At Pune's Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, South Africa defeated New Zealand with a stunning win. When the Proteas batted first, Quinton de Kock and Rassie van der Dussen led the charge. Both earned a century, and their 200-run partnership enabled South Africa to reach 357 runs in the opening innings. Notably, Notably, after they went back to the pavilion, David Miller wreaked havoc and that’s a positive sign for the team going forward.
The Black Caps lost wickets frequently while chasing the target. They needed a strong start to chase the target down, and losing three wickets in 10.3 overs pretty much sealed their fate for the day. All batsmen failed to live up to their capabilities as Marco Jansen claimed three wickets and Keshav Maharaj four.
With that, South Africa advanced one spot to the semifinals while New Zealand are in a bit of bother at the moment.
Brief Scores: South Africa 357/4 in 50 overs (van der Dussen 133, de Kock 114; Southee 2-77) beat New Zealand 167 in 35.3 overs (Phillips 60; Maharaj 4-46, Jansen 3-31) by 190 runs