South Africa‘s opener, Quinton de Kock, delivered yet another outstanding performance in the ongoing ODI World Cup 2023, smashing his third century of the tournament. This remarkable feat took place during the 23rd match against the Bangladesh at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium.
Team changes and early struggles of South Africa
In the ongoing game, a few notable team changes occurred. South Africa’s regular skipper, Temba Bavuma, remained on the sidelines as Aiden Markram assumed the role of stand-in captain. Bangladesh, on the other hand, welcomed back their regular skipper, Shakib Al Hasan, who returned into the side after missing the previous fixture against India. The Proteas team compositions also saw Lizard Williams replacing Lungi Ngidi.
Early on, South Africa encountered some struggles as Shoriful Islam dismissed Reeza Hendricks (12) and Mehidy Hasan Miraz trapped Rassie van der Dussen (1) in front of the stumps within the first ten overs of their innings.
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Quinton de Kock’s century
Despite the early setbacks, De Kock maintained his excellent form in the tournament, completing his third century. He achieved this milestone with a display of 6 fours and 4 maximums. Notably, he formed a crucial partnership of 131 runs with Markram for the third wicket and is currently forging a significant alliance with the in-form Heinrich Klaasen.
South Africa will be looking set a target of over 350 in this match as they look to assert their dominance in the CWC 2023.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
Never scored a @cricketworldcup 💯 before in his career, now @QuinnyDeKock69 has 3 of them this tournament. Just epic. #CWC23 pic.twitter.com/scUIryqWxA
— Erin Holland (@erinvholland) October 24, 2023
No stopping @QuinnyDeKock69!🔥 His incredible form continues in the World Cup👏🏾👏🏾#CWC23 #SAvBAN
— Robin Aiyuda Uthappa (@robbieuthappa) October 24, 2023
Quinny scoring a 100 in his 150th match! Pretty special! #WorldCup2023 #SAvBAN @QuinnyDeKock69
— Amanda Wellington (@amandajadew) October 24, 2023
Quinton de Kock registers his third century in five games for South Africa in CWC 2023 so far#CWC23 #ODIWorldCup2023 #SAvsBAN #QuintondeKock #cricket #CricketTwitter pic.twitter.com/nv3BDxs36C
— CricketTimes.com (@CricketTimesHQ) October 24, 2023
THIRD 💯 for QDK in #CWC23 and the SIXTH for SA 🔥
Man oh man, what a tournament he’s having!#SAvBAN pic.twitter.com/KlchPxZvzh
— ThePoppingCrease (@PoppingCreaseSA) October 24, 2023
QuinTON de Kock 💯!!!
The runs just keeps on flowing for Quinny as he brings up his 3rd century of #CWC23 !! What a tournament he’s having! Sure signing off in style!! TRULY MAGNIFICENT BATTING! #CricketTwitter pic.twitter.com/7dgidfJAN6
— Lawrence Bailey ⚪ 🇿🇦 (@LawrenceBailey0) October 24, 2023
Unstoppable Quinton de Kock hits his third #CWC23 ton to power South Africa in Mumbai 👊@mastercardindia Milestones 🏏#SAvBAN pic.twitter.com/i8yoBCNslR
— ICC Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) October 24, 2023
It’s Quinny’s world and we just live in it 😅 🌎
A 2️⃣0️⃣th ODI century on his 1️⃣5️⃣0️⃣th ODI appearance 💯🏏
A man for the BIG stage 👏 #CWC23 #BePartOfIt pic.twitter.com/pzkWpu9rVc
— Proteas Men (@ProteasMenCSA) October 24, 2023
3RD WORLD CUP CENTURY IN 5 MATCHES….!!!
What a hundred by Quinton De Kock – he’s having a dream tournament. One of the best in the history of South Africa. pic.twitter.com/CFFJe3vVcu
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) October 24, 2023
– Hundred vs Sri Lanka.
– Hundred vs Australia.
– Hundred vs Bangladesh.
3 hundreds from just 5 games for De Kock – he is ruling World Cup 2023, incredible touch, what a perfect ending for his ODI career. pic.twitter.com/hs7og7UdZy
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) October 24, 2023
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