AUS vs SA Live Score, World Cup 2023: While it was a second win on the trot for South Africa, Australia have now had defeats in as many games at the ongoing world cup.
Aus vs SA World Cup 2023 Highlights: In what was an all-round domination from all three departments on the field, South Africa posted a 134 run win against Australia in their second league stage game of the tournament at the Ekana International Stadium in Lucknow on Thursday. Earlier, opener Quinton de Kock got his second successive ton at the 2023 ODI World Cup to help South Africa post 311/7 in their quota of 50 overs.
The opponents were recently engaged in a five-match ODI series in South Africa. The Proteas won the series 3-2. The battle between Australia fast bowlers and South Africa’s top-order will be pivotal to the outcome of the match. Both teams will be hoping to gain the upper hand with a strong performance in this area of the game.
Aus vs SA: Playing XIs
South Africa XI: Temba Bavuma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Heinrich Klaasen, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Rassie van der Dussen, Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lungi Ngidi, Kagiso Rabada
Aus vs SA: Player of the match
Quinton de Kock: It was a great win for the boys, to be honest, we didn’t know how the pitch would play, we assessed the conditions beautifully and then applied ourselves well with the bat. The guys who spent time on the wicket, got a hand on the conditions and then used their scoring options. 311 was an above par score, I have played here for the Lucknow team (in the IPL), it becomes harder to bat second. The wicket does change a bit. It was sweaty and humid, the bowlers were on top of their game, no real loose balls and they picked early wickets. I think we are keen to prove ourselves, we played well, but it’s just 2 games, the World Cup is a long tournament and games come quickly around, we will take it on a match-by-match basis.