2023 ODI World Cup Digest: South Africa dominate England; Sri Lanka defeated Netherlands

The 2023 Men’s ODI World Cup is underway in India and will run from October 5 to November 19. Each morning we’ll be gathering the latest action and news from the event and bringing you insights from our reporters on the ground.


TOP STORY: Klaasen boosts England’s title-defense hopes

South Africa 399 for 7 wickets (Klassen 109, Hendricks 85, Johnson 75*, van der Dussen 60) defeated England 170 (Wood 43*, Coetzee 3-35, Ngidi 2-26, Jansen 2-35) by 229 runs

heinrich classen He landed on his feet in the dirt dripping after each shot. Meanwhile, he thrashed the England bowlers by scoring a century in 61 balls to lead South Africa to an emphatic win at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

The brutality of Klaasen’s 109 off just 67 balls was matched by the rigors of the heat and humidity, which caused even England bowler David Willey trouble throughout South Africa’s innings, which finished at 399 for 7 and the highest score in ODI history. Second highest required successful run chase. , Instead, England succumbed and were bowled out for 170 in 22 overs, suffering their biggest ODI defeat.

Match Analysis: Classy Klaasen digs deep to make Wankhede his Colosseum

Heinrich Klaasen was so busy facing his 61st ball, which he pulled through fine leg to bring up his fourth ODI century, that almost immediately when he raised his bat to celebrate and scream, his knees gave way and They came to an end. Up into a squat. Mark Wood’s face contorted between unbridled joy, extreme exhaustion and ultimately a realization of the undeniable enormity of that moment: this was not just his first century in a World Cup, this one against the defending champions in a World Cup. There was a century. It is considered necessary for South Africa to win this match after the crushing defeat against Netherlands at the beginning of the week.

As emotions began to sink in, Klaasen composed himself and acknowledged his teammates and the crowd, which included his wife and daughter, and Heaven. Then, he went directly to Wood to apologize several times. Wood held on for one or three punches and Klaasen could get his moment back, but only until the next wave of fatigue set in. He then came back to bat till the end to conserve energy and try to call up the reserves. To keep finding the limits. It’s a small ground but today it felt like a cauldron and Klaasen had to both absorb and transfer the heat.

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Match Report: Sri Lanka overcome Engelbrecht-led resistance to finally open their account

Sri Lanka 263 for 5 (Samarawickrama 91, Nissanka 54, Dutt 3-44) beat Netherlands 262 (Engelbrecht 70, Van Beek 59, Madushanka 4-49, Rajitha 4-50) by five wickets

91 runs unbeaten from Sadira Samarawickrama Chasing a difficult target, Sri Lanka overcame a strong Dutch team and finally got points on the board. The result meant Sri Lanka joined Afghanistan, the Netherlands, Bangladesh and England on two points after four matches; However, they went ahead of Afghanistan in terms of net run rate – before England slipped to the bottom of the table in the evening.*

Set a target of 263 runs, the chase was built around key partnerships – Kusal Mendis and Pathum Nissanka made 34 off 30 balls in the first counter-attack to recover from the early loss of Kusal Perera, followed by There were bigger partnerships of 52, 77. and 76 – an important link with Samaravikrama.

Match Analysis: Classy Klaasen digs deep to make Wankhede his Colosseum

This is the 47th over of the Netherlands’ innings. Logan van Beek, running between the wickets, is not safe and is resigned to his fate. Substitute fielder Dunith Velazquez threw from cover to Chamika Karunaratne, who missed an easy run out opportunity at the bowler’s end. Van Beek completed his first ODI half-century.

Then Van Beek rested in the final over Kasun RajithaSlow ball towards deep midwicket. Charith Asalanka covered some ground at first before throwing herself completely across the boundary. It was on the small side and pace could have taken over but for Asalanka’s athleticism and balance.

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  • Rahul Dravid has Disagreement with two “average” pitch ratings Here’s what ICC match referees have done in the first 11 days of the 2023 ODI World Cup. In doing so he has called for greater diversity in the types of surfaces that will be considered “good” or “very good” – the ICC’s highest pitch ratings.
  • match preview

    India vs New Zealand, Dharamshala (2pm IST; 8.30am GMT; 7.30pm AEDT)

    Ask any ardent Indian fan who their second favorite cricket team is, and New Zealand will be a common answer. Ask the same group of fans which team scares them the most when it comes to ICC events: New Zealand will once again be the unanimous answer. Why are you asking.

    Southampton 2021. Nagpur 2016 and Dubai 2021. Manchester 2019.

    Perhaps it is the last memories here that have shocked most Indian fans. And as much as India might want to deny it, New Zealand have been a shaky team over the years. There are numbers to support this. In all ICC events since 1992 (considering only the finals of the WTC 2019-21 and 2021-23 cycles), India have beaten New Zealand only once in nine attempts.

    team news

    India (Probable): 1 Rohit Sharma (captain), 2 Shubman Gill, 3 Virat Kohli, 4 Shreyas Iyer, 5 KL Rahul (wicketkeeper), 6 Ravindra Jadeja, 7 Suryakumar Yadav/Ishan Kishan, 8 Shardul Thakur/Mohammed Shami, 9 Jasprit Bumrah, 10 Kuldeep Yadav, 11 Mohammad Siraj

    new zealand (Probable): 1 Devon Conway, 2 Will Young, 3 Rachin Ravindra, 4 Tom Latham (c & wk), 5 Daryl Mitchell, 6 Glenn Phillips, 7 Mark Chapman, 8 Mitchell Santner, 9 Matt Henry, 10 Lockie Ferguson , 11 Trent Bolt

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