Quinton de Kock Scores 6th Ton Against India And 17th Of His ODI Career; Breaks Virender Sehwag’s Record And Joins Ab de Villiers In Elite List

Quinton de Kock broke a plethora of records after scoring his 17th ODI century | Photo Credit: AP
Quinton de Kock broke a plethora of records after scoring his 17th ODI century | Photo Credit: AP

Quinton de Kock, the South African wicketkeeper-batsman scored an impressive century against India in the third and final ODI of the series in Cape Town on Sunday to not just surpass legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar, but also break Virender Sehwag’s feat to equal a massive ODI record held by AB de Villiers.

With 17 career tons, he surpassed former Australian legendary keeper Adam Gilchrist to take the second spot for most centuries as a wicketkeeper in ODIs. Former Sri Lankan wicket-keeper Kumar Sangakkara still stands atop with 23 tons.

Quinton de Kock Photographer: Isuru Sameera Peiris/Getty Images
Quinton de Kock Photographer: Isuru Sameera Peiris/Getty Images

Quinton de Kock Scores 124 As South Africa Wins By 4 Runs In The 3rd ODI

Quinton de Kock laced nine boundaries and two sixes to reach the triple-figure mark in 109 deliveries at the Newlands, which helped revive South Africa from 70 for three in 12.2 overs to 287 in 49.5 overs. MOM and MOS Quinton de Kock was finally dismissed after scoring 124 off 130 balls in an innings studded with 12 fours and 2 sixes.

With the century, Quinton de Kock surpassed Sachin Tendulkar to take the top spot alongside compatriot former Protea skipper AB de Villiers for most centuries in India-South Africa ODI ties. Sachin Tendulkar had five such scores to his name while Quinton de Kock now has six centuries against India in ODIs.

Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar — Photograph: Niklas Halle’n/AFP/Getty Images

The tally of six centuries is also the joint second-most against India in the format, alongside Australian great Ricky Ponting and former Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara. Sanath Jayasuriya stands atop with seven tons in 85 innings against India.

Quinton de Kock Also Broke Virender Sehwag’s Record To Be Quickest Batsman To Register 6 Tons Against A Single Opponent

Quinton de Kock also broke another former Indian cricketer, Virender Sehwag’s feat for being the quickest batter to six centuries against a single opponent. He reached the feat in just 16 innings against India while Virender Sehwag had taken 23 innings to score his sixth ton against New Zealand.

Virender Sehwag Reuters Photo
Virender Sehwag Reuters Photo

This ton is Quinton de Kock’s 17 century in ODIs having played 127 games in the 50-over format for the Proteas. Out of those 17, six centuries have come against India despite playing just 16 games against the Men in Blue.

Most ODI 100s vs India
7 S Jayasuriya (85 innings)
6 Q de Kock (16 innings)
6 AB de Villiers (32 innings)
6 R Ponting (59 innings)
6 K Sangakkara (71 innings)

Fewest innings to six ODI 100s vs an opponent
16 Q de Kock vs Ind
23 V Sehwag vs NZ
23 A Finch vs Eng
26 Saeed Anwar vs SL

Most ODI 100s by designated WKs
23 K Sangakkara
17 Q de Kock *
16 A Gilchrist
10 AB de Villiers/ S Hope/ MS Dhoni

Most ODI 100’s in India-South Africa ODIs

6- Quinton de Kock

5- Sachin Tendulkar

South Africa’s clean sweep over India in the ODIs was completed on the back of a chanceless century from Quinton de Kock and a chancy but classy half-century from Rassie van der Dussen, which carried the hosts to 287 despite a late collapse of 7 for 73.

Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli then set up India’s chase with the fifties, but neither could convert it into a big one. And though No. 7 Deepak Chahar threatened to flip the script with a barrage of boundaries in a knock of 54 off 34 balls – his second successive fifty in ODI cricket – South Africa’s seamers held their nerve and closed out the match.

South Africa 287 (de Kock 124, van der Dussen 52, Prasidh 3-59) beat India 283 (Kohli 65, Dhawan 61, Chahar 54, Phehlukwayo 3-40, Ngidi 3-58) by four runs

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