Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

As they say-records are made to be broken. Many new records have been made during the ongoing ICC ODI World Cup 2023 held in India. Let’s have a look at the top 7 new records made during the mega event.

Most World Cup hundreds

Team India captain Rohit Sharma added his name in the record books when he blazed through a knock of 131 off 84 deliveries against Afghanistan. The right-handed opener has so far scored seven World Cup centuries in 19 innings. The record was previously held by great Sachin Tendulkar, who scored six tons in 44 innings.

Most international sixes

Rohit achieved a significant milestone in international cricket during India’s win over Afghanistan. The Indian captain broke West Indies great Chris Gayle’s record for the most sixes hit in international cricket. Gayle previously held the record with 553 sixes across 483 international matches. However, Rohit managed to surpass this record in just 473 innings, hitting a total of 556 sixes across all formats of international cricket. This includes 297 sixes in ODIs, 182 in T20Is, and 77 in Test matches.

Fastest ODI World Cup century

Australia’s explosive all-rounder Glenn Maxwell hit the fastest World Cup century of just 40 balls in the match against the Netherlands in New Delhi. Maxwell’s knock, laced with eight fours and eight sixes, bettered the record of South Africa’s Aiden Markram who blasted a century off 49 balls against Sri Lanka earlier in the tournament at the same venue.

Highest team total in World Cup

Men’s Cricket World Cup has witnessed several teams unleashing their best batting performances since its inception in 1975.South Africa broke the record of Australia from 2015 with a mammoth 428 for five against Sri Lanka in its 2023 World Cup opener in Delhi. The Proteas became the first team to record three 400-plus totals.

Biggest run chase

Pakistan chased down a record 344 set by Sri Lanka thanks to world-class centuries from Mohammad Rizwan (131 not out from 121) and Abdullah Shafique (113 off 103).

Fastest 50 wickets in World Cup

Australia speedster Mitchell Starc is now the quickest to reach the wicket-taking record of 50 scalps in Cricket World Cups. Starc (19 innings) surpassed Sri Lankan bowling legend Lasith Malinga (25 innings to reach 50 wickets in World Cups) when he dismissed India’s Ishan Kishan for golden duck in Chennai.

Biggest margin of victory in World Cup

Australia hammered the Netherlands by 309 runs at the Arun Jaitley Stadium and became the team to register the biggest World Cup victory in terms of margin of runs.