The 4th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 was played yesterday between South Africa and Sri Lanka at Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi. In which South Africa beats Sri Lanka by a big margin of 102 runs.
TOSS- Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to bowl.
South Africa innings- South Africa batted first started the inning very strongly, althought the first wicket has dismissed very quickly just for 10 runs in 1.4 over, Quinton de Kock and Temba Bavuma came to start the inning, the first wicket has dismissed very quickly just for 10 runs in 1.4 over, Temba Bavuma dismissed just for 8 runs in 5 balls, next batsman Rassie van der Dussen came to bat handled the inning and played a very brilliant double-century partnership of 204 runs with Quinton de Kock for the second wicket, the second wicket has dismissed for 214 runs in 30.4 over, Quinton de Kock dismissed after playing a very brilliant powerful century inning of 100 runs with the help of 3 sixes and 12 boundaires in just 84 balls, next batsman Aiden Markram came to bat handled the inning and played a brilliant half-century partnership of 50 runs with Rassie van der Dussen, the third wicket has dismissed for 264 runs in first ball of the 38th over, Rassie van der Dussen dimissed after playing a very brilliant powerful century inning of 108 runs with the the help of 2 sixes and 13 boundaires in 110 balls, followed by Heinrich Klaasen came to bat handled the inning and played a brilliant half-century partnership of 78 runs with Aiden Markram, the fourth wicket has dismissed for 342 runs in first ball of the 44th over, Heinrich Klaasen dismissed after scoring 32 runs with the help of 3 sixes and 1 boundary in just 20 balls, next batsman David Miller came to bat and played well with Aiden Markram, the fifth wicket has dismissed for 383 runs in first ball of the 48th over, Aiden Markram dismissed after playing a very brilliant powerful quick century inning of 106 runs with the help of 3 sixes and 14 boundaires in just 14 balls, followed by Marco Jansen came to bat and he was remains unbeaten for 12 runs in 7 balls with David Miller, and David Miller played an unbeaten qucik inning of 39 runs with the help of 2 sixes and 3 boundaires in just 21 balls. In this way, South Africa scored 428 runs for the loss of just 5 wickets in the stipulated 50 overs and set a very strong target of 429 for Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka bowlers- Dilshan Madushanka took 2 wickets for 86 runs in his spell, Dunith Wellalage 1 wicket for 81 runs in his spell, Matheesha Pathirana 1 wicket for 95 runs in his spell, Kasun Rajitha 1 wicket for 90 runs, Dasun Shanaka was wicketless for 36 runs in 6 overs, and Dhananjaya de Silva also wicketless for 39 runs 4 overs.
Sri Lanka innings- Sri Lanka chasing 429 runs in the second inning the entire team dismissed just for 326 runs in the fifth ball of the 45th over and lost the match by a big margin of 102 runs. Sri Lanka started the inning not very well, Charith Asalanka played a brilliant half-century inning of 79 runs with the help of 4 sixes and 8 boundaries in just 65 balls, Kusal Mendis played a quick brilliant half-century inning of 76 runs with the help of 8 sixes and 4 boundaries in just 42 balls, Dasun Shanaka also played a brilliant half-century inning of 68 runs with the help of 3 sixes and 6 boundaries in just 62 balls, Kasun Rajitha scored 33 runs with the help of 1 six and 4 boundaries in just 31 balls, apart from this, Pathum Nissanka dismissed without scoring, Kusal Perera 7 runs in 15 balls, Sadeera Samarawickramac 23 runs in 19 balls, Dhananjaya de Silva 11 runs in 14 balls, Dunith Wellalage dismissed without scoring, Matheesha Pathirana 5 runs in 16 balls, and Dilshan Madushanka remains unbeaten for 4 runs in 2 balls. In this way, wickets failed one after another, and end of the result the entire team was all-out just for 326 runs in 44.5 overs, and lost the match by a big margin of 102 runs.
South African bowlers performed very brilliant bowling, Gerald Coetzee took 3 wickets just 68 runs in 9 overs, Keshav Maharaj 2 wickets for 62 runs in his spell, Kagiso Rabada 2 wickets for 50 runs in 7.5 overs, Marco Jansen 2 wickets for 92 runs in his spell, and Lungi Ngidi 1 wicket for 49 runs in 8 overs.
PLAYER OF THE MATCH- South African batsman Aiden Markram was selected as the player of the match, he played a very brilliant powerful quick century inning of 106 runs with the help of 3 six and 14 boundaries in just 54 balls.
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