South Africa suffered another humbling defeat at the Cricket World Cup and are on the brink of an embarrassing exit.
Cricket World Cup 2019 started with a lot of excitement and South Africans were positive that the Proteas could perform admirably.
However, it’s proven to be a dismal tournament for the team and they slumped to another defeat on Wednesday, this time at the hands of New Zealand.
It was another tentative batting display from the Proteas – a sluggish run rate was accompanied by the regular fall of a wicket.
As a result, they struggled to put the New Zealand bowlers under much pressure.
Amla scored a gritty 55 and seems to be slowly finding some good form, while Rassie Van Der Dussen top scored with 67 not out.
David Miller struck a few lusty blows towards the end and South Africa finished on 241 for six after their 49 overs.
The New Zealand bowlers displayed great control, which restricted the run rate and the South African batsmen struggled against the extra pace of Lockie Ferguson, who took three for 59.
The target seemed a modest one from the start and it proved so in the end as the Black Caps won with four wickets in hand.
Captain, Kane Williamson, was the star of the show as he scored an unbeaten ton to guide his team home.
The South African bowlers tried hard once again and had New Zealand reeling on 80 for four, but Williamson and Colin De Grandhomme steadied the ship.
Briefly.co.za gathered that the Proteas could also kick themselves for not taking some good half-chances.
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