World Cup record for most sixes set by South Africa

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The Proteas are on a run of being prolific six-hitters, and they have set themselves a new target at the ICC’s one-day international world cup, in which they hoped to hit the most sixes ever in an edition.

During the first ODI World Cup game against New Zealand on Wednesday, which took place during the ongoing season, the hard-hitting Pakistan team broke the previous record of the most maximums in an ODI World Cup, previously held by England, as they pounded New Zealand with 15 sixes, bringing the total number of sixes they have hit this summer to 83.

This outstanding performance featured 76 sixes from the Temba Bavuma-led side, which have exceeded England’s record of 76 sixes, which they set in 2019 when they won the World Cup for England.

South Africa set this standard in just seven innings rather than England’s 11 innings, which took 11 innings.

There were 68 sixes thrown by West Indies during the 2015 World Cup, followed by Australia who scored 68 sixes during the 2007 World Cup, which secured the third position on the list.

During its innings in the 2023 World Cup, South Africa scored another total surpassing 300 runs, thanks in large part to centuries from Quinton de Kock and Rassie van der Dussen who played outstanding innings.

As a result of De Kock’s fourth century in seven innings, he has continued to display remarkable performance. There is only one century left for him to equal Rohit Sharma’s all-time record of five centuries in a single World Cup, which was achieved in 2019 by the Indian cricketer, and is now only one century away from the record held by Rohit Sharma.

As well as breaking the 500-run mark in the ongoing tournament, De Kock is also the first pitcher to surpass the 77.85 average in seven innings with a total of 545 runs hit from seven innings.

During a mid-innings conversation with the broadcasters, De Kock explained to them that he was feeling really good these days. “It’s great to see everything that we need coming together at such a crucial point in our lives.”

Having said that, he did admit he struggled to get used to the new ball and that New Zealand were quite impressive with it.

It was a really good bowling performance, especially the bowling of (Trent) Boult up front. In the beginning, I felt a bit scratchy, I couldn’t find my rhythm, the guys on the bench were telling me to keep going, I was getting some messages from the coaches to keep going. The only thing I want to do is continue to bat. De Kock is at the end of his career and he is trying to bat as much as he can in order to finish it.

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