South Africa opener Quinton de Kock completed his 12,000 international runs after his 174-run knock against in the 23rd ODI World Cup 2023 match at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Tuesday. The wicketkeeper-batsman became the only seventh South African player to score more than 12,000 international runs and now has 12,160 runs in 284 international matches. Currently, De Kock is also the top run scorer in the ongoing ODI World Cup with 411 runs in five matches in the prestigious tournament. He also has a 102.75 average with three tons.
With his third World Cup hundred, the left-handed batsman became the second South African to score the most World Cup hundreds for the Proteas. With four tons, only AB de Villiers has more World Cup tons.
Herschelle Gibbs, Hashim Amla, and Faf du Plessis stay below Quinton de Kock with two World Cup hundreds.
Quinton de Kock holds the second place for most hundreds scored by a designated wicketkeeper in the ODI World Cup. Only Kumar Sangakkara is ahead of De Kock with four tons.
AB de Villiers and Zimbabwean cricketer Brendan Taylor stand in third and fourth place with two centuries in the tournament.
In the Test format, De Kock scored 3300 runs in 54 matches with a strike rate of 70.93.
The left-handed batsman made his debut in the ODI format in 2013 following that he has played 150 matches and scored 6583 runs with a strike rate of 96.75.
In the shortest format of cricket, De Kock scored 2277 runs after taking part in 80 matches with a strike rate of 137.33.
Coming to the match between South Africa and Bangladesh in the 23rd ODI World Cup match, Quinton de Kock played a magnificent inning and scored 174 runs from 140 balls with a strike rate of 124.29. The wicketkeeper-batsman smashed 15 fours and seven sixes.
Heinrich Klaasen continued his stellar form and scored 90 runs from 49 balls with a strike rate of 183.67. Klaasen hit two fours and eight sixes in the game.
Apart from Klaasen and Kock, Proteas skipper Aiden Makram played a 60-run knock from 69 balls.
Bangladesh displayed a disappointing performance with the ball. Only Hasan Mahmud bagged two wickets from his six-over spell and gave away 67 runs.
Other than that, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Shoriful Islam, and Shakib picked up one wicket each in their respective spells.
De Kock and Klaasen took South Africa at 382/5 in the first inning.
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