Their batting lineup performed exceptionally well, setting some impressive records in the process.
South Africa set a massive target of 429 runs for Sri Lanka in their innings.
Quentin de Kock, Rassie van der Dusen, and Aiden Markram all scored centuries in the same innings. This is a remarkable feat as it’s the first time in World Cup history that three different batsmen from the same team achieved centuries in a single innings.
One of the batsmen, possibly Quentin de Kock, achieved a century in fewer balls than the previous record-holder, Kevin O’Brien from Ireland. O’Brien had scored a memorable 50-ball century against England during the 2011 World Cup.
The total of 429 runs set by South Africa is the highest total in World Cup history, showcasing their dominant performance with the bat.
This victory and the record-breaking performance must have been a thrilling start to the World Cup for South Africa and their fans.