The International Cricket Council’s Men’s One Day International Cricket World Cup is going on in India as scheduled from October 5 to November 19, 2023, in different venues. It had a great start, with New Zealand showing a brilliant performance with the bat by their batsmen, David Conway and Rachin Ravindra, with both of them smashing centuries and Conway scoring 152, making the Men’s One Day International Cricket World Cup 2023’s first century, and Rachin Ravindra scoring his debut One Day International World Cup century, as well as the same for David Conway. Both of them joined the list of debut centuries in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup with brilliant performances. In case you missed this epic match, you can watch the complete highlights along with their career stats on cricaza.com. It is a site that provides complete cricket data and is a package for every cricket lover that offers live cricket scores, expert analysis, and the best cricket prediction in the world.
After such a kickstart for the World Cup 2023, South Africa broke one more record, and now they are the record holders for the highest One Day International score in the ICC World Cup, with their batsmen smashing three centuries. Quinton De Kock, Van Der Dussen, and Aiden Markram scored centuries in the match, and Aiden Markram made batting look so easy against Sri Lankan bowlers that he scored a century in just 49 balls. With the three centuries and decent double-digit scores later by other batsmen, they posted a total of 428 runs for a loss of five wickets in 50 overs. With this feat of power-hitting, the South African cricket team has now become the highest runs scored team in a Cricket World Cup, crossing Australia’s record of 417 for the loss of six wickets against Afghanistan in 2015 playing in Perth.
Their opener, Quinton de Kock, scored 100 in 84 balls with a strike rate of 119.05. Van Der Dussen scored a brilliant 108 in 110 with a strike rate of 98.18. Aiden Markram stole the show with a power-packed performance by scoring 106 in just 54 balls, which includes 14 fours and 3 sixes, with an exceptional strike rate of 196.30. Past that, Klassen and Miller played a quickfire by scoring 32 from 20 balls with a 160 strike rate and Miller scoring 39 of 21 balls with a 185.71 strike rate, which is par close to Markram. With their overall performance, they posted a huge total for Sri Lanka, which looked impossible to defeat by breaking all the records for the highest score in a World Cup.
However, Sri Lanka played a decent innings, but they failed at the last to chase such a huge target that looked impossible to chase. Kusal Mendis, Charith Asalanka, and Sri Lanka’s captain, Dasun Shanaka, played decent innings, and at one stage, Kusal Mendis made it look like they were going to chase the record total set by South Africa. The trio scored 76, 79, and 68, respectively. But in the end, it didn’t go well for Sri Lanka, and they failed to chase the target successfully that was set by South Africa. With this, South Africa broke all the records, and they went straight to the top to become the highest runs scored by a team in the ICC Men’s ODI World Cups.
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