After coming into bat first, South Africa got off to a brilliant start with Quinton de Kock dealing in boundaries and Bavuma rotating singles and doubles from the other end. Quinton de Kock who is carrying a brilliant form, once again showed his skills and punished every bowler he faced. The 30-year-old was returning after scoring a brilliant century against Sri Lanka in South Africa's opening victory in the ODI World Cup 2023 campaign.
Bavuma scored 35 and Maxwell sent him to the dressing room in the 20th over. De Kock scored another century, his 19th in the ODI format. Simply, he is making his last tournament memorable before taking retirement.
Van der Dussen, another centurion from the last match came to help de Kock in the middle but managed to add only 26 runs to the scoreboard. Glenn Maxwell then completely outplayed Quinton de Kock and came up with the biggest wicket of the Proteas' inning.
Markram scored the fastest century in World Cup history during the game against Sri Lanka started brilliantly. He went on to complete his half-century but couldn't carry for too long.
Klaasen, Miller & Jansen tried to play some big hits, add some runs but could only manage to reach 311 runs after de Kock provided the side a comfortable surface to push forward for at least 350 runs.
After a poor batting display against the hosts in the first match, Australia couldn't improve much as they had a very poor start. Marco Jansen came up with the first breakthrough in the sixth over when he dismantled Marsh for only 7 runs Lungi Ngidi then sent Warner Home in the next over while delivering a maiden over. Steve Smith is not in his peak right now and it is quite visible.
Kagiso Rabada didn't have to make a masterplan to send the right-handed batsman to the dressing room for just 19 runs. It looked like Australia were throwing away wickets and how could the Proteas deny that? Australia's struggle against the bowling attack of South Africa came in front of the whole world once again as They lost their fifth wicket for just 65 runs. Neither Stoinis or Maxwell could add something to the scoreboard for the Aussies
Labuschagne and Starc tried to construct a partnership but it was never going to work in front of a confident lineup like that. Australia were bowled out for 177 runs as Rabada picked up 3 wickets while Jansen, Maharaj & Shamsi returned with two wickets each.