Who Won? South Africa vs. Australia | 10th Match of World Cup 2023 – 12 Oct Match Performance, Scores Update

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Who Won South Africa vs. Australia 10th Match of World Cup 2023 – 12 Oct Match Performance, Scores Update

South Africa and Australia played their 10th match of the ICC World Cup 2023 at Ekana Sports City, Lucknow. It happened on 12 October 2023 at 02:00 pm IST. Australia decided to bowl first after winning the toss. South Africa gave the target of 311 for 7 but Australia did not chase it. SA won this match by 134 runs. Australia just made 177 and the entire team got dismissed. Quinton de Kock was the player of the match with his century. He scored 109 runs at 106 balls and caught 2 catches.

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PLAYING XI

South AfricaAustralia
Quinton de Kock (w)David Warner
Temba Bavuma (c)Mitchell Marsh
Rassie van der DussenSteve Smith
Aiden MarkramMarnus Labuschagne
Heinrich KlaasenJosh Inglis (wk)
David MillerGlenn Maxwell
Marco JansenMarcus Stoinis
Keshav MaharajPat Cummins (c)
Lungi NgidiMitchell Starc
Kagiso RabadaAdam Zampa
Tabraiz ShamsiJosh Hazlewood

As SA had to bat first, it was their lucky day. Their player Quinton de Kock made the most crashing century. He made 109 and led South Africa with 311 scoring for 7. Australia chose to bowl first on the bowling pitch with their top-order batters Josh Inglis and Marcus Stoinis. They chose them instead of Alex Carey and Cameron Green did not make it helpful for them. A lack of momentum with the ball and mistakes while fielding spilled into their chase. They were at a tough spot as early as the 18th over at 70 runs for 6 wickets.

It will be probably the last tournament appearance of de Kock in the ODI format so it should be worth remembering. Australia had made two tough decisions against them but all in vain. Steve Smith was dismissed LBW which was overturned on review. Even the naked eye was able to see the ball was on its way past the leg stump. They sent Marcus Stoinis off for a catch down the leg side was questionable too. Despite this all, Kagiso Rabada was the bowler who took advantage of both. He ended up with impressive figures of 3 for 33.

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However, Australia missed seven chances during the first half of this counter, so it will be far more productive for Australians to know their own mistakes. Temba Bavuma took benefit from three of them. Adam Zampa missed a catch at deep third when he was on 15 runs. Then he missed a leg-spinner edge when the skipper was on 19. Bavuma then continued his innings on 31. He got lucky again when a relay catch on the midwicket boundary fell short after substitute fielder Sean Abbott’s over Mitchell Starc’s head due to a high toss.

Pat Cummins missed a caught-and-bowled chance from Aiden Markram, allowing him to make runs from 1 to 56 on 44 balls. After this, during the penultimate over of the inning, Starc dropped David Miller on 10 at deep square leg. Stoinis also missed a similar opportunity at cover off Marco Jansen. They also missed a run-out chance of de Kock at his 22. All these collective mistakes tot up to a disappointing total of 170 runs.

De Kock’s assault was the clarity that every shot was in anger. He calmly started swinging and seam available to Starc and Josh Hazlewood. The opener soon turned up the anger, hitting a couple of fours and a six over square leg in the 5th and 6th over. His steady performance allowed Bavuma to play at his own pace contributing 17 runs from the 53 in the powerplay. They scored 35 in the opening partnership of 108. He fell to Maxwell to a catch at deep midwicket. Though Maxwell bowled a maiden against de Kock in the 22nd over, de Kock hit two sixes off Hazlewood in the 23rd over.

The second-wicket partnership reached a half-century and ended with Rassie van der Dussen falling to Zampa. This time, Abbott had enough room to complete the dismissal himself. After 8 deliveries, de Kock heaved his fifth 6 over the leg side to bring up his 3rd ODI century against Australia.

With the scoreboard showing 171 for 2 and 20 overs left, the threat of a potentially unbeatable score was taking its toll on Cummins. On 104, he wasted a review against de Kock, for a speculative outside edge off his delivery. However, the wicket they were craving arrived when de Kock was trying to play a forceful reverse sweep that made its way hitting the ball onto his stumps.

De Kock’s wicket was the 2nd wicket that fell to Maxwell, who was close to his 10 overs without giving away a single boundary as runs flowed elsewhere. In the 38th over, Markram and Heinrich Klassen inflicted more difficulty on Hazelwood, with three boundaries in single over costing 14. This partnership also scored another fifty runs off 41 balls. Markram also scored his half-century during Zampa’s final two overs, going for 25 runs. At that point with the score at 263 for 3 with 7 overs to go, Australia shifted things back with pace-off deliveries. Cummins dismissed Markram, guiding the ball to backward point. Klaasen top-edged Hazlewood’s slower bouncer, resulting in a catch by Inglis. These two wickets were dismissed within a period of seven deliveries.

Jansen hit a six off Starc, who then inclined over 3rd up in the ring for four. Jansen then dismissed Miller on 10, a tough catch at backward square leg. After two ball delivery, Stoinis missed an easier catch at cover. Starc finishes things out emphatically with Warner catching Jansen, and Miller yorked in the final over, allowing only one run from a leg bye. Australia regained back in contention as they restricted the damage from the final seven overs to just 48 runs.

Regrettably, SA’s quick bowlers had been taking notes. They employed varied techniques to dismiss Australian opener, Mitchell Marsh and David Warner with the two new Kookaburra balls. It just happened in 7 deliveries at the end of 7th over. Marsh skied the ball to Bavuma at mid-off after Jansen executed a delivery to stop in the pitch. Warner hit a similar delivery straight to cover in the second of Lungi Ngidi’s two maidens in his 50th ODI, in the first four overs.

Next was Smith’s contentious LBW appeal. Despite hitting two sharp fours of Rabada, the debate was resolved when squaring up Inglis to dislodge the off stump of the right-handed batsman. Following that, Maxwell’s leading edge was a simple return catch for Keshav Maharaj. Australia’s situation was bad at 65 for 5. They had to score 247 runs from 33.5 overs at that time.

A defiant partnership with having 69 score- the second-highest of the match was scored by Marnus Labuschagne and Starc after Stoinis fell. Their main perspective was the preservation of the net run rate. However, Jansen’s extra bounce and a chip to cover off Maharaj led to their dismissals. Then Zampa and Cummins contributed 32 more runs. Tabraiz Shamsi subbing for Gerald Coetzee made an impact by taking two wickets in three balls.

The moment of victory arrived when 9.1 overs remained.

SCORECARD OF BOTH TEAMS

South Africa Batting

BattingRBM4s6sSR
Quinton de Kock 10910614785102.83
Temba Bavuma3555842063.63
Rassie van der Dussen2630332086.66
Aiden Markram56446171127.27
Heinrich Klaasen29274030107.40
David Miller17133511130.76
Marco Jansen26223531118.18
Kagiso Rabada014000.00
Keshav Maharaj021000.00
EXTRAS13(b 4, lb 2, w 7)
TOTAL311/750 Ov (RR: 6.22)

South Africa Bowling

BOWLINGOMRWECONWDNB
Lungi Ngidi821812.2510
Marco Jansen705427.7131
Kagiso Rabada813334.1211
Keshav Maharaj1003023.0020
Tabraiz Shamsi7.503824.8500

Australia Batting

BattingRBM4s6sSR
Mitchell Marsh715270046.66
David Warner1327332048.14
Steve Smith19162040118.75
Marnus Labuschagne46741253062.16
Josh Inglis54510125.00
Glenn Maxwell317170017.64
Marcus Stoinis54610125.00
Mitchell Starc2751693052.94
Pat Cummins22212940104.76
Adam Zampa1116251068.75
Josh Hazlewood22100100.00
Extras17(lb 4, nb 2, w 11)
Total11740.5 Ov (RR: 4.33)

Australia Bowling

BOWLINGOMRWECONWDNB
Mitchell Starc915325.8810
Josh Hazlewood906016.6630
Glenn Maxwell1013423.4020
Pat Cummins907117.8800
Adam Zampa1007017.0010
Mitchell Marsh10606.0000
Marcus Stoinis201105.5000

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