England vs South Africa Highlights, World Cup 2023: ENG suffers its biggest ODI defeat; SA wins by 229 runs

ENG vs SA, ICC World Cup 2023: Catch the commentary, updates, highlights and more from the World Cup match between England and South Africa happening at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Saturday.

Updated : Oct 21, 2023 20:54 IST

South Africa’s Marco Jansen celebrates after taking the wicket of England’s Dawid Malan.
South Africa’s Marco Jansen celebrates after taking the wicket of England’s Dawid Malan.

South Africa’s Marco Jansen celebrates after taking the wicket of England’s Dawid Malan.

Welcome to Sportstar’s HIGHLIGHTS of the ODI World Cup match between England and South Africa happening at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Saturday.

  • October 21, 2023 20:53
    Proteas back on track, England derailed

    England’s title defence continues to meet one stumbling block after another. If it was a shock defeat to Afghanistan in its last game, it was a record 229-run defeat against South Africa today. And this could be the loss that shuts the door on England’s semifinals aspirations. The defending champion was sent on a leather hunt after it chose to bowl as South Africa racked up 399 for seven before the batting came crashing down. It was Mark Wood and Gus Atkinson’s partnership for the ninth wicket, worth 70 runs, that took England to 170 and prevented it from falling to the biggest defeat in World Cup history. England now languishes in the ninth spot on the points table while South Africa moves up to third. That will be all from us today. Join us tomorrow for the match between India and New Zealand, the only two unbeaten teams in the tournament so far.

  • October 21, 2023 20:41
    England suffers biggest defeat in ODIs

    England suffers its heaviest defeat in ODIs after 229-run loss to South Africa in ICC World Cup 2023 match

    England’s 229-run loss against South Africa in an ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 match at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai was its biggest ever defeat in One-Day Internationals.

  • October 21, 2023 20:40
    Top 10 biggest defeats in ODI World Cup history

    Top 10 biggest defeats in ODI World Cup history

    England’s loss to South Africa by 229 runs at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Saturday in the 2023 edition of the ICC World Cup is the latest entrant in this list. It is now the seventh biggest loss in the history of the Cricket World Cup.

  • October 21, 2023 20:31
    South Africa beat England by 229 runs

    FOUR! Wood gives himself room outside off and drills this over the inner circle on the off-side for a boundary. SIX! Wood steps out and clears long-on this time for a maximum. SIX! A dot ball and now another six, this time a slog sweep that sends the ball soaring over the midwicket fence. Wood steps out next ball and lofts this over long-off, or almost, because van der Dussen puts in a commendable dive to pluck the ball from the air and throw it back in just in time; just a single. OUT! Atkinson is clean bowled as he looks to make room and cut this straight length delivery. Topley, who injured his hand while fielding off his own bowling, will not come out to bat. South Africa wins by 229 runs and England falls to its biggest defeat in ODI history. Its previous heaviest defeat was by 221 runs, against Australia in 2022.

  • October 21, 2023 20:25
    ENG 153/8 in 21 overs

    Rabada is back. Dropped! Atkinson is looking to loft this over covers but ends up slicing this high in the air and Phehlukwayo runs in from the boundary but cannot hold on to it. FOUR! This short ball is slapped away with disdain over mid-off by Atkinson. FOUR! Length ball now, slower one and Atkinson picks this over mid-on for another boundary. A bit of frustration for South Africa’s bowlers as England’s tail wags. FOUR! What a shot! Atkinson had backed away very far outside leg-stump, Rabada darted in a slower one quite wide outside off and Atkinson still reached out desperately and managed to slap it over extra-cover for a boundary. FOUR! Another boundary to end the over as Atkinson hammers this down the ground. 18 runs from the over.

  • October 21, 2023 20:23
    ENG 135/8 in 20 overs

    SIX! Keshav Maharaj is greeted with a maximum five balls after the spinner is introduced into the attack. Fantastic slog sweep from Wood. A couple more at long-on for Wood to end the over.

  • October 21, 2023 20:15
    ENG 125/8 in 19 overs

    Ngidi again. Wide down leg-side. FOUR! Length ball on the rise outside off and Atkinson belts this through mid-off for a boundary. Back of a length now on the stumps and defended off the backfoot by Atkinson. Top edge on the pull for Atkinson and the ball balloons in the night sky. Quinton de Kock is running towards it but the ball swerves away and even a valiant dive is not enough for the keeper to pouch this.

  • October 21, 2023 20:11
    ENG 118/8 in 18 overs

    Jansen comes back. Atkinson pulls one away to deep backward square for a single. FOUR! Full and Wood pummels this down the ground for a boundary. He got his front leg out of the way and lofted this straight. SIX! Full again, slower one maybe, and Wood clears his front leg again and sends this soaring over wide long-on for a maximum. Dropped! Wood pulled this hard and Hendricks drops this easy chance at midwicket. Probably one of the few mistakes South Africa has committed today. SIX! Another big one to end the over and Wood with some consolation here for England.

  • October 21, 2023 20:04
    ENG 101/8 in 17 overs

    Ngidi replaces Rabada. SIX! In the slot outside off and Willey whacks it over long-on for a maximum. OUT! Shorter, it goes off the splice of the bat and high in the air as Willey looks to pull this. Rabada completes a stunning catch running in from mid-off to send him back. Mark Wood is in next.

  • October 21, 2023 19:59
    ENG 94/7 in 16 overs

    Coetzee. OUT! Another one bites the dust and Rashid’s date with danger comes to an end. Short of a good length outside off and Rashid was looking to cut it and ended up toe-ending it to the slip fielder, who takes a brilliant catch. FOUR! Gus Atkinson is off the mark with a first-ball boundary as he flicks a full toss behind square-leg. A couple more for him next ball. FOUR! Too full and punched down the ground by Atkinson for a boundary. Full again on off-stump and Atkinson jams it to point fielder.

  • October 21, 2023 19:55
    ENG 84/6 in 15 overs

    Rabada again. He keeps Rashid guessing by varying his lengths. This one is pitched up and Rashid lofts this over mid-off and comes back for a couple. Full on the pads now and Rashid backs away outside leg-stump and whips this to fine-leg for a single. Bouncer to end the over and Willey ducks under it.

  • October 21, 2023 19:52
    ENG 81/6 in 14 overs

    Coetzee will continue. He starts off with three dot balls. FOUR! Length on middle and Rashid takes a swipe at this and sends it over mid-on for a boundary. Fullish on middle now and Rashid whips it to midwicket for a dot ball. Full on middle again and whipped away by Rashid again through midwicket for three runs. Markram at the boundary keeps it from going for four.

  • October 21, 2023 19:46
    ENG 74/6 in 13 overs

    FOUR! Rabada shapes it in and it goes off Willey’s inside edge, beats the keeper and runs away to the boundary. Just four runs from the over.

  • October 21, 2023 19:36
    ENG 70/6 in 12 overs

    OUT! Buttler is gone. Fantastic delivery by Coetzee, who struggled to get his lines right in the first over. This was a cross-seam delivery on a heavy length outside off and Buttler poked at it and it went straight into the keeper’s gloves. OUT! This one keeps low and raps Brook on the pads. Given leg-before and Brook reviews it but it looked plum. The ball nipped in a touch after pitching and went on to hit Brook’s back pad. Review shows it is hitting off-stump on umpire’s call and Brook has to walk. Adil Rashid comes in next. A couple of singles to end the over.

  • October 21, 2023 19:34
    ENG 67/4 in 11 overs

    Rabada is on the money as he starts off with three dot balls. Slower one this and pushed back to the bowler. Length outside off and defended behind point. Five dot balls in a row in the over for Brook. Maiden over as Brook drives this full one straight to mid-off.

  • October 21, 2023 19:27
    ENG 67/4 in 10 overs

    Coetzee into the attack. Starts off with a wide down leg-side. FOUR! On the pads and clipped behind to the boundary by Buttler. FOUR! This is full and straight and pushed through mid-on by Buttler for consecutive boundaries. SIX! Over-pitched and lofted over mid-off by Buttler to make it 14 from three balls.

  • October 21, 2023 19:21
    ENG 50/4 in 9 overs

    OUT! Rabada takes a brilliant return catch and that is the end of Stokes, who gets a leading edge trying to turn the face of the bat to play on the leg-side. Captain Jos Buttler is in next but this chase doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. Buttler is off the mark with a single off the first ball he faces. FOUR! Brook whirls his wrists to drive this behind point and to the boundary. SIX! Brook duly punishes this free-hit with a huge hit for six runs.

  • October 21, 2023 19:17
    ENG 38/3 in 8 overs

    Jansen continues. FOUR! Stokes is off the mark with a cracking pull shot to the midwicket boundary. On the pads this one and whipped to fine-leg for another single by Stokes. On a length, in and around middle and leg-stump, and Brook misses.

  • October 21, 2023 19:13
    ENG 33/3 in 7 overs

    Here comes Rabada with the ball. A slip in place. Brook plays and misses as the ball whizzes past the inside edge. Crisp drive by Brook next ball but straight to cover fielder. Another good-looking drive and stopped by extra-cover. Driven again and good job by the extra-cover fielder to dive and stop this to keep it to a single. Stokes whips this off his pads and called leg-bye again. He is yet to open his account today.

  • October 21, 2023 19:05
    ENG 29/3 in 6 overs

    Jansen again. South Africa goes up for a review first ball for caught behind. This was going down leg-side and Malan looked to flick it but seems to have missed. But wait! He seems to have got some bat on it, as UltraEdge suggests, and that is the end of Malan. Harry Brook on strike. Hat-trick ball coming up for Jansen. He almost gets it as he sends down another brilliant delivery to Brook, who defends on the front foot but misses as the ball shapes in a bit. FOUR! Width outside off and Brook slashes this behind point for his first boundary. Short and pulled to fine-leg for a single by Brook to end the over.

  • October 21, 2023 19:01
    ENG 24/2 in 5 overs

    Ngidi continues. Wide outside off-stump, Malan wants to drive this but only gets an inside edge. Beaten! Good length outside off and Malan looks to drive this square of the wicket but misses. Length ball on leg-stump and tucked behind by Malan for one leg-bye. Angling across outside off and Stokes shoulders arms. Stokes swings and misses outside off-stump and that’s the end of the over.

  • October 21, 2023 18:55
    ENG 23/2 in 4 overs

    Jansen continues. He pitches this full and it shapes into Root, who shuffles across to whip this off his pads. Jansen appeals for LBW but this seems to have gone off the inside edge for a single. Angling down leg-side and flicked behind by Malan for one leg-bye. Full this time on off-stump and Root defends this solidly to mid-off. Root comes down the track a bit and drives this crisply but straight to cover. This is wide outside off and extra run added to England’s total. OUT! Pitched on leg-stump and Root flicks this straight to the leg-slip fielder. Ben Stokes the next man and England’s hopes now pretty much hinge on him.

  • October 21, 2023 18:47
    ENG 20/1 in 3 overs

    Ngidi continues. FOUR! Bairstow pulls this length delivery behind square-leg with nonchalance for a boundary. OUT! Gone next ball. Bairstow looks to flick this too and he ends up chipping it high into the night sky and it is taken at the backward square-leg boundary. First blow for England and it is the big fish gone. Joe Root comes in next. Length around off-stump and Root defends this to point. Full and straight and Root clips this to midwicket for a single. Ngidi darts in a wide outside off before ending the over with a dot ball.

  • October 21, 2023 18:40
    ENG 14/0 in 2 overs

    Jansen from the other end. A gully and a wide fine-leg in place for Bairstow. Shaping into him and Bairstow misses the flick on leg-side. Gets an inside edge actually onto his pad. Misses the flick again and this time the ball gets stuck in the flap of the pad. Clipped off the pad now for a single as Jansen strays on leg-side. Two slips in place for Malan. Going down leg-side and Malan helps it along its way to the fine-leg boundary. Easy runs for England. Full on the pads and Malan clips this through midwicket for two more. Appeal for LBW as Malan shuffles slightly across his stumps and misses this one that shapes into him. South Africa goes for the review but Malan survives.

  • October 21, 2023 18:36
    ENG 7/0 in 1 over

    We are back for the chase. England will need to chase down a record 400-run target, something that has never been done in World Cup history. But if any team can do this, it is the English side. Bairstow and Malan will open. Ngidi has the new ball. Fullish and straight first up and Bairstow pushes it back to the bowler. Three dots to start the over. Ngidi darts in a good yorker, which is dug out by Bairstow. Beaten! Bairstow swipes across the line and misses as the ball goes off the thigh pad to the keeper. SIX! Bairstow flicks this length ball over square-leg for a maximum and opens his and England’s account in style. He looks to pull this one but misses and settles for one leg-bye.

  • October 21, 2023 18:00
    SA 399/7 in 50 overs

    Atkinson lands the yorker perfectly and Klaasen is bowled. He tried to scoop it but the ball went past him. He goes for 109 off 67 balls. Four runs in the first four balls. The over is going well for England. OUT! Coetzee hits it straight to deep covers. Just a single on the last ball. Five runs and two wickets in that over.

    143 runs in the last 10 overs.

  • October 21, 2023 17:55
    SA 394/5 in 49 overs

    Klaasen begins the over with a paddle sweep towards backward square leg for four. Topley under pressure. Beautiful hit by Jansen. Too full and he hits it straight and it goes long way into the stands. And another! This time just over long-off! Amazing hitting this by Jansen. Another SIX to end the over. This time over midwicket.

  • October 21, 2023 17:50
    SA 368/5 in 48 overs

    Jansen is enjoying too. Gets a full toss and hits it straight over bowler’s head for a SIX! And then hits a boundary on the next ball towards point. Short ball and Jansen smacks it into the midwicket region for another SIX! He gets too his fifty as well with that hit.

  • October 21, 2023 17:43
    SA 348/5 in 47 overs

    Wood continues. Terrific yorker that and Klaasen falls in front!! And again the physio is out. He’s cramping. Even Willey is being attended by the England physio. Full toss, Klaasen makes room and smashes the ball over long on for a SIX! Full toss and Klaasen picks it towards square leg for four! And he gets to his century! Superb ton in 61 balls. Four more on the last ball.

  • October 21, 2023 17:34
    SA 333/5 in 46 overs

    Klaasen is down on the ground. Has removed his pads. Physio is attending. Willey bowls waist-height full toss, which is called no-ball, but Klaasen hits him over point for a SIX. The ball lands directly on the ropes. Seems like even Willey is struggling with cramps. Isn’t able to land the ball well. Two times he has dropped it way too short. WOW! Back of the length and Jansen slaps it straight over the bowler’s head.

  • October 21, 2023 17:27
    SA 315/5 in 45 overs

    Wood is back. He’s been expensive today. 53 runs in his first five overs. Jansen is happy to rotate the strike and keep giving Klaasen as many balls to play. Short ball, Klaasen pulls it in air but falls short of the fielder. His bat falls and as he struggles to run and get to the non-strikers’ end. So what Jansen does? He takes over the hitting duties and smacks the ball past covers for four!

  • October 21, 2023 17:23
    SA 306/5 in 44 overs

    Now Jansen finds the boundary, finally! Topley bowls a juicy full toss on the pads and he picks it towards square leg for four. Length ball and Klaasen slaps it straight past the bowler for four! Another boundary, this time towards cover point. Slot ball now and Klaasen hits it straight and this time it goes over the ropes for SIX. Klaasen is really tired. He’s down on his knees to take a breather.

  • October 21, 2023 17:18
    SA 287/5 in 43 overs

    Klaasen reads Rashid’s googly early and smashes it over midwicket region and gets a SIX!! Runs a double on the next ball. Jansen too is opening his arms now and finding those gaps. 12 off the over.

  • October 21, 2023 17:13
    SA 275/5 in 42 overs

    Toplay starts the over with an overpitch delivery and Klaasen drives it past covers for four and gets to his fifty! Follows it up with another boundary on the next ball, this time over covers. After that, just three singles from the over.

  • October 21, 2023 17:10
    SA 264/5 in 41 overs

    Now Jansen attempts a reverse sweep, times it well but Topley at short third dives to save a certain boundary. Rashid must be delighted. An overthrow brings two more runs to South Africa’s score. Jansen now sweeps but again good fielding in the deep cuts the boundary.

  • October 21, 2023 17:08
    SA 256/5 in 40 overs

    Atkinson. Five dot balls before Jansen finally manages to hit the ball deep and runs a single.

  • October 21, 2023 17:00
    SA 254/5 in 39 overs

    Rashid is back. Five singles off the over. No. Risk. At. All.

  • October 21, 2023 16:59
    SA 249/5 in 38 overs

    Atkinson bowls a tight over. South Africa in no mood to take any risks right now. Just knocking around for singles.

  • October 21, 2023 16:51
    SA 245/5 in 37 overs

    Miller finds boundary early in the innings as he smacks the first ball of the over from Topley for four straight past the bowler. However, he is gone a ball later! OUT. Slot ball and Miller hits it straight to mid-off fielder. South Africa is five down now. Marco Jansen is the new batter in. Six runs and a wicket in that over.

  • October 21, 2023 16:45
    SA 239/4 in 36 overs

    David Miller is the new man in.

    Willey continues. After bowling his first five ball on the defensive line, he goes a touch outside off and Klaasen slashes at it, gets a thick outside edge that goes for four behind the keeper.

  • October 21, 2023 16:39
    SA 233/4 in 35 overs

    Reece Topley is back. He was out of the field for a while after hurting his finger. Has started well. Markram and Klaasen dealing in singles. OUT! Markram is gone. Picks the ball on the pads but the shot doesn’t have much power and Bairstow catches it.

  • October 21, 2023 16:37
    SA 227/3 in 34 overs

    Willey bowls another impressive over. Just five runs coming from it.

  • October 21, 2023 16:29
    SA 222/3 in 33 overs

    Wood continues after drinks break and Markram nudges the first ball towards fine leg for four! Sneaks in a double and that will be fifty run partnership between the two in 45 balls. Cracking pull shot by Klaasen and he gets a boundary! Another beautiful shot in the gap between mid-on and midwicket. Gets a double. 14 runs from the over.

  • October 21, 2023 16:21
    SA 208/3 in 32 overs

    David Willey is brought back into the attack. Mixing his pace well and South Africa batters are happy to knock around the ground for singles. Five singles and two wides from the over.

  • October 21, 2023 16:16
    SA 201/3 in 31 overs

    CLOSE!! That was driven very hard by Markram but was in the air and Malan got his hand in front of thr face at the right time but can’t grab it. The batters take a single. Klaasen now drives Mark Wood’s overpitched delivery straight for four! Wood pushes his length back for the rest of the over. Nine from the over.

  • October 21, 2023 16:14
    SA 192/3 in 30 overs

    Rashid keeping the ball in good areas and looping it as well. Just three singles from that over.

  • October 21, 2023 16:08
    SA 189/3 in 29 overs

    Markram begins this over with beautifully driven punch off the backfoot straight past mid-off for four. Follows it up with another boundary, this time mid-on fielder. Runs a double a ball later to make it 10 off the over in first five balls. 11 off the over.

  • October 21, 2023 16:04
    SA 178/3 in 28 overs

    Rashid continues. He has been pretty impressive so far. Another tight over. No boundary balls. And ofcourse, just when we say it, Klaasen reverse sweeps the last ball and ends the over with a four.

  • October 21, 2023 16:01
    SA 170/3 in 27 overs

    Atkinson continues. Klaasen drives and gets a boundary early into his innings. However just that four and a single in that over. England has reviewed for caught behind on that last ball. They thought there was an edge as Markram tried to pull the bouncer but nothing. Review wasted.

  • October 21, 2023 15:55
    SA 165/3 In 26 Overs

    Rashid for his fifth over. OUT! Hendricks played on. Goes back to cut but it’s a touch fuller and he ends up chopping it into the stumps. He goes for 85! Heinrich Klaasen comes in at number five. The over was filled with googlies. Two runs and a wicket in that over.

  • October 21, 2023 15:52
    SA 163/2 in 25 overs

    Atkinson is back. He darts in a shorter one and Hendricks swivels and pulls this to deep square for just a single. He is consistently hitting the short of a good length area and keeping it quite straight. Just two singles from the over.

  • October 21, 2023 15:47
    SA 161/2 in 24 overs

    Rashid again. Hendricks pushes this one through mid-off for a single as the ball turns away a touch. Just five runs from it and finally a good over for England.

  • October 21, 2023 15:46
    SA 156/2 in 23 overs

    SIX! Flighted outside off and Hendricks muscles this over long-off for a maximum. A couple more for him next ball. SIX! Hendricks clears his front leg and smashes this again over long-off. Root goes for 16 runs in this over.

  • October 21, 2023 15:43
    SA 140/2 in 22 overs

    Rashid will continue. FOUR! Tossed up and Markram lofts this over cover for a boundary.

  • October 21, 2023 15:38
    SA 134/2 in 21 overs

    Root again. FOUR! Gently dabbed late by Markram to the third-man boundary. Eight runs from the over as the Proteas continue to proactively rotate the strike against the spinners.

  • October 21, 2023 15:34
    SA 126/2 in 20 overs

    Rashid to bowl his second over. Hendricks lofts one inside out and it falls short of the deep cover fielder for just a single. OUT! And England finally strikes. Rassie van der Dussen has to go as he gets a top edge on the sweep and Bairstow settles under it at mid-on. Markram is next in. He is off the mark off the first ball that he faces with a single.

  • October 21, 2023 15:29
    SA 123/1 in 19 overs

    Root continues. Good rotation of strike as the batters start off with three consecutive singles. Six singles again to end the over.

  • October 21, 2023 15:26
    SA 117/1 in 18 overs

    Here comes Adil Rashid finally. FOUR! van der Dussen rocks back and pulls this shortish delivery to the midwicket boundary. Full and slower and van der Dussen clips the behind but doesn’t get a run. FOUR! Now it is Hendrick’s turn to rock back and pull this authoritatively to the midwicket boundary. Driven through covers for a single to end the over.

  • October 21, 2023 15:25
    SA 107/1 in 17 overs

    Van der Dussen brings up his fifty off just 49 balls with a single. A couple of balls later, Hendricks does the same, his fifty coming in 48 deliveries. Root comes around the wicket to van der Dussen. Just three singles from it.

  • October 21, 2023 15:18
    SA 104/1 in 16 overs

    Here is Wood again after the slightly long drinks break. Steered through cover-point by van der Dussen for a single. Hendricks punches this short of a length delivery for a single at point. FOUR! Pitched up and van der Dussen drills this down the ground for a boundary. SIX! Full again and Hendricks lofts this down the ground and the ball just about crosses the ropes. That also brings up 100 for SA, exactly in 16 overs.

  • October 21, 2023 15:13
    SA 91/1 in 15 overs

    Root continues. Bairstow misfields at mid-on and allows Hendricks a single off the first ball. FOUR! Going down leg and van der Dussen runs this down leg for another four. Three singles and a dot to end the over as Bairstow fields the last ball of the over, again at mid-on. That will be drinks for the players.

  • October 21, 2023 15:07
    SA 83/1 in 14 overs

    Wood continues. FOUR! Pitched up and Hendricks swipes this through midwicket for a boundary. A couple of singles follow as both batters hit the ball to deep point. A bouncer is next up and Hendricks takes evasive action. Short and Hendricks pulls this and Harry Brook does extremely well to stop the ball at the deep square-leg boundary.

  • October 21, 2023 15:03
    SA 76/1 in 13 overs

    Root will bowl now. Tossed up and van der Dussen drives this off the first ball for a single through covers. A couple of singles more. Van der Dussen reverse-sweeps this to deep point for a single. Six singles from the over.

  • October 21, 2023 14:59
    SA 70/1 in 12 overs

    Here is Mark Wood now. Yorker first ball and Hendricks digs it out to mid-on for a quick single. FOUR! In the slot and straight and van der Dussen flicks this through mid-on for a glorious boundary. FOUR! Short and now Hendricks pulls this imperiously to the midwicket fence. Smashed that with absolute authority. Fullish now on middle and leg and pushed to mid-off by Hendricks for a dot ball. Ten runs from Wood’s first over.

  • October 21, 2023 14:53
    SA 60/1 in 11 overs

    Wide outside off, Hendricks gets an inside edge as he looks to slash this ball hard. It goes to the keeper on the bounce. He sends down a bouncer and Hendricks ducks under it. Overthrow but Willey does well to keep it from going to the boundary. Just a single off the first four deliveries. Short and van der Dussen hops to defend this and the ball goes off the shoulder of the bat. Just a single from the over and good comeback by Atkinson after that expensive first over.

  • October 21, 2023 14:50
    SA 59/1 in 10 overs

    Willey will continue. Pushed down the ground by van der Dussen for a quick single. FOUR! Fullish on the pads and Hendricks tickles this down leg-side and to the boundary. FOUR! This is full outside off and Hendricks hammers this through covers for consecutive fours. Just a single off the last three balls but South Africa has salvaged this PowerPlay by accelerating in the latter half of it.

  • October 21, 2023 14:43
    SA 49/1 in 9 overs

    Gus Atkinson comes into the attack. Full and straight and Hendricks gets an inside edge onto his pads as he looks to push this down the ground. FOUR! Connects this well and drills it over the bowler’s head for a boundary. This one nips in from a length and Hendricks is beaten as he wants to work this on leg-side. This is driven well and some good fielding by Livingstone at covers keeps it to two. FOUR! Dug in short and Hendricks pulls this to the midwicket fence. This still wasn’t middled though as the ball went off the inside half of the bat. Dot to end the over.

  • October 21, 2023 14:38
    SA 39/1 in 8 overs

    Willey will continue. Fullish outside off and van der Dussen pushes this with an open bat face through point and cover for a couple. FOUR! Short and this is pulled to the backward square-leg boundary by van der Dussen. He didn’t connect this off the middle of the bat but there was enough power behind it to send it across the ropes. Full and defended back to Willey. FOUR! Short again and van der Dussen picks the length early and crashes a pull to the boundary behind square-leg.

  • October 21, 2023 14:29
    SA 29/1 in 7 overs

    Topley bowls his fourth over on the trot. Punched well by van der Dussen but a good stop at point by Malan keeps it down to a couple. FOUR! Back of a length and punched by van der Dussen through extra-cover. A pause in play as Topley has hurt his finger after van der Dussen pushed a full delivery back to the bowler. FOUR! Full on middle and leg now and van der Dussen clips this through midiwicket for another boundary. Topley has walked off after that delivery and Root will complete his over, which has just one ball remaining. Van der Dussen keeps strike with a single.

  • October 21, 2023 14:26
    SA 18/1 IN 6 overs

    Willey again. Just a single off the first four balls of the over. The English pacers have put the lid on the scoring with their tight lines and lengths. Pushed to mid-on for a quick single by van der Dussen to end the over.

  • October 21, 2023 14:24
    SA 16/1 in 5 overs

    Topley continues and starts his third over with three dot balls. Overpitches after that and Rassie tucks it off his pads for three through midwicket. Hendricks now gets an inside edge onto his pads as he balls shapes into him a bit. Another inside edge to end the over and this is a single at deep fine-leg.

  • October 21, 2023 14:17
    SA 12/1 in 4 overs

    Willey will continue. A good push by Hendricks but straight to mid-off. Eleven dot balls for Hendricks now without getting off the mark. Full and on the pads and Hendricks fails to flick it away behind. This is poorly timed by Hendricks to mid-off. FOUR! And he is off the mark with a boundary as he gets on top of the bounce and cuts this through point.

  • October 21, 2023 14:14
    SA 7/1 in 3 overs

    Finally a single for Rassie as he pushes this to mid-on. Hendricks has faced eight balls now without opening his account. Make it nine as he unable to flick this good length ball on leg-side. Just two runs from the over.

  • October 21, 2023 14:08
    SA 5/1 in 2 overs

    It is David Willey from the other end. Full on middle and Hendricks defends this solidly. Fullish again on middle and Hendricks defends this with the outer half of the bat. This one is slightly outside off and tapped to point fielder. Beaten! This one moves away slightly after pitching and beats Hendrick’s prod outside off. Back of a length on leg and defended on the off-side. Five dot balls in a row. Length on leg and defended back. Maiden over.

  • October 21, 2023 14:02
    SA 5/1 in 1 over

    Quinton de Kock and Reeza Hendricks to open the batting for South Africa. Reece Topley has the ball. FOUR! First-ball boundary for de Kock as he sends this length ball outside off crashing through the off-side. Caught behind appeal next ball and Buttler sends it upstairs. Shaping away outside off and de Kock went for another drive. OUT! There is something on UltraEdge and even though the bat also hit the ground, this seems to have gone off the edge. Big breakthrough for England. Rassie van der Dussen is in next. Topley angles it across him outside off-stump and he doesn’t offer a shot. Back-of-a-length and angling across again and Rassie shoulders arms again. This is going down leg and wide called. Length on leg-stump and Rassie misses the flick.

  • October 21, 2023 13:39
    England & South Africa Playing XIs

    South Africa: Quinton de Kock (wk), Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram(c), Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Gerald Coetzee, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi.

    England: Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Harry Brook, Jos Buttler (wk) (c), David Willey, Adil Rashid, Gus Atkinson, Mark Wood, Reece Topley.

  • October 21, 2023 13:33
    Toss: England opts to bowl

    England wins the toss and opts to bowl first.

    Ben Stokes is back into the side! Three changes for England. Gus Atkinson, Stokes, and David Willey in playing XI.

    Reeza Hendricks replaces Bavuma in South Africa’s XI.

    Stokes named in England’s playing XI vs South Africa, set to play first match of ICC World Cup 2023

    Stokes, who came out of ODI retirement in August to take part in England’s title defence, missed the first three matches of the World Cup due to a hip problem.

  • October 21, 2023 13:30
    Temba Bavuma ruled out vs England

    Temba Bavuma has been ruled out of the game due to illness. Aiden Markram to lead today.

    ENG vs SA, ODI World Cup 2023: Temba Bavuma misses England game with illness

    South Africa captain Temba Bavuma misses the ICC ODI World Cup match against England due to illness. Aiden Markram will lead the Proteas in his absence.

  • October 21, 2023 13:19
    Head to head in ODIs

    Matches played: 69

    England won: 30

    South Africa won: 33

    Tied: 1

    No Result: 5

  • October 21, 2023 12:56
    Will Ben Stokes play today?

    Well, for nearly thirty-odd minutes, Stokes bowled to Mark Wood and David Willey and even managed to spin them out a couple of times during England’s training session on Friday.

    ENG vs SA, ODI World Cup 2023: England hopes for change in fortune with Stokes set to return

    Ben Stokes has so far warmed the bench due to a hip injury and his return couldn’t have come at a better time, with England struggling in the points table with a solitary win.

  • October 21, 2023 12:52
    What happened the last time England and South Africa played an ODI?

    England won by 59 runs.

    The match was played in Kimberley in February earlier this year. England scored 346/7 in first innings with Dawid Malan and Jos Buttler scoring centuries. South Africa got bowled out for 287. Jofra Archer took six wickets.

  • October 21, 2023 12:41
    ENG VS SA Head-to-head in World Cups

    Matches played: 7

    England won: 4

    South Africa won: 3

  • October 21, 2023 12:28
    Predicted playing XI

    ENGLAND - Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Jos Buttler(w/c), Liam Livingstone/ Ben Stokes, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Reece Topley

    SOUTH AFRICA - Quinton de Kock (wk), Temba Bavuma (c), Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Gerald Coetzee

  • October 21, 2023 12:24
    Live streaming info

    The 20th match of the ICC World Cup 2023 between South Africa and England is scheduled to start at 2:00 PM IST. It will be telecasted on Star Sports network and live streaming on Disney+Hotstar app and website.

  • October 21, 2023 12:02
    ENG vs SA Preview

    Even before the World Cup began, it was supposed to be among the marquee clashes of the mega event. Not just for the cultural crossover among the playing groups but mainly due to the sheer quality of the teams.

    Add to it the context of the stage of the tournament and Saturday’s clash between England and South Africa is perhaps the most important match of the tournament which trudges along towards the halfway mark.

    Both the teams have had a forgettable last outing, having been on the losing side in two upsets.

    Read more here

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