In a stunning display of batting prowess, South Africa’s middle-order batter Aiden Markram has etched his name into the annals of cricket history by setting a remarkable new record for the fastest century in the history of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup. The electrifying feat occurred during South Africa’s group stage clash against Sri Lanka in the ongoing ICC CWC 2023 at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi

Markram’s explosive century came off just 49 balls, surpassing the previous record held by Kevin O’Brien, who achieved the milestone from 50 deliveries in the 2011 World Cup against Ireland. This exceptional display of power hitting and finesse left cricket enthusiasts worldwide in awe of Markram’s extraordinary talent.

Aiden Markram smacked Sri Lankan bowlers at will

The 29-year-old right-handed batter demonstrated supreme control and aggression as he unleashed 14 fours and 3 sixes against the Sri Lankan bowling attack. His century propelled South Africa to a record total of 428/5 – the highest score by a team in the history of ODI World Cup.

Markram’s accomplishment in this edition of the World Cup highlights his burgeoning reputation as one of the most dynamic and impactful batsmen on the international stage. His ability to take the attack to the opposition from the first ball has been a crucial asset for South Africa, and this record-breaking century solidifies his position as a match-winner.

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The cricketing fraternity, including former players, current stars, and fans, took to social media platforms to celebrate Markram’s incredible achievement. The hashtag #MarkramCentury trended worldwide as enthusiasts shared their appreciation for his remarkable knock.

As the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 progresses, fans eagerly anticipate more memorable moments and record-breaking performances.

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Markram’s century has undoubtedly set a high standard for the tournament, and cricket aficionados are poised to witness further breathtaking feats in the weeks to come.

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