SL Vs SA | Match 04, Delhi | ICC Men’s CWC 2023 | 1st Innings Highlight – SA Innings

SA 428 | Highest WC Total | Fatest Ever WC Century from Markram

Match No. 4 of ICC Men’s CWC 2023 is being played at Arun Jaitlay Stadium Delhi between South Africa and Srilankan. As per current ritual, Srilankan skipper offers Temba Bavuma’s Men to bat first and expect the dew factor might come into play in the second innings.. The decision to bowl first prove deadly for SL as SA’s top order put up a great show this evening. 

In the beginning, Bavuma and de Kock open the innings for SA but Srilanka Strike early as Bavuma wastrapped in from of the stumps. He leaves when the team’s total’s only 10 in the 2nd over. 

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For the second wicket, QDK and Rassie van der Dussen outclass the SL spin and fast bowling attack. Playing aggressively, At the end of the 1st power play, they manage 48 at 4.8 losing one wicket only. 

The partnership looks threatening with the passage of time and both of them hit twenty four 4s and five 6s altogher in their 204-runs stand. QDK who scores his 18th ODI century in just 83 balls hitting  twelve 4s and three 6s. Unfortunately, he’s beaten by 145 KPH from Pathirana and miscues the pull on the following delivery.

On the other hand, Rassie van der Dussen completes his 5th ODI 100 in his 50th One Day International. His knock includes twelve 4s and two 6s striking the ball at 97. In the meanwhile, SA reach 250 in the 36th over and expected to cross 380 mark as the main man Klaasen yet to come who is in sublime form.

The second centurion Dussen also gets out when SA are 264 in the 38th over. He comes down the track to get benifited from the last few overs when 4 fielders are outside the 30-yard circle but the ball gets the height but not the distance and he is caught at long-on where Samarawikrama judges it with perfection.

SA manage to steal 243 runs in the 2nd power play (11-40) at the run rate of 8.10 losing 2 only wickets. SA are 291 for 3 at the end of the 2nd power play. Wellalage is the 1st bowler to complete his 10 overs quota giving away 81 for 1 with the economyh of 8.1.

400 is on card as South African hard hitting batters are on crease for the final 10. Aiden Markram crosses his 8th 34-balls fifty in 42nd over in the 4th match of ICC Cricket WC23 striking at 153. His cameo includes eight 4s too smashing almost every SL bowler.

Klaasen has gone after scoring 32 off 20. He tries to hit Rajitha over the long-off but couldn’t get distance and taken by the skipper. SA are 4 down after 43.1.

Markram marches toward the century in style. 49-ball century from Aiden Markram makes him the fastest to score ODI World cup hundred. Before him, Kevin O’Brien held the fastest 50-balls hundred in 2011 ICC Cricket WC, India agaisnt England. Markram smashes fourteen 4s and three 6s in his fastest ODI Worldcup Century.

ICC Men’s ODI WC Records: Fastest ODI WC Centuries by balls

1- Aiden Markram 49 balls

2- Kevin O’Brien 50 balls

3- Glenn Maxwell 51

4- Ab Deviliers 52 balls

5- Eoin Morgan 57 balls

After mashing all bowlers out of the park, Markram gets out on 106 off 54 striking at 196. The men in green cross 400 in the 2nd last over of the innings.

ICC Men’s ODI WC Records: Highest WC Total

1- South Africa 428/5 against Srilanka in 2023

2- Australia 417/7 agaisnt Afganistan in 2015

3- India 413/5 against Bermuda in 2007

4- South Africa 411/4 against Ireland in 2015

5- South Africa 408/5 against West Indies in 2015

SA manage 137 in the final ten thanks to Markram.

Every SL bowler is sent out of the park by Aiden Markram, QDK, Klaasen, Miller and Dussen. Massive forty-five 4s and fourteen 6s are hit during the 1st innings of 4th game of ICC CWC 2023.

SA batters are lethal who smashed all SL batters out of the park in all three phases of the game at Delhi. SA vs SL match breaks many WC records. SL emlpoyee 6 bowlers in their innings but no man stands and deliver for them. Rajitha, Madushanka, Pathirana & Wellalage complete their quota of 10 overs. Only Madushanka takes 2 wickets for 86 whilst Rajitha, Pathirana abd Wellalage get one wicket each for 90, 95 and 81 respectively.

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