ODI World Cup 2023: What did the captain of both teams say after South Africa’s victory and Sri Lanka’s defeat


South Africa defeated Sri Lanka by 102 runs in ODI World Cup 2023. Team captain Temba Bavuma has praised his players after South Africa’s victory in this match. At the same time, the Sri Lankan captain has attributed the defeat to the bowlers.

ODI World Cup 2023: The fourth match of the ODI World Cup was played between South Africa and Sri Lanka on Saturday. The match was held at Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. South Africa won this match by 102 runs. With the victory of South Africa, many big records were broken in this match. Middle-order batsman Aiden Marakram also held the record for scoring the fastest century in the ODI World Cup in this match. In addition, a total of three South African batsmen scored centuries. South Africa won the match with the help of the centuries of Quinton Dickock (100), Rasi van der Dusen (108 ) and Marakram ( 106 ).

In this match played between South Africa and Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka decided to bowl by winning the toss. South Africa batted first, scoring 428 runs at five wickets. In response, the Sri Lankan team went all out with 326 runs in 44.5 overs. In this way, South Africa won this match in a different way and had a great chance of their World Cup campaign. Marakram broke the century record on 50 balls made in 2011 by Kevin Oebrien of Ireland, completing a century on just 49 balls. This record was also made in India itself. After this bout, Marakram has spoken about his century.

What said Marakram and Bavuma

Marakram said after the match that it was a great feeling to make the fastest century in the ODI World Cup. Sometimes your bat moves and never. But today was a great day for me. I know what the team expects from me. We have learned to play with positive thinking. South Africa captain Temba Bavuma has also praised his team’s performance after the win. He said that his team did well in every department of the game which are good signs for him.

The Sri Lankan captain said this

Bavuma said that we wanted to win and we did it. We made no mistake in batting and our bowling was also excellent. It was good that we lost the toss. The biggest challenge for us is to reconcile the circumstances and will continue to do so. Sri Lankan captain Dasun Shanaka blamed his bowlers for the defeat. He said that he expected it to be a big score match। We did not bowl on the right length and we did not play as per strategy. We have to improve it in the upcoming matches. We hoped that we would stop them at scores of 350 to 370 but we gave extra runs.

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