The 20-year-old left-hander hit his third successive ODI hundred today to become the first wicketkeeper-batsman to achieve the feat in game's history. With 342 runs in this three-match series, he is the first to aggregate this many runs in a three-game rubber.
Overall, De Kock is the fifth batsman in ODIs to score a hat-trick of centuries. De Kock's all hundreds have come in this series, a first for three-match rubber. Today, De Kock was dropped twice, on 37 and 43.
Zaheer Abbas, Saeed Anwar (both Pakistan), Herschelle Gibbs and AB de Villiers (both South Africa) are the other four in this elite club.
Pakistan's Abbas also got to his hundreds in the same series (4-match), against India in 1982-83.
De Kock, who opens the batting for South Africa, started the series with 135 and added 106. Today, he made 101. He is yet to register a half century in his short career of 16 ODIs. He has 4 ODI tons so far.
Also, he equalled the world record for hitting 4 ODI hundreds before the age of 21. Ireland's Paul Stirling is the other batsman to achieve the milestone. De Kock is the fastest to 4 hundres in few innings (16), going past England's Dennis Amiss (18).
List of batsmen scoring three successive ODI tons
1982-83 - Zaheer Abbas (Pakistan) 118, 105, 113 Vs India (1982-83)
1993 - Saeed Anwar (Pakistan) 107 (Vs Sri Lanka), 131 (West Indies, 111 (Sri Lanka) (1993)
2002 - Herschelle Gibbs (South Africa) 116 (Kenya), 116* (India), 153 (Bangladesh)
2010 - AB de Villiers (South Africa) 114* (India), 102* (India), 102 (West Indies)
2013 - Quinton de Kock (South Africa) 135, 106, 101 (India)