South Africa’s bowlers, spearheaded by Keshav Maharaj and Marco Jansen, clinched a resounding 190-run victory as they bowled out New Zealand for 167 in 36 overs, despite Glenn Phillips’ valiant performance.
In the match held in Pune, New Zealand won the toss and elected to field first. They brought in Tim Southee for Lockie Ferguson, who was still recovering from an injury. South Africa made a change too, with Kagiso Rabada returning to the lineup in place of Tabraiz Shamsi.
The South African innings began with Bavuma’s brisk start, but he was dismissed by Trent Boult in the ninth over. As the innings progressed, South Africa steadily improved their net run rate, accumulating a significant 119 runs in the final ten overs. Key contributions came from Quinton de Kock, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen, and Aiden Markram. South Africa concluded their innings with a formidable total of 357/4 in 50 overs.
New Zealand’s chase got off to a rocky start as Devon Conway was dismissed by Marco Jansen in just the third over. South Africa’s bowlers, led by Keshav Maharaj with four wickets and Marco Jansen with three, displayed dominance. Despite Glenn Phillips’ effort of scoring 60 runs, New Zealand struggled as wickets fell consistently, getting all out with just 167 after 36 overs, resulting in a resounding 190-run victory for South Africa.
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Last Updated on November 1, 2023
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