February 24, 2024

How a record-shattering SA marched past Lanka to sound early World Cup warning


South Africa defeated Sri Lanka by 102 runs at the ODI World Cup on Saturday after posting the highest total in the history of the tournament of 428-5. Aiden Markram (106) made history by smashing the fastest World Cup century, reaching the milestone in just 49 balls. Rassie van der Dussen (108) and Quinton de Kock (100) also hit centuries in the first World Cup match to feature three tons in the same innings. In reply, Sri Lanka battled bravely before being dismissed for 326 with Charith Asalanka (79), Kusal Mendis (76) and skipper Dasun Shanaka (68) rescuing a little pride for the 1996 champions.

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