In the 23rd ODI of the current 2023 World Cup, played on Tuesday in Mumbai, South Africa defeated Bangladesh by 149 runs thanks in large part to an outstanding batting performance by Quinton de Kock. The top order of Bangladesh, which was chasing 383 runs, was immediately shaken by players like Kagiso Rabada and Marco Jansen.
Tanzid Hasan and Litton Das, Bangladesh's openers, were taken out by Jansen and Rabada for 12 and 22 runs, respectively. To get rid of Najmul Hossain Shanto for a golden duck, Jansen struck again. Meanwhile, Lizaad Williams easily defeated captain Shakib Al Hasan (1). Mahmudullah, who was batting at position six, turned out to be Bangladesh's lone bright light in the second innings, smashing his third World Cup century (111 off 111 balls).
However, his contribution wasn't particularly significant because he couldn't find a good partner, and Bangladesh was finally dismissed for 233 in 46.4 overs. Gerald Coetzee also picked up two wickets, in addition to Jansen's two-wicket haul. In the meanwhile, Lizaad Williams and Kagiso Rabada each claimed two wickets.
Meanwhile, South Africa once again put on a good performance with the bat, amassing a massive 382/5 after deciding to bat. Quinton de Kock earned 174 points off 140 deliveries before being replaced by Hasan Mahmud. Aiden Markram, who scored 60(69), was a huge help to him. Henrich Klaasen, who has made quite an impression in the event, delivered once again, hammering 90 in just 49 balls. David Miller then brought the batting to a close, returning undefeated on 34(15).
Earlier, Bangladesh got off to a fast start, with Shoriful Islam dismissing Reeza Hendricks for 12(19) and Mehidy Hasan Miraz catching Rassie van der Dussen LBW for 1(7). Markram and De Kock then aided the Proteas' recovery, adding 131 off 137 for the third wicket before Shakib was caught for 60(69). De Kock then went on to achieve his third World Cup ton.
Klaasen and Miller then collaborated to inflict even more damage toward the finish, striking boundaries at will.
South Africa: Temba Bavuma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Heinrich Klaasen, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Rassie van der Dussen, Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lungi Ngidi, Kagiso Rabada
Bangladesh: Tanzid Hasan, Litton Das, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan (captain), Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mushfiqur Rahim (wicketkeeper), Towhid Hridoy, Mahedi Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman