Another day, another mighty Cricket World Cup win for South Africa! This time, by 190 runs against New Zealand, to go to top of the league standings.
Just as the Springboks did in their Rugby World Cup final on Saturday, the Proteas have done en route to the knockout stage of the ICC Cricket World Cup: they have beaten New Zealand.
With the nation buzzing by the Boks’ triumph, the energy has spread over to India where the Proteas put up yet another big total.
After being presented with the opportunity to bat first, Quinton de Kock registered his fourth century of the tournament to help South Africa to 357/4.
Fifteen sixes in the innings meant that the Proteas now have the most team sixes in one edition of the World Cup (82), with Rassie van der Dussen striking five maximums as he, too, made a hundred.
In response, only Glenn Phillips could put up a fight with a half century in the middle order.
The rest of the New Zealand batters crumbled to Marco Jansen and Keshav Maharaj as they were bowled out for just 167.
The clash was hyped as one between two of the tournament’s top sides, but instead the Proteas showed dominance from ball one.
They next face hosts and favourites India in what is sure to be a thriller on Sunday.
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Publish date : 2023-11-02 06:09:38