South Africa Won The Match Against Australia by 134 Runs in the ICC World Cup 2023

Very commanding performance from South Africa once again. South Africa beat Australia by 134 runs to continue their good run in the ICC World Cup 2023. First with the bat and now with the ball, they have surprised everyone. The win over Australia has brightened South Africa’s Chances to reach the final four. 

Today the bowling performance from South Africa was exceptional. De Kock put up a great show with the bat in the first inning by reaching his second hundred of the ICC World Cup 2023. His 106 runs burst giving South Africa a chance to post a total over 300. The bowlers were exceptional too. Rabada was the pick of the bowlers. His initial burst stopped Australia from trying to chase down the target. 

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No Australian batter from top-order to middle-order showed resistance except for Marnus Labuschagne and Mitchell Starc who added a crucial partnership. At one stage Australia was 70 for a loss of 6 wickets. Starc and Marnus Labuschagne added 69 crucial runs for their team to reach 177 all out at the end. A big defeat for Australia of over 100 runs will dent their World Cup campaign for sure. Marnus Labuschagne was the highest scorer for Australia who made 46 for 74 balls. 

Successive hundreds for De Kock in two matches is brilliant for someone who is playing his last World Cup. He was the man of the match for his brilliant 100. Kagiso Rabada was exceptional during the first powerplay. He set the tone for the rest of the bowlers. He took 3 wickets for 33 runs in 8 overs. Keshav Maharaj and Shamsi have a couple of wickets each. Lungi Ngidi got 1 wicket while the young sensation Marco Jansen took 2 for 54. He was a touch expensive. 

Australia is looking off-color. They were rusty in the field all day. Missed 7 catches which is not acceptable by any standards. In short, Australia is playing average cricket in this World Cup. They have to step up if they want to make their place in the final four.

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