ENG vs SA: England suffer record defeat by South Africa in World Cup


ENG vs SA: England’s hopes of defending their World Cup title are in jeopardy after they were crushed by 229 runs by South Africa in Mumbai.

The world champions need to win all their remaining five group games to secure a spot in the semi-finals.

It was one of England’s worst performances ever, as they were hampered by sickness and injuries in the scorching heat. South Africa piled up 399-7, the highest total England have ever given away in a 50-over match.

Heinrich Klaasen smashed a century off 61 balls and Marco Jansen added 75 off 42 balls as England had no answer.

England’s batting was equally dismal, as they collapsed to 68-6 and then 100-8. Only some late hitting from Mark Wood and Gus Atkinson saved them from a bigger defeat.

But it was still the biggest loss by runs in their ODI history, as they were bowled out for 170 in 22 overs.

England’s campaign is in disarray and they face Sri Lanka on Thursday. They also have to play India and Australia, who could knock them out of the tournament.

ENG vs SA: Full Scorecard

South Africa  (50 ovs maximum)

Quinton de Kock †c †Buttler b Topley42310200.00
Reeza Hendricks b Rashid857511193113.33
Rassie van der Dussen c Bairstow b Rashid6061868098.36
Aiden Markram (c)c Bairstow b Topley4244634095.45
Heinrich Klaasen b Atkinson10967119124162.68
David Miller c Stokes b Topley5671083.33
Marco Jansen not out75427236178.57
Gerald Coetzee c sub (LS Livingstone) b Atkinson33200100.00
Keshav Maharaj not out11100100.00
Extras(b 2, lb 3, nb 1, w 9)15
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 7.98)399/7
Did not bat: Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi 
Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Quinton de Kock, 0.2 ov), 2-125 (Rassie van der Dussen, 19.4 ov), 3-164 (Reeza Hendricks, 25.2 ov), 4-233 (Aiden Markram, 34.6 ov), 5-243 (David Miller, 36.3 ov), 6-394 (Heinrich Klaasen, 49.1 ov), 7-398 (Gerald Coetzee, 49.5 ov) • DRS
Reece Topley8.508839.962310440
David Willey916106.77276231
Joe Root6.104807.7862200
Gus Atkinson906026.66276210
Mark Wood7076010.85910210
Adil Rashid1006126.10204100

England  (T: 400 runs from 50 ovs)

Jonny Bairstow c van der Dussen b Ngidi1012131183.33
Dawid Malan c †de Kock b Jansen611301054.54
Joe Root c Miller b Jansen2690033.33
Ben Stokes c & b Rabada58201062.50
Harry Brook lbw b Coetzee1725332168.00
Jos Buttler (c)†c †de Kock b Coetzee1571421214.28
David Willey c Rabada b Ngidi12122411100.00
Adil Rashid c Hendricks b Coetzee1014141071.42
Gus Atkinson b Maharaj35213170166.66
Mark Wood not out43172525252.94
Reece Topley absent hurt
Extras(lb 9, nb 1, w 5)15
TOTAL22 Ov (RR: 7.72)170
Fall of wickets: 1-18 (Jonny Bairstow, 2.3 ov), 2-23 (Joe Root, 3.6 ov), 3-24 (Dawid Malan, 5.1 ov), 4-38 (Ben Stokes, 8.1 ov), 5-67 (Jos Buttler, 11.1 ov), 6-68 (Harry Brook, 11.3 ov), 7-84 (Adil Rashid, 15.1 ov), 8-100 (David Willey, 16.3 ov), 9-170 (Gus Atkinson, 21.6 ov) • DRS
Lungi Ngidi512625.20232230
Marco Jansen503527.00194210
Kagiso Rabada613816.33246101
Gerald Coetzee403538.75135110
Keshav Maharaj2027113.5041300


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