In a thrilling match at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 against Sri Lanka, the South African team rewrote the record books in spectacular fashion. They achieved three remarkable milestones that will be talked about for years to come. First They break a record of Highest Team Scores in ODI World Cup History and then Aiden Markham, with his lightning-quick century, made history by hitting the fastest ton in the tournament’s history.
But that’s not all; South Africa’s batsmen collectively smashed the record for the most centuries in a single innings in the ICC ODI World Cup. It was a historic day for South African cricket, and their incredible feats will be remembered for generations.
Highest Team Scores in ODI World Cup
Currently, South Africa holds the record for the highest World Cup total – 428/5
In the 2023 World Cup, South Africa pulled off something truly amazing. They scored a massive 428/5 against Sri Lanka, which is the highest team total ever in the history of the ICC Cricket World Cup. What’s more, Aiden Markram smashed the record for the fastest century during the innings.
Before this, Australia held the record with their score of 417/6 against Afghanistan in the 2015 World Cup. And in third place, it’s India, who scored 413/5 against Bermuda in the 2007 World Cup. South Africa’s incredible achievement not only won them the match but also etched their name in the cricketing history books.
Check the List of Top 10 Highest Team Scores in ICC Cricket World Cup
|South Africa||428/5||50||1||v Sri Lanka||Delhi||7 Oct 2023|
|Australia||417/6||50||1||v Afghanistan||Perth||4 Mar 2015|
|India||413/5||50||1||v Bermuda||Port of Spain||19 Mar 2007|
|South Africa||411/4||50||1||v Ireland||Canberra||3 Mar 2015|
|South Africa||408/5||50||1||v West Indies||Sydney||27 Feb 2015|
|Sri Lanka||398/5||50||1||v Kenya||Kandy||6 Mar 1996|
|England||397/6||50||1||v Afghanistan||Manchester||18 Jun 2019|
|New Zealand||393/6||50||1||v West Indies||Wellington||21 Mar 2015|
|England||386/6||50||1||v Bangladesh||Cardiff||8 Jun 2019|
|Australia||381/5||50||1||v Bangladesh||Nottingham||20 Jun 2019|
Aiden Markram smashes the fastest century in ODI World Cup history
Aiden Markram pulled off something truly extraordinary in the 2023 World Cup match against Sri Lanka. He smashed a hundred in just 49 balls, making it the fastest century ever seen in 50-over World Cup cricket. Markram’s bat was like a magic wand, as he scored a brilliant 106 runs off only 54 balls.
Markram’s incredible feat surpassed the previous record set by Ireland’s Kevin O’Brien, who scored a century in 50 balls against England in the 2011 World Cup. This incredible inning by Markram will be remembered in cricket history as a shining example of his extraordinary batting skills and pure brilliance on the field.
South Africa records first instance of three hundreds in a single World Cup innings
South Africa created history during their ICC ODI World Cup 2023 match against Sri Lanka in Delhi. They did something extraordinary by scoring not one, not two, but three centuries in a single innings. This had never happened before in a World Cup match.
It all started with Quinton de Kock, who scored a century. Then Rassie van der Dussen joined the party with his first-ever World Cup century. But the real showstopper was Aiden Markram, who played a blazing innings, reaching a century in just 49 balls, the fastest in World Cup history.
This incredible achievement not only matched South Africa’s own record but also made history in World Cup cricket. Before this, they had done it twice in 2015 against West Indies and India. England is the only other team to witness three centuries in an ODI innings, which they did against the Netherlands in 2022, along with setting the highest-ever ODI total. South Africa’s batting brilliance will be remembered for a long time in the cricketing world.