Rachin Ravindra extended his historic run at the Cricket World Cup 2023 by slamming his third century of the tournament.
Rachin Ravindra, a New Zealand all-rounder, smashed his third century of the Cricket World Cup 2023 in India, becoming the Kiwi batter with the most WC centuries. Ravindra set this mark during a World Cup match against Pakistan in Bengaluru. Ravindra hit 108 from 94 balls, including 15 fours and a six. His runs were scored at a strike rate of more than 114. Rachin now has three century in this World Cup, surpassing Glenn Turner (1975, two centuries), Kane Williamson (2019, two centuries), and Martin Guptill (2015, two centuries) as the Kiwi batter with the most centuries in a single World Cup edition.
Rachin’s three tonnes are also the most by a New Zealand batter in CWC history.
The all-rounder’s third century is also the highest by a batter in their World Cup debut.
Rachin has surpassed one of his idols, Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar, with three World Cup hundreds before turning 25. Sachin had two WC tonnes before the age of 25.
Rachin has also equaled Tendulkar’s record for most runs in a single World Cup before the age of 25.
Rachin has scored 523 runs at an average of 74.71 with a strike rate of over 107 in eight matches, including three hundreds and two fifties. His highest possible score is 123*. He is the tournament’s second-highest run-scorer, after only South Africa’s Quinton de Kock (545 runs).
Sachin also had 523 runs in the 1996 World Cup before turning 25. Rachin has a chance to pass Sachin with one more group stage match and probably at least one knockout match remaining.
Rachin is only 10 runs away from breaking Jonny Bairstow’s World Cup debut record of 532 runs (in 11 innings) by a hitter.
In terms of the match, Pakistan won the toss and chose to bowl first. Pakistan is sixth with three wins and four defeats, while New Zealand is fourth with four wins and three loses. This is a must-win game for both teams in order to advance to the semifinals.