In a significant World Cup 2023 league stage match, New Zealand faced off against South Africa at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune. Unfortunately for New Zealand, they endured a tough defeat, losing by a substantial margin of 190 runs. best world cup prediction app
South Africa’s strong performance was highlighted by the centuries scored by their top-order batsmen, De Kock and Dussen. Their impressive batting display allowed South Africa to set a challenging target of 358 runs for New Zealand to chase.
However, the New Zealand team struggled to match South Africa’s batting prowess and was eventually bowled out for just 167 runs, falling well short of the target. This unfortunate loss marked New Zealand’s third consecutive defeat in the tournament, putting them in a challenging position as they strive to turn their World Cup campaign around.
New Zealand captain Tom Latham won the toss and decided to bowl first. South Africa scored 357 runs for four wickets in 50 overs. Openers Quinton de Kock 114 runs and Rassie van der Dussen 133 runs played century innings. Both of them made a partnership of 200 runs for the second wicket. David Miller contributed 53 runs. Tim Southee got 2 wickets for New Zealand. Trent Boult got one wicket..
In the Kiwi team’s innings chasing a target of 358 runs, they managed to score 167 runs in 35.3 overs. Glenn Phillips was the top scorer with 60 runs, while Will Young contributed 33 runs and Darrell Mitchell added 24 runs to the total. Unfortunately, no other batsman could reach double figures in terms of runs.
South African bowlers had a good day, with Keshav Maharaj taking 4 wickets and Marco Yansen claiming 3 wickets, playing a significant role in restricting the Kiwi team’s innings.
SOUTH AFRICA FIRST INNING 357/4 (50)
Rassie Van Dar D. 133 (118) Quinton De Kock 114 (116)
Tim Southee 2-77 Trent Boult 1-49
NEWNEWZEALAND SECOND INNING 167 /10 (35.3)
Glenn Phillips 60 (50). Will Young 33 (37)
Keshav Maharaj 4-46 Marco Jansen 3-31