Bangladesh and South Africa will play the 23rd match of this Cricket World Cup on 24 October 2023 at Wankhede. This is an arduous task for the Bangladeshis. You do not want to face SA on the same pitch where they scored 399, and that too against the defending champions. You will find the ball-by-ball commentary for this match live under this paragraph. Read about the rest of the match in this article. We will also write about the highlights of this match at the end.
Tournament so far – Bangladesh
Bangladesh is looking forward to keeping their hopes alive for this World Cup. Aside from winning their first match against Afghanistan, they haven’t been able to win. The Afghanistan vs Bangladesh CWC 2023 was the only time they enjoyed some glory.
It was followed by crushing defeats at the hands of England, New Zealand, and India. None of these matches were easy, but it also hurt your morale. The recent loss in the India vs Bangladesh CWC 2023 has hurt them significantly.
Tournament so far – South Africa’s story
South Africa has been enjoying this World Cup, apart from the upset at Dharmasala at the hands of the Netherlands during the Netherlands vs South Africa CWC 2023 game. Apart from that, South Africa has been a menace to face in the group stage so far. Their pace-heavy attack has delivered, while the batters are performing like never before (I guess.)
In the recent England vs South Africa CWC 2023 game at this same venue, South African batters showed why they are the best. And how can you forget the man in form, Klaasen? Even Reeza scored a significant knock, and he is the replacement.
He might sit back in the dugout if Bavuma returns, which he most likely will. This picture I am painting might be the most serene portrait of the Proteas, with a hint of a smear, the match against the Dutch. But this picture is quite a horror show for Bangladesh.
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|Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai|
|Match||Bangladesh vs South Africa|
|Match time||2 pm Indian Standard Time|
|Date||24 October 2023|
|TV Umpire||Paul Wilson|
|Reserve Umpire||KN Ananthapadmanabhan|
|Match Referee||Jeff Crowe|
Probable playing eleven
Hopefully, Shakib will be fit to play tomorrow. If that happens, this is what the probably playing eleven may look like for Bangladesh.
Bangladesh: Litton Das, Tanzid Hasan, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Towhid Hridoy, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Hasan Mahmud, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam
Well, it seems like there is a similar situation in the Proteas camp. They are looking forward to their skipper joining their ranks, too. Bavuma will most likely play in this match.
South Africa: Quinton de Kock(w), Temba Bavuma (c), Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Gerald Coetzee, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi
This is the same pitch where the Proteas scored 399. It is a ground where the dew factor will play a huge role. Win the toss and bowl first. You do not want to deal with the wet ball if you are defending a total. However, if SA bats first, they will score 300+ again, as they have been doing in this tournament.
For South Africa, Klaasen and de Kock are in top form. Marco Jansen has proved to be a great all-rounder. These are the key players from their camp. But look out for Klaasen; he might as well play another innings that will blow your mind.
From the Bangladesh camp, Mushfiqur Rahim is a crucial player. His form will be necessary for the Bengal Tigers. However, Shakib is back. And he has been one of the best all-rounders in the history of the World Cup ever. So you cannot write him off even if he returns from an injury.
South Africa wins this match. If you are someone who has been living under a rock, South Africa has been on of the most dangerous teams in the group stages. They might consistently deal with the C word in this tournament’s history, but it is not rocket science that they can easily win against a side like Bangladesh.
However, keeping things balanced, Bangladesh has won their previous two encounters against South Africa in the World Cup 2015 and 2019, respectively. South Africa may have to keep an eye on this dark horse no matter how strong their performance has been.
Let’s say the prediction meter is 80-20 in favor of South Africa.
South Africa won the toss, and they chose to bat first. It seems like another 300 is on the cards.
|Quinton de Kock||Tanzid Ahmad|
|Reeza Hendricks||Litton Das|
|Rassie van der Dussen||Najmul Hossain Shanto|
|Aiden Markram||Shakib Al Hasan|
|Heinrich Klaasen||Mushfiqur Rahim|
|Marco Jansen||Mehidy Hasan Miraz|
|Gerald Coetzee||Nasum Ahmad|
|Keshav Maharaj||Hasan Mahmud|
|Kagiso Rabada||Mustafizur Rahman|
|Lizaad Williams||Shoriful Islam|
First Innings – South Africa
|SOUTH AFRICA 382-5 (50 overs)|
|Quinton de Kock 174 (140)||Hasan Mahmud 2-67|
|Heinrich Klaasen 90 (49)||Mehidy Hasan Miraz 1-44|
|Aiden Markram 60 (69)||Shakib Al Hasan 1-69|
|TARGET||383 runs in 50 overs|
- At this point, it must be a fact that you do not want South Africa to bat first. They will simply score more than 300 runs.
- After a brilliant 174 from Quinton de Kock and a searing 90 from Heinrich Klaasen, they smashed 144 off the final 10 overs to finish with 382.
- Aiden Markram also hit a fifty, but his performance was overshadowed by the chaos following his ejection. Bangladesh was still performing well at the time Markram was fired.
- They had started well with the ball, reducing South Africa to 36/2 in 8 overs.
- There was a massive 131-run stand for the third wicket between de Kock and Markram, but things weren’t out of hand yet. That changed when de Kock teamed up with Klaasen.
- All hell broke free as they unleashed havoc from both ends. Soon after they linked hands, de Kock raised his hundred.
- Bangladesh had nowhere to turn as both velocity and spin vanished. Hasan Mahmud ultimately fired De Kock and Klaasen, but Miller provided no respite with a short cameo toward the end.
- Despite the tough circumstances on the field, Bangladesh’s fielding was excellent. They rescued a few runs, or South Africa would have easily surpassed 400.
Second Innings – Bangladesh
|BANGLADESH 233 (46.4 overs)|
|Mahmudullah 111 (111)||Gerald Coetzee 3-62|
|Litton Das 22 (44)||Kagiso Rabada 2-42|
|Nasum Ahmed 19 (19)||Marco Jansen 2-39|
|RESULT||South Africa won by 149 runs|
- So, another devastating victory for South Africa at the Wankhede Stadium.
- The ball seems to do a little bit more under lights here, and their bowlers exploited it again, just as they did against England.
- Marco Jansen was again outstanding in his first inning, tormenting batters with speed, movement, and additional bounce. Lizaad Williams, who replaced Ngidi, also found movement.
- They had Bangladesh at 31/3 in 8 overs, and Rabada and Coetzee took over the wicket-taking duties, as they always do.
- Even in the 15th over, the ball was zipping around, as illustrated by Rabada’s stunning catch to dismiss Litton Das LBW.
- Of course, the game had already ended. Bangladesh did have reason to celebrate at the finish when Mahmudullah hit a century, and the tail waggled in encouragement.
- Nonetheless, they fell short by 149 runs. This is another crushing defeat for Bangladesh and another domination from the Proteas.
Man of the match
Quinton de Kock has won the man of the match. This man has shifted his gear for his last dance in the ODI cricket. He has announced his retirement from ODI cricket after this World Cup. However, the fans want him to see more after these 174 runs.