Quinton de Kock’s ton against India turns out to be a record breaking one

Quinton De Kock ensured that his team ended up winning the third and final ODI against India, with a comprehensive 124 runs from 130 deliveries. This century was not only a match saver for his team, but as it turns out, even a record-breaking one.

It was De Kock’s sixth ODI century against India and he surpassed legendary Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar’s tally of most hundreds (5) in the India-South Africa ODI series.

Tendulkar made five of his 49 ODI centuries against the Proteas, De Kock has leveled with his former skipper AB de Villiers as both of them now have six centuries against India in the 50-over format.

De Kock registered his 17th ODI hundred of his career and went past Adam Gilchrist’s tally of 16 tons to become the second batter with most ODI hundreds as a wicketkeeper. Former Sri Lanka skipper Kumar Sangakkara topped the list with 23 ODI centuries to his name.

De Kock also broke former Indian opener Virender Sehwag’s record of scoring six hundred against a single opponent in fewer innings.

The southpaw took 16 innings to score six hundred against India while Sehwag made the same number of centuries against New Zealand in 23 innings.

De Kock joined the likes of Sangakkara and former Australia captain Ricky Ponting to score six hundred against India. Sanath Jayasuriya still leads the charts with seven ODI hundreds against his Asian neighbors.