South Africa Unwanted Record Biggest Defeat in ODI- India faced South Africa in the 37th match of the ICC ODI World Cup 2023. This match was played between the two teams who are on top in the points table of this World Cup 2023. In the match, Team India defeated a strong team like South Africa by a huge margin of 243 runs.
The South African team had to face the biggest defeat in its One Day International cricket history against Team India. Not a single batsman of the South African team could settle on the crease in front of the Indian bowlers.
Actually, South Africa (IND vs SA) had to face defeat by 243 runs against the Indian team. The team captained by Temba Bavuma was all out for just 83 runs while chasing 327 runs. In this way, the South African team had to face the most crushing defeat in the history of ODI cricket. This was the team's biggest defeat in the history of the World Cup.
Although, this has happened with South Africa before also, but this was the second time in One Day International, when the entire team could not score as many runs as the players of the opposite team.
In 2013, South Africa collapsed after scoring 140 runs while chasing the target of 170 runs against Sri Lanka. At the same time, in terms of runs, the biggest defeat of the South African team so far was 182 runs, which the team got against Pakistan in 2002.
With this win over South Africa, the Indian team is at the number 1 position in the World Cup 2023 points table with 16 points, while the South African team is at the second position.
Apart from the batting of the Indian team, the bowling was also amazing against the South African team. Ravindra Jadeja did not allow the South African batsmen to stay at the crease for long in the match. Jadeja took maximum 5 wickets and Mohammed Shami and Kuldeep Yadav got 2-2 wickets. Whereas, Virat Kohli played an unbeaten inning of 101 runs in the match.