Who Won? South Africa Vs England | 20th Match of World Cup 2023 – 21 Oct Match Performance, Scores Updates

Uswa Toheed

Who Won South Africa Vs England 20th Match of World Cup 2023 – 21 Oct Match Performance, Scores Updates

The South Africa vs. England match was played at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, India on October 21, 2023. It was the 20th match of the ICC World Cup 2023.

The champion team England won the toss and chose to bowl first. Playing first, the South African team gave the target of 399 runs. Both the bowling and batting of the team were outstanding. On the other hand, the England team scored 170 runs and went back in just 22 overs. It is another great win for the South African team. They won by a big margin of 229 runs. The South African top-order batsman Heinrich Kiaasen played 109 runs off 67 balls. After his Wonderful performance, he was declared the Player of the Match.

Playing XI

South AfricaEngland
Quinton de KockJonny Bairstow
Reeza HendricksDawid Malan
Rassie van der DussenJoe Root
Aiden Markram (C)Ben Stokes
Heinrich KlaasenHarry Brook
David MillerJos Buttler (C)
Marco JansenDavid Willey
Gerald CoetzeeAdil Rashid
Keshav MaharajGus Atkinson
Kagiso RabadaMark Wood
Lungi NgidiReece Topley

South Africa had to bat first and they played brilliantly. Heinrich Kiaasen made a fast century off 67 balls. Wrong decision from the side of England. They made mistakes in batting and got under pressure after a big target from South Africa. Heinrich played in 5th position and did not make an appearance in his previous matches. But in this match, he played superbly and he lived up to their expectations.

The opener, Quinton de Kock had not taken a great start. He just played 2 balls, scored 4 runs, and was out by Topley. That was a good sign for England to take a wicket at the very start of the inning. But the South African team did not take the pressure and played with the same energy. Reeza and Rassie started to play with great understanding. That’s why, in their partnership, the team succeeded in reaching 125 points.

England batting against SA

Rassie scored 60 runs and Reeza 85 runs. Aiden also added 42 runs. Heinrich scored the fastest century off 61 balls. He played long shots and hit 4 sixes. Marco also scored 75 runs. Three players of the South African team completed his half-centuries and one made a century. Moreover, playing finely and being victorious when given a difficult target. They scored 399 runs on the loss of 7 wickets, giving them the target of 400. Which is difficult but not impossible.

The England bowler tried hard to take wickets and gave less score but in vain. Reece Topley dismissed three players which is an impressive figure but gave 88 runs in just 8.5 overs. Gus Atkinson and Adil Rashid also grabbed 2 wickets each. 

It was very hard to fulfill the target but England tried their best. Due to the pressure of scoring more runs, all players got out one by one. Not a single player was able to make a half-century. Moreover, the excellent bowling of the South African bowlers also increased the pressure on the English team. Only one player scored a smashing 43 runs, and that too in just 17 balls.

Eng vs SA, 20th match World Cup 2023

Jonny Bairstow and Dawid Malan who are the openers did not provide a better start. The first four wickets were dropped in 10 overs and the score was just 38. Even Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler who are the great players of the English team also did not score. The bad day for the England team, was the fast bowler Reece Topley hurt his finger while stopping his drive off in the 9th over from which one ball left. Due to his injury, the game was over at 22 overs after 9 players were dismissed.

Except for one mishap against the Netherlands team, the South African team has shown its best performance in all the matches of the World Cup 2023 to date. There was a bad win for the England team. On the other side, the South African team achieved a big win off 229. Heinrich Kiaasen became the Player of the Match due to scoring a century.

South Africa Won Match 20th

Scorecard of Both Teams

South Africa Batting

Quinton de Kock42310200.00
Reeza Hendricks857511193113.33
Rassie van der Dussen6061868098.36
Aiden Markram4244634095.45
Heinrich Klaasen10967119124162.68
David Miller5671083.33
Marco Jansen75427236178.57
Gerald Coetzee33200100.00
Keshav Maharaj11100100.00
Total399/750 Ov

England Bowling

Reece Topley8.508839.9640
David Willey916106.7731
Joe Root6.104807.7800
Gut Atkinson906026.6610
Mark Wood7076010.8510
Adil Rashid1006126.1000

England Batting

Jonny Bairstow1012131183.33
Dawid Malan611301054.54
Joe Root2690033.33
Ben Stokes58201062.50
Harry Brook1725332168.00
Jos Buttler (C)1571421214.28
David Willey12122411100.00
Adil Rashid1014141071.42
Gus Atkinson35213170166.66
Mark Wood43172525252.94
Reece Topley
Total17022 Ov

South Africa Bowling

Lungi Ngidi512625.2030
Marco Jansen503527.0010
Kagiso Rabada613816.3301
Gerald Coetzee403538.7510
Keshav Maharaj2027113.5000

Uswa, a cricket admirer, provides keen and perceptive information. In the same way, she writes after proper and deep research and gives clear details.

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