The South Africa vs Bangladesh result was an expected one, but a brilliant batting display from Quinton de Kock made it even more special.
South Africa trounced Bangladesh by a massive 149 runs in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 match at Wankhede to continue their ominous form batting first in the tournament.
South Africa amassed a mammoth total of 382 for 5, with Quinton de Kock leading the charge with a spectacular 174 off 140 balls. He was well-supported by Heinrich Klaasen, who played a blistering knock of 90 off just 49 deliveries.
The duo's onslaught ensured that South Africa added a whopping 144 runs in the final 10 overs. In response, Bangladesh could only manage 233, with Mahmudullah being the lone warrior, scoring a valiant 111.
South Africa's bowlers shared the spoils, with each chipping in to dismantle the Bangladeshi batting lineup.
South Africa vs Bangladesh result: South Africa win by 149 runs
South Africa's batting prowess was on full display as they set a daunting target of 383. Quinton de Kock's magnificent 174 was the highlight of their innings. He was ably supported by Aiden Markram, who contributed a solid 60. The South African bowlers then stepped up, ensuring Bangladesh never got going in their chase. Despite a fighting century by Mahmudullah, who scored 111 runs, Bangladesh could only manage 233 in 46.4 overs.
- Quinton de Kock was the standout performer with a splendid 174 off 140 balls.
- Heinrich Klaasen played a fiery knock, scoring 90 off just 49 deliveries.
- Aiden Markram also chipped in with a valuable 60.
- For Bangladesh, Mahmudullah's century was the only silver lining in an otherwise dismal performance.
- South Africa's bowlers shared the wickets, showcasing their balanced attack.
Man of the Match | South Africa vs Bangladesh Result
Quinton de Kock was undoubtedly the star of the match. His 174 off 140 balls was a mix of class and aggression.
He hit boundaries at will and looked in complete control throughout his innings. De Kock's innings was pivotal in setting up South Africa's massive total. His partnership with Klaasen was particularly destructive, as the duo added 142 runs in quick time.
De Kock's innings was not just about power-hitting; it was a lesson in how to build an ODI innings.
He started cautiously, ensuring he played himself in, and then accelerated, taking the Bangladeshi bowlers to the cleaners. His innings was the cornerstone of South Africa's dominant performance and rightly earned him the Man of the Match award.
South Africa vs Bangladesh Final Scorecard
The final scorecard of the South Africa vs Bangladesh game:
South Africa Innings: 382-5 (50 Ov)
|van der Dussen||1||7||0||0||14.29|
|Mehidy Hasan Miraz||9||0||44||1||4.90|
Bangladesh Innings: 233-10 (46.4 Ov)
|Najmul Hossain Shanto||0||1||0||0||0.00|
|Shakib Al Hasan (c)||1||4||0||0||25.00|
|Mushfiqur Rahim (wk)||8||17||1||0||47.06|
|Mehidy Hasan Miraz||11||19||1||0||57.89|