bangladesh, Nottingham 2019

688 runs – Australia and Sri Lanka, Sydney 2015

682 runs – England v Pakistan, Nottingham 2019

676 runs – India v England, Bengaluru 2011

Most boundaries in an ODI World Cup match

105- South Africa vs Sri Lanka, Delhi, 2023

93- West Indies vs New Zealand, Wellington, 2015

89- Australia vs South Africa, Besseterre, 2007

84- Sri Lanka vs Kenya, Kandy, 1996

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