Biggest defeats by runs for ENG in ODIs after 229-run loss against SA in World Cup 2023

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England suffered one of its biggest defeats by runs in the ICC World Cup 2023 during the match against South Africa.

Biggest defeats by runs for ENG in ODIs

England is scheduled to play in the 20th match of the ICC World Cup 2023 against South Africa on October 21 at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. Winning the toss, England chose to bowl where de Kock and Reeza Hendricks opened the innings while Topley opened the bowling attack.

Quinton de Kock was dismissed by Topley for four runs while Reeza Hendricks scored 85 runs on 75 deliveries and was sent out by Adil Rashid. Van der Dussen joined the partnership and helped the side on the scoreboard. He scored 60 runs on 61 deliveries and was sent out by Adil Rashid.

Markram scored 42 runs on 44 deliveries and was sent out by Topley. Klaasen had an impressive knock as he scored 109 runs on 67 deliveries and was sent out by Gus Atkinson.

With Miller’s dismissal for 5 runs by Topley, Marco Jansen scored 75* on 42 deliveries including three boundaries and 6 sixes. By the end of 50 overs, South Africa scored 399 runs losing seven wickets.

South Africa set up a huge score as Australia failed to fold them for low scores. With the target of 400, Jonny Bairstow and Dawid Malan opened the innings for England while Lungi Ngidi opened the bowling attack.

The openers failed to create an impression as they were sent out with low figures. Jonny Bairstow scored 10 runs on Lungi Ngidi while Dawid Malan was dismissed for 6 runs and Joe Root was sent out for 2 runs by Marco Jansen.

Ben Stokes who made his return for the match against South Africa was dismissed for 5 runs by Rabada. Harry Brook and Jos Buttler scored 17 and 15 runs and were sent out by Gerald Coetzee. Other batters were sent out with low figures at regular intervals. On the 17th over, England lost eight wickets scoring only 100 runs with the dismissal of David Willey for 12 runs.

Gus Atkinson scored 35 runs on 21 deliveries and was sent out by Maharaj. Gerald Coetzee dismissed three wickets while Lungi Ngidi and Marco Jansen dismissed two wickets each.

By the end, England was folded for 170 runs losing all 10 wickets on the 22nd over. Heinrich Klaasen was named the Player of the Match. The 229 runs difference is the biggest defeat by runs for ENG in ODIs.

Biggest defeats by runs for England in ODIs

  • 229 vs SA Mumbai WS 2023 *
  • 221 vs Aus Melbourne 2022
  • 219 vs SL Colombo 2018