Like the first match, the five-time world champion Australia is in a batting disaster today. In their second match in the World Cup, they lost 6 wickets for only 70 runs when they came down to bat against the target of 312 runs given by South Africa. There is apprehension about whether the party collection will reach 100.
David Warner and Mitchell Marsh opened for Australia today. These two openers could not get runs from the beginning. Meanwhile, Mitchell Marsh fell victim to Marco Jansen. As a result, Ajid’s opening pair broke in just 27 runs.
Following Marsh’s path, another opener, David Warner, also returned to the dressing room. He scored 13 runs off 27 balls. As a result, Ajira lost 2 wickets for only 27 runs.
After 2 wickets fell for 27 runs, Steven Smith formed a partnership with Marnus Labuchen. The duo was trying to overcome the team’s debacle.
But this pair broke when Smith returned to the pavilion after being victimized by Rabada for 19 runs off 16 balls. Ajira lost 3 wickets for just 50 runs.
After Smith’s departure, Josh English could not stay at the crease for long. He also returned with 5 runs from 4 balls as Rabada’s second victim. Ajira lost 4 wickets for 56 runs.
After losing 4 wickets for 56 runs, Marnus Labuchen tried to pair with Glenn Maxwell. But Maxwell fell victim to Keshav Maharaj with 3 runs off 17 balls. As a result, Ajira lost 5 wickets for 65 runs.
After Maxwell’s departure, Marcus Stoinis also returned with 4 runs from 5 balls. He is Rabada’s third victim. On his departure, Azira stood on the edge of the abyss after losing 6 wickets for 70 runs.
Earlier, after losing the toss and batting, Quinton de Kock’s century and Aiden Markram’s half century made South Africa score 311 runs after losing 7 wickets after 50 overs. Now Australia is batting with a target of 312 runs.