KARACHI: South Africa during their World Cup 2023 match against Sri Lanka created history after breaking multiple records in the match being played in Delhi.
The innings saw three records being made with the first one being three centuries scored in a World Cup innings after Quinton de Kock, Rassie van der Dussen, and Aiden Markram all scored tons for South Africa.
Markram's — 49-ball century — became the fastest century in the tournament's history propelling the Proteas to the highest World Cup total of 428 runs.
This is only the fourth time in one-day international (ODI) history that three centuries were scored in an innings. Three of these four innings are of the Proteas.
Meanwhile, Markram's 49-ball ton broke the previous record made by Ireland's Kevin O'Brien who smashed a 50-ball ton against England in the 2011 World Cup.
Markram was dismissed after scoring 106 runs in 54 balls with the help of 14 fours and three sixes.
De Kock, who is playing in his final international tournament, hit his 18th ODI century off 83 balls with 12 fours and three sixes.
De Kock put on 204 runs for the second wicket with van der Dussen before being dismissed off the next ball he faced after reaching 100, top-edging a delivery from Matheesha Pathirana to Dhananjaya de Silva at mid-on.
Van der Dussen soon reached his fifth century in the format of 103 balls with 12 fours and three sixes.
De Kock and van der Dussen came together at the fall of the first wicket when skipper Temba Bavuma was trapped lbw by Dilshan Madushanka for just eight in the second over.
South Africa: Quinton de Kock (wk), Temba Bavuma (capt), Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Gerald Coetzee, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi
Sri Lanka: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis (wkt), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka (capt),Dunith Wellalage, Kasun Rajitha, Dilshan Madushanka, Matheesha Pathirana