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ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023: Quinton de Kock First South African To Smash 3 Centuries In An ODI World Cup Edition

Quinton de Kock became the first South African cricketer to his three centuries in an ODI World Cup edition and the second overall wicketkeeper-batter to record three ODI World Cup hundreds.

Sandipan Ghosh
Last updated: 24.10.2023
Quinton de Kock First South African To Smash 3 Centuries In An ODI World Cup Edition

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South African wicketkeeper-batter Quinton de Kock scored his third century at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023. The left-handed batter became the first South African cricketer to hit three centuries in an ODI World Cup edition and the second overall wicketkeeper-batter to record three ODI World Cup hundreds.

It was the South Africa vs Bangladesh match at Wankhede Stadium (Mumbai) at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023. After South Africa elected to field first, although the Proteas were struggling at 36/2 in 7.5 overs, wicketkeeper-batter and opener Quinton de Kock batted powerfully to set up the team to the big first innings total.

While De Kock had a 131-run partnership for the third wicket with the stand-in skipper Aiden Markram, De Kock completed his 20th ODI century in 101 balls with the help of six fours and four sixes. After scoring centuries in their first two matches in this tournament (100 vs Sri Lanka and 109 vs Australia), De Kock recorded his third century in this competition by managing a three-figure against Bangladesh.

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Here are some crucial stats of Quinton de Kock’s century against Bangladesh

  • After AB de Villiers (four centuries), Quinton de Kock became the second South African cricketer to hit three ODI World Cup centuries.

South African cricketers with the most centuries in ODI World Cup


Player

Number of centuries

AB de Villiers

4

Quinton de Kock

3

Hashim Amla

2

Faf du Plessis

2

Herschelle Gibbs

2

(Updated until October 24, 2023)

  • De Kock became the first South African batter to hit more than two centuries in a single ODI World Cup edition.


Multiple centuries by South African cricketers in an ODI World Cup edition


Player

Number of centuries

Year

Quinton de Kock

3

2023

AB de Villiers

2

2011

(Updated until October 24, 2023)

  • After Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara’s five centuries, De Kock became the second wicketkeeper-batter to record more than two centuries in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup career.

Most centuries by wicketkeepers in ODI World Cup


Player (Team)

Number of centuries

Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka)

5

Quinton de Kock (South Africa)

3

AB de Villiers (South Africa)

2

Brendan Taylor (Zimbabwe)

2

(Updated until October 24, 2023)

  • De Kock became the fourth South African cricketer to smash 20 ODI centuries.

South African cricketers with the most ODI centuries


Player

Number of centuries

Hashim Amla

27

AB de Villiers

25

Herschelle Gibbs

21

Quinton de Kock

20

(Updated until October 24, 2023)

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