Australia suffered its largest ICC ODI World Cup defeat with a 134-run loss towards South Africa on the Ekana Stadium in Lucknow on Wednesday.
Featuring in its second sport of the marketing campaign after a six-wicket defeat to India in Chennai, Australia conceded 311 towards the Proteas after opting to bowl.
South Africa’s whole was the primary 300-plus rating on the venue which is sporting a relaid floor. In reply, the Australians have been topic to terrific spells of quick bowling from Lungi Ngidi and Kagiso Rabada who skimmed by the top-order. It was finally bowled out for 177.
Australia’s earlier largest defeat got here in a 1983 World Cup match towards India at Chelmsford when it was hammered by 118 runs. The solely different occasion of a 100-plus run defeat for Australia additionally got here within the 1983 version when it misplaced by 101 runs towards West Indies in Leeds.
The defeat additionally marked the primary occasion of the five-time champion dropping its first two video games of a World Cup marketing campaign since 1992 and 4 consecutive World Cups from the 2019 version.
Australia, nevertheless, stays probably the most profitable workforce within the event with 5 titles with 69 wins from 96 matches.
Australia’s largest World Cup defeats (by runs)
- 134 runs – vs South Africa, Lucknow – 2023
- 118 runs vs India, Chelmsford – 1983
- 101 runs vs West Indies, Leeds – 1983
- 89 runs vs Pakistan, Nottingham – 1979
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