SA vs NZ 17 major records broken
As per ESPNcricinfo, South Africa’s 357/4 is now their highest score in ODI cricket versus the Kiwis.

South Africa tamed New Zealand in match number 32 of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 in Pune on Wednesday. High-flying South Africa posted a record 357/4 in 50 overs. Quinton de Kock and Rassie van der Dussen smashed record-breaking tons, adding 200 runs for the second wicket. David Miller ensured SA ended well as the Proteas once again surpassed 350 runs. In fact, for the eighth successive inning, SA surpassed 300 runs while batting first in ODIs.

In response, New Zealand fell like a pack of cards and were reduced to 90/5. Marco Jansen led the way before Kagiso Rabada, Gerald Coetzee, and Keshav Maharaj joined in. Maharaj and Jansen shared eight wickets between them. For NZ, Glenn Phillips played a solid hand. He smashed a half-century, taking NZ past 160. He smashed a 50-ball 60.

SA have now raced to 12 points after 7 matches and have displaced India at the top of the standings. India have played a game less and face Sri Lanka on Thursday.

Here are the major records scripted in the match.

Highest ODI score for SA vs NZ

As per ESPNcricinfo, South Africa’s 357/4 is now their highest score in ODI cricket versus the Kiwis. For the first time, SA went past 350 runs versus NZ. SA also posted their sixth score of 300-plus versus NZ in ODIs. 

SA post these World Cup records after hammering 357/4

South Africa have now posted their ninth score of 350-plus in ODI World Cups. They have matched Australia’s tally of nine. SA also own the most 350-plus in ODI World Cup 2023 (4). SA have recorded the second-highest World Cup score versus NZ. Earlier, Australia registered the highest-ever WC score versus NZ when they hammered 388 a couple of days earlier.

Highest ODI score at the MCA Stadium

SA’s 357/4 is now the highest ODI score at the MCA Stadium in Pune. SA have gone past the previous best score of 356/7 achieved by India against England (2017). 

SA post this unique WC record

SA have now seen eight centuries by their batters in the ODI WC 2023. SA have equalled Sri Lanka for most tons by a side in a single WC edition. SL had eight tons in 2015. 

De Kock completes 8000 runs in List A cricket

De Kock mastered his way with a powerful 114-run knock versus NZ. En route to his brilliant century, the southpaw also went past 8000 runs in List-A cricket. He came into the game needing seven runs for the milestone. Besides, De Kock also slammed his 25th century in List-A cricket. 

1500 ODI runs in Asia

De Kock, who has raced to 6721 ODI runs, completed a milestone of 1500 in Asia. In 32 matches, he now has 1579 runs at an average of 49.34. He slammed his 8th century in Asia, besides also owning two fifties.

De Kock equals Sangakkara’s record

De Kock smashed his fourth ODI World Cup ton in the 2023 edition. By doing so, the Proteas opener matched former Sri Lankan legend Kumar Sangakkara with 4 tons in a World Cup. Sangakkara smashed four centuries in 2015. De Kock is now only behind Rohit Sharma, who hit five tons in 2019.

21 ODI centuries for De Kock

De Kock slammed his 21st century in ODIs. He has levelled the tally of Herschelle Gibbs (21). Among SA batters, Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers have more tons. Meanwhile, in overall ODIs, De Kock matched Ross Taylor’s 21 tons.

6th ODI ton in India

De Kock’s dream run with the bat saw him smash his 6th ODI century in Asia. Earlier, he managed two ODI tons versus India and with 4 WC tons in 2023, he has extended his tally to 6. De Kock owns the most centuries at home (11) with India next on the list. India is also the second nation where De Kock owns 900-plus runs after South Africa (3219). Notably, De Kock has equalled Chris Gayle in terms of ODI tons by a visiting player in India. Ab de Villiers owns more (7).

500 runs in the ongoing World Cup

De Kock is now the first batter in the 2023 World Cup to get past 500 runs. He owns 545 runs at an average of 77.85. He is also the only batter with 50-plus fours (54). He has the 3rd-highest number of sixes (18).

Most sixes by a wicketkeeper in ODI WCs

As per Cricbuzz, De Kock now owns the most number of sixes in ODI World Cups by a wicketkeeper (22). He steered clear of Adam Gilchrist (19). Mark Boucher and MS Dhoni managed 15 sixes each.

Another unique record for De Kock

De Kock’s 545 runs in WC 2023 are now the most by a keeper in a single edition. He surpassed Sangakkara, who smashed 541 in 2015. 

Record 200-run stand alongside Rassie

De Kock and Rassie added 200 runs for the second wicket. It’s now the third-best stand for the second wicket for SA in ODI World Cups. Notably, the duo holds the second-best record as well (204) versus Sri Lanka. This is now SA’s fifth-highest stand in the ODI World Cup for any wicket. Meanwhile, this is now South Africa’s highest ODI WC stand against the Kiwis. It’s also the best stand for SA against NZ in ODIs.

Rassie van der Dussen posts these records with a 133-run effort

Rassie scored a solid 133 from 118 balls. He managed nine fours and five sixes. Rassie managed his 6th century in ODIs and a second at the World Cup. His 133 is now the second-highest individual score for a South African player against New Zealand in ODI World Cups. This is also the third-highest score among all teams against NZ in ODI WCs. Meanwhile, It’s also the third-best score by a batter for SA versus NZ in ODIs.

Highest individual score at the MCA

Rassie clocked a unique record. His 133 is now the highest ODI score by a batter at the MCA Stadium in Pune. He broke the 124-run tally of Jonny Bairstow (vs India). 

Maharaj attains this massive feat against NZ

South African spinner Maharaj turned out to be the match-winner with the ball. Maharaj managed 4/31 from 8 overs. This is now the best figures for a South African against NZ in ODI World Cups. He is also the first SA player to take a four-fer versus NZ.

1000 ODI runs for Will Young

NZ opener Will Young smashed 33 runs against SA. During his knock, the talented batter went past 1000 ODI runs. He now has 1024 runs at 40.96. He is the 4th-fastest to 1000 ODI runs for the Kiwis.