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Twitter Reactions: South Africa hand England their biggest defeat in ODI World Cup history


Twitter Reactions: South Africa hand England their biggest defeat in ODI World Cup history


In the 20th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, the clash between England and South Africa at the Wankhede Stadium delivered a one-sided contest.

Electing to bowl first after winning the toss, England faced a daunting challenge as South Africa amassed a formidable total of 399/7 in their 50 overs.

Heinrich Klaasen and Marco Jansen added 151 runs for the sixth wicket

Heinrich Klaasen‘s sensational knock of 109 runs from 67 deliveries anchored South Africa’s innings, well-supported by valuable contributions from Reeza Hendricks (85 runs) and Marco Jansen (75 runs).

Klaasen and Jansen added a 151-run partnership for the six wicket and took the Proteas side to a mammoth total.

England’s bowlers struggled to contain the South African onslaught, with Reece Topley and Adil Rashid being the pick of the bowlers, claiming three and two wickets respectively.

South African pacers dismantle England’s batting unit

Chasing a mammoth target of 400, England’s batting lineup faltered, succumbing to the pressure imposed by a disciplined South African bowling attack.

Tailender Mark Wood’s blistering 43 runs off 17 balls provided some respite, but it was not enough as England were bundled out for 170 runs in 22 overs. South African pacers exhibited a dominant performance, with Gerald Coetzee taking 3 wickets, while Marco Jansen and Lungi Ngidi picked up two wickets apiece.


The match concluded with South Africa clinching a convincing victory by a substantial margin of 229 runs, showcasing their strength in both batting and bowling departments.

Also READ: ODI World Cup 2023, IND vs NZ – Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium Pitch Report, Dharamsala Weather Forecast, ODI Stats & Records | India vs New Zealand

Biggest defeats by runs for England in ODIs

  • 229 vs South Africa, Mumbai in 2023
  • 221 vs Australia, Melourne in 2022
  • 219 vs Sri Lanka, Colombo in 2018

Here’s how Twitter reacted to South Africa’s thumping win:

Also READ: IND vs NZ – India’s best playing XI for the World Cup 2023 match against New Zealand in Dharamsala


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