Pune: In the 32nd league match of the ongoing World Cup series, South Africa easily defeated the strong New Zealand team by a margin of 190 runs. With this, it has advanced to the first position in the points table.
New Zealand won the toss and elected to bowl in the match in Pune. Accordingly, Captain Bauma scored 24 runs for South Africa and gave a modest start. However another opener Quinton de Kock continued his excellent form in this match as well. Along with Van der Dussen, the two looked at New Zealand’s bowling. Together for 38 runs, this partnership added 200 runs through partnership.
De Kock was dismissed for 114 after scoring his fourth century in the current World Cup series. After this Van der Dussen was bowled out for 133 runs and David Miller took the wicket with 53 runs. In the end, South Africa scored 357 runs for the loss of 4 wickets in the allotted 50 overs. Tim Southee took the maximum 2 wickets for New Zealand.
Chasing the Himalayan target of 358 runs, the day did not go well for the New Zealand team. Many of the leading players of that team also passed away. All-rounder Glenn Phillips played the sole responsibility and added 60 runs. Will Young scored 33 runs and Daryl Mitchell scored 24 runs. 8 other players got out in single digit runs. It includes two dugouts. South African players Marco Johnson, Keshav Maharaj and Gerald Coetzee bowled well and bowled the New Zealanders. Thus, losing all wickets in 35.3 overs, the New Zealand team scored only 167 runs and suffered their third consecutive defeat in the World Cup series.
At the same time, South Africa won by 190 runs and advanced to the top of the points table with their 6th win in the current series. Kesav Maharaj took 4 wickets, Marco Johnson 3 wickets and Godsey 2 wickets for the South African side. India is second in the points table.