In its 2023 World Cup match in Delhi, South Africa’s staggering 428/5 against Sri Lanka broke Australia’s 2015 record, prompting a flurry of reactions from fans and cricketers on social media platform X.
In the ongoing clash between Sri Lanka and South Africa, history was made as the South African cricket team achieved the highest total ever recorded in World Cup history, amassing an impressive 428/5. This remarkable feat was fueled by centuries from the trio of Quinton de Kock, Rassie van der Dussen, and Aiden Markram. Despite Dilshan Madushanka’s efforts, who managed to claim two wickets, the Sri Lankan bowling lineup struggled to contain the South African batters.
Sri Lanka’s skipper Dasun Shanaka won the toss and opted to field in their World Cup opener. South Africa fielded four pacers and included Keshav Maharaj as the specialist spinner, while Sri Lanka countered with three fast bowlers and an equal number of all-rounders.
In 80 One-Day Internationals (ODIs) between South Africa and Sri Lanka, the Proteas have emerged victorious 45 times, while Sri Lanka has won 33 encounters. South Africa boasts a significantly superior record in ICC World Cup clashes, securing wins in four out of the six matches played so far.
Take a look at the social media reactions as cricketers and fans unleash their excitement over this record-breaking total:
Records tumble as Proteas announce themselves at the #MensCricketWorldCup2023— Alviro Petersen (@AlviroPetersen) October 7, 2023
This is a proper display of batting by the Proteas. With that, they've completely batted Sri-lanka out of this game.
Fastest World Cup hundred. Brilliant batting by Aiden Markram👏#icccricketworldcup2023— Umar Gul (@mdk_gul) October 7, 2023
Three centuries in an innings in ODIs:— Hemang Badani (@hemangkbadani) October 7, 2023
2015 – Amla, Rossouw, de Villiers v West Indies
2015 – de Kock, du Plessis, de Villiers v India
2022 – Salt, Malan, Buttler v Netherlands
2023 – de Kock, van der Dussen, Markram
South Africa have done it 3 out of the 4 times #WorldCup
Last Updated on October 7, 2023
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