South Africa’s captivating journey in the ODI World Cup 2023 concluded with a 7-wicket defeat against Australia in the second semi-final at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. The Proteas managed to score 212 runs before Australia sealed the victory with 7 wickets in hand.

The conclusion of South Africa’s campaign also marked the final ODI appearance for the talented wicketkeeper-batter, Quinton de Kock. Ahead of the tournament, De Kock had announced that the ODI World Cup 2023 would be his last in the 50-over format.

Outstanding performance in the tournament

De Kock’s farewell in ODIs was highlighted by his outstanding performance in the World Cup, accumulating a remarkable total of 594 runs, including four centuries.  Though, in his final ODI, De Kock could only manage to score 3 runs. Notably, he achieved the unique feat of being the only wicketkeeper to amass over 500 runs and secure 20 dismissals in a single World Cup edition.

Examining Quinton de Kock’s ODI Numbers

As Quinton de Kock bids adieu to ODIs, let’s take a closer look at his notable statistics in the 50-over format.

Most centuries in a single World Cup edition:

  • Rohit Sharma – 5 in 2019
  • Kumar Sangakkara – 4 in 2015
  • Quinton de Kock – 4 in 2023

Most runs in an innings by a wicketkeeper:

  • MS Dhoni: 183* vs Sri Lanka, 2005
  • Quinton de Kock: 178 vs Australia, 2016

Most centuries for South Africa in World Cups:

  • AB de Villiers: 4
  • Quinton de Kock: 4

Most wicketkeeping dismissals in a World Cup edition:

  • 21 – Adam Gilchrist (2003)
  • 21 – Tom Latham (2019)
  • 20 – Alex Carey (2019)
  • 20 – Quinton de Kock (2023)

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Highest score for South Africa in ODIs:

  • 188* – Gary Kirsten vs UAE, 1996
  • 185 – Faf du Plessis vs Sri Lanka, 2017
  • 178 – Quinton de Kock vs Australia, 2016

Overall ODI Career:

  • Matches: 155
  • Runs: 6770
  • 100s: 21; 50s: 30
  • Highest score: 178
  • Catches: 209
  • Stumpings: 17

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