New Zealand defeated South Africa by 7 runs. In the World Cup warm-up match, New Zealand successfully overcame the challenge posed by South Africa, winning by a margin of seven runs through the Duckworth-Lewis method on Monday. New Zealand displayed their batting prowess by accumulating a strong total of 321 for 6 in their allotted 50 overs. Devon Conway contributed 78 runs from 73 balls and Tom Latham added 52 runs from 56 balls, both achieving half-centuries. Lungi Ngidi and Marco Jansen were the standout bowlers for South Africa, each claiming three wickets.
New Zealand defeated South Africa by 7 runs | Warm-up Match
However, due to adverse weather conditions, South Africa was required to chase a revised target of 219 runs in 37 overs, according to the DLS scoring method. They put up a spirited effort but ultimately fell short, scoring 211 runs for losing 4 wickets within the specified overs. Quinton de Kock, who is slated to retire after the cricket World Cup, displayed excellent form by scoring 84 runs from 89 balls, while Rassie van der Dussen also reached the half-century mark with 51 runs to his name.