Quinton de Kock received a standing ovation at Pune after scoring his fourth century of the ODI World Cup 2023

The South African Wicket-Keeper batter hit his fourth hundred of the 2023 World Cup to go level with Sangakkara who achieved the feat in 2015.

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Quinton de Kock received a standing ovation at Pune after scoring his fourth century of the ODI World Cup 2023

Quinton de Kock scored a century against New Zealand in Pune on Wednesday to slam his fourth ton of the tournament. With it, de Kock equaled Kumar Sangakarra for four hundreds in a single World Cup edition - the second highest by a batter.

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Rohit Sharma is top of the list with five centuries during the 2019 World Cup. De Kock's innings is his highest score against the Kiwis in One-Day Internationals. He also overtook Jacques Kallis' record of the most runs by a South African batter in a single World Cup edition.

He finally departed on 114. De Kock was trying to cut a slower delivery from Tim Southee. He became the first batsman at this World Cup to score 500 runs.

The left-handed opener needed 69 more runs to reach the landmark when the Proteas were sent into bat in Pune. And having completed a 62-ball fifty, including three fours and two sixes, De Kock broke through the 500-run barrier with a legside boundary off recalled paceman Tim Southee.

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