South Africa created history as they beat New Zealand in the ICC Men's ODI World Cup for the first time in 24 years

South Africa continued their march towards the semifinals of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 with a 190-run win over fellow contenders New Zealand at Pune's MCA Stadium.

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Abishek Goswami
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South Africa created history as they beat New Zealand in the ICC Men's ODI World Cup for the first time in 24 years

Aiden Markram, Keshav Maharaj and Temba Bavuma celebrate Daryl Mitchell's wicket Image - AFP/Getty

South Africa defeated New Zealand and recorded their first win over the Kiwis since 1999 in the men's Cricket World Cup. Marco Jansen gave a double blow to New Zealand in the first Powerplay before Gerald Coetzee and Kagiso Rabada followed up with wickets of their own. Keshav Maharaj then scalped four wickets to ensure a dominant victory by 190 runs.

Earlier, a 200-run second-wicket stand between centurions Quinton de Kock and Rassie van der Dussen set the stage for yet another 300-plus total for South Africa. David Miller then scored 53 runs to help his side reach a huge total.

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Marco Jansen finished with 2/20 at the end of the first Powerplay, where he scalped the wickets of Devon Conway and Rachin Ravindra. Will Young and Ravindra tried to go for quick runs. But Jansen struck yet again in the ninth over to get Ravindra caught at fine leg.

Gerald Coetzee and Kagiso Rabada ensured that the built-up pressure wasn't let off. Coetzee got the wicket of Young and Rabada had the New Zealand skipper Tom Latham caught in the covers. Mitchell fought but in the end, he fell to Maharaj in the 19th over. New Zealand crumbled under the pressure as they lost their next four for merely 43 runs.  

Earlier, Bavuma was sent back to the dressing room by Trent Boult. Rassie van der Dussen then came together with Quinton de Kock to take forward the Proteas batting effort. They kept the scoring rate in the higher ranges of four till the 20-over mark, with a number of aggressive shots. 

Matt Henry walked back into the pavilion without finishing his sixth over. The pacer had pulled a hamstring after the third ball of the 27th over, and the remaining deliveries were completed by James Neesham. De Kock and Van der Dussen picked pace after the 30-over mark. They added 39 runs off the next five overs. De Kock then brought up his fourth Cricket World Cup hundred with a maximum off Neesham in the 36th over.

The Black Caps finally had their way in the 40th over, when Southee got the wicket of de Kock. However, this brought the dangerous David Miller onto the crease. Along with Van der Dussen, he added a quickfire 78 for the third wicket. Van der Dussen ended his inning scoring 133 runs in 118 runs while Miller ended with 53 runs.

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