Quinton de Kock and Glenn Maxwell stormed at will, as the 350-plus total amassed in just 29 matches in this World Cup
8 The number of 350-plus totals recorded in this World Cup through the first 29 matches is the highest for any men’s ODI series or tournament, surpassing the seven in the 2015 World Cup. Three of the eight in 2023 have come from Australia, and all in consecutive games, making them the first team with three consecutive 350-plus totals in men’s ODI history.
428 and 5 South Africa’s total against Sri Lanka in Delhi is the highest in men’s ODI World Cup, bettering Australia’s 417 for 6 against Afghanistan in 2015. The 400-run mark is a close miss on two more occasions in the ongoing edition – 399 for 7 by South Africa against England, and 399 for 8 by Australia against the Netherlands.
771 Runs collectively scored by Australia and New Zealand in Dharamsala, making it the highest aggregate for a men’s ODI World Cup game. This record was broken twice in 2023, as South Africa and Sri Lanka combined for 754 in Delhi to surpass Australia and Bangladesh’s 711 at Trent Bridge in 2019.
345 The target chased by Pakistan against Sri Lanka in Hyderabad is the highest successful chase in men’s ODI World Cup, a record previously held by Ireland with their 328 chase against England in 2011.
Pakistan’s score was also the highest total while chasing – successfully or not – in the men’s ODI World Cup, until New Zealand won it with 383 for 9 against Australia in Dharamsala, but fell six short of the target.
309 Australia’s margin of victory by runs against the Netherlands in Delhi. This is the first time a team has won a men’s ODI World Cup match by a margin of 300-plus runs. It is also the second biggest win in men’s ODIs, behind India’s 317-run win over Sri Lanka earlier this year.
50 Balls needed for Kevin O’Brien for his century against England in 2011, the fastest in the men’s ODI World Cup till the 2023 edition. His record was surpassed twice in the tournament – first by Aiden Markram with a 49-ball hundred against Sri Lanka, and then by Glenn Maxwell, who scored a century in 40 balls at the same venue against the Netherlands. Six of the top ten fastest ODI World Cup hundreds have come in this edition itself.
115 Races considered by Bas de Leede in ten overs against Australia. This is the most runs scored by a bowler in a men’s ODI innings, surpassing the 113 by two Australians – Mick Lewis in 2006 and Adam Zampa in 2023, both against South Africa. The 115 runs conceded by de Leede was also the most conceded in an innings in men’s List A cricket, surpassing Arunachal Pradesh’s Chetan Anand’s 114 against Tamil Nadu last year.
1 South Africa became the first team to have three centuries in the same World Cup match, a feat they achieved against Sri Lanka when Quinton de Kock (100), Rassie van der Dussen (108) and Markram ( 106) pocketed a ton. There have only been three previous instances of three centuries in a men’s ODI innings, both of which came from South Africa.
4 Centuries scored during the match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in Hyderabad – Kusal Mendis, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Abdullah Shafique and Mohammad Rizwan. It was the first World Cup match with four centuries, and only the third ODI ever.
1 Maxwell became the first batsman to score a century in men’s ODIs while coming into bat after the 39th over. He came to the crease at the start of the 40th over against the Netherlands, and went on to score a 40-ball hundred. The previous latest entry for any batter to score a century was 38.4 overs for AB de Villiers when he scored a 31-ball ton against the West Indies in 2015.
174 de Kock’s score against Bangladesh in Mumbai was the first 150-plus score by a wicketkeeper in a men’s ODI World Cup match. The previous highest was Adam Gilchrist’s 149 against Sri Lanka in the 2007 final.
130 Partnership between Sybrand Engelbrecht and Logan van Beek for the seventh wicket against Sri Lanka in Lucknow. This is the highest stand for the seventh or lower wicket in the men’s ODI World Cup. The previous highest seventh-wicket partnership was 116 between MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja against New Zealand in 2019.
380 Six hits in 29 games played so far. This is the second most sixes in a men’s ODI World Cup, behind the 463 highest hit in 48 games during the 2015 edition.
23 Hundreds have been scored so far, the fourth highest in 13 men’s ODI World Cup editions. This is just one behind the 24 tons in 2011, and follows the previous edition in 2019 with seven. However, the 2023 event still needs 16 hundreds to overtake the record tally of 38 in 2015.
Sampath Bandarupalli is a statistician at ESPNcricinfo