South Africa Dominates with 149-Run Win Over Bangladesh in World Cup 2023

South Africa scores a massive 382 for five as Quinton de Kock shines with his third century, securing a significant win over Bangladesh.

In a league stage match at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, Bangladesh faced a challenging defeat, falling short by 149 runs against South Africa. Despite a resilient century from Mahmudullah lower down the order, South Africa secured a dominating victory.

Quinton de Kock, the South African opener, showcased his exceptional form by scoring his third century in five World Cup matches. De Kock’s remarkable 174 off 140 balls set the stage for South Africa, as they posted a massive total of 382 for five. During his innings, De Kock formed century partnerships with skipper Aiden Markram and Heinrich Klaasen. Hasan Mahmud took two wickets for Bangladesh, while Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Shoriful Islam, and Shakib Al Hasan each claimed one wicket.

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Bangladesh welcomed back skipper Shakib-Al-Hasan, who replaced Tawhid Hridoy. South Africa’s captain, Temba Bavuma, was absent due to a gastric illness, and pacer Lungi Ngidi missed the game due to a knee issue, making way for Lizaad Williams.

South Africa, with three victories in four matches, currently stands in third place on the points table. In contrast, Bangladesh has managed just one win in their four matches, placing them in the seventh position.

Quinton de Kock’s exceptional century was a highlight of the match, solidifying South Africa’s position in the tournament. The defeat serves as a reminder of the challenges that Bangladesh faces in the World Cup 2023.

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