Quinton de Kock smashed a century and Aiden Markram scored a half-century as South Africa posted a huge total of 311/7. Clinical bowling from South Africa handed them a win over Australia by a margin of 134 runs in the 10th match of the ICC ODI World Cup 2023.

Australia opted to bowl first after winning the toss against South Africa. The openers, Quinton de Kock and Temba Bavuma, gave a solid start with a 108-run partnership. Bavuma fell for 35, but de Kock continued his onslaught and reached his century. He scored 109 runs with eight fours and six sixes. Aiden Markram also played a fine knock of 56, while Marco Jansen chipped in with a 26 that helped South Africa to post 311/7 in their 50 overs 

In response to South Africa’s 311, Marnus Labuschagne scored 46, but no other Australian batter scored much, and the team was bowled out for 177, losing wickets throughout the innings. The tailenders, Mitchell Starc (27) and Pat Cummins (22), made some contributions, but it was not enough. South Africa won the match by 134 runs, and Quinton de Kock won the Player of the Match award for his 109 (106) and two catches behind the stumps 

 2 – Quinton de Kock scored 109 runs against Australia and became the joint second-highest century-maker for South Africa in World Cups, along with Herschelle Gibbs, Faf du Plessis, and Hashim Amla. AB de Villiers leads the list of South African batsmen with the most World Cup centuries, with four to his name.

Most centuries for SA in World Cups 

 2 – Quinton de Kock became the second South African batter to have consecutive centuries in World Cups. Previously AB de Villiers did it in the 2011 World Cup. 

 6 – Quinton de Kock’s 109 against Australia and it has moved him up to fourth on the all-time list of most fifty-plus scores by a wicket-keeper in the World Cup. He is now behind only Kumar Sangakkara (12), Adam Gilchrist (9), Mushfiqur Rahim (8). 

19 – Quinton de Kock’s century against Australia makes him the second-most century scorer as an opener for South Africa in ODIs, with 19 centuries. Hashim Amla tops the list with 27 centuries

3 – Quinton de Kock’s century against Australia today made him the joint second-highest century scorer for South Africa in ODIs against Australia. He now has three hundreds against the Aussies, along with Herschelle Gibbs. Faf du Plessis leads the list with five centuries against Australia 

5 – South Africa have become the joint third team to score five consecutive totals of 300 or more in ODIs, along with India and Sri Lanka 

Most consecutive 300+ totals in ODIs 

5 – South Africa in 2023 

2 – Rassie van der Dussen reached 2000 ODI runs in 45 innings and became the joint second-fastest batter to achieve this feat. He shares this record with Zaheer Abbas, Kevin Pietersen, and Babar Azam. The fastest batter to score 2000 ODI runs is Hashim Amla, who did it in 40 innings 

4 – Lungi Ngidi dismissed David Warner for the fourth time in ODIs and became the joint most successful bowler against him in this format. He shares this record with Chris Woakes, Lasith Malinga, Dhananjaya de Silva, Matt Henry, and Wayne Parnell, who have also taken Warner’s wicket four times each 

 4 – South Africa defeated Autralia by a margin of 100 + runs for the fourth consecutive time in ODIs.

 4 – For the first time Australia have lost four consecutive matches in World Cup. 

134 – Australia suffered their biggest defeat in World Cup history, losing by 134 runs to South Africa. Their previous worst loss in the World Cup was by 118 runs against India at Chelmsford in 1983.

9 – South Africa have now won nine of their last 11 ODIs against Australia.

1018 – Quinton de Kock completes 1000 runs against Australia in ODIs.

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