SA vs BAN Match 23

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South Africa registered yet another exceptional win in the ongoing 2023 World Cup against the Bengal Tigers. The match was held at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium which was the 23rd match of the ongoing tournament. The Proteas recorded its fourth win today against Bangladesh after having faced a single defeat against Netherlands which came as a surprise to the whole of cricket world. South Africa also became the first team in the history of the World Cup to score 350+ runs for the most number of times while setting a target of 382 runs for Bangladesh today with a loss of 5 wickets. 

Highest scorers! 

However, the Bengal Tigers could not amass the needed score to win the match, and was restricted to a par total of 233 while getting bowled out for 46.3 overs. Bangladesh has played a total of five matches till now and registered just one victory against Afghanistan. Notably, the Proteas are ahead of the line having scored 350+ runs eight times in the history of the World Cup. Here’s the updated list of the leading run-getters after match 23 of the ongoing tournament. 

S.No. Player Country Runs
1 Quinton de Kock South Africa 407
2 Virat Kohli India 354
3 Rohit Sharma India 311
4 Mohammad Rizwan Pakistan 302
5 Rachin Ravindra New Zealand 290
6 Heinrich Klassen South Africa 288
7 Daryl Mitchell New Zealand 268
8 Aiden Markram South Africa 265
9 Abdullah Shafique Pakistan 255
10 Devon Conway New Zealand 249

De Kock on a run-hunt

South Africa’a Quinton de Kock expressed his extraordinary batting prowess while scoring an unbreakable 174-run century off 140 deliveries against Bangladesh. De Kock has been a dominant force and a key player for the Proteas in the previous matches as well and now he has achieved the feat again leading the board with becoming the highest run scorer. He is followed by Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma who smashed unbeaten runs against New Zealand in theatch 21 of the 2023 World Cup. 

While South Africa’s Quinton de Kock leads the top position, its second player Heinrich Klassen made it to the 6th position while chasing 90 runs off 49 balls against Bangladesh today. He is followed by New Zealand’s Daryl Mitchell who is further followed by Aiden Markram having scored 60 runs. 

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