Tuesday, December 5, 2023

South Africa’s innings stopped at 311 runs

In their first match of the current World Cup, South Africa built a mountain of 428 runs by rampaging the Sri Lankan bowlers. At the same time, they set the record for the highest team collection in the history of ODI World Cup. Like the first match, South Africa shined in the second match today. But Temba Bavuma’s team had to stop at 311 runs today.

After losing the toss and batting against Australia in their second match of the World Cup, Quinton de Kock and Aiden Markram’s half century saw South Africa lose 7 wickets in 50 overs and collect 311 runs. Australians need 312 runs to win.

Two openers Quinton de Kock and Temba Bavuma started the opening for South Africa today. From the beginning, these two openers kept playing.

South Africa’s opening pair broke the team’s 108 runs. Temba Bavuma returned to 35 off 55 balls.

De Kock then went on a rampage alone with Rossi van der Dusen. Rossi van der Dusen returned with 26 off 30 balls.

De Kock tied with Aiden Markram after losing 2 wickets for 158 runs. He scored a personal century off 90 balls. Out of which eight fours and five sixes were hit.

But he could not take his innings far despite taking a century. Go back to dressing room after falling prey to Glenn Maxwell.

Aiden Markram paired with Heinrich Klaasen after de Kock’s departure. In between, he picked up a personal half century. He scored 50 runs off 41 balls. Which includes 6 fours and 1 six. Markram too could not take his innings further after scoring a half-century. Pat Cummins fell victim to 56 from 44 balls and returned to Sajghar.

Heinrich Klaasen also goes back in Aiden Markram’s footsteps. Josh Hazlewood was the victim of the team’s 267 runs and led the way to the pavilion. He scored 27 runs before getting out.

After Heinrich Klaasen’s departure, David Miller and Marco Jansen’s partnership of 43 runs saw South Africa post 311 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in the allotted 50 overs.

(October 12/NBW/ES)


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