World Cup 2023: South Africa defeats England by 229 runs

By Akanksha - October 22, 2023 - Last updated on Oct 24, 2023 11:44 PM
World Cup 2023: South Africa defeats England by 229 runs

South Africa defeated England by 229 runs in ODI 20 of the current World Cup 2023 in Mumbai on Saturday thanks to a strong performance all around. When England batted first, they could only muster 170/9 in 22 overs due to Reece Topley's injury, which prevented him from walking out to bat. South Africa scored a magnificent 399/7 in 50 overs.

South Africa defeats England

Marco Jansen led South Africa's offensive with the ball after putting on a solid display with the bat. In the massive 400-run chase, he took two wickets and Lungi Ngidi took one as England was down to 24/3.

Then, Kagiso Rabada added insult to injury by dismissing Ben Stokes for 5(8). Following the removal of Jos Buttler and Harry Brook in the same over, Gerald Coetzee joined the group. Adil Rashid was removed by Coetzee for 10(14), giving him a third wicket. After packing Willey for a run-a-ball 12, Ngidi announced that England had scored 100 runs.

Heinrich Klaasen hits a Century

Earlier, South Africa reached 399/7 in 50 overs thanks to Henrich Klaasen's magnificent century. 109 runs were scored by Klaasen from 67 balls, including 12 fours and 4 sixes.

The middle-order batsman needed 61 balls to reach his century. Marco Jansen, meanwhile, scored an undefeated 75 runs off 42 balls. In addition to the pair, opener Reeza Hendricks contributed with a respectable 85(75) before being dismissed by Adil Rashid. Additionally, Rassie van der Dussen reached his half-century, and acting skipper Aiden Markram scored 42 runs in 44 balls.


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

England: Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Jos Buttler (captain/wicketkeeper), Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Reece Topley

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