South Africa's opening batsman Quinton de Kock scored his second consecutive century at the ODI World Cup 2023 during their second group match against the five-time champions Australia at the Ekana Stadium in Lucknow on Thursday.
The 30-year-old completed his 19th ODI century in just 90 deliveries, hitting eight fours and five sixes. Remarkably, he had previously scored a century in South Africa's opening victory over Sri Lanka in the ODI World Cup 2023.
Quinton de Kock became the second South African batter to have scored consecutive centuries in the World Cup. AB de Villiers achieved it in the 2011 World Cup.
It's worth noting that de Kock, who has announced his retirement from international cricket at the end of this tournament, found himself on familiar turf at the Ekana Stadium, a ground where he plays for the Lucknow Super Giants in the IPL.
He was eventually dismissed for 109, bowled by off-spinner Glenn Maxwell while trying to reverse pull, in the 35th over.