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De Kock, van der Dussen, South Africa bowlers star in win over New Zealand

Quinton de Kock hit his fourth century of the ICC Males’s ODI World Cup whereas Rassie van der Dussen cracked his second as South Africa thrashed New Zealand by 190 runs on Wednesday to take a step nearer to the semi-finals.

The Proteas’ commanding 357-4 was constructed on De Kock’s 114 and Van der Dussen’s 133.

New Zealand, simply days from solely narrowly falling brief chasing 389 in a five-run defeat by Australia, collapsed to 190 all out with greater than 14 overs to spare in Pune.

Proteas paceman Marco Jansen completed with 3-31 with left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj claiming 4-46.

Glenn Phillips was final man out for 60 in an innings the place no different batter made greater than Will Younger’s 33.

Victory, which ended South Africa’s run of 5 straight first World Cup defeats by New Zealand since 1999, left the Proteas, bidding for a primary one-day worldwide World Cup title, nearly assured of a semi-final spot.

However New Zealand’s third lack of the match was a blow to their hopes of reaching the final 4 as they slipped to fourth within the desk with eight factors, two forward of Pakistan in addition to Afghanistan who’ve a recreation in hand.

Earlier, left-handed opener De Kock reached his twenty first one-day worldwide ton off 103 balls with eight fours and three sixes.

He introduced up his century with an enormous six off Jimmy Neesham.

“I’m feeling actually good these days. It’s good that every little thing is coming collectively at an vital time for us,” stated De Kock, who plans to stop ODI cricket after this match, on the innings break.

“I used to be getting a few messages from the bench to bat via. I simply need to preserve batting, bat for longer. My profession is coming all the way down to a end, I’m attempting to bat as a lot as I can.”

De Kock additionally made 100 towards Sri Lanka, 109 within the recreation with Australia and 174 within the victory over Bangladesh.

He began the day needing simply 69 extra runs to go 500 for the match when the Proteas have been despatched in to bat.

Having accomplished a 62-ball fifty, De Kock broke via the 500-run barrier with a legside boundary off recalled paceman Tim Southee.

He was finally out for 114 caught by Glenn Phillips off Southee, ending a 200-run partnership for the second wicket.

Van der Dussen stored up the assault as he made 133 off 118 balls with 9 fours and 5 sixes.

It was his second hundred of the match after his 108 towards Sri Lanka and sixth of his ODI profession.

Southee once more made the breakthrough, clear bowling Van der Dussen within the forty eighth over as he tried to launch the ball throughout the road.

David Miller added a blistering 53 off simply 30 balls with 4 sixes as South Africa ended their innings with Aiden Markram arriving on the wicket for the final ball which he dispatched for six.

New Zealand used seven bowlers after seamer Matt Henry suffered a hamstring damage and was pressured off the sector halfway via his sixth over.

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