South Africa Thrash Bangladesh by 149 Runs in Cricket World Cup 2023 Match

South Africa Thrash Bangladesh by 149 Runs

In a stunning display of cricket prowess, South Africa convincingly defeated Bangladesh by a substantial 149-run margin during their Cricket World Cup 2023 clash held at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium on October 24, 2023.

Opting to bat after winning the toss, South Africa’s opening pair, Quinton de Kock and Aiden Markram established a formidable foundation with a commanding 153-run partnership for the first wicket. De Kock, in particular, was in exceptional form, amassing an impressive 174 runs, including 14 boundaries and nine towering sixes.

Supporting contributions from Rassie van der Dussen, who scored 62, and Heinrich Klaasen, who added 51, helped South Africa reach an imposing total of 382 for the loss of five wickets.

Bangladesh’s bowlers had a challenging day, with Shakib Al Hasan and Shoriful Islam managing to claim two wickets each.

In their pursuit of South Africa’s daunting target, Bangladesh faced a tough challenge. Their batsmen struggled to establish any substantial partnerships, resulting in the team being bowled out for 233 runs. Mahmudullah was the solitary standout for Bangladesh, scoring an unbeaten century, but it proved insufficient to thwart a heavy defeat.

South Africa’s bowlers, led by Lungi Ngidi, who took four wickets for 30 runs, Kagiso Rabada, and Marco Jansen, demonstrated exceptional bowling skills, collectively taking multiple wickets.

Match Summary:

  • South Africa: 382/5 (50 overs) Notable Performers: Quinton de Kock 174, Aiden Markram 77, Rassie van der Dussen 62, Heinrich Klaasen 51
  • Bangladesh: 233 (46.4 overs) Top Scorer: Mahmudullah 100*, Mustafizur Rahman 27, Shakib Al Hasan 26

Result: South Africa triumphed by a commanding 149-run margin.

Player of the Match: Quinton de Kock (South Africa)


In this encounter, South Africa showcased their supremacy, with Quinton de Kock’s remarkable innings laying the foundation for a substantial total. South Africa’s bowlers followed suit, demonstrating discipline and precision, dismantling Bangladesh’s batting order.


South Africa’s commanding win positions them as strong contenders for the semi-finals of the Cricket World Cup 2023, while Bangladesh faces an uphill battle and must markedly enhance their performance to stay in the tournament’s contention.

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