Quinton de Kock of South Africa scored his fourth century in the World Cup on Wednesday against New Zealand in Pune. He is now the wicketkeeper with the most runs in a single event. The opener, who bats left-handed, hit 114 with ten fours and three sixes, which was his 21st one-day international hundred. Jimmy Neesham bowled a huge six that took him to 100 runs. South Africa hit 205-1 in 36 overs.
SA vs NZ: Quinton de Kock sets World Cup record
Also, de Kock has scored more runs than Kumar Sangakkara did in the 2015 World Cup, with 543. He is the wicketkeeper with the most runs in a single World Cup. In seven games, he has scored 545 runs.
Don’t forget that de Kock also scored 100 runs against Sri Lanka, 109 runs against Australia, and 174 runs in the win over Bangladesh. He started the day with only 69 runs to go to get to 500 for the event. That was when the Proteas were put in to bat in Pune. After hitting three fours and two sixes in 62 balls, de Kock hit a legside four off of Tim Southee, who was brought back to bowl. This put the score over 500.
The 30-year-old will no longer play one-day international cricket after the event is over. He has scored 413 runs, which is more than Australia’s David Warner (413 runs) and New Zealand’s Rachin Ravindra (406 runs). It is important to remember that New Zealand put South Africa to bat first. The Proteas have scored 242 runs in 42 overs, but have lost two wickets.