Names and places are changed, but not to proteas but this South Africa team are different from those who have come and gone before. they just lost a single match from seven matches, they are almost bound for the semifinals.
South Africa won the match by 190 runs.
South Africa’s Keshav Maharaj took 4 wickets, while Marco Jansen took 3 wickets.
New Zealand’s stand-in skipper Tom Latham won the toss and sent South Africa into bat.
South Africa had a 4-2 record before the match, with wins over Sri Lanka, Australia, England, Bangladesh, and Pakistan, and a loss to the Netherlands.
New Zealand had a 4-2 record before the match, with wins in its first four games before losing back-to-back games against India and Australia.
The match was expected to be a close and exciting contest, with both teams having world-class players in their ranks.
The winner of the match was more likely to avoid India in the semi-finals, while the loser, particularly if it was New Zealand, would be left scrapping just to reach the semi-finals.
In summary, South Africa defeated New Zealand by 190 runs in a cricket match in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 on November 1, 2023, in Pune, India.
South Africa bat first and add massive runs with the help two centuries. By which time they have wrapped up another win.
First Tom Latham made the strange decision to field – against a side who hit seven totals above 300 in the last seven ODIs in which they have batted first. and if they make it again it will count as 8th 300 plus score in consecutive last eight matches.
Lockie Ferguson, Mark Chapman and Kane Williamson, all of them ruled out of the match with various temporary impairments. Matt Henry leaved ground after hamstring in leg.
When Ish Sodhi was called onto the field while Jimmy Neesham went off to have his wrist looked at after Rassie van der Dussen hit a shot.
South Africa scored 357/4 with Quinton de Kock’s 114 and Van der Dussen’s 133, was chaseable.
Even against some of the leading bowlers in the tournament – Marco Jansen, Gerald Coetzee and Kagiso Rabada are among the top 10 wicket-takers.
New Zealand downed to 90/5 inside 19 overs.
Glenn phillips somehow managed to hit a 50. Eight overs later New Zealand were 110/8 on their way to 167 all out in 35.3 Overs.
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