Monday, December 11, 2023

South Africa’s mountain of runs against the English

South Africa, who lost to the Netherlands in their third match in the current World Cup, lost the toss in their fourth match against England and lost 7 wickets in 50 overs. The Proteas scored 428 runs against Sri Lanka in their first World Cup match.

South Africa lost their first wicket for just 4 runs against England. Reza Hendricks and Resi von der Dussen took the lead of the team after that. The Proteas turned around with this pair. Towards the end South Africa scored 399 runs for 7 wickets in the stipulated 50 overs with a partnership of 151 runs by Henrik Klasse and Marco Jansen. England will have to clear the mountain of 400 runs to win. No team has the record of winning by chasing so many runs in the history of the World Cup.

England won the toss and invited South Africa to bat in today’s match. Proteas captain Temba Bavuma is not playing today due to illness. South Africa lost the first wicket after losing the toss and batting for just 4 runs. And in the first power play, they picked up 59 runs.

Opening for the Proteas, Quinton de Kock and Reza Hendricks could not take their opening pair far.

Quinton de Kock went back after being cut behind in the first over. England took a review as the field umpire did not respond to the request. And the English succeeded in that. Quinton de Kock had to go back to the pavilion after scoring 4 runs off 2 balls.

After losing the first wicket for 4 runs, Reza Hendricks and Resi Von der Duson led the team. The Proteas completed the team’s half century with 9 over 1 balls by filling this pair. And picked up 59 runs in the first power play.

Pretiaras move towards larger collections based on this pair. In the meantime, Recei von der Dussen took a personal half-century. He scored 50 runs off 49 balls. Which includes 7 fours.

Reza Hendricks also brought up a personal half-century after Reece von der Duysen. He scored 50 runs off 48 balls.

The duo that saved the team from disaster stopped at 125 with the departure of Reci von der Dussen. Adil Rashid brought back Recei von der Dussen who scored 60 runs off 61 balls. Adil Rashid told Jonny Bairstow that he went back.

Reza Hendricks also returned after his departure. Hendricks, who raised hopes of a century, stopped on 85 runs. He returned with 85 runs off 75 balls after being Adil Rashid’s second victim.

Henrik Klaasen paired with Aiden Markram after Reza Hendricks’ departure. 69 runs came from this pair. The pair broke after Aiden Markram’s dismissal for the team’s 233 runs. Aiden Markram, who was on the verge of a half-century, returned home with 42 runs off 44 balls.

David Miller also returned to the pavilion with the wing of Aiden Markram. He returned with only 5 runs off 6 balls.

After David Miller, Henrik Klaassen paired with Marco Jansen. Among them, Henrik Klaasen picked up a personal century. He scored a century in just 61 balls. Out of this four hit 10 and hit 4 sixes.

In between, Marco Janssen also picked up a personal half-century. He scored 50 runs off 35 balls. In the end, South Africa scored 399 runs after losing 7 wickets in the scheduled 50 overs. Henrik Klaassen was out on 109 but Marco Jansen remained unbeaten on 75.

The two teams have met 69 times in ODIs so far. Where the margin of victory is almost equal for both. No one talks about statistics. England won 30 matches, South Africa won 33 times. The result did not come in 6 matches.

South Africa XI: Quinton de Kock, Reza Hendricks, Recy von der Duysen, Aiden Markram, Henrik Klaassen, David Miller, Marco Janssen, Gerald Coetzee, Keshav Mahrez, Kagisu Rabada and Lungi Ngidi.

England XI: Jonny Bairstow, David Malan, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Harry Brook, Jos Buttler, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Gus Atkinson, Mark Wood and Rich Topley.

(21 October/NBW


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