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South Africa vs Australia, 10th Match at Lucknow, World Cup 2023, Oct 12 2023 - Match Result

RESULT
10th Match (D/N), Lucknow, October 12, 2023, ICC Cricket World Cup
(40.5/50 ov, T:312) 177

South Africa won by 134 runs

Player Of The Match
109 (106) & 2 catches
quinton-de-kock
Match centre 
Scores: Chandan Duorah | Comms: Andrew Miller
Scorecard summary
South Africa 311/7(50 overs)
109 (106)
2/34 (10)
Australia 177/10(40.5 overs)

9.52pm So, it's played two won two for South Africa, who are top of the pile on NRR after a pair of crushing displays against Sri Lanka and Australia, +2.36 to lead a cast of four teams with 100 percent records. It's a brilliant, composed start to a below-the-radar campaign, and with the Netherlands next up, they'll surely believe that can only get better before England swim into their sights in what already promises to be a gripping encounter in Mumbai next Saturday.

As for Australia, they are looking down the barrel already. Minus 1.85 NRR, and only Afghanistan below them, whom they don't play until the penultimate round of the group stage. Next up, a must-win against Sri Lanka, whose batting at least has looked ten times as proactive as this line-up. Troubling times for the serial world champions. From Miller, Shashwat, Chandan et al, thanks for joining us, see you tomorrow for Bangladesh-New Zealand!

9.45pm Time to hear from the captains. First up, Pat Cummins: "Quinny batted really well, from where they were we were happy with 310, we felt it was chaseable. It looked like hard work out there at night, zipped around now, but we were well off the mark. If we want to be challenging for this tournament you've got to adapt to all conditions. Not much needs to be said tonight, everyone's hurting. Got a few days until the next one here, so we'll try to make amends. A few things to tidy up."

Temba Bavuma "311 was a couple over par, 290-300 was par, glad to lose to the toss cos things worked out in our favour. I was scratching around so Quinton needs to be credited a lot. I'd be really greedy if I said there were areas to improve, a near-perfect game with the bat, and with the ball, looking at all the phases, the guys dominated and showed their skills. Got to acknowledge the batting effort, being over-par, and we were clinical with the new ball, then KG following up with intensity, then the spinners. Character is the biggest thing we talk about, and we showed it today. Let's enjoy the individual performances, then come back tomorrow and find ways to get better and better as a team."

9.40pm Quinton de Kock is Player of the Match: "A great win for the boys, assessed conditions well, played accordingly, stuck to our strengths and came out on top. They were potent up front, so we assessed our scoring options. Definitely thought it was above-par, seen from the Lucknow team it gets harder at night and it did prove that. It was sweaty and humid, but the bowlers bowled with intensity, didn't give them a sniff up front. We are pretty pleased with ourselves, but only two games in, anything can happen, and quickly, won't get too high, just take it game by game."

Prashant: "From 1992 to 2015, South Africa was almost always considered on paper the team to beat, always packed with top players, but never completely matched the hype and gained a 'choker' tag. This world cup, it did not feature in top 4 teams of many, but might end up surprising all by not only being in top 4, but even ending up as a winner or a runner up." Indeed, they are happily under the radar, and seem all the happier for the lack of expectation going in... right now, they are high-fliers.

9:34pm South Africa have given Australia a real pasting and a proper hiding. The margin of defeat, in fact, could have been much greater had Labuschagne and Starc not mustered a 69-run partnership. That was about it from an Australian batting perspective, and that sort of sums up what was a dire batting display overall.

As inept as Australia looked with the bat, credit must be given to how South Africa bowled, especially when the ball was darting around. Jansen and Ngidi picked up a powerplay wicket each before Rabada ran through Australia's middle order, scalping Smith, Inglis and Stoinis - although two of them involved some contentious calls.

The spinners then did the rest, rarely allowing Australia the luxury to break free. Maharaj bagged a wicket, with Shamsi eventually closing out the game. South Africa now have two wins out of two, and they are looking a very well-oiled unit.

40.5
W
Shamsi to Hazlewood, OUT

straight up, and that will be that. Australia have tumbled to a 134-run defeat, and South Africa have been full value for their victory! Given plenty of air on middle and leg. Hazlewood tries to tonk it into next week. Loses his shape completely and skies it. Rabada calls early from short mid wicket and puts Australia out of their misery!

Josh Hazlewood c Rabada b Shamsi 2 (2b 0x4 0x6 1m) SR: 100
40.4
2
Shamsi to Hazlewood, 2 runs

back of a length outside off. Hazlewood hops back and dabs it through the vacant point region to get off the mark

Slip in place

Hazlewood in at 11, with Australia needing 137 more for victory...

40.3
W
Shamsi to Cummins, OUT

straight to long off, Shamsi has his first! Dangles the carrot on off stump and Cummins cannot resist the temptation to have a pop at it. Swings through the line but does not quite time it as well as he would have liked. In fact, it comes off the bottom half of the bat and Miller makes no mistake at long off! Shamsi immediately pointed to de Kock. Maybe it was a plan to toss it up, after all!

Pat Cummins c Miller b Shamsi 22 (21b 4x4 0x6 29m) SR: 104.76
40.2
1
Shamsi to Zampa, 1 run

fuller and slightly flatter on leg stump. Zampa works it towards deep square leg for one

40.1
Shamsi to Zampa, no run

looped up nicely on a length on middle and off. Zampa aims for the moon and misses the ball by a mile

40 overs up. Australia need 138 off 60 balls. For what it is worth, South Africa can now have five fielders outside the circle.

end of over 405 runs
AUS: 174/8CRR: 4.35 RRR: 13.80 • Need 138 from 60b
Adam Zampa10 (14b 1x4)
Pat Cummins22 (20b 4x4)
Kagiso Rabada 8-1-33-3
Tabraiz Shamsi 7-0-35-0
39.6
1
Rabada to Zampa, 1 run

length on middle and off. Zampa swings like a rusty gate again and this time, squirts it behind square on the leg side off the inside edge

39.5
2
Rabada to Zampa, 2 runs

back of a length on middle and leg. Zampa gives himself room and punches it powerfully through mid on for a couple of runs

39.4
1
Rabada to Cummins, 1 run

shortish outside off. Cummins cuts it towards deep cover point for one

AiyoPol: "Cummins, back in India - would love to see him conjure up another 14 ball 50" -- That might get Australia close, but perhaps still not enough to win this game...

39.3
1
Rabada to Zampa, 1 run

length delivery hung outside off. Zampa backs away and throws the plumbing at it. Slices it down to third man and gets a single for his toil

39.2
Rabada to Zampa, no run

another beauty! In the channel again. This one decks away, opens up Zampa completely and breezes past his outside edge

39.1
Rabada to Zampa, no run

another play and miss! Hard length, in the channel just outside off. Zampa nibbles at it without any foot movement and gets beaten on the outside

end of over 391 run
AUS: 169/8CRR: 4.33 RRR: 13.00 • Need 143 from 66b
Pat Cummins21 (19b 4x4)
Adam Zampa6 (9b 1x4)
Tabraiz Shamsi 7-0-35-0
Kagiso Rabada 7-1-28-3
38.6
Shamsi to Cummins, no run

quicker and fizzier on a length on off. The ball turns and bounces sharply, cutting Cummins in half and ripping past the inside edge. Good take by de Kock too!

38.5
Shamsi to Cummins, no run

a bit of a drag-down on leg stump. The ball, though, just does not arrive, meaning that Cummins, looking for the pull, swings too early and fails to make contact

38.4
1
Shamsi to Zampa, 1 run

full outside off. Zampa gets down on one knee and hoicks it towards deep mid wicket for a single

38.3
Shamsi to Zampa, no run

back of a length on off. Zampa splices it down to mid off

38.2
Shamsi to Zampa, no run

length delivery on off stump that grips and spins back significantly. Zampa just about accounts for it and plays it back to the bowler

38.1
Shamsi to Zampa, no run

back of a length just outside off. Zampa hangs back and pushes it towards short extra cover

end of over 386 runs
AUS: 168/8CRR: 4.42 RRR: 12.00 • Need 144 from 72b
Pat Cummins21 (17b 4x4)
Adam Zampa5 (5b 1x4)
Kagiso Rabada 7-1-28-3
Tabraiz Shamsi 6-0-34-0
37.6
Rabada to Cummins, no run

another short delivery, this time well outside off. Cummins swishes at it but only connects with fresh air

37.5
Rabada to Cummins, no run

sharp bumper on off stump. Cummins gauges the length early enough and sways out of the way

37.4
2
Rabada to Cummins, 2 runs

short and wide outside off. Cummins stands up tall and punches it crisply past extra cover for a brace

Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
Q de Kock
109 runs (106)
8 fours5 sixes
Productive shot
pull
25 runs
1 four3 sixes
Control
79%
AK Markram
56 runs (44)
7 fours1 six
Productive shot
cover drive
18 runs
4 fours0 six
Control
87%
Best performances - bowlers
K Rabada
O
8
M
1
R
33
W
3
ECO
4.12
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
KA Maharaj
O
10
M
0
R
30
W
2
ECO
3
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
TossAustralia, elected to field first
Series
Season2023/24
Player Of The Match
Match numberODI no. 4667
Hours of play (local time)14.00 start, First Session 14.00-17.30, Interval 17.30-18.00, Second Session 18.00-21.30
Match days12 October 2023 - daynight (50-over match)
Umpires
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
PointsSouth Africa 2, Australia 0
Language
English
Win Probability
SA 100%
SAAUS
100%50%100%SA InningsAUS Innings

Over 41 • AUS 177/10

Pat Cummins c Miller b Shamsi 22 (21b 4x4 0x6 29m) SR: 104.76
W
Josh Hazlewood c Rabada b Shamsi 2 (2b 0x4 0x6 1m) SR: 100
W
South Africa won by 134 runs
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TEAMMWLPTNRR
IND990182.570
SA972141.261
AUS972140.841
NZ954100.743
PAK9458-0.199
AFG9458-0.336
ENG9366-0.572
BAN9274-1.087
SL9274-1.419
NED9274-1.825