South Africa gave a strong performance and defeated New Zealand by 190 runs.
South Africa registered a comprehensive 190-run win over New Zealand in the 32nd match of the 2023 Cricket World Cup at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune on November 01, 2023.
New Zealand won the toss and invited South Africa to bat first. Batting first, South Africa got off to a great start, with Quinton de Kock and Rassie van der Dussen scoring centuries. De Kock scored a brilliant 114 runs off 116 balls, while Van der Dussen played a patient inning of 133 runs off 118 balls.
Miller also scored a valuable 50* at the end of the innings, helping South Africa post a mammoth score of 357/4 in 50 overs.
New Zealand’s bowlers were absolutely terrible that day, and none of them were able to take more than two wickets.
In reply, New Zealand was all out for 167 runs in 35.3 overs. Only Glenn Phillips (60 runs) offered any resistance from New Zealand’s batting lineup.
South Africa’s bowlers were excellent, Marco Johnson took three wickets, Keshav Maharaj took four wickets, and Kagiso Rabada took one wicket, with Gerald Coetzee taking two wickets.
Summary of match scores:
357/4 in 50 overs (Quinton de Kock 114, Rassie van der Dussen 133,)
All out for 167 runs in 35.3 overs (Glenn Phillips 60; Marco Johnson 3-31, Keshav Maharaj 4-46, Gerald Coetzee 2-41)
Result: South Africa won by 190 runs
Man of the Match: Rassie van der Dussen
Venue: Maharastra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune.
Toss: Zew Zealand won the toss and opt to bowl.
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