SA vs SL, ICC Men’s CWC23, Delhi | Match 04 | Fall of Wickets | SA Innings

SL Chose to bowl First 428/5

It’s the 3rd day and ICC Men’s Cricket Worldcup 2023 comes to life with double header. The second game of the day between SL and SA officiates with coin toss. The ritual continues with winning the toss and allowing the opposition to bat first at Delhi. So, Dasun Shanaka, Srilankan skipper, invited Bavuma to bat first in the 4th match of ICC World cup 2023 at Delhi. 

Here is the Playing XI of both the teams:

1Quinton de Kock †Wicketkeeper BatterPathum NissankaTop-Order Batter
2Temba Bavuma (c)Middle-Order BatterKusal PereraWicketkeeper Batter
3Rassie van der DussenTop-Order BatterKusal Mendis †Wicketkeeper Batter
4Aiden MarkramOpening BatterSadeera SamarawickramaWicketkeeper Batter
5Heinrich KlaasenWicketkeeper BatterCharith AsalankaBatting Allrounder
6David MillerMiddle-Order BatterDhananjaya de SilvaAllrounder
7Marco JansenBowling AllrounderDasun Shanaka (c)Allrounder
8Gerald CoetzeeBowlerDunith WellalageBowler
9Keshav MaharajBowlerKasun RajithaBowler
10Kagiso RabadaBowlerDilshan MadushankaBowler
11Lungi NgidiBowlerMatheesha Pathirana

Just over 30, Quinton de Kock who has been playing his last ODI World cup and Temba Bavuma, the captain himself open the innings for SA with the bat. On the other hand, Kasun Rajitha and Dilshan Madushanka get to the bowl in hand for the mandatory power play.

Temba Bavuma, who looks aggressive in the contest loses his wickets to Madushanka who traps him in front of middle stumps. Bavuma takes a review but it’s turned down and he’s back to the dugout after scoring 8 off 5 including 2 fours. South Africa are 37/1 in 8 in 1st innings of 4th match of CWC 2023.

Rassie van der Dussen and Quinton de Kock carry on with the bat after their captain leave the field. Kock’s 100 off 83 scoring twelve 4s and three 6s comes to an end as Pathirana’s 145 kph proves deadly and the pull goes high in the air to the mid-on where de Silva judges it perfectly. QDK goes for 100 off 84 striking at 119.

The second centurion Dussen also gets out when SA are 264 in the 38th over. He comes down the track to get benifited from the last few overs when 4 fielders are outside the 30-yard circle but the ball gets the height but no the distance and he is caught at long-on where Samarawikrama judges it with perfection.

SA are 291 for 3 at the end of the 2nd power play. Wellalage is the 1st bowler to complete his 10 overs quota giving away 81 for 1 with the economyh of 8.1.

Henrich Klaasen tries to hit Rajitha over long-off but skipper takes a comfortable catch to dismiss him. He has gone for 32 off 20 striking one 4 and three 6s.

After smashing all bowlers out of the park, Markram gets out on 106 off 54 striking at 196. He helps SA cross 400 digit 3rd time in the ICC Men’s cricket WC.

SA set 429 to win the 4th match of ICC Men’s Cricket WC 2023.

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