ODI World Cup 2023: Australia vs. South Africa in Lucknow, Match 10: Top Run-Scorers and Wicket-Takers
On Thursday, October 12, at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow, South Africa and Australia squared off in match 10 of the ODI World Cup 2023.
After crushing Australia by 134 runs to win their second match of the tournament, the Proteas came out on top.
Despite being put to bat first, South Africa made a big impact with a brilliant opening partnership led by captain Temba Bavuma and Quinton de Kock, who put on 108 runs before the former was removed in the 20th over.
De Kock persisted, smashing through for his second tournament century.
The Proteas scored 311 runs in 50 overs with the loss of seven wickets thanks to the middle-order's encouraging support. Aiden Markram struck a 56 off 44 balls, maintaining his stellar form. Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins each claimed one wicket, while Mitchell Starc and Glenn Maxwell each claimed two.
Australia's pursuit of the target was not successful as they lost three wickets before the tenth over was finished. By the end of the eighteenth over, they had lost the next three and were having trouble in the middle overs.
Mitchell Starc and Marnus Labuschagne displayed some fighting spirit as they put on 69 runs for the seventh wicket. At 46 runs off 74 deliveries, Labuschagne emerged as Australia's top run scorer.
Australia, the five-time champions, were dismissed after just 177 runs. With three wickets, Kagiso Rabada was the Proteas' best bowler.
Keshav Maharaj and Tabraiz Shamsi, both spinners, each claimed two wickets. In addition to Lungi Ngidi taking a wicket, Marco Jansen claimed two.
Most Runs List for the 2023 ODI World Cup
With 209 runs in two games at an average of 104.50 and a strike rate of 110, South Africa's star opener Quinton de Kock tops the run-getter chart after the first two games of each team. Thus far, De Kock has slapped eight sixes and twenty fours. In the first two games, he hit two centuries.
After him comes Mohammad Rizwan, a wicketkeeper-battler from Pakistan who amassed 199 runs at a strike rate of 101.53 thanks to two centuries and one half-century.
Kusal Mendis of Sri Lanka is ranked third after amassing 198 runs at a strike rate of 166.38 and an average of 99 in two games.
South African Quinton De Kock: 2 games, 2 innings, 2 runs (209)
Pakistani national Muhammad Rizwan Two games; two innings; two runs; 199
Sri Lanka's Kusal Mendis: Two matches, two innings, and 198 runs
Conway, Devon (New Zealand) Two matches, two innings, and 184 runs
From New Zealand, Rachin Ravindra Two games; two innings; two runs; 174
ODI World Cup 2023 Most Wickets List: Mitchell Santner, an all-around player from New Zealand, continues to lead the tournament in wickets taken. In just two games, he has claimed seven wickets at a strike rate of 17.14, an economy of 4.80, and an average of 13.71.
At 12.33, 3.70, and 20 strike rate, Jasprit Bumrah, who claimed four wickets in the most recent game against Afghanistan, holds the second position.
Kagiso Rabada, who was South Africa's most effective bowler in their most recent match against Australia, is ranked fifth. Matt Henry and Hasan Ali have each taken six wickets.
In six overs, he claimed three wickets for 33 runs, bringing his total to five wickets.
The New Zealander Mitchell Santner Two games, two innings, and seven wickets
Indian Jasprit Bumrah Two matches, two innings, and six wickets
New Zealander Matt Henry Two games, two innings, and eight wickets
Pakistani Hasan Ali Two matches, two innings, and six wickets
South Africa's Kagiso Rabada: 2 matches, 2 innings, 5 wickets