The record of highest runs in one match in World Cup was till now held by Bangladesh-Australia. Sri Lanka-South Africa broke that record this time. These two teams have built a mountain of runs in the fourth match of India World Cup. The Lankans lost against the record collection set by South Africa.
South Africa made history at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi on Saturday (October 7). The Lankans set the record for the highest runs in World Cup history by scoring 428 runs. In response, the Lankans' innings stopped at 326 runs by batting. The Proteas left the field with a big win of 102 runs.
In the 2019 World Cup, the two teams scored 714 runs in the Bangladesh-Australia match. Bangladesh's innings stopped at 333 runs in response to Ajid's 381 runs. Sri Lanka-South Africa broke that record by a big margin. India scored 754 runs in their first match in the World Cup.
Von der Dussen, Quinton de Kock and Adeine Markram were the Proteas craftsmen behind the large collection. All three have seen centuries. This is the first time in the history of ODI World Cup that three batsmen from the same team have scored a century. Kushal Mendis, Charith Ashalanka and Dasun Shanaka have batted for the Lankans. All three met fifty, but none touched the magical figure of three.
Sri Lanka won the toss in Delhi that day. The Lankans got the first wicket in two overs after bowling. But then the disaster started. Dasun Shanaka's team could not pick up any more wickets till the 30th over.
Africans have taken the opportunity well. De Kock and Von Dusen put on a 204-run partnership for the second wicket. De Kock scored 100 runs with 12 fours and 3 sixes. Even Von Dusen could not last long after scoring a century. He returned with 108 runs off 110 balls.
However, instead of decreasing, the run rate has increased. Markram-Klasen's 78-run partnership eventually led the Lankans to be disoriented. Klaasen was dismissed for 32 but Markram made history. He became the owner of the fastest century in the history of the World Cup by reaching the three-digit mark in just 49 balls.
Markram scored 106 off 54 balls with 14 fours and 3 sixes. In the end, David Miller and Marco Jensen's cameo innings stopped South Africa at 428 for 5 wickets. Bavuma's team left the field making history.