In a thrilling showdown between New Zealand and England, Rachin Ravindra and Devon Conway etched their names in cricket history by orchestrating a spectacular 263-run partnership. Facing England’s formidable score of 282 runs, New Zealand’s early wicket loss did little to deter these two dynamic batters.
Devon Conway, in impeccable form, delivered an unbeaten 152 off 121 balls, featuring an astonishing 19 fours and three sixes. His century marked a significant achievement, making him the quickest New Zealand player to reach a hundred in the ODI World Cup, surpassing Martin Guptill’s record of an 88-ball century against Bangladesh in 2015.
Ravindra’s Record-Breaking Debut
Rachin Ravindra, making his debut in the World Cup, showcased his prowess with a remarkable 123 off 96 balls. His innings included 11 boundaries and five towering sixes. What set Rachin apart was his ability to break Conway’s record, achieving a century even faster. He took just 82 balls, edging out Conway’s record by a matter of minutes. He also won the Player of the Match award in his debut World Cup match.
The Fastest Centuries in New Zealand’s World Cup History
- Rachin Ravindra – 82 balls (This match)
- Devon Conway – 83 balls (This match)
- Martin Guptill – 88 balls vs. Bangladesh in 2015
This electrifying performance by Rachin Ravindra and Devon Conway not only secured a memorable victory for New Zealand but also etched their names in the annals of cricket history as record-breakers.
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