SA vs NZ: Quinton de Kock broke a huge 17 year old record in the World Cup


Quinton de Kock: South African opener Quinton de Kock scored another century against New Zealand. With this, he has now scored 4 centuries in this year’s World Cup.

Now the league stage is nearing its end and the teams are preparing to go to the semi-finals. Today the teams of South Africa and New Zealand are face to face. This match is important for both teams. Quinton de Kock, who is in great form, has made another new record in his name. Interesting matches are currently being played in the ODI World Cup 2023. All the teams are competing against each other and there is a race to get ahead of them. Along with this, new records are also being created.

Created by Quinton de Kock’s record of the most runs

De Kock has played only seven matches so far and has scored 500 runs. Earlier, in the 2015 World Cup, AB de Villiers had scored 482 runs in the World Cup while playing 7 innings. He fell just short of overtaking Jacques Kallis. If we talk about Graeme Smith, he had scored 443 runs in the year 2007 itself. Till now, the record of scoring the most runs in a season in the history of the ODI World Cup for South Africa was in the name of Jacques Kallis. In the year 2007, he scored a total of 485 runs by playing nine innings. From then till now De Kock has played only seven matches so far and has scored 500 runs. If we talk about Graeme Smith, he had scored 443 runs in the year 2007 itself. In the 1992 World Cup, Kevin Pietersen scored 410 runs in eight innings. But now Quinton de Kock has gone far ahead of all this.

De Kock this year scored the fourth century in

This is his fourth century in this year’s World Cup. He completed 100 runs on 103 balls. Along with scoring a century, he made another record. Hashim Amla has scored the most centuries in ODIs for South Africa, he has scored 27 centuries. AB de Villiers has 25 centuries.Quinton de Kock had scored three centuries before today’s match, even today when he came out to play against New Zealand, his target was only one more century. First, he completed his half-century and After this, he moved towards his century. Although the first wicket in the form of Temba Bavuma fell early, after that De Kock formed a good partnership with Rassie van der Dussen.Dussen supported him fully and completed his half-century. Meanwhile, Quinton de Kock also completed his century. Now De Kock has come to number three. He has equalled Hershel Gibbs who scored only 21 centuries.

Most runs for South Africa in a World Cup

  1. 545: Quinton de Kock (7 innings in 2023)
  2. 485: Jacques Kallis (9 innings in 2007)
  3. 482: AB de Villiers (7 innings in 2015)
  4. 443: Graeme Smith (10 innings in 2007)
  5. 410: Peter Kirsten (8 innings in 1992)

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