Australia was defeated in the second match of the ODI World Cup 2023 against South Africa at the Ekana Stadium, Lucknow. The Aussies were bowled out for just 177 runs while chasing a target of 312 runs. This is the history of the ODI World Cup Australia has lost four consecutive matches in the marquee tournament. After the win on Thursday, the Proteas are currently at the top of the table with a huge net run rate of +2.360.
During the match Australian batter Glenn Maxwell who did not have a good outing with the bat, was caught smoking vape, which is an e-cigarette. He had a decent outing with the ball as he took two wickets. The five-time World Champions are surely lacking a left-arm spinner in their squad. He was caught by the cameras smoking an e-cigarette in his team's dressing room after his loss of wicket. The video has gone viral on social media.
Australian skipper Pat Cummins needs to find out the problem with his team as soon as possible. As they were one of the favourites to win the World Cup 2023. Nothing is being gone on their side as the team has lost two back series ahead of the marquee event as well.
Here's the video:
Different flows there, on track for 350-plus but we got wickets at crucial times: Glenn Maxwell
Maxwell was happy with the way Australia bowled in the death. He said, "Different flows there, on track for 350-plus but we got wickets at crucial times. We are proud of the effort." Further speaking about Quinton de Kock's century he stated, "Tired of seeing Quinton make runs, he's a superstar, but nice to get him out."
He further added, "After the last couple of nights, the dew did come in, but this ground has been ripped up and re-laid. Hopefully it skids on under the lights."
This was also the first time that an Australian side has lost two opening matches of the 50-over World Cup since 1992. The five-time champions now face Sri Lanka and Pakistan in their next two World Cup games.