Sri Lanka vs South Africa : Record-Breaking Batting, Sri Lanka Falls Short by 102 Runs

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Sri Lanka vs South Africa : Record-Breaking Batting, Sri Lanka Falls Short by 102 Runs
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Sri Lanka vs South Africa: South Africa’s commanding batting performance sets a target of 429 runs, leading to a 102-run victory over Sri Lanka at the Arun Jaitley Stadium on October 7th.

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The South African team, batting first, established an impressive target of 429 runs. Wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock contributed 100 runs, Rassie van der Dussen scored 108 runs, and Aiden Markram added 106 runs to their remarkable total.

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These three players made a significant impact in their opening match with centuries, leaving a strong impression on the ICC World Cup.

All three batsmen achieved centuries, with Markram achieving the fastest century in the history of the World Cup. The 29-year-old reached his hundred in just 49 balls, breaking Kevin O’Brien’s record from Ireland, who scored a memorable century against England in the 2011 World Cup in India, taking 50 balls.

This match also witnessed the highest-ever total in the history of the World Cup, marking the first instance where three different batsmen scored centuries in a single innings.

In response to South Africa’s massive total, Sri Lanka was bowled out for 326 runs in 44.5 overs.

Sri Lanka lost Nissanka in the first over, but Mendis scored 76 off 42 balls with eight sixes and four fours.

However, after Nissanka’s departure, Kusal Mendis took charge of the Sri Lankan batting lineup, delivering a quickfire 76 off 42 balls, which included eight sixes and four fours.

For a while, it appeared Mendis tried his best but was eliminated by Rabada.

Asalanka scored 79 off 65 balls with 12 boundaries in spite of Sri Lanka’s wicket losses. Skipper Dasun Shanaka also contributed with 68 runs, but it was not enough to overcome the formidable target.

Sri Lanka prepares for their next World Cup match against Pakistan on October 10 in Hyderabad.

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Meanwhile, South Africa is set to take on Australia in Lucknow on October 12th.

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