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De Kock of South Africa became fastest cricketer to make 10 ODI centuries

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Quinton De Kock the wicketkeeper and batsman of South Africa became the fastest to make 10 One Day International (ODI) centuries.

De Kock of South Africa became fastest cricketer to make 10 ODI centuries

Key Highlights

  • He took mere 55 innings to reach as many centuries.
  • During the third ODI match against England at Centurion he achieved this.
  • He defeated England by seven wickets chasing 318 runs during this record performance.
  • In the match, South Africa riding on knock of 135 runs of Kock defeated England by seven wickets chasing 318 runs.
  • He broke the record of Indian cricketer Virat Kohli who had took 80 innings to reach as many centuries.
  • De Kock is the seventh South African batsman to hit 10 centuries or more in ODIs.
  • AB de Villiers leads the list with 23 centuries in 193 matches, followed by Amla, Herschelle Gibbs, Jacques Kallis, Gary Kirsten and Graeme Smith

About Quinton De Kock 

  • Quinton De Kock was born on 17 December 1992.
  • De Kock attended King Edward VII School in Johannesburg
  • He scored 95 off 131 balls in South Africa’s first match against Bangladesh in the 2012 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup.
  • De Kock represented South Africa for the first time at T20 level, on 21 December 2012 against New Zealand.
  • De Kock made his Test first appearance for South Africa.
  • He became the highest run-getter ever in a three-match bilateral ODI series.
  • He became the fourth player to score three successive one-day centuries and the second player to score four ODI centuries before his 21st birthday

Keys

  • Captain of South Africa team – Hashim Amla