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“Things are not looking good”: Tom Moody after Australia’s loss to SA

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], October 13 (ANI): Former Australian cricketer Tom Moody mentioned that the present Australian facet is way from one of the best World Cup sides which gained 5 titles for the nation and added that issues aren’t wanting good.

Australia misplaced their fourth successive ODI match to South Africa and their fourth successive WC match since 2019, succumbing to a 134-run loss to South Africa on Thursday at Lucknow. A century from Quinton de Kock, his second successive WC ton and fiery spells from Kagiso Rabada and Keshav Maharaj helped Proteas hand over their largest loss in WC historical past.

Earlier than this WC, Australia had an inconsistent run. Within the five-match ODI sequence towards South Africa, they fumbled a 2-0 result in lose the sequence 2-3. Then later towards India simply earlier than the match, they misplaced 2-1 the place their struggles towards spin in subcontinent circumstances had been uncovered.

Moody mentioned in a ESPNCricinfo video that the present Aussie workforce is way from being amongst these greatest Australian sides that gained 5 World Cup titles in previous as they’ve come into the match undercooked and confronted loads of accidents earlier than it.

“Australia has bought a really proud historical past in 50-over World Cups. 5 WCs within the cupboard, that may be a important cupboard to have. The query is, is that this workforce pretty much as good as these groups that gained the WCs? The way in which they’re taking part in for the time being, they’re removed from it. They’re coming to this match undercooked, with loads of gamers like Pat Cummins not taking part in loads of 50-over cricket or any cricket main upto the match.

Plus, the out-of the blue harm to Travis Head which form of threw their considering round. Marnus Labuschagne got here again in and Ashton Agar was injured and couldn’t maintain their place. They’ve confronted varied obstacles, I’m not placing them down as excuses. The underside line is, the present Australian workforce, with their preparation, inconsistency of their batting, issues aren’t wanting good for the time being,” he added.

Coming to the match, Australia opted to subject first. Quinton de Kock (109 in 106 balls, eight fours and 5 sixes) smashed his second successive WC ton. Aiden Markram (56 in 44 balls, seven fours and a six) and skipper Temba Bavuma (35 in 55 balls, two fours) additionally performed some strong knocks to energy SA to 311/7 in 50 overs.

Glenn Maxwell (2/34) and Mitchell Starc (2/53) bought two wickets. Additionally, skipper Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, and Adam Zampa bought a wicket every.

Within the chase of 312, Australia sank to 70/6 initially, with Kagiso Rabada (3/33) and Keshav Maharaj (2/30) wreaking havoc.

A partnership of 69 runs between Marnus Labuschagne (46 in 74 balls, three fours) and Mitchell Starc (27 in 51 balls, three fours) helped the Aussies cross the 100-run mark, however they had been bundled out for 177 in 40.5 overs, registering a 134-run loss, their largest in WC historical past.

Tabraiz Shamsi (2/38) and Marco Jansen (2/54) had been additionally nice with the ball. Lungi Ngidi bought one wicket.

Now, SA is on the prime with two wins in two video games and 4 factors. Australia is within the ninth spot, having misplaced each video games.

De Kock bought the ‘Participant of the Match’ award for his ton. (ANI)

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