South Africa won against Australia by 134 runs to register their 2nd win of ICC World Cup 2023 played at Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow on 12th October 2023. The incredible batting and bowling performance of the South African team during the AUS vs SA 10th match CWC 2023 beat Australia by 134 runs to mark their 2nd win in the ICC World Cup 2023.
Table of Contents
- 1 Proteas Dominating win against Aussies: What was the Playing XI for the AUS vs SA 10th match CWC 2023
- 2 Proteas Dominating Win against Aussies: Interesting Highlights of AUS vs SA 10th match CWC 2023
- 3 AUS vs SA 10th match CWC 2023: Decoding South Africa’s score of 311-7 in 50 Overs
- 4 AUS vs SA 10th match CWC 2023: Decoding Australia’s score of 177-10 in 40.5 Overs
- 5 Proteas Dominating Win against Aussies: Interesting Facts about the AUS vs SA 9th match CWC 2023
Proteas Dominating win against Aussies: What was the Playing XI for the AUS vs SA 10th match CWC 2023
Here is the Playing XI for Australia and South Africa during the AUS vs SA 10th match CWC 2023 you need to know:
Australia Playing XI:
- David Warner: Batsman
- Mitchell Marsh: All-rounder
- Steven Smith: Batsman
- Marnus Labuschagne: All-rounder
- Glenn Maxwell: All-rounder
- Josh Inglis: Batsman and Wicket-Keeper
- Marcus Stoinis: All-rounder
- Pat Cummins (Captain): Bowler
- Mitchell Starc: Bowler
- Adam Zampa: Bowler
- Josh Hazlewood: Bowler
South Africa Playing XI:
- Quinton de Kock: Batsman and Wicket-keeper
- Temba Bavuma (Captain): Batsman
- Rassie van der Dussen : Batsman
- Aiden Markram:Batsman
- Heinrich Klaasen : Batsman and Wicket-Keeper
- David Miller: Batsman
- Marco Jansen: All rounder
- Tabraiz Shamsi: Bowler
- Keshav Maharaj: Bowler
- Lungi Ngidi: Bowler
- Kagiso Rabada: Bowler
After surveying the above playing XI of AUS vs SA 10th Match CWC 2023, here are the interesting facts to know:
- Australia played with a massive combination of 4-all-rounders, while South Africa played with a single all-rounder: Marco Jansen.
- South Africa included 2-wicket keepers in their playing XI. In contrast, Australia included only a single wicket-keeper in the playing XI.
- South Africa played with a combination of 7 Batsmen ( including 1 all-rounder and 2 wicket-keepers). On the other side, Australia also played with a combination of 7 Batsmen (including 4 all-rounders and 1 wicket-keeper).
- Compared to the previous matches of both teams, Australia replaced Marcus Stoinis in place of Cameron Green and Josh Inglis in place of Alex Carey. In Contrast, South Africa replaced Tabraiz Shamsi in place of Gerald Coetzee.
Proteas Dominating Win against Aussies: Interesting Highlights of AUS vs SA 10th match CWC 2023
Australian captain Pat Cummins elected to bat first after winning the toss at Lucknow to restrict South Africa with a low score.
The Australian cricket team was aiming to bounce back after facing a severe 6 wicket-defeat against India in this tournament. But, situations turned out to be completely different for Australian batsmen which will be discussed in detail…
South Africa Batting:
South Africa started off well with the bat with the opening batsman Quinton de Kock scoring his 2nd consecutive century of this tournament with a score of 109 runs from 106 balls ( including 8 fours and 5 sixes).
South Africa’s middle order batsman Aiden Markram scored a crucial 56 runs from 44 balls (including 7 fours and 1 six).
South Africa managed to score 311-7 against Australia’s challenging bowling attack.
Australia’s bowler Mitchell Starc’s 53-2 in 9 overs and Glenn Maxwell’s 34-2 in 10 overs ensured South Africa once again did not cross the 400-run mark.
Australia’s 2nd innings was marked by a collapsing start by losing all the important wickets at an early stage with frequent intervals as mentioned below:
- Mitchell Marsh (7 runs from 15 balls) at 27-1 in 5.5 overs.
- David Warner (13 runs from 27 balls- including 2 fours) at 27-2 in 6.5 overs.
- Steven Smith (19 runs from 16 balls- including 4 fours) at 50-3 in 9.5 overs.
- Josh Inglis (5 runs from 4 balls-including 1 four) at 54-4 in 11.1 overs
- Glenn Maxwell (3 runs from 17 balls) at 65-5 in 16.1 overs
- Marcus Stoinis (5 runs from 4 balls) at 70-6 in 17.2 overs.
At 70-6, it completely seemed impossible for Australia to reach above 100 runs. But Australian batsman Marnus Labuschagne tried to fight against the toughest bowling of the South African bowlers but only scored 46 runs from 74 balls ( including 3 fours) and was finally dismissed at 143-8 in 34.4 overs
Finally, Australia was restricted to a score of 177-10 in 40.5 overs and South Africa won by 134 runs to reach the top position of the points table.
Here is the list of top bowling figures from South African bowlers:
- Kagiso Rabada: 33-3 in 8 overs (including 1 maiden over)
- Keshav Maharaj: 30-2 in 10 overs
- Tabraiz Shamsi: 38-2 in 7.5 overs
- Marco Jansen: 54-2 in 7 overs
- Lungi Ngidi: 18-1 in 8 overs (includes 2 maiden overs)
AUS vs SA 10th match CWC 2023: Decoding South Africa’s score of 311-7 in 50 Overs
Here is the detailed breakdown of South Africa’s 1st innings score of 311-7 in 50 overs split into 10 overs intervals:
- 0 to 10 overs: 53-0
- 10 to 20 overs: 55-1( South Africa’s score at 20 overs: 108-1)
- 20 to 30 overs: 63-1 (South Africa’s score at 30 overs: 171-2)
- 30 to 40 overs: 61-1( South Africa’s score at 40 overs: 232-3)
- 40 to 50 overs: 79-4( South Africa’s score at 50 overs: 311-7)
From the above analysis, it becomes evident that South Africa scored a maximum of 79 runs in the last 10 overs as well as lost the maximum number of 4 wickets during the same phase.
Australians were not the best with their fielding like they used to perform well in the previous editions of World Cup matches as there were too many drop catches and misfields in this match. Dropping 5 easier catches in this match proved to be a game-changing moment for South Africa as well as the previous match against India when a crucial catch of Virat Kohli was dropped that proved to become the turning point of the game.
AUS vs SA 10th match CWC 2023: Decoding Australia’s score of 177-10 in 40.5 Overs
Here is the breakdown of Australia’s 2nd innings score of 177-10 in 40.5 overs split into 10 overs intervals:
- 0 to 10 overs: 50-3
- 10 to 20 overs: 30-3( Australia’s score at 20 overs: 80-6)
- 20 to 30 overs: 45-0 ( Australia’s score at 30 overs: 125-6)
- 30 to 40 overs: 49-2( Australia’s score at 35 overs: 174-8)
- 40 to 50 overs: 3-2 ( Australia’s score at 40.5 overs: 177-10)
From the above facts, Australia scored a maximum number of 50 runs in the first 10 overs of the powerplay by simultaneously losing a huge number of 3 wickets during the same phase.
In contrast to the Australians’ fielding, the proteas were cautious by taking all the important catches during the crucial moments of the match and there weren’t any dropped catches as the fielding by the entire South African team was fabulous with a strong bowling attack.
Though the Australian cricket team included top-class batsmen in their playing XI, none of the batsmen could make an impressive score.
Proteas Dominating Win against Aussies: Interesting Facts about the AUS vs SA 9th match CWC 2023
- Quinton de Kock recorded his highest score of 109 runs against Australia in the World Cup.
- This is the 2nd consecutive century for Quinton de Kock in ICC World Cup 2023. As a South African Batsman cum wicket-keeper Quinton de Kock is the 2nd player to hit two successive centuries in a single edition of the World Cup following the former South African batsman Ab De Villers in 2011.
- Quinton de Kock becomes the highest scorer of ICC World Cup 2023 (till date: 12th October 2023).
- The 108-opening partnership between Quinton de Kock and Temba Bavuma is the 3rd highest for South Africa for any wicket against Australia in World Cup matches.
- South African batsman Rassie van der Dussen is the 5th fastest batsman to complete 2000 ODI runs in 45 innings.
- Quinton de Kock is the 3rd South African batsman to score a century against Australia in World Cup matches. Additionally, the South African opener is the 3rd Batsman for his team to score the most number of hundreds against Australia in ODIs ( 3 centuries against Australians).
- Quinton de Kock holds the record for 2nd most number of ODI hundreds (19 ODI hundreds) as an opening batsman following the former South African opener Hashim Amla (27 ODI hundreds).
- South African Opener Quinton de Kock is the 2nd Wicket-keeper to hit a century for his team in the World Cup following the former South African player Ab De Villers.
- This is the 5th Consecutive match South Africa has scored a total of above 300 runs in ODI followed by the 5-match ODI series against Australia in September 2023.
- This is the 5th consecutive win for South Africa against their opposition in ODIs with more than a 100-run margin win followed by the series against Australia in September 2023.
- This is the biggest defeat for Australia by 134 runs against opponents in World Cup matches.
- This is the 4th lowest total for Australia in the World Cup this century.
- South Africa scores the 6th most number of consecutive 300s in ODIs based on their performance in the past 5 matches with a score above 300 runs.
- After 1992, this was the first time Australia successively lost its two matches in the beginning stage of the World Cup.
- This is the first time in World Cup matches that Australia has dropped a maximum number of 5 crucial catches against its opponents.
- This is the first time Australia is playing at Lucknow in the history of cricket.
South Africa in recent times has performed well against its opponents in ODI matches and aims to shed off the “chokers” tag from ICC tournaments by ensuring to win the upcoming matches against the strong opponents in the ICC World Cup 2023 tournament.
Also, Quinton De Kock has a higher chance of becoming the highest run-scorer in the ICC World Cup 2023 tournament with his consistent form.