During the ODI World Cup 2023 that concluded on November 19, Australia emerged as the winners of the tournament. Talking about the game, the winners won the toss and elected to bowl first. It was a bold decision considering it was a knockout match. Meanwhile, in this listicle, let's discuss the records broken during the tournament
Records that were broken during ODI World Cup 2023
1. Most runs by a batter in a World Cup
In the 2003 edition, Sachin Tendulkar amassed 673 runs and the team played the final. 20 years later, his former teammate Virat Kohli has amassed 765 runs, making him the most run-getter in a single World Cup.
2. Most runs by a World Cup debutant
New Zealand's Rachin Ravindra made his ODI World Cup debut in the recently concluded tournament. During the tournament, he scored 578 runs in 10 games as he batted at number three and opening slots. With this, the left-hander scored the most runs as a debutant.
3. Most runs by a captain
Four years back, New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson amassed the most runs in that World Cup and the team lost the final. This time around, Rohit Sharma scored 597 runs and once again, his team also lost the final even though he broke Williamson's record
4. First ODI double hundred in chasing
In the match between Australia and Afghanistan, the Aussies were reduced to 91/7, chasing 292. Australia’s Glenn Maxwell produced an innings of a lifetime when he smashed a double hundred - the first-ever in an ODI second innings - to help his side to a miraculous win over Afghanistan in a league stage fixture in Mumbai.
5. 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 428/5 against Sri Lanka in Delhi. Three Proteas batters -- Quinton de Kock, Rassie van der Dussen and Aiden Markram -- thumped hundreds on that day.