Match Details

ENG vs SA 20th Match, ODI WC 2023

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South Africa won by 229 runs 🏆
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M Wood Logo
M Wood Jersy



M Wood
4s: 2
6s: 5
G Atkinson Logo
G Atkinson Jersy
4s: 7
6s: 0
K Maharaj Logo
K Maharaj Jersy



K Maharaj

Econ: 13.50
20th Over:
= 10
Last Over:
= 18
This Over:
= 17
ENGENG - 2nd Innings
10 Over 7667
15 Over 10184
SASA - 1st Innings
10 Over 5459
20 Over 115126
30 Over 182192
35 Over 227233
40 Over 267256
50 Over 336399


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Inn 2
A proper hammering for England. The defending champions have plenty to ponder about. With three defeats in four games, you simply don't have any option other than to wake up and win the remaining ones in order to get in contention for the spot in the semis.

South Africa bounced back magnificently after facing a shock defeat at the hands of Netherlands. Reeza Hendricks would have to make way for Temba Bavuma when he gets fit despite Hendricks scoring a superb fifty.

Tomorrow, it's India vs New Zealand at Dharamsala. Two undefeated teams clash with each other, and one of them have to face their first loss in the tournament. India have a few selection dilemmas, and let's see what the management does with the playing XI.

For now, it's me AkshayaKrishna Polya, signing off on behalf of my co-commentators, Ayan Chatterjee, Sidharth Gulati, Deepak Prakash and scorer/analyst Raju Khariya. We will meet again. Until then, it's cheers! 
Saptak- Highest score batting at number 10 in the World Cup:

1) Daren Powell- 48*v SA(2007)

2) Mark Wood- 43* v SA TODAY

3) Martin Snedden- 40 v SL(1983)

4) Shaukat Dukanwala- 40* v SA(1996)

5) John Bracewell- 34 v Pak(1983)
Aiden Markram (South Africa captain): "It was a fantastic all-round performance from us. We know England like chasing. We were going to bat first, as I mentioned, but happy that it worked out the way it did. We're quite comfortable doing that. 

Yeah, really great knock from Reeza. It's not nice basically finding out in warm-up that you're going to be involved. He's been around now for a long time and I think that experience helps he's been working at his game each and every day while we've been here and I think he reaped those rewards tonight. So really pleased for him that he got a game firstly and then secondly, that he put in a performance like that for the team. 

[Speaking about Klaasen's development] It has been big, it's a number five now that we have and then you've got David Miller at six, which is a pretty destructive pair if you can get it towards those back end of the overs. So he's come a long way, we've played cricket together for a while and it's fantastic to see him showcase his ability that we've always known that he's had and to do it on a global stage like this is massive for him. 

He [Jansen] takes a lot of pride in his batting and sort of tries to prepare for worst case scenario and then if it happens to be a slog at the end, he just takes it on for us. So a lot of ability with the bat and I think it'll do him a lot of confidence now that he's got a nice score under his belt when we were in a bit of trouble.

[Loss against the Dutch] Yeah, a great way to bounce back, obviously that one did hurt us. So tonight, to put a game like this together, it's great for us."
Marco Jansen: "I'm just happy I'm standing here, to be honest. It's quite, quite hot, but, yeah, very happy with the performance. Yeah, it was pretty difficult for me to get used to the pitch, and I think after nine or ten balls, I started getting the hang of it, and then I just decided to take the game on. And luckily, it faded off.

I think after the 42nd or 43rd over, we felt like, okay, we're in a decent position to try and try and take the game forward from the both of us. And yeah, I think that's probably around the 43rd or 44th over; we decided to try and take it forward. So we knew the ball was probably going to swing a bit, so the plan was traditionally just to try and hit the top of off with the ball swinging the bat. And unfortunately, that's what I just pulled a bit. And luckily today, you can't really plan those things, but you kind of can have a sort of a plan or an idea on a particular pitch. And luckily it paid off today. 

I knew I had the capabilities, but it was just a case of actually going on the big stage and keeping calm because my head is moving at 100 miles an hour when I go after that. So for me, it's just very important to stay calm and think clearly. 

[Talking about Klaasen
He's very, very mature in the way he approaches his game. So when I went out to bat, he looked very calm and he knew exactly what he thought we should do on this pitch. And he gave me a lot of confidence and guidance in that."
Heaviest Losses (in terms of runs) for England in ODIs 

229 vs South Africa, Mumbai, TODAY 
221 vs Australia, Melbourne 2022 
219 vs Sri Lanka, Colombo 2018
Jos Buttler (England Captain): "Yeah, incredibly disappointing. You come here with high hopes and looking to play your best cricket and yeah, we were short of that and really well beaten. I think throughout the first innings, lots of things didn't quite go to plan. We started nicely, Reece picked up that injury, and then sort of the unknown as to whether he'd come back or not. Trying to fiddle, a few overs in those kind of things. A couple of guys struggling with the Heat, etc. 

So it was a tough 50 overs there and the boys fought hard, a lot of effort, but I thought if we could have restricted them to 340-350, probably on this pitch, it would have been a really good chase. They just got away from us there at the end.  

[On his decision to bowl first] Yeah, potentially. I think you always look back and reflect on the decisions you made. Obviously incredibly tough conditions here in the Heat. Yes, certainly tough. I think the humidity and the cramps and I know all the other challenges that went into it as well, so it was tough. 

It leaves us with no room for error. We have to probably win every game from here on in, knowing that's the situation we find ourselves in."
Heaviest Losses (in terms of runs) for a Test-playing Nation in ODI World Cups 

257, West Indies v South Africa, Sydney 2015 
229, England v South Africa Mumbai, TODAY 
215, New Zealand vs Australia St George's 2007 
206, Bangladesh vs South Africa, Mirpur 2011
Heinrich Klaasen (Player of the Match): "Yeah, it's up there with my best ever. I've been reading the ball nicely, but the conditions were brutal out there today. So it goes down as one of my better ones. It's just proper heat, sapped out all the energy. Was told to not run my runs too hard, to save energy cos the heat out is extreme.

 Yes, it was a little bit, I think, 2 hours a little bit early. Myself and Aiden just spoke about if we could hang on for another two to three overs there. So if we can keep on going for two more overs, I think we would have broken them. I think this award needs to go to him [Jansen]. He kept me going. He told me that he's got me today and I can't walk off the field unless I get 100. But he's been phenomenal. He's been working so hard on his batting, and for him to come off like that under the pressure, under the heat, scoring the runs that he did is so vital for us. And this award actually needs to go to him.

[Speaking about their loss against the Dutch] Yeah, that was a tough loss, but we know we're playing good cricket. One bad performance doesn't make up a bad team."
Heinrich Klaasen is the Player of the Match.
8:31 PM IST and Local Time: A complete annihilation for England here at Wankhede Stadium! They lost 3 of their 4 matches and did just well to stay above Afghanistan in the points table!!!! South Africa, on the other hand, were without their regular skipper Temba Bavuma and did magnificently well to come back from that upset against the Netherlands!!! England have been hit hard by the Protea Hurricane, and they have had to bow down by a massive margin of 229 runs! 

Earlier in the day, England skipper Jos Buttler won the toss and opted to bowl first. South Africa posted a mammoth score of 399/7 in 50 overs. After losing Quinton de Kock early on the second ball off Reece Topley, Reeza Hendricks (85 off 75) and Rassie van der Dussen (60 off 61) added 121 runs for the 2nd wicket with both of them getting through their fifties.

England lost the services of Topley in the first Powerplay after he had been hit on his bowling fingers and was out of the field for a while. Adil Rashid, who was battling with the heat of Mumbai, bowled beautifully and dismissed both these set batters. England came back well in the middle overs and kept picking a few wickets in quick time to push South Africa to 243/5 before Heinrich Klaasen showed his beast mode alongside Marco Jansen, adding a stunning partnership of 151 runs for the 6th wicket, batting England out of the game.

Klaasen (109 off 67) was simply outstanding with his clobbering innings and smacked a superb century, while Jansen (75* off 42) provided a great support, scoring a half-century.
The English bowlers were taken to the cleaners in the death overs, and no one was spared. Topley (3/88) was the pick of the bowlers despite being injured, while Rashid and Atkinson scalped a couple of wickets.

Chasing a record target of 400, England suffered setbacks regularly and lost wickets like a pack of cards. They were reduced to 100/8 in the 17th over and were inching closer to an embarrassment. None of Bairtsow, Malan, Root, Stokes, Buttler or Brook came to the rescue of the defending champions, and it was looking all but bleak for England.

South African pacers made a mockery of this star-studded batting line-up. Lungi Ngidi (2/26), Marco Jansen (2/35), Kagiso Rabada (1/38) and Gerald Coetzee (3/35) were the heroes in this massive downfall of the defending champions. 

Mark Wood (43* off 17) and Gus Atkinson (35 off 21) had some fun out in the middle, adding 70 runs for the 9th wicket before Keshav Maharaj ended the night of England with the bat by cleaning up Atkinson in the 22nd over. Reece Topley was unable to bat, and hence England's innings was steamrolled for 170 with 28 overs to spare. Had England been all-out below 169, then they would have occupied the bottom place in the points table due to their poor net run rate.

Stay tuned for the post-match presentations! 
Mark Wood
Keshav Maharaj
That will be it for England, Topley won't come out to bat and South Africa thumped England by a whopping 229 runs. 
21.6 K Maharaj to G Atkinson
W WICKET! That's it. The carnage has ended. South Africa win by a huge margin of 229. This has been an utter annihilation. Good length, arm ball, on middle, Atkinson aims to cut but misses and the ball crashes onto the stumps. Skids off the surface. A horrendous show from England, who were expected to show fight after South Africa posted a massive 399/7. A complete team performance from the Proteas who were without their regular skipper Temba Bavuma for this game. England would be disappointed. Credit to Heinrich Klaasen for his splendid knock.