South Africa batted first in a recent cricket match and gave Sri Lanka a lofty mark of 429 runs. Quinton de Kock, Rassie van der Dussen, and Aiden Markram all gave excellent performances, which contributed significantly to this stunning result.
All three of these batters reached the century mark, with Markram establishing a new mark for the fastest century in World Cup history by completing it in just 49 balls. Kevin O’Brien of Ireland, who scored a century in 50 balls during the 2011 World Cup, no longer holds the record.
Additionally, this total of 429 runs became the highest ever in the history of the ICC World Cup, and it marked the first time that three different batsmen scored centuries in a single innings.
On the other hand, Sri Lanka faced a challenging task and was eventually all out for just 326 runs in 44.5 overs. It was clear that South Africa had come well-prepared for the match. Sri Lanka encountered difficulties early on when opener Pathum Nissanka was dismissed by Marco Jansen in the very first over. However, Kusal Mendis played an aggressive innings, scoring a quick 76 off 42 balls, which included eight sixes and four fours.
Charith Asalanka managed to contribute with a score of 79 off 65 balls, featuring 12 boundaries, and captain Saun Shanaka also made an important contribution with 68 runs, but the team couldn’t successfully chase down the formidable total despite their efforts. Mendis eventually was dismissed by Kagiso Rabada, and Sri Lanka continued to lose wickets frequently.