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Twitter reactions: Quinton de Kock, Heinrich Klaasen shine as South Africa thrash Bangladesh; Mahmudullah’s ton in vain – ODI World Cup 2023

The Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai played host to a thrilling encounter in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 as South Africa clashed with Bangladesh in the 23rd match of the tournament. The Proteas side emerged victorious in the contest by registering a comprehensive 149-run win over the Tigers and leaving their opponents in awe.

Dominant batting display by South Africa

Winning the toss and opting to bat first, South African batters came out of the gates with guns blazing despite a few early hiccups. Quinton de Kock led the charge, smashing his way to an impressive 174 runs off just 140 deliveries. His innings was a masterclass, featuring seven sixes and fifteen boundaries. Heinrich Klaasen provided vital support with a blistering 90 off 49 balls, while Aiden Markram chipped in with a solid 60 runs off 69 deliveries. In the latter stages of the innings, David Miller unleashed his power-hitting prowess, contributing 34 runs from just 15 balls.

In the face of this formidable display of batting, the Bangladeshi bowlers, led by Hasan Mahmud, managed to pick up a couple of wickets. However, South Africa’s innings concluded at a massive total of 382 for the loss of just five wickets.

Bangladesh struggles to chase daunting target and Mahmudullah’s fighting ton

Facing a daunting target, Bangladesh had their work cut out for them. Unfortunately, their innings was marked by a series of quick dismissals, with wickets tumbling one after the other. Mahmudullah (111) tried to hold the innings together with his resilient ton, but it was a lone effort amidst the onslaught of the South African bowlers.

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South African bowlers’ relentless attack

The Proteas’ bowling unit, led by Gerald Coetzee, was relentless. Coetzee claimed three crucial wickets and set the tone for the rest of the attack. Every other bowler also contributed with wickets, and the Bangladesh batting order crumbled, ultimately being bowled out for just 233 runs.

Comprehensive victory sets the tone for the Proteas

In the end, South Africa’s comprehensive victory over Bangladesh left a strong statement. Their dominant batting and disciplined bowling were on full display, making them a formidable force to reckon with in the tournament.

Here’s how Twitter reacted:

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