Highest World Cup scores on Indian Soil; de Kock smash 174 runs against BAN

Quinton de Kock
Quinton de Kock (image: CSA)

Quinton de Kock smashed multiple records with his impressive knock of 174 against Bangladesh at the ODI World Cup.

Highest World Cup scores on Indian Soil

The Opener Quinton de Kock had an impressive knock of 174 runs on 140 balls during the match against Bangladesh in the World Cup 2023 on October 25 at Wankhede Stadium. Playing his 150th match, he helped his side score 350 plus in the World Cup 2023.

Quinton de Kock’s score is the highest individual score on Indian soil in World Cups. With his third century out of five matches Quinton de Kock went past AB de Villiers for the most centuries in the single tournament by a South Africa batter.

Winning the toss, South Africa chose to bat where Quinton de Kock and Reeza Hendricks opened the innings while Mustafizur opened the bowling attack. de Kock scored 174 runs including 15 boundaries and 7 sixes and was sent out by Hasan Mahmud.

With the dismissal of Reeza Hendricks and van der Dussen, Aiden Markram scored 60 runs including 7 boundaries while Klaasen scored 90 runs on 49 deliveries. By the end of 50 overs, South Africa scored 382 runs losing 5 wickets.

With the target of 383 runs, Tanzid Hasan and Litton Das opened the innings but were dismissed for low scores. With the dismissal of Shanto, Shakib, and Rahim, the top order collapsed for 58 runs on the 15th over.

Mahmudullah scored 111 runs including 11 boundaries and four sixes. Other batters were sent out with low figures by South African bowlers. Gerald Coetzee dismissed three wickets while Marco Jansen, Lizaad, and Rabada dismissed two wickets each.

On the 47th over, Bangladesh scored 233 runs losing all the wickets and lost the match with 149 runs difference.

Top five World Cup scores on Indian Soil

With his impressive knock in the match against Bangladesh, Quinton de Kock tops the list for having the highest score in World Cups on India. David Warner who topped the list with his 163 runs knock on the match against Pakistan have been stepped down to second place.

The England player Andrew Strauss stands third with his 158 runs on the match against India on World Cup 2011. Devon Conway and Dawid Malan stands fourth and fifth in the list with their knock of 152* and 140 in the World Cup match against England and Bangladesh in 2023.

Player Country Score Ground Opposition Year
Quinton de Kock South Africa 174 Mumbai Bangladesh 2023
David Warner Australia 163 Australia Pakistan 2023
Andrew Strauss England 158 Bengaluru India 2011
Devon Conway New Zealand 152* Ahmedabad England 2023
Dawid Malan England 140 Dharamsala Bangladesh 2023