The ODI World Cup 2023 came to an end on Sunday with Australia beating India in the final to secure a record-extending sixth title.
Batters from across teams produced some exemplary performances throughout the tournament, breaking multiple records in the process.
Here are some of the major batting records broken in the 2023 World Cup:
Most runs in a World Cup
India’s Virat Kohli broke compatriot Sachin Tendulkar’s record for most runs in a single ODI World Cup. Kohli ended the tournament with 765 runs, going past Tendulkar’s 673 runs in the 2003 World Cup.
Most runs in a debut World Cup
New Zealand’s Rachin Ravindra was arguably the breakout star of the tournament. The 24-year-old scored 578 runs, the most by a debutant batter in an ODI World Cup.
Most runs by a captain in a World Cup
India’s Rohit Sharma scored 597 runs in the tournament, the second-most in this World Cup. This is also the most accumulated by a captain in a single World Cup, going past the mark set by New Zealand’s Kane Williamson in 2019.
First ODI double hundred while chasing
Australia’s Glenn Maxwell produced an innings of a lifetime when he smashed a double-hundred - the first-ever in the second innings of an ODI - to help his side to a miraculous win over Afghanistan in a league-stage fixture in Mumbai.
Highest team score in World Cups
South Africa smashed the highest score by a team in a World Cup innings after it posted a total of 428 for five against Sri Lanka in Delhi. Three Proteas batters - Quinton de Kock, Rassie van der Dussen and Aiden Markram - registered hundreds on that day.
Highest successful ODI World Cup chase
Pakistan registered the highest successful chase in ODI World Cups after it hunted down a 345-run target set by Sri Lanka in Hyderabad during a league-stage fixture.
Fastest ODI World Cup hundred
Maxwell holds the record for the fastest ODI World Cup hundred. The right-handed batter raced to the three-figure mark in 40 balls against Netherlands in Delhi in a league-stage match.
Highest score in a World Cup final chase
Travis Head’s match-winning knock of 137 against India in the final is the highest score by a batter in an ODI World Cup final, going past the 107 scored by Aravinda de Silva in the 1996 final.
Most sixes - Rohit Sharma
Indian skipper Rohit Sharma went past West Indies’ Chris Gayle for most sixes in ODI World Cups.
Fastest hundred by an Indian in ODI World Cup
KL Rahul recorded the fastest hundred by an Indian batter in ODI World Cups. The wicket-keeper batter got to his century in 62 balls, against Netherlands, breaking the 63-ball record set by Rohit earlier in this World Cup.
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