In the ongoing ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 in Mumbai on Tuesday, South Africa defeated Bangladesh by 149 runs, with Quinton de Kock's outstanding batting performance proving to be vital. Bangladesh's top order was rattled early on in Chasing 383 by players like Kagiso Rabada and Marco Jansen. Jansen and Rabada claimed the wickets of Bangladesh's openers Tanzid Hasan and Litton Das, who were dismissed for 12 and 22, respectively. Najmul Hossain Shanto was replaced by Jansen with a golden duck as he struck again in this regard.
Meanwhile, captain Shakib Al Hasan (1) fell cheaply to Lizaad Williams. Mahmudullah, who batted at number six, was Bangladesh's lone bright spot in the second innings, smashing his third World Cup century (111 off 111 balls). However, he failed to find a suitable partner, so his knock had little effect, and Bangladesh was eventually bowled out for 233 in 46.4 overs. Gerald Coetzee, aside from Jansen's two-wicket haul, claimed three dismissals. In the meantime, Kagiso Rabada and Lizaad Williams both claimed two wickets.
South Africa chose to bat and once again put on a fantastic display with the bat, stacking the scoreboard with an enormous 382/5. Quinton de Kock was out to Hasan Mahmud after scoring 174 off 140 deliveries. The 60(69) scorer Aiden Markram provided him with excellent support. Henrich Klaasen, who has made a significant impression in the tournament, struck for ninety-nine in just forty-nine balls. After that, David Miller completed the innings flawlessly and came back unscathed at 34(15).
Earlier, Bangladesh made two early injections and got off to a strong start when Mehidy Hasan Miraz trapped Rassie van der Dussen LBW for 1(7) and Shoriful Islam removed Reeza Hendricks for 12(19). After that, Markram and De Kock contributed to Proteas' comeback, scoring 131 runs off 137 for the third wicket, before Markram was dismissed for 60 (69) by Shakib. After that, De Kock went on to finish his ton, his third of the World Cup.
Towards the end, Klaasen and Miller combined to hit boundaries at will and inflict more damage.