List of Records in SA vs SL ODI World Cup 2023

Records in SA vs SL ODI World Cup 2023

The ODI World Cup match between South Africa and Sri Lanka broke multiple records in the ICC event.

Records in SA vs SL ODI World Cup 2023

South Africa is scheduled to play in the fourth match of the ICC World Cup 2023 against Sri Lanka on October 07 at Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi. Winning the toss, Sri Lanka chose to bowl South Africa was exceptionally impressive in the match as they set up a huge target of 428 against Sri Lanka.

Dasun Shanka-led Sri Lanka fought till the end but lost the match with a 102-run difference. The match was an intense one as both teams scored more than 300 and the aggregate score is the highest score in ODI World Cup.

Highest match aggregates in ODI World Cup

  • 754 runs – SA vs SL, Delhi, 2023*
  • 714 runs – AUS vs BAN, Nottingham, 2019
  • 688 runs – AUS vs SL, Sydney, 2015
  • 682 runs – ENG vs PAK, Nottingham, 2019
  • 676 runs – IND vs ENG, Bengaluru, 2011

This match has the highest boundaries to be hit in an ODI World Cup match. South African team had 45 fours and 14 sixes while Sri Lanka had 29 fours and 17 sixes. Together it was 105 boundaries which is the highest boundaries count ever in a World Cup match.

Most boundaries hit in an ODI World Cup match:

  •  105 – South Africa vs Sri Lanka, Delhi, 2023*
  • 93 – West Indies vs New Zealand, Wellington, 2015
  • 89 – Australia vs South Africa, Basseterre, 2007
  • 84 – Sri Lanka vs Kenya, Kandi, 1996

The Sri Lankan player Kusal Mendis had 8 sixes in the match which is the most sixes hit by a Sri Lanka player in the ODI World Cup innings

Most sixes by a Sri Lanka batter in an ODI WC innings:

  • 8 – Kusal Mendis vs SA, Delhi 2023*
  • 7 – S Jayasuriya vs BAN, Port of Spain 2007
  • 6 – AP Gurusinha vs ZIM, Colomb (RPS) 1996
  • 6 – Angelo Mathews vs SCO, Hobart 2015

This match also has the fastest fifties for Sri Lanka in the ODI World Cup by Kusal Mendis on 25 deliveries. He stands third in the list with Angelo Mathews standing first with 20 deliveries and Dinesh Chandimal stands second with 22 deliveries.

Fastest fifties for Sri Lanka in ODI WC

  • 20 – Angelo Mathews vs SCO, Hobart 2015
  • 22 – Dinesh Chandimal vs AUS, Sydney 2015
  • 25 – Kusal Mendis vs SA, Delhi 2023*

South Africa had scored a huge score of 428 in the match which Is the highest score by a team in the ODI World Cup. It broke the records of Australia’s 417 runs in 2015, and India’s 411 runs in 2007 and broke their own records of 411 against Ireland in 2015 and 408 runs in 2015 against West Indies.

Highest team totals in ODI World Cup

  • 428/5 – SA vs SL, Delhi 2023*
  • 417/6 – AUS vs AFG, Perth 2015
  • 413/5 – IND vs BER, Port of Spain 2007
  • 411/4 – SA vs IRE, Canberra 2015
  • 408/5 – SA vs WI, Sydney, 2015

Sri Lanka achieves the feat highest first 10 overs score and stands third in the list. West Indies stands first with 119 runs in 2003 and New Zealand stands second with 116 runs on 2015.

Highest first 10 overs score in ODI World Cup

  • 119/1 – WI vs CAN, Centurion 2003
  • 116/2 – NZ vs ENG, Wellington 2015
  • 94/2 – SL vs SA, Delhi 2023*
  • 89/3 – NZ vs CAN, Benoni 2003

The South African player Aiden Makram scores the fastest Hundreds in ODI World Cups by balls. He achieved this feat on 49 balls and tops the list. Kevin O’Brien, Glenn Maxwell, and Ab de Villiers stand below him with 50, 51, and 52 balls respectively.

Fastest Hundreds in ODI World Cup (by balls)

  • 49 – Aiden Markram vs SL, Delhi, 2023
  • 50 – Kevin O’Brien vs ENG, Bengaluru, 2011
  • 51 – Glenn Maxwell vs SL, Sydney, 2015
  • 52 – Ab de Villiers vs WI, Sydney 2015

Quinton de Kock joins and stands third on the list of South African Wicket keepers to score 100s in the ODI World Cup.

South African WK to hit a 100s in ODI World Cup:

  • 107* – AB de Villiers vs WI, Delhi 2011
  • 134 – AB de Villiers vs NED, Mohali 2011
  • 100 – Quinton de Kock vs SL, Delhi 2023

Van der Dussen joins the list of the Oldest to score hundreds for South Africa in the World Cup. He stands second in the list with Faf du Plessis stands first on scoring 100 at the age of 34y, 358d.

Oldest to score hundreds for South Africa in World Cup:

  • 34y 358d – Faf du Plessis vs AUS, Manchester, 2019
  • 34y 242d – R van der Dussen vs SL, Delhi, 2023*
  • 31y 337d – Hashim Amla vs IRE, Canberra, 2015
  • 31y 151d – Jacques Kallis vs NETH, Basseterre, 2007
  • 31y 10d – AB de Villiers vs WI, Sydney, 2015