NZ vs SA: Quinton de Kock Shatters Jacques Kallis, Kumar Sangakkara's Records With 4th World Cup Ton

Updated - 01 Nov 2023, 09:22 PM

Quinton de Kock

The 30-year-old South Africa National Cricket Team wicketkeeper-batter Quinton de Kock continued his red-hot form in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 and smashed yet another century in the marquee tournament.

De Kock looked great with the bat against the New Zealand National Cricket Team in the 32nd match of ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 on Wednesday, November 1 at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune.

De Kock looked scratchy in the middle in the initial half of his innings and he wasn’t able to get going. The wicketkeeper-batter, however, didn’t give up and he battled out in the middle and completed his fifty off 62 balls, with 3 fours and 2 sixes.

After reaching the half-century milestone, De Kock decided to unleash an attack and he quickly converted his fifty into a three-figure score. The Proteas gloveman reached the milestone in 103 balls, with 8 fours and 3 sixes.

De Kock added 200 runs in 189 balls with Rassie van der Dussen before being dismissed by Tim Southee in the 40th over. He scored outstanding 114 runs off 116 balls, with 10 fours and 3 sixes.

This was his fourth century in the ICC World Cup 2023 and the partnership between the duo was the highest for South Africa against New Zealand for any wickets in ODI World Cups surpassing 176 runs stand between Herschelle Gibbs & Gary Kirsten in Birmingham in the 1999 World Cup.

Quinton de Kock Smashes Multiple Records

De Kock has so far scored 545 runs in 7 innings in the marquee tournament, which is the most by a batter in the first 7 innings of an ODI World Cup.

He joined Rohit Sharma and Kumar Sangakkara in the elite list of batters with 4 or more tons in a single edition of the World Cup. He also equaled Sangakkara for the most centuries (4) by a wicket-keeper in a single World Cup edition.

Most hundreds in a single World Cup edition:

5 – Rohit Sharma (2019)

4 – Kumar Sangakkara (2015)

4 – Quinton de Kock (2023)*

Most runs by a wicketkeeper in a single WC edition:

545 – Quinton de Kock (2023)*

541 – Kumar Sangakkara (2015)

465 – Kumar Sangakkara (2011)

453 – Adam Gilchrist (2007)

The Proteas opener now holds the record for most sixes by a wicketkeeper-batter in ODI World Cup history. He also became the first South African to score over 500 runs in a single edition of the World Cup.

Most sixes by a wicketkeeper in ODI World Cups:

22 – Quinton de Kock

19 – Adam Gilchrist

15 – Mark Boucher

15 – MS Dhoni

Most runs for South Africa in a single World Cup edition:

545 – Quinton de Kock in 2023 (7 inns)*

485 – Jacques Kallis in 2007 (9 inns)

482 – AB de Villiers in 2015 (7 inns)

443 – Graeme Smith in 2007 (10 inns)

410 – Peter Kirsten in 1992 (8 inns)

Most ODI 100s for South Africa:

27 – Hashim Amla

25 – AB de Villiers

21 – Quinton de Kock*

21 – Herschelle Gibbs

17 – Jacques Kallis



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