South Africa beat Australia by 134 runs. The match between South Africa and Australia was played at Lucknow. Australia won the toss and they opted to field. South Africa made 311/7. Quinton de Kock hit his second successive century at the World Cup match on Thursday. South Africa sent five-time champions Australia crashing to a 134-run defeat. After the Proteas had made 311-7, Australia lost 6 wickets with just 70 on the board. Then they focused solely on attempting to limit the damage to their net run-rate. They were eventually dismissed for 177 with 55 balls to spare.
For South Africa, it was a second win in two games while Australia has lost both of their matches. Australia, who lost by 6 wickets to India in their opener, saw 5 catches dropped when South Africa batted. The mood did not improve once they began chasing a 312-run target, losing wickets on a regular basis as South Africa’s fast bowlers ripped through their top order. Marco Jansen and Lungi Ngidi sent back openers Mitchell Marsh (7) and David Warner (13). Kagiso Rabada took 3 wickets for 33 runs. Quinton de Kock became the player of the match. Kock smashed a 106-ball 109 at the Ekana Stadium, a venue he considers his backyard, courtesy of the left-hander’s IPL stint with the Lucknow Super Giants.
- South Africa: 311 for 7 in 50 overs (Quinton de Kock 109, Aiden Markram 56; Glenn Maxwell 2 for 34; Mitchell Starc 2 for 53)
- Australia: 177 all out in 40.5 overs (Marcus Labuschagne 46; Kagiso Rabada 3/43).