Quinton de Kock became the first batsman to score a century in ICC World Cup 2023: In the fourth series match of ODI World Cup 2023, South African batsmen Quinton de Kock and Van der Dusen scored brilliant centuries against Sri Lanka. Both the batsmen were competing to become the first batsman to complete a century in the match, but it was Quinton de Kock who won the match. He became the first batsman to score a century for the Proteas in this ODI World Cup. Wade der Dusen also completed his century after this.
South Africa’s first wicket in the match fell for just 10 runs when skipper Temba Bavuma was dismissed for just 8 runs. However, after this De Kock and Dusen not only handled their team’s innings but also managed to take them to a strong score. These two batsmen shared a partnership of 204 runs in 174 balls for the second wicket.
De Kock scored a century in 83 balls –
The best thing about D’Cord’s innings in this match was that he didn’t appear to be in his aggressive style early on. He completed his half-century in 61 balls, but after settling down, he completed his century in 83 balls. He became the first batsman to score a century for his team in this ODI World Cup, while it was the 18th century of his ODI career. Quinton de Kock completed his century in this match with a four off Pathirana. However, he was dismissed immediately after scoring a century. In this match he scored 100 runs in 84 balls. During this he hit 3 sixes and 12 fours.
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Van der Dusen also scored a century –
Van der Deusen, who came in to bat at number three after the dismissal of captain Temba Bavuma, also batted well and completed his century off 103 balls. It was his 5th ODI century and his first century in this ODI World Cup. It was Dusen’s 50th ODI, which he made memorable with his century. He also hit 12 fours and 2 brilliant sixes in his century. In this match Dussein scored 108 runs off 110 balls and hit 2 sixes and 3 fours in the process.