South African Bowler’s Terrific Performance in 2023 World Cup in the Match Against New Zealand Shatters Points Table

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New Zealand experienced the most disappointing defeat against South Africa. On November 1, South Africa and New Zealand locked horns at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune. As the tournament is going into more depth, the matches are getting crucial for each team. Losing at this stage can affect the qualification scenario. New Zealand lost the match by 190 runs. That was a huge setback for them standing on this stage. They started the tournament well but somewhere they lost their flow.

Initially, New Zealand won the toss and opted to field first. In the first innings, Quinton de Kock was again outstanding in this match. He played a knock of 114 runs in 116 balls with 10 boundaries and 3 over-boundaries. Rassie van der Dussen played an excellent knock of 133 runs in 118 balls with 9 boundaries and 5 over-boundaries. David Miller played a quick-fire knock of 53 runs in 30 balls. In 50 overs, they scored 357/4.

New Zealand bowlers tried well to dominate South Africa. Tim Southee came back in this match and picked up 2 wickets in 77 runs. Trent Boult took 1 wicket in 49 runs. James Neesham 1 wicket in 69 runs. 

While batting in the second innings, Devon Conway got out quickly by scoring 2 runs in 6 balls. Will Young get out on 33 runs in 37 balls. Glenn Phillips played a responsible knock of 60 runs in 50 balls. No other Kiwi batters had a chance to stand up in front of the South African bowlers. 

South African bowlers were on a roll. Keshav Maharaj picked up 4 crucial wickets in 46 runs. Gerald Coetzee took 2 wickets in 41 runs. Marco Jansen took 3 wickets in 31 runs and Kagiso Rabada ended up taking 1 wicket in 16 runs.

Marco Jansen and Gerald Coetzee Comes Up:

It was a thrilling match between South Africa and New Zealand. The South African bowler nailed the stage with their excellent bowling. Marco Jansen took three wickets in 31 runs. It was a dominating performance. Jansen got the first success for his team. He picked up Conway in just 2 runs. Then he got the big wicket of Rachin Ravindra. Ravindra went back by scoring 9 runs in 16 balls. Then as his third wicket, he picked up Tim Southee. Southee went back by scoring 7 runs in 11 balls.

Gerald Coetzee performed extremely well and climbed up to number 5 on the list. Against New Zealand, he pisces up 2 wickets in 41 runs. As his first wicket, he picked up 33 runs in 37 balls. Then he took the big wicket of Glenn Phillips. He dismissed Phillips in 60 runs.  

Kagiso Rabada and Keshav Maharaj Improved in Ranking:

Kagiso Rabada is a world-class bowler of South African cricket. He is a gem of the team. His deliveries are terror to the opponent. Against New Zealand, he picked up 1 wicket in 16 runs. He bowled 6 overs and gave two maiden overs.

Keshav Maharaj was the star of the show. He ended the match as the highest wicket-taker of today’s match. He took 4 wickets in 46 runs. That was an excellent performance. He dismissed Daryl Mitchell on 24 runs and registered his first wicket of the match. His next wicket was Mitchell Santner. Santner went off by scoring  7 runs. He dismissed Tim Southee in 7 runs. He registered his fourth wicket as he picked up Trent Boult in 9 runs.

Top 10 Highest Wicket-taker’s List:

  Rank   Player’s Name   Wickets   Economy Rate
        1. Adam Zampa       16 6.22
        2. Shaheen Afridi       16 5.22
        3. Marco Jansen       16 5.83
        4. Jasprit Bumrah       14 3.91
        5. Gerald Coetzee       14 6.85
        6. Mitchell Santner       14 4.90
        7. Dilshan Madushanka       13 6.11
        8. Haris Rauf         12 6.50
                  9. Kagiso Rabada       11 5.01
        10. Keshav Maharaj         11              4.93

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