South Africa humiliates the defending champion

Full domination was shown by South Africa against the defending champion England as they won the match by 229 runs. They were brilliant in both the departments. 

The Proteas scored 399/7 in 50 overs and in reply England only managed 170/10 in 22 overs. Also this defeat is the second largest margin defeat in terms of runs in the World Cup by a full member nation.  

After winning the toss, Jos Butler opted to bowl first. 

Proteas lost Quinton de Kock(4 runs) early, but after that Reeza Hendricks (85 runs) who played in absence of the skipper Temba Bavuma started showing his destruction with Rassie van der Dussen (60 runs). Both of them built a partnership of 121 runs. 

After their departure Aiden Markram (42 runs) who was the skipper of the team along with Heinrich Klassen (109 runs) put the team innings pretty well. Klassen showed full demolition against the English bowlers and hit 12 fours and 4 sixes in his knock. In the end Marco Jansen (75 runs not out) was batted aggressively towards the end and hit 3 fours and 6 sixes in his innings. Due to his aggression the team got to 399 runs in 50 overs by losing 7 wickets.   

All the bowlers were beaten brutally by the Proteas batters. Despite this Reece Topley got 3 wickets while Adil Rashid and Gus Atkinson got 2 wickets each.   

England was not looking in a phase to win the match as they lost wickets at regular intervals. No big partnerships were built due to which they had to lose the match. In the end Gus Atkinson (35 runs) and Mark Wood (43 runs not out) showed some bravery against the bowlers. Wood batted well and played 17 balls in which he hit 2 fours and 5 sixes. But this was not enough and as a result they lost the match and scored 170 runs in 22 overs by losing all the wickets. 

Bowlers did a commendable job by restricting them to a well below par score. Gerald Coetzee got most of the wickets as he claimed 3 wickets. Lungi Ngidi, Kagiso Rabada and Marco Jansen got 2 wickets each while Keshav Maharaj got 1 wicket

Heinrich Klassen, South Africa, Player of the Match

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