Travis Head (2/21 & 62 off 48) came up with a superb all-round show, while Mitchell Starc (3/34), Pat Cummins (3/51) and Josh Hazlewood (2/12) starred with the ball as Australia beat South Africa by three wickets in the second semi-final of the 2023 World Cup on Thursday, November 16.
Virat Kohli (101 not off 121 balls) scored his 49th ODI ton on his 35th birthday, while Ravindra Jadeja claimed 5/33 as India hammered South Africa by 243 runs in match number 37 of World Cup 2023 at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Sunday, November 5. With his ton, Kohli also drew level with Sachin Tendulkar’s long-standing record of 49 one-day hundreds.
South Africa hammered New Zealand by 190 runs in match 32 of the 2023 ODI World Cup at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune on Wednesday, November 1. With the win, the Proteas climbed back to the top position in the points table. The triumph was also their first in the men’s ODI World Cup over the Kiwis since 1999.
South Africa survived a late batting collapse to register a thrilling one-wicket win over Pakistan in match number 26 of World Cup 2023 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Friday, October 27. Batting first after winning the toss, Pakistan only managed 270 on the board as a number of their batters got starts, but failed to convert them into big scores.
In-form opener Quinton de Kock slammed 174 off 140 balls, his third hundred of the 2023 ODI World Cup, as South Africa hammered Bangladesh by 149 runs at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Tuesday, October 24 in match number 23. Batting first, the Proteas put 382/5 on the board. Bangladesh responded with 233 all out.
Netherlands stunned South Africa by 38 runs in match number 15 of the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala on Tuesday, October 17. In a rain-reduced encounter, the Dutch recovered from 140/7 to post 245/8 courtesy of skipper Scott Edwards’ 78 off 69 balls. In the chase, not a single Proteas scored a half-century as they succumbed to 207 all out. This was Netherlands’ second consecutive win in World Cups against South Africa. They had earlier defeated the Proteas in the 2022 T20 World Cup.
match number 10 of the tournament at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow on Thursday, October 12. The margin of defeat, Australia’s worst in their ODI World Cup history, is an indication of how poorly they fared in the game. They dropped four catches and were very much lackluster with both bat and ball.
Skipper Rohit Sharma smashed a scintillating 131 off 84 balls as India hammered Afghanistan by eight wickets in match number nine of the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi on Wednesday, October 11. Rohit’s brilliance enabled the Men in Blue to chase down a target of 273 in 35 overs. Earlier, Jasprit Bumrah claimed 4/39 as India restricted Afghanistan to 272/8
South African captain Temba Bavuma praised Sisanda Magala for his game-changing spell in the first ODI against England at the Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein on Friday, January 27. Magala was named Player of the Match for his figure of 3/46 in nine overs as the Proteas beat England by 27 runs.