Match Details

NZ vs SA 32nd Match, ODI WC 2023

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South Africa won by 190 runs 🏆
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M Henry Logo
M Henry Jersy
4s: 0
6s: 0
G Phillips Logo
G Phillips Jersy
4s: 4
6s: 4
G Coetzee Logo
G Coetzee Jersy



G Coetzee

Econ: 6.31
33rd Over:
= 7
34th Over:
= 5
Last Over:
= 15
This Over:
= 6
NZNZ - 2nd Innings
10 Over 6051
15 Over 7867
20 Over 9591
25 Over 112109
SASA - 1st Innings
10 Over 5343
20 Over 9694
30 Over 158155
35 Over 193194
40 Over 236238
45 Over 284290
50 Over 356357


Inn 1
Inn 2
So, South Africa climb at the top of the points table with five dominating wins out of the six triumphs. This is their first victory against New Zealand in World Cup since 2003. They will be up against India in the Eden Gardens, Kolkata on 5th November while the Black Caps will be battling in a probable virtual semi-final against Pakistan in the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru on 4th November.

So, that's it from the coverage. This is Arijit Kundu, signing off along with co-commentators- Akshay Bhide, Ayan Chatterjee, and Hitesh Peddurwar. The tag team of Raju Khariya and Paras Yadav were the scorers of this encounter.
Temba Bavuma (South Africa Captain): "Yeah, clearly a perfect game I guess. We handled the challenge well with the ball., Obviously a big partnership between Rassie and Quinny. Keshav was brilliant with the ball. 

Quinny [Quinton de Kock] and I saw that there was something on offer for the bowlers. I was able to get a couple of away. Quinny started off slowly, hung in there, and accelerated. From the 30th over onwards, we knew that we could maximize with a couple of big hitters coming. 

For the bowlers, it was about the process. Bowl in the powerplay, in the middle overs, trying to be clinical, nothing different from what we are going. I think that does guarantee us a semi-final spot, I don't know. We may celebrate that. We will go back, prepare for our next game and practice."
Tom Latham (New Zealand Captain): "Yes, obviously not our best performance. The partnership between Quinny and Rassie was great as it put pressure on us and then it was a decent surface and then we lost wickets at regular intervals and lost the game.

Don't think so. We would have fielded first, but they started well and then the partnership was great. It was a decent surface, but we did not capitalize with the bat.

We wanted to keep them to 330-340. But the batting failed for us unfortunately. Yes, we have adversity facing us.

A few injuries to watch out for us and how they shape up tomorrow. But look, we don't become a bad team overnight and the guys are excited for the coming games.

The next game is in Bangalore in a few days time against Pakistan and we know it is an important game and hope to do well there."    
New Zealand's biggest defeats in ODIs (in terms of runs):

215 vs Australia in St George's, 2007
210 vs England in Birmingham, 2015
203 vs West Indies in Hamilton, 2014
190 vs India in Vizag, 2016
190 vs South Africa in Pune - Today
Most wickets for South Africa in a single edition of a World Cup:

17 - Lance Klusener (1999)
17 - Morne Morkel (2015)
16* - Marco Jansen (2023)
16 - Allan Donald (1999)
All of South Africa's wins In World Cup 2023:

by 102 runs vs SL.
by 134 runs vs AUS.
by 229 runs vs ENG.
by 149 runs vs BAN.
by 1 wicket vs PAK [only successful chase].
by 199 runs vs NZ.
New Zealand vs South Africa at World Cups:

2003 - NZ Won

2007- NZ Won

2011- NZ Won

2015- NZ Won

2019- NZ Won

2023- RSA Won

Rassie van der Dussen (Player of the Match): "Yeah. I thought we batted pretty well upfront. The run rate was around four but Quinny played really well. He guided me throughout the innings and we batted nicely. Worked out perfectly for us.

There was something in it for the bowlers if you bowl on good length. There was something in it for the bowlers and we communicated it to our bowlers. The Test match length was hard to hit today.

Quinny was brilliant there. He told me to hold the shape while playing the shots and try to hit through the line. Miller and the guys coming in later did a fine job at the end of the innings.

We were speaking at 300-320 while batting in the middle. But we knew what guys could do later in the innings. We just decided to set a solid platform for the guys to finish the innings on a high.

Very pleased to get over the line. It's a team performance from all of us today. Everyone has contributed and it makes me happy."
Player of the Match: Rassie van der Dussen
Earlier in the game, New Zealand won the toss and elected to field. The South African innings began cautiously, with openers Temba Bavuma and Quinton de Kock forming a steady partnership of 38 runs for the first wicket. Their momentum took a hit when skipper Bavuma was dismissed for 24 runs.

What followed was a spectacular display of batting prowess, particularly by Quinton de Kock and Rassie van der Dussen. The pair orchestrated an incredible partnership, amassing exactly 200 runs for the second wicket, breaking records along the way. De Kock showcased his brilliant batting, scoring his fourth century of this year's World Cup, a remarkable 114, while van der Dussen played a stellar innings, notching up 133 runs off 118 balls.

Adding to the onslaught, David Miller contributed significantly with a quickfire 53 off 30 balls, propelling South Africa to the 357 mark.

The Kiwi bowlers, faced setbacks, especially losing Matt Henry to a hamstring injury, which prevented his return in the first innings. Tim Southee managed to secure a couple of wickets, conceding 77 runs in his 10 overs. Trent Boult was the pick of the New Zealand bowlers, claiming 1 wicket for 49 runs in his quota of 10 overs. Jimmy Neesham also chipped in with a wicket, but he was expensive, giving away 69 runs in just 5.3 overs.

Stay tuned for the post-match ceremony and skippers' comments.
9:10 PM IST, and Local Time: This is probably the worst cricket New Zealand played in the ongoing World Cup. And credits have to go to South Africa for pushing the Kiwis on the back foot and drubbing them hard. 

The chase of 358 runs was always going to be difficult and New Zealand got just ironed over by the Proteas. A win of 190 runs and South Africa equalise the points tally with the hosts and climb at the top. This is their first win against New Zealand in the World Cup in the 21st Century.

Marco Jansen and Lungi Ngidi initiated the operation with the new ball for South Africa and got some nibble off the air. Jansen was brilliant and extracted a couple of wickets within the first powerplay. He trapped Devon Conway and Rachin Ravindra within the field restrictions. 

Gerald Coetzee followed it up with the third wicket at the beginning of the second powerplay, outsmarting Will Young for 33 off 37 balls. The Kiwi skipper failed to gleam with the bat yet again as Kagiso Rabada outwitted him right after the drinks break.

The lower middle order failed to show up with the bat as Keshav Maharaj along with other pacers coupled together to break the backbone. Tim Southee came to bat early with Jimmy Neesham and Matt Henry who were injured. Although both had to come to bat, it did not make a difference in the outcome of the match.

Glenn Phillips was the lone warrior till the end and fetched a fifty. He was fending around for the last wicket stand when Henry was around. But after a while, the South Africa-born cricketer smashed a few boundaries to bring up the half-century and reduce the margin of NRR drip. 

From the bowling point of view, Keshav Maharaj was the pick of them, earning four wickets. It was followed up by a three-wicket haul from Jansen and two-fer from Coetzee. Rabada got a solitary scalp while Ngidi was wicketless.
35.3 G Coetzee to G Phillips
W Coetzee gets his man. End of an entertaining knock from Phillips. Coetzee bowls it a touch shorter this time on the stumps, Phillips sits back and goes for the pull but is hurried by the pace as he completely miscues it in the mid on region. Rabada from inside the circle moves back and takes a simple catch with a reverse cup. With this, New Zealand have been knocked over on 167 and South Africa win the game comprehensively by 190 runs.
Zeeshan: This is one entertaining knock from Glenn Phillips!!