South Africa’s opener Quinton de Kock showcased his exceptional form by smashing a hundred off just 90 balls in a gripping match against Australia during the league stage of the 2023 World Cup. The cricketing spectacle unfolded at the prestigious Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow on a riveting Thursday.
2 consecutive centuries for Quinton de Kock in World Cup 2023
De Kock’s extraordinary performance marked his second consecutive century in this World Cup, underscoring his prowess with the bat. The left-handed maestro had earlier showcased his skills by crafting a remarkable 84-ball century against Sri Lanka in their inaugural match, securing his maiden World Cup ton. His consistent display of top-notch batting skill and determination is setting the stage for South Africa’s compelling journey in this highly anticipated World Cup tournament.
Quinton de Kock in elite book
The 30-year-old South African cricket sensation, Quinton de Kock, notched his 19th ODI century, aligning himself with the likes of Pakistan’s skipper Babar Azam, former West Indies captain Brian Lara, and Sri Lanka’s cricketing maestro Mahela Jayawardene in the esteemed tally of most ODI centuries. This remarkable achievement is a testament to De Kock’s remarkable skill and consistency in the One Day format.
It’s noteworthy to mention that Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara holds the prestigious record for the most consecutive centuries scored in an ODI World Cup. The left-handed virtuoso achieved an incredible feat by hitting four consecutive hundreds against Bangladesh, England, Australia, and Scotland in the 2015 World Cup, a memorable performance etched in cricketing history.
Quinton de Kock’s penchant for back-to-back ODI centuries was previously demonstrated in a clash against India in 2013, showcasing his exceptional talent and determination. He later embellished his cricketing journey by completing a hat-trick of centuries.
Australia vs South Africa playing XI
Australia: David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Josh Inglis(w), Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Pat Cummins(c), Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood.