ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023
ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023

ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023: During the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 match, in the fourth match, South African batsman Aiden Markram created a unique history with his bat in the World Cup 2023.

He became the fastest batsman to score a century, and troubled the South African team Sri Lankan team with his efficient batting line-up of sixes and fours at the Arun Jaitley Cricket Ground in Delhi, and scored the highest score so far in the competition. .

Markram, who wears the South African number 4 jersey, completed his century by hitting a six off Dilshan Madushanka and reached the milestone in just 49 balls.

Markram’s fastest century in the CWC 2023

Markram’s blazing century broke the previous record for the fastest CWC century by a single ball, which was scored by Ireland’s Kevin O’Brien against England in 2011.

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South Africa Score

South Africa’s mammoth score of 428/5 set a new record for the highest score ever in the Men’s Cricket World Cup, bettering Australia’s previous best score of 417/6 against Afghanistan in Perth in 2015.

Markram’s brilliant century was yet another punishment for the Sri Lankan team, which had already seen two Proteas batsmen reach triple figures.

Quinton de Kock was the first player to reach the feat, scoring 100 off 84 balls, before Rassie van der Dussen contributed 108 off 110.

And for the first time in Men’s Cricket World Cup history, the hat-trick of centuries equaled the record for most centuries in a men’s ODI innings.

This is only the fourth time this feat has been achieved, after England in 2022 and South Africa twice in 2015.

Aiden Markram shorts against Sri Lanka

After a stormy innings played with the help of three sixes and 14 fours with a strike rate of 196, Markram went out of the crease at 106 runs out of 54.

Markram’s phenomenal effort helped South Africa surpass the total of 400 – the first time such a high has been scored in this tournament and just the fifth time in the history of the Men’s Cricket World Cup.

For more details head to ICC’s official website.

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