South Africa moved to the second spot in the ongoing ODI World Cup 2023 with a massive 149-run win over Bangladesh in the 23rd match of the tournament. The stand-in South Africa skipper Aiden Markram won the toss and decided to bat first. Batting first, the Proteas posted a massive total of 362 runs for the loss of 5 wickets.
The veteran opener Quinton de Kock smashed a blistering century, scoring 174 runs off just 140 balls with 15 fours and 7 sixes. He was accompanied by skipper Markram who scored 60 runs with seven fours.
Other than these two, the swashbuckling middle order batter Heinrich Klassen smashed 90 runs off just 49 balls with 2 fours and 8 sixes. On the back of these knocks, South Africa managed to get a big total of 382 runs for the loss of 5 wickets.
Hasan Mahmud scalped two wickets, alongside one wicket each by Shoriful Islam, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, and Shakib Al Hasan.
South African bowlers outmuscle Bangladesh batting attack
While chasing the target, the veteran middle order batter Mahmudullah played a well-fought knock of 111 runs but the century went in vain as Bangladesh got bundled out on the score of 233 runs in 46.4 overs. Other than him, it was only the opener Litton Das who crossed the individual mark of 20+ runs, scoring 22 runs.
Gerald Coetzee scalped 3 wickets for South Africa, alongside 2 wickets each picked by Marco Jansen, Lizaad William, and Kagiso Rabada. Apart from these, Keshav Maharaja also bagged one scalp.
Eventually, the Proteas won the match by a mammoth margin of 149 runs to register their fourth consecutive win in the ongoing ODI World Cup 2023. Quinton de Kock won the ‘Player of the Match award for his match-defining knock of 174 runs in South Africa's favour.
Now, South Africa will take on Pakistan in the next match of their ODI World Cup 2023 campaign. Both teams will play this match at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
Here’s how fans reacted to South Africa’s remarkable win over Bangladesh:
Another big defeat. Showroom Al Hasan (Shakib) should be kicked in the ass and sent to Haturesingh's house. Awful..!— Md. Ibrahim (@its_mdibrahim) October 24, 2023
Congratulations Team South Africa.#BANvsSA #BANvSA #SAvBAN #SAvsBAN #ICCWorldCup2023 #Mahmudullah #Riyad #CWC23INDIA #Cricket #Bangladesh #CWC2023 #BabarAzam pic.twitter.com/HTYXtR4Kpb
South Africa in the last 7 wins won by 1011 runs— ಹೇಮಂತ್೧೨💛♥️ (@gofida2hemanth) October 24, 2023
- Won by 111 runs Vs Aus
- Won by 164 runs Vs Aus
- Won by 122 runs Vs Aus
- Won by 102 runs Vs SL
- Won by 134 runs Vs Aus
- Won by 229 runs Vs Eng
- Won by 149 runs Vs ban
Madness from Proteas...!!!#SAvsBAN #CWC2023 pic.twitter.com/iVrlVWj6HM
MCA will provide free one time Popcorn & cold drink for all fans in Wankhede stadium in World Cup 2023. [TOI] It will be for non-hospitality area - fans just need to show their tickets at the counter.— Vishnu Tiwari (@VishnuTiwa29296) October 24, 2023
#IrfanPathan #RohitSharma #CWC2023 #PakistanCricket #SAvsBAN #ChampionsLea pic.twitter.com/Yv6BmUZ5NZ
- Hundred vs England.— Usman Awan (@mutzoologist) October 24, 2023
- Hundred vs New Zealand.
- Hundred vs South Africa.
3rd World Cup hundred for Mahmudullah and all came against SENA countries - one of the legends from Bangladesh.....!!!#SAvsBAN #PAKvsAFG | #PAKvAFG | #CWC23 | #CWC2023 | #Pakistan | #ViratKohli𓃵 | pic.twitter.com/8LunRypXxX
Bangladesh have 6 World Cup centuries.— Usman Awan (@mutzoologist) October 24, 2023
Mahmudullah has hit 3 centuries himself.#SAvsBAN #BanVsSa #PAKvsAFG | #PAKvAFG | #CWC23 | #CricketTwitter | #CWC2023 | #Pakistan | #ViratKohli𓃵 | pic.twitter.com/tqix3MeDfI