De Kock of South Africa became fastest cricketer to make 10 ODI centuries


Who: Quinton de Kock
Where: Centurion, South Africa
What: Became fastest to make 10 ODI centuries
When: 9 February 2016

Quinton de Kock, the wicketkeeper-batsman of South Africa, on 9 February 2016 became the fastest to make 10 One Day International (ODI) centuries. He took mere 55 innings to reach as many centuries.

He achieved the feat during the third ODI match against England at Centurion. In the match, South Africa riding on knock of 135 runs of Kock defeated England by seven wickets chasing 318 runs.

With this, he broke the record of Virat Kohli of India who took 80 innings to reach as many centuries.

Meanwhile, South Africa, which are now 1-2 against England in the five-match series, will play their next match at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg on 12 February 2016.

About Quinton de Kock

  • De Kock represented South Africa for the first time, at T20 level, on 21 December 2012 against New Zealand
  • In November 2013, he was selected in the first XI of South Africa against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates
  • In February 2014, de Kock made his Test debut for South Africa against Australia
  • He became the fourth player to score three successive one-day centuries and the second player to score four ODI centuries before his 21st birthday