The South African team had a strong beginning to their ICC Men's Cricket World Cup campaign with an impressive start in their match against Sri Lanka.
On a rare, batting beauty of a pitch at the Arun Jaitley Stadium that produced 754 runs - laced with a World Cup record for aggregate boundary hits of 74 fours and 31 sixes
The innings, dotted with 45 boundaries and 14 sixes, saw Quinton de Kock, Rassie van der Dussen and Aiden Markram smash centuries to become the first trio to do so in a World Cup match.
Aiden Markram’s 49-ball century erased Ireland’s Kevin O’Brien’s 50-ball record ton set against England in Bengaluru in 2011 World Cup.
South Africa’s tally of 428 for five – its third 400-plus total in the World Cup - surpassed the previous high of 417 for six by Australia against Afghanistan at Perth in 2015.
The cameos from Heinrich Klaasen and the dangerous David Miller followed as 156 runs came off the last 11 overs to almost slam the door on the Lankans.
Sri Lanka in reply to 428/5, scored 326 with the help of blasting innings by Kusal Mendis and Charith Asalanka but in vein.
ICC Men's Cricket WC Stats
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