South Africa beat Australia by 134 runs in Match 10 of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 played at Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow stadium. With this win, South Africa stands top on the Tournament’s points table.
Australia, which won the toss and elected to bowl. but Australians were sloppy in the field, dropping five catches. Even batting was poor as they were bowled out for 177 — its second below-200 total in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 tournament.
Only Marnus Labuschagne scored highest 46 runs from Australian batting squad thus making the teams total to reach just 177 runs. On the other hand, South African opener Quinton de Kock scored his consecutive 2nd century (109 runs in 106 balls) in the tournament along with Aiden Markram who scored 56 runs from 44 balls which helped the team to pile up a massive total of 311 runs against Australia.
Australian bowlers Glenn Maxwell (2/34), Mitchell Starc (2/53), Josh Hazlewood (1/60), Pat Cummins (1/71) and Adam Zampa (1/70) were successful in claiming the wickets. Kagiso Rabada (3/33) was the highest performer with bowl apart from Marco Jansen (2/54), Keshav Maharaj (2/30), Tabraiz Shamsi (2/38) and Lungi Ngidi (1/18) for the South African side. South African batsman Quinton de Kock was declared Player of the match.
Australia which won the World Cup 5 times has failed to win a match in this tournament. In its 1st first match, hosts India defeated Australia. The 2 consecutive defeats have put Australia’s World Cup campaign in jeopardy. The margin of losses have also been big which has affected Australia’s net run-rate as well.
A team needs a minimum of 6 wins to qualify for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Semis. Australia have 7 games remaining and they need to win at least 6 to stand a chance.
See the latest standings of the teams in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 after this match.