England Vs South Africa, ICC Cricket World Cup 2023: Heinrich Klaasen, Bowlers Hand RSA Huge 229 Run Win Over ENG - As It Happened

Heinrich Klaasen and Marco Jansen starred in South Africa's huge 229-run win over England in their World Cup match in Mumbai. Get ENG Vs RSA highlights here.

South Africa have beaten England by 229 runs in Mumbai

South Africa have beaten England by 229 runs in the World Cup clash in Mumbai. Chasing a mammoth target of 400, England's final batter Reece Topley couldn't come out to bat due to finger injury as the Three Lions closed out on 170 in 22 overs. Earlier, Heinrich Klaasen's blistering hundred helped the Proteas overcome previous game's batting debacle against the Netherlands as they posted a mammoth 399 for 7. Klaasen (109 off 67 balls) was well supported by Marco Jansen (75 not out off 42 balls) after Reeza Hendricks (85 off 75 balls) and Rassie van der Dussen (60 off 61 balls) laid the platform with a 121-run second wicket stand. Get ENG vs RSA match highlights here. (Scorecard | Match Report | Preview)

8:43pm: Player Of The Match - Heinrich Klaasen
"One of my best (knocks) ever, I was hitting the ball nicely, this knock will go down as one of my better ones. It was proper heat, saps all the energy out of you. The heat out there was extreme. They (England) were physically under the pump but a couple of wickets got them back in. Next level (Jansen's knock). This award needs to go to him (Jansen). He kept me going and pumped me up. He has been phenomenal, has been batting so well. The runs he scored were so vital for us. That loss (against Netherlands) was a tough one, but we know we are playing good cricket. One loss doesn't make us a bad team. It was a fantastic performance today."

8:36pm: ENG - 170 All Out
Reece Topley's finger injury means he won't be able to bat as South Africa beat England by 229 runs in the World Cup match in Mumbai. Despite late fireworks from Gus Atkinson and Mark Wood, England were never in the contest as Keshav Maharaj bowled Atkinson to clinch an all-important win.

8:23pm: ENG - 135/8; Overs 11-21 Highlights
England's batting was in a disarray as a procession of wickets has set them on the verge of a huge defeat at the hands of South Africa. Jos Buttler was scalped by Coetzee with the likes of Harry Brook, David Willey and Adil Rashid falling in a heap. However, England survived one major record - the highest margin of runs in a defeat.

7:33PM: ENG - 67/4; Overs 1-10 Highlights
England batters did not start well in their chase of 400 as they lost wickets at regular intervals. Jonny Bairstow went in the third over and it was a procession for the English as Dawid Malan, Joe Root fell cheaply. Ben Stokes did make a comeback but he too perished on 5. Marco Jansen scalped two wickets. Jos Buttler is at the crease along with Harry Brook.

6:08pm: RSA - 399/7; Overs 41-50 Highlights
Heinrich Klaasen and Marco Jansen put up a blistering partnership of 151 as the duo braved the conditions to punish the English bowlers to all corners of the Wankhede stadium. Klaasen brought up his century but was eventually bowled by Gus Atkinson in the 50th over. Jansen was unbeaten on 75 runs as Proteas posted the highest-ever scored against England in ODIs.

5:08pm: RSA - 256/5; Overs 31-40 Highlights
South Africa were well on course for a score above 350 but English bowlers have stalled proceedings. Topley scalped the wickets of Aiden Markram and David Miller as the Proteas stumbled in the 31-40 overs stage. Gus Atkinson has been spot on with line and length despite having no wicket to his name.

4:14pm: RSA - 192/3; Overs 21-30 Highlights
Aiden Markram and Reeza Hendricks tried to consolidate the innings as RSA eye up a huge score on this placid Mumbai pitch. Adil Rashid has been the pick of the English bowlers as he scalped an important wicket of Hendricks. Heinrich Klaasen has walked in to the middle with South Africa ending 30 overs at 192 for the loss of three wickets.

3:39pm: RSA - 126/2; Overs 11-20 Highlights
After an early wicket, South Africa's pair of Rassie van der Dussen and Reeza Hendricks made sure they did not lose momentum and heaped more pressure on the likes of Mark Wood among others. van der Dussen and Hendricks completed their respective fifties before Adil Rashid struck in the 20th over to remove van der Dussen for 60.

2:50 pm: RSA - 59/1; Overs 1-10 Highlights
After Reece Topley struck early with the wicket of Quinton De Kock, South Africa took the slow and steady route.  Reeza Hendricks, playing his first match of the tournament looked confident and played positive cricket. Rassie van der Dussen also gave him good support and both stood out to put up a partnership. They also completed the fifty-run stand between them and never missed any opportunity to score runs. David Willey conceded 4 fours in two overs. They also managed 10 runs from Gus Atkinson's over. England bowlers are desperately searching for a breakthrough here. South Africa is looking good at the moment.

2:02 pm: South African batting starts
Quinton de Kock and Reeza Hendricks opened the innings for South Africa and for England, the ball was in Reece Topley's hands. First ball, De Kock smashed for a boundary. Topley came back in style with an outside-off delivery. De Kock went for it and got an outside edge and it went straight in Buttler's gloves. England reviewed it and De Kock had to go. Tough start for South Africa. England have the momentum.

1:35 pm: Toss Update

England have won the toss and have opted to field

Playing XIs:

South Africa (Playing XI): Quinton de Kock(w), Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram(c), Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Gerald Coetzee, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi

England (Playing XI): Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Harry Brook, Jos Buttler(w/c), David Willey, Adil Rashid, Gus Atkinson, Mark Wood, Reece Topley

1:35 pm: What both captains said

Aiden Markram: Bavuma is ill, so Reeza comes in. Nice opportunity for him. There might be a little bit in it (pitch) during the powerplay. Sort of motivates you a bit. Not focussing too much on it. It's about reaching those standards set by us. Reeza has been knocking on the door for a while, he comes in. It's a fantastic opportunity for him.

Jos Buttler: We are going to bowl first. Generally a good ground for chasing, that's the reason behind it. It's not about looking back, need to look forward. Need to be at our best. Stokes comes in, Willey and Atkinson come in for Woakes and Curran. This wicket favours pace, so we are focussing on that. Everyone is eager to get going. Need to be true to ourselves. We need to play our brand of cricket.

1:20 pm: Head-to-head Record
The English and the Proteas have faced each other 69 times in ODIs, with South Africa winning 33 games and England winning 30. Five matches have ended in No Result, whereas one game was a tie. In their previous five encounters, both teams have won two games each, with one game being washed out.

1:10 pm: Weather Conditions
With the game being held in Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium, expect sweltering conditions, with the maximum temperature to be close to 35 degrees Celsius, and a minimum as high as 27 degrees in the city. This means are not expected to be much cooler either, and the humidity will be close to 63%. There is no chance of rain, though.


England squad: Jos Buttler (c), Moeen Ali, Gus Atkinson, Jonny Bairstow, Sam Curran, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes, Reece Topley, David Willey, Mark Wood, Chris Woakes.

South Africa squad: Temba Bavuma (c), Gerald Coetzee, Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Marco Jansen, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen, Lizaad Williams.

Heinrich Klaasen scored a 61-ball century (109) and was well-supported by Marco Jansen (75 not out) as South Africa posted a mammoth 399/7 in their alloted 50 overs against England at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Put into bat, Proteas lost Quinton de Kock early for 4 runs but Reeza Hendricks (85) and Rassie van der Dussen (60) steered South Africa out of danger. However, wickets fell at regular intervals thanks to Reece Topley (3/88) and Adil Rashid (2/61). Klaasen and Jansen then joined forces in the middle-overs as the duo stitched a 151-run stand to take the Proteas to a mammoth total. England would need the second-highest chase ever if they are to keep their floundering World Cup hopes alive.

South Africa, on the other hand, began their campaign strongly with a record-breaking victory against Sri Lanka and then came up with a resounding win over five-time champs Australia, before succumbing to Netherlands' inspirational performance in Dharamsala. It was a loss that would have reminded the Temba Bavuma-led Proteas of their painfully long history of underachievement in the ODI World Cup, and one they would like to forget as soon as possible.

Before the start of the showpiece 50-over tournament, both teams were being considered as strong contenders for the trophy. These defeats would have caused a fair deal of soul-searching in the two camps, and both would be eager to return to prime form. Whichever team emerges on top on Saturday will gain huge confidence from notching up a win against a (theoretically) strong opponent, in the run-up to the business end.   

After the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 came alive with two shocking upsets by supposed minnows Afghanistan and Netherlands, the teams at the receiving end of those upsets - England and South Africa - will face off at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Saturday, October 21. Defending champions England suffered a crushing 69-run defeat to Afghanistan in Delhi, which would have set the alarm bells ringing in the Jos Buttler-led camp. With their humbling opening-game loss against the 2019 ODI World Cup runners-up New Zealand, England have now been beaten in two out of the three games they have played and are placed sixth on the points table