ODI World Cup 2023: Record Breaking South Africa wins big against Sri Lanka at Delhi Run Fest

South Africa scored the highest ICC Men’s World Cup total of 428/5

Sri Lanka won the toss, but somewhere they couldn’t win the game at Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi. South African batters have charged at Lankan bowlers since the very start of the game. Wicket batter De Kock (100) scored a quick century, followed by Rassie van der Dussen with a well-built 108 off 110 balls. However, the star of the night was Aiden Markram, who scored the fastest ODI World Cup century. He played an explosive innings of 106 in just 54 balls, which included fourteen boundaries and three massive sixes.

With David Miller (39) and Heinrich Klaasen (32) contributing a bit, South Africa made history by scoring the highest total in the ODI World Cup ever. South Africa kept a humongous total of 428 for 5 in the first inning.



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Sri Lankan batters had a lot on their plate and lost opener Pathum Nissanka for a duck. However, wicketkeeper Kusal Mendis played a destructive innings of 76 in just 42 balls, giving the team momentum. Soon he was dismissed by Protea experienced seamer Rabada. Charith Asalanka (79) and skipper Dasun Shanaka (68) tried to take the game with constant hitting. However, both batters were sent back to the pavilion, crushing the winning hopes for the Lankans.

The lower order was quickly departed by Gerald Coetzee and Rabada to help South Africa seal a huge victory by 102 runs in their first match.