South Africa thrash New Zealand by 190 runs as Rassie van der Dussen and Quinton de Kock hit centuries, before Keshav Maharaj and Marco Jansen tear through Black Caps' batting line-up

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  • South Africa continued their good World Cup run by beating New Zealand
  • The Proteas thrashed nan Black Caps by 190 runs successful a hugely ascendant display
  • Rassie van der Dussen and Quinton de Kock some scored superb centuries  

By Aadam Patel For Mailonline

Published: 12:30 EDT, 1 November 2023 | Updated: 12:30 EDT, 1 November 2023

On nan eve of this conflict betwixt South Africa and New Zealand successful nan sprawling metropolis of Pune, Rassie van der Dussen said eloquently astir nan Proteas desire to emulate nan Springboks Rugby World Cup success.

The Proteas batter said from his bosom excessively arsenic he described nan scope of challenges their squad had faced successful caller years from Black Lives Matter to nan Social Justice and Nation Building study and really they had each really pulled nan broadside together.

And past he fto his bat do nan talking successful beforehand of a packed house, smashing 133 disconnected 118 deliveries aft New Zealand’s Tom Latham had elected to field.


Van Der Dussen put connected a 200-run business pinch Quinton de Kock, who scored his 4th period of nan World Cup arsenic they group nan Black Caps a pursuit of 358.

A pursuit they ne'er really had a chance of pulling disconnected arsenic Keshav Maharaj and Marco Jansen took 7 wickets betwixt them to vessel New Zealand retired for 167 and seal a 190-run victory.

South Africa thrashed New Zealand by 190 runs successful different hugely ascendant show successful Pune

Rassie van der Dussen (pictured) and Quinton de Kock some deed tons arsenic they posted 357-4

In response, Keshav Maharaj picked up 4 wickets arsenic they bowled retired New Zealand for 167

Remarkably, only nan Netherlands person defeated Temba Bavuma’s broadside successful this tourney and pinch six wins retired of seven, South Africa's conflict against India astatine Eden Gardens successful Kolkata connected Sunday will beryllium a conflict betwixt first and second. It promises to beryllium a tantalising brushwood betwixt nan 2 champion sides successful nan tourney frankincense far.

‘There’s decidedly thing different successful this team. Of course, erstwhile you're successful it, I suppose you conscionable consciousness it,’ Van Der Dussen said successful his pre-match property conference.

There is astir surely thing different.

In Pune, they surpassed England’s World Cup grounds of 76 sixes successful 11 matches during nan 2019 World Cup. The Proteas person deed 82 maximums successful 7 games.

They person hammered Sri Lanka, Australia, England, Bangladesh and New Zealand and scored astatine slightest 300 whenever they person batted first.

The 8 consecutive times they person deed 300+ whenever they person batted first is nan longest streak ever successful men’s ODI cricket.

And pinch a one-wicket triumph against Pakistan, they person shown that conscionable for illustration nan Springboks they tin triumph disfigured too.

Already, they person had 8 hundreds of years astatine this year’s World Cup - a associated world grounds arsenic it stands - and successful De Kock, they person nan only man to surpass 500 runs astatine this tournament.

With 4 individual hundreds of years already, nan 30-year-old is turning his last-ever ODI tourney into an accumulation circuit astir India.

And truthful they will caput from westbound to eastbound to look nan hosts, brimming pinch confidence. Brimming pinch nan belief they tin spell each nan measurement contempt having ne'er won a World Cup.

‘You realise that there's fans who’ve been really scarred by erstwhile performances, and you can't really criticise them for emotion that way. Criticism comes from a spot of hurt, they’ve seen that movie before. But personally, and for astir of nan group successful our squad and guidance team, we haven't lived that. It's not portion of america arsenic a team. It's portion of history. But it's surely not portion of america arsenic a team.’ Van Der Dussen insisted.

Not since 1999 had South Africa beaten Pakistan astatine a World Cup. On Friday nighttime successful Chennai, this squad changed that.

De Kock continued his good World Cup and he is nan tournament's only batter to walk 500 runs 

It was a dreadful time for New Zealand to time off their qualifying hopes hanging successful nan balance

Not since 1999 had South Africa beaten New Zealand astatine a World Cup. After 5 defeats, it was this squad that ended that drought here.

Back successful 1999, they fell agonisingly short of a maiden World Cup last aft that infamous semi-final astatine Edgbaston against Australia.

But arsenic Van Der Dussen articulated, this broadside hasn’t lived immoderate of those experiences and they judge they tin spell nan distance.

Time will show - but correct now, nan men successful greenish look tin of going each nan way.


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