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NZ vs. SA Highlights: SA’s First CWC Win vs Kiwis Since 1999

NZ vs. SA Highlights: With a victory over the Kiwis, South Africa, who have emerged as one of the most dangerous teams in this World Cup, felt indeed considerably more confident about securing a place in the top four. South Africa has however been a dominant force and has the best net run rate (NRR) among the ten countries, save for the unexpected, shocking loss to the Netherlands. With Heinrich Klaasen leading the way in giving them utterly ridiculous finishing touches and Quinton de Kock frequently turning his starts into hundreds at the top of the order, their batting lineup has been on overdrive. Additionally outstanding has been South Africa’s bowling, led by Kagiso Rabada and Marco Jansen.

After enjoying a flawless start to the competition, New Zealand has suffered straight losses to Australia. Also to South Africa and India due to a mounting list of niggles. Rachin Ravindra’s century helped the Black Caps nearly reach a 389 mark in their last game, giving them some momentum heading into their encounter against the Proteas. New Zealand was unable to go back to winning ways in Pune, and the Black Caps will face intense competition in their remaining group-stage matches.

South Africa, who batted first in Pune, upped their net run rate gradually throughout their innings. Hammering 119 runs in the final 10 overs. Much of the innings was characterized by Quinton de Kock and Rassie van der Dussen, who were helped by David Miller’s 53 off 30. Heinrich Klaasen’s 15 off seven, and Aiden Markram’s six off the final ball of the innings. It was his only ball faced. With 50 overs, South Africa scored 357/4 in the end. Devon Conway was bowled by Jansen in the third over, giving New Zealand an early scare in their chase.

Key Events from the NZ vs. SA World Cup 2023 match are as follows

NZ vs. SA Highlights: SA's First CWC Win vs Kiwis Since 1999

South Africa’s 190-run victory over the Kiwis is tied for New Zealand’s fourth-heaviest ODI loss.

Taking his 16th wicket, Marco Jansen became South Africa’s second-most successful bowler in a single World Cup.

By sharing five wickets, Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, and Gerald Coetzee held New Zealand to 905-4 in 18.3 overs.

It’s Quinton de Kock’s fourth century of the competition.

In the middle overs, he and Rassie van der Dussen’s combination crushed New Zealand.

Van der Dussen ultimately scored 133 off 118, while De Kock eventually fell on 114 off 116.

Injury woes for New Zealand grew worse as important pacer Matt Henry left the pitch midway through his sixth over.

New Zealand enters the game having suffered two straight losses.

Tim Southee is indeed expected to play in this competition for the first time for New Zealand. While Kagiso Rabada is expected to return for South Africa.

SA vs. NZ CWC 2023

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