45th match (D/N), Manchester, Jul 6 2019, ICC Cricket World Cup
(49.5/50 ov, target 326)
South Africa won by 10 runs
Player Of The Match
South Africa
AUS Innings
Full commentary

And with that prediction, it's time for us to say goodbye. Hope you enjoyed our coverage. The World Cup takes a two-day breather before we're back Tuesday for India v New Zealand in the first semi-final. But of course before that, we'll have a whole lot of build-up. Don't forget to dig in for all that on Monday. For the moment, this is Shashank Kishore saying goodbye on behalf of Deivarayan Muthu and Thilak Gowda. Many thanks for your company. Cheers!

Faf du Plessis has made his prediction: "I think India would be very happy we won today, looking at NZ's form last three games - dipping a little bit. I'll probably say India v England final. I think India and Australia are teams play big games very well, I'll back one of them in the biggest stage of them all."

9.22pm That's the end of the round-robin stage of the 2019 World Cup. Andile pumps his fist, Tahir and Duminy fittingly lead South Africa off the field. So, they end their World Cup on seventh - above Bangladesh - with seven points. Warner and Carey threatened a jailbreak after the early loss of wickets, but South Africa had enough in their tank to deny them. This means India finish on top and will face New Zealand in the first semi-final in at Old Trafford while Australia will play England in the second semi-final at Edgbaston.

Aaron Finch: We would have liked to get the win, but we fought out of a hole. Magnificent hundred from Warner. We didn't hit the areas consistently with the ball. If you give Markram and de Kock half a sniff, they'll take it. Still plenty to learn from. It'll be a blockbuster against England, will be a great atmosphere at Edgbaston. Captaincy has been wonderful, seen packed houses here. Hasn't been a dull game. Looking forward to getting forward our preparations for Thursday. It's not looking good for Usman Khawaja at the moment, he'll have a scan obviously and we'll see.

Faf du Plessis, Man of the Match: Always a pleasure playing against Australia and a nice, close game. We at least wanted to end with a small smile. Rassie's innings was a great example for young batters. He was on 5 off 30 balls or something but hung in there. To hang in a period shows maturity. They're champion human begins. Immy is like the heartbeat of the team and JP is the father figure of the team and we will miss them. But extremely happy that we can send greats like that with wins

"When you score big runs, you give your bowlers a chance. Today we saw KG back at his best. We've been batting well, was just that we didn't convert into big scores. With the ball, we didn't have guys with four of five-fors like Starc. Inconsistent cricket, we had to be at our best for most of the tournament. If you're not, you need guys to lift the team on their own, we had guys not doing enough to get over the line. Do like playing against Australia, have tried to figure out why I bat nicely when I play them as compared to the other teams.

Mahit: "Seeing Tahir and Duminy shake hands and hug everyone is just so wholesome."

Phehlukwayo to Lyon, OUT
Andile closes it out for South Africa. Another slower roller, Lyon picks it up and hoicks it into the lap of deep midwicket
NM Lyon c Markram b Phehlukwayo 3 (7m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00
Phehlukwayo to Behrendorff, 1 run
slower ball on a back of a length, spliced down to long-off. Lungi flashes a big smile in the change room