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The year 2023 will go down in cricket history as one of magnificent performances and jaw-dropping achievements, with records falling like a house of cards. From dazzling hundreds to exhilarating triumphs, cricket fans saw new legends emerge and existing ones shine even brighter this year. In that vein, let’s take a closer look at the top ten records broken throughout this amazing year, cementing 2023’s position in the fabric of cricketing prowess.
Top 12 Cricket Records Broken in 2023
|Cricket Records broken in 2023
|The most sixes have been struck by Ben Stokes (in Test)
|The quickest fifty in T20I history
|The quickest century in T20I history
|Biggest T20I score and victory margin
|T20I chase with the highest score
|Largest ODI victory margin (in runs)
|Glenn Maxwell hits fastest ODI World Cup hundred
|The highest ODI World Cup total belongs to South Africa
|Most ODI hundreds in history
|Most sixes in international cricket
|The best T20I bowling figures
|Women’s Tests with the largest winning margin
The most sixes have been struck by Ben Stokes (in Test)
Ben Stokes shattered the record books by smashing the most sixes in Test cricket history in a show of sheer power and aggressiveness. Stokes now has an incredible 124 sixes, breaking Brendon McCullum’s previous mark of 107. On February 8, 2023, England’s captain struck the record-breaking 108th six during a match against New Zealand.
The Quickest 50 in T20I history
Nepal’s Dependra Singh Airee smashed India’s Yuvraj Singh‘s 16-year-old record for the fastest T20I fifty. A breathtaking innings of 52 (10), completed in just nine balls, helped Airee reach the milestone during the first group match of the Asian Games 2023 against Mongolia. He smashed eight sixes throughout his inning.
The Fastest Century in T20I history
During the previously mentioned Asian Games encounter between Nepal and Mongolia, Nepal’s Kushal Malla set a new record by scoring the quickest hundred in T20Is in just 34 balls. David Miller and Rohit Sharma, who each achieved the feat in 35 balls, were both surpassed by him.
Biggest T20I score and victory margin
Nepal set the greatest team score in T20Is in the inaugural match of the Asian Games 2023. They reached a mammoth total of 314/3 in their allocated 20 overs, thanks to the knocks of Kushal Malla (137 off 50), Rohit Paudel (61 off 27), and Dipendra Singh Airee (52* off 10). Nepal broke Afghanistan’s record of 278/3 and set a new T20I team total.
T20I chase with the highest score
South Africa also pursued the highest total in T20Is in 2023, with a mammoth score of 259 against the West Indies. During West Indies first innings, they scored 258/5 in their allotted 20 overs, with Johnson Charles scoring 118 off 46 balls. South Africa chased down 259 in 18.5 overs, led by Quinton de Kock’s brilliant 44-ball 100 and Reeza Hendricks’ 68 (28).
Largest ODI Victory Margin (in runs)
On January 15, 2023, during the third and final ODI of the series against Sri Lanka at Thiruvananthapuram, India set a new record for the largest victory margin in one-day internationals. Virat Kohli and Shubman Gill scored centuries in the first innings of the match as the Men in Blue scored 390/5 in their 50 overs. In response, they bundled out Sri Lanka for only 73 dollars. Mohammed Siraj took 4/32 in 10 overs. Therefore, India won the match by 317 runs, breaking New Zealand’s 2008 record of 290 runs against Ireland.
Glenn Maxwell hits the fastest ODI World Cup Hundred
Glenn Maxwell of Australia stunned the cricketing world with a dazzling performance of batting skill at the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2023. He broke the record for the quickest World Cup century, hitting three figures in just 40 deliveries against the Netherlands.
The Highest ODI World Cup Total Belongs to South Africa
South Africa set a record total of 428 for 5 in 50 overs against Sri Lanka in their Cricket World Cup 2023 opener on Saturday in New Delhi. Aiden Markram, Quinton de Kock, and Rassie van der Dussen all scored hundreds to help the Proteas demolish Sri Lanka’s bowling attack at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi. South Africa’s score of 417 for 6 against Afghanistan in Perth in 2015 was the highest in a World Cup match. South Africa surpassed the old standard by a wide margin as the sixes continued to fly.
Most ODI hundreds in history
Virat Kohli passed Sachin Tendulkar with his 50th one-day international (ODI) century on Wednesday during India’s 2023 World Cup semifinal against New Zealand at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium. On November 5, Kohli tied Tendulkar’s record for most ODI hundreds against South Africa at Eden Gardens. Virat Kohli already has six hundred in 2023. Kohli’s century against New Zealand was his fifth in the ODI world cup and third overall.
He scored a century against Bangladesh in his 2011 World Cup debut and another against Pakistan in 2015. Kohli had a terrific time with the bat at the 2019 World Cup, but he didn’t come away with any hundreds. Virat Kohl already has 80 international hundreds, and at 35, he is on track to become the second batsman in history to have 100 hundreds across all forms, behind Sachin Tendulkar. Kohli rediscovered his form after a long period of bad form, scoring his first T20I century against Afghanistan and then an ODI century in Bangladesh.
Most sixes in international cricket
In the year 2023, Indian skipper Rohit Sharma was seen at his explosive best, taking on the opposition bowlers from the start. During the second match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 against Afghanistan in Delhi, Sharma smashed Chris Gayle’s record of 553 maximums from 551 innings. Currently, the Indian skipper, Rohit Sharma has 582 sixes from 484 innings.
The best T20I bowling figures
Malaysia’s Syazdrul Idrus recorded the highest bowling stats in T20I history during the opening match of the ICC men’s T20 World Cup Asia B Qualifier. After China captain Wang Qi won the toss and chose to bat first, right-arm seamer Idrus wreaked havoc, claiming 7/8 in four overs to dismiss China for 23 (the third-lowest total in T20Is). Notably, it was the first 7-fer in T20I history, breaking Nigeria’s Peter Aho’s previous best of 6/5.
Women’s Tests with the Largest Winning Margin
In December 2023, at the Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy in Navi Mumbai, India women’s cricket team defeated England for the third time in their history, continuing their immaculate record against them. The Harmanpreet Kaur-led squad defeated England women by 347 runs, breaking a 25-year-old record in women’s cricket. Notably, Sri Lanka previously held the record for the greatest victory margin, defeating Pakistan by 309 runs in 1998.