Latest match report – England vs South Africa Match 20 2023/24

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Latest match report – England vs South Africa Match 20 2023/24 – Gudstory

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South Africa 399 for 7 (Klassen 109, Hendricks 85, Janssen 75*, Van der Dusen 60) England 170 (Wood 43*, Coetzee 3-35, Ngidi 2-26, Janssen 2-35) a difference of 229 points.

Heinrich Claassen collapsed to his feet in disarray after each shot. In between, he skinned the England bowlers for 61 balls to seal an emphatic win for South Africa at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

Klaassen’s brutal 109 off just 67 balls matched the rigors of the heat and humidity that also left England bowler David Willey cramping throughout the South African innings, finishing on 399 for 7 and requiring the second-highest successful run chase in ODI history. . England capitulated instead, crashing to 170 all out in 22 overs and suffering their heaviest ODI defeat.

Klaassen’s innings included 12 fours and four sixes as he shared a 151-run sixth-wicket partnership with Marko Janssen off just 77 balls, one of two centuries representing South Africa with Risa Hendricks – in the side suffering from Temba Bavuma’s illness – and Rasie. Van der Dussen put together 121 for the second wicket after Quinton de Kock fell on the second ball of the match. Hendricks ended up as his team’s second-highest run-scorer with an excellent 85 off 75 balls while Janssen was incredibly devastating in his own right with a 42-ball 75 not out.

England lost their top three for just 24 runs in six overs of their reply, with Janssen dismissing Joe Root and Dawid Malan with successive balls at the end of his second and the start of his third. Ben Stokes, back after missing his side’s first two matches with a thigh injury, threw his bat in the air in frustration after hitting Kagiso Rabada’s pass straight to the fielder to become the third successive English player to fall short of single figures. As England fell to 38 for 4.

Gerald Coetzee conceded 16 off his first over, but a four, a four and a six from Jos Buttler were as good as it got as Coetzee responded with two wickets in the first three balls of the second over when the England skipper held back and Harry Brooke lbw for 15 minutes. And 17 respectively. Only No. 10 Mark Wood with an almost comical 17 balls (43) and Gus Atkinson, who scored 35 in just his fourth ODI, fared better for England with the bat, and Reece Topley was unable to come on after being injured in action.

The result returned South Africa to the winning path after its surprise defeat at the hands of the Netherlands spoiled its victories in the first two matches and left England’s hopes of participating in the end of the tournament on the brink of collapse.


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