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ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023: Aiden Markram Records Fastest World Cup Century

In the 4th game of ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023, Aiden Markram Records Fastest World Cup Century. He completed his century in just 49 balls. South Africa also recorded the highest ever team total in the world cup in this match.

Sandipan Ghosh
Last updated: 25.10.2023
ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023: Aiden Markram Records Fastest World Cup Century

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South Africa started their ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 journey on Saturday (October 7) in a memorable way. While the Proteas team had some top World Cup records, Aiden Markram recorded the fastest World Cup century.

It was the fourth game of the tournament, where South Africa and Sri Lanka started their campaign at Delhi. After Sri Lanka sent the Proteas to bat first, South Africa scored the record World Cup total of 428/5 in 50 overs. In reply, Sri Lanka were all out for 326 runs in 44.5 overs as the Proteas won by 101 runs.

In the first innings, three out of the top four batters smashed powerful centuries. While the opener and wicketkeeper-batter Quinton de Kock scored 100 runs in 84 balls (12 fours and 3 sixes), Rassie van der Dussen scored 108 runs in 110 balls (13 fours and 2 sixes), and Aiden Markram scored 106 runs in just 54 balls (14 fours and 3 sixes).

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Aiden Markram recorded a 49-ball century – the fastest World Cup hundred

The no.4 batter Aiden Markram completed 50 runs in 34 balls and hit the hundred in 49 balls. With that century, Markram set a new fastest World Cup hundred record. The previous record was a 50-ball hundred by Irish batter Kevin O’Brien against England at Bengaluru on March 2, 2011.

Here are some crucial stats of Aiden Markram’s memorable century against Sri Lanka in their CWC 2023 opener.

  • Markram recorded the fastest century in ODI World Cup history. (List 1)

  • Markram also set up the third-fastest ODI century by a South African batter. (List 2)

  • Markram also recorded the 12th fastest ODI century. 


Top 5 fastest World Cup centuries (List 1)


Player (Team)

Balls faced to complete 100 runs

Opposition

Venue

Date

Aiden Markram (South Africa)

49

Sri Lanka

Delhi

October 7, 2023

Kevin O’Brien (Ireland)

50

England

Bengaluru

March 2, 2011

Glenn Maxwell (Australia)

51

Sri Lanka

Sydney

March 8, 2015

AB de Villiers (South Africa)

52

West Indies

Sydney

February 27, 2015

Eoin Morgan (England)

57

Afghanistan

Manchester

June 18, 2019

(Updated till October 7, 2023)


Top 5 fastest ODI centuries by the South African batters (List 2)


Player

Balls faced to complete 100 runs

Opposition

Venue

Date

AB de Villiers

31

West Indies

Johannesburg

January 18, 2015

Mark Boucher

44

Zimbabwe

Potchefstroom

September 20, 2006

Aiden Markram

49

Sri Lanka

Delhi

October 7, 2023

AB de Villiers

52

West Indies

Sydney

February 27, 2015

Heinrich Klaasen

54

West Indies

Potchefstroom

March 21, 2023

(Updated till October 7, 2023)

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