The 2023 year has been mesmerizing for the cricketing fans, they have witnessed some of the greatest matches, heartbreaking moments and a lot more in the year. Across formats, there have been several breathtaking moments in the 2023 year, with Australia retaining the Ashes, beating India in the final of the ODI World Cup 2023 and Virat Kohli reaching new heights scoring 50 ODI centuries. Numerous players made a name for themselves by breaking several records and writing their names in record books.
A year filled with incredible performances, astounding achievements, and records that were broken. Cricket fans witnessed the rise of new legends of the game and established ones continued their glory throughout the year, from magnificent centuries to thrilling wins. Not only in Men's game Women's cricket also saw some good Test match cricket as well.
It has been a sensational year for Australian Cricket winning almost every single thing in the 2023 year. In this article, we will be looking at the top records shattered during this unforgettable year.
Here's the top 5 records broken in international cricket
5. Highest chase in T20Is
South Africa had a great year in 2023 as the Proteas played an aggressive brand of cricket in the white-ball format. They have shown a fearless ability to play cricket over the years. This is why the Proteas chased down the highest total in T20Is as they chased down a massive score of 259 against the West Indies. The Windies batting first posted a 258/5 in their 20 overs with Johnson Charles playing a knock of 118 off 46 balls. In response, Quinton de Kock scored an explosive 100 off 44 deliveries with Reeza Hendricks scoring 68 off 28 balls. As they finished the game with 7 balls remaining.
4. Fastest Century in T20I history
Kushal Malla, the young Nepal batter etched his name in the history books. During the Asian Games match between Nepal and Mongolia, he scored the fastest hundred in T20Is in just 34 balls. The 19-year-old batter surpassed the joint record of David Miller and Rohit Sharma who had achieved the feat in 35 balls each. In the very game, two new records were created of the fastest fifty by Dependra Singh Airee scoring 300 runs in 20 20-over games for the first time in the shortest format of the game. Nepal posted a massive score of 314/3.
3. Fastest ODI World Cup hundred
During the ODI World Cup 2023, several records were created and broken. One of them was the fastest hundred in the ODI World Cup history, in the game against Sri Lanka, South Africa batter Aiden Markram scored the fastest hundred off just 49 balls and then in the group stage game against the Netherlands, Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell broke the record as he scored the hundred off 40 deliveries against the Dutch. Maxwell's innings helped score them 399 and they bowled them out for 90 runs.
2. Most sixes in international cricket
Rohit Sharma has been one of the finest openers in the white-ball cricket. The team India captain led the side to the first World Cup final in 12 years as they lost to Australia, but the Men in Blue performed superbly under him. He was seen at his explosive best in the year 2023 as he took on the opposition bowlers right from the start of the innings. In the second game of the World Cup 2023 against Afghanistan, the 36-year-old batter broke the record for the most sixes hit in international cricket as he surpassed Chris Gayle’s tally of 553 maximums from 551 innings. Rohit now has 582 sixes to his name from 484 innings.
1. Most hundreds in ODI history
Virat Kohli has been the greatest cricketer of the current generation. The former India captain has surpassed and etched his name in the history books over the decades. Kohli's 2023 year was exceptional as the batter was the highest run scorer in the ODI World Cup 2023 winning the Man of the Tournament award as well. The most notable one was the 50th ODI century which he scored in the semi-final game against New Zealand surpassing his cricketing idol Sachin Tendulkar’s 49 ODI century record. He also has the most centuries across formats among the active cricketers.