Player of the Match
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Best performances - Batsmen

DA Warner
122(117) 15x4 - 2x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 27 runs
  • 3x4 - 2x6
12 15 9 13 29 7 10 27
F du Plessis
100(94) 7x4 - 2x6
Control %90%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 27 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 2 15 9 18 12 22 22

Best performances - Bowlers

K Rabada
O10
M0
R56
W3
Eco5.60
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
1W
AL Phehlukwayo
O2.5
M0
R22
W2
Eco7.76
RHB
OFFLEG
2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Scorer: Thilak Gowda (@Thilak_Rama) | Commentator: Deivarayan Muthu

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."

49.5
W
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

49.4
1
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
49.3
2
Phehlukwayo to Behrendorff, 2 runs, slower and fuller outside off, carved down to long-off. Behrendoff hares back for the second, QdK breaks the stumps, but isn't quite quick enough
49.2
1
Phehlukwayo to Lyon, 1 run, short and wide outside off, Lyon slices underneath it and gets the ball to sweeper cover
49.1
3
Phehlukwayo to Behrendorff, 3 runs, slower ball on the hips. Slugged away over short fine leg. Duminy tears to his right and slides to haul the ball in. Can he walk into the sunset with a win? Good work from Duminy in the dying moments of his career

Australia need 18 off the last over Andile to bowl it

END OF OVER:
49 | 7 Runs 2 Wkts | AUS: 308/9 (18 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 6.28, RRR: 18.00)

  • Nathan Lyon2 (1b)
  • Jason Behrendorff5 (3b)
  • Kagiso Rabada10-0-56-3
  • Chris Morris9-0-63-1
48.6
2
Rabada to Lyon, 2 runs, back of a length and outside off, punched to sweeper cover. Rabada finishes with 3 for 56

Australia 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st5AJ FinchDA Warner
2nd15UT KhawajaDA Warner
2nd13DA WarnerSPD Smith
3rd62DA WarnerMP Stoinis
4th24DA WarnerGJ Maxwell
5th108DA WarnerAT Carey
6th45AT CareyPJ Cummins
7th3MA StarcAT Carey
8th26UT KhawajaMA Starc
9th5JP BehrendorffMA Starc
10th9NM LyonJP Behrendorff