In their seventh match in the current World Cup, South Africa lost the toss and went into batting. Temba Bavuma’s team scored 76 runs in 17 overs at the time of writing this report. Earlier, South Africa scored 43 runs in the first powerplay despite losing the first wicket for 38 runs.
The two Protea openers Quinton de Kock and Temba Bavuma started playing after holding the wicket in the opening. He took only 15 runs in 5 overs.
After that, the two openers started coming out of the shell. And that’s when Trent Boult hit the Protea camp.
He brought back captain Temba Bavuma who scored 24 runs off 28 balls. Trent Boult was caught by Darrell Mitchell and returned to the dressing room. South Africans broke the opening pair for 38 runs on his departure.
After losing the first wicket for 38 runs, Quinton de Kock and Rassie von der Dussen formed a partnership. South Africa is moving forward with this pair. South Africa scored 43 runs in the first over with this pair.
Both the teams made one change in the team today. Tim Southee returned to the New Zealand team. He replaced Lockie Ferguson. On the other hand, Kagiso Rabada has replaced Tabreiz Shamsi in the South African team.
So far New Zealand-South Africa have faced each other in 71 ODI matches. Of these, New Zealand won 25, South Africa won 41 and 5 matches were abandoned. New Zealand lead in World Cup wins. Out of eight encounters, New Zealand won six, South Africa won two. New Zealand won the last World Cup by 4 wickets in 2019.
New Zealand XI: Devon Conway, Will Young, Rachin Ravindra, Darrell Mitchell, Tom Latham (captain), Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Tim Southee, Trent Boult.
South Africa XI: Quinton de Kock (wicketkeeper), Temba Bavuma (captain), Rasi von der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Marco Janssen, Gerlad Coetzee, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi.