South Africa inflicted a crushing defeat on Bangladesh by 149 runs in the 23rd match of the ICC ODI World Cup at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Tuesday. Batting first, South Africa scored a huge score of 382 runs for five wickets. In response, Bangladesh team was out after scoring 233 runs in 46.4 overs. With this, the South African team has also gained one place in the points table. Leaving New Zealand behind, the South African team has reached second place in the points table.
In today’s match, South Africa won the toss and came to bat first. On the basis of De Kock’s stormy innings of 15 fours and 7 sixes in 140 balls and explosive innings of 60 runs by Markram and 90 runs by Heinrich Klaasen, South Africa made a mountain-like score of 382 runs at the loss of 5 wickets in 50 overs.
In reply, Bangladesh team could score only 233 runs in 46.4 overs and were all out. For Bangladesh, Mahmudullah played an inning of 111 runs in 111 balls with the help of 11 fours and 4 sixes. But could not convert his innings into victory for the team.
South Africa has eight points from four wins in five matches and has reached second place after India in the points table. This is Bangladesh’s fourth consecutive defeat, due to which its hopes of reaching the semi-finals have almost ended. Bangladesh has slipped to last place due to this defeat.
De Kock scored his third century in the current tournament by scoring 174 runs in 140 balls. His innings included 15 fours and seven sixes. He rescued the team from the initial shock by making a partnership of 131 runs for the third wicket with captain Aiden Markram (60 runs on 69 balls).
De Kock then added 142 runs in just 87 balls for the fourth wicket with Klaasen and K. Klaasen scored 90 runs in just 49 balls, which included two fours and eight sixes. He made a partnership of 65 runs with David Miller (34 not out on 15 balls) in just 25 balls. With this, South Africa was successful in adding 144 runs in the last 10 overs.
At one time, Bangladesh was in danger of collapsing cheaply as they lost six wickets for 81 runs. If Bangladesh was able to cross 200 runs, then the credit for it goes to number six batsman Mahmudullah who scored 111 runs in 111 balls which included 11 fours and four sixes. For South Africa, Gerald Coetzee took three wickets while Lizard Williams, Kagiso Rabada and Marco Johnson took two wickets each.