Captain’s statement: The world champion team has already accepted defeat, the captain said – it is difficult to reach the semi-finals!

England captain Jos Buttler said after Saturday’s embarrassing 229-run defeat against South Africa that it has become very difficult for the defending champion team to make it to the World Cup semi-finals. In reply to South Africa’s 399 runs for 7 wickets, South Africa bowled out England for 170 runs. This is England’s biggest defeat in terms of runs in ODIs.

Butler is disappointed with the defeat

England captain Jos Buttler said in the press conference after the match, “This is a defeat which is difficult to bear. Obviously, we were disappointed in the defeat to Afghanistan and we had some good days in Delhi. We worked really hard and hoped that things would go well today but it didn’t.

It’s hard to come to SF now

Butler said after England’s biggest defeat in ODIs, “It is going to be incredibly difficult to reach the semi-finals. We are not going to accept defeat in the upcoming matches. We will keep hoping. We are certainly in a difficult situation. There is no scope for mistake here. This is going to be an incredibly difficult path, but we will move forward again in solidarity.

Klaasen was named player of the match

South Africa’s Heinrich Klaasen described his match-winning innings of 109 runs in 67 balls in adverse conditions against England as one of the best innings of his career. With the help of Klaasen’s century, South Africa scored 399 runs for 7 wickets. “This is my best performance so far,” Klassen said. The circumstances were very difficult. It was so hot that all the energy was gone. I was told not to run too much and save my energy. Klaasen and Marco Jansen added 151 runs for the sixth wicket, which is the highest partnership for South Africa on this wicket in ODIs.