Result
45th match (D/N), ICC Cricket World Cup at Manchester, Jul 6 2019
49.5/50 ov, target 326
315
South Africa won by 10 runs
Player Of The Match
South Africa
Match centre 
Scorer: Thilak Gowda (@Thilak_Rama)
Commentator: Deivarayan Muthu
Scorecard summary
South Africa325/6(50 overs)
Australia315(49.5 overs)
end of over 507 runs • 1 wicket
AUS: 315/10CRR: 6.32 • RRR: 66.00 • Need 11 from 1b
Jason Behrendorff11 (6)
Andile Phehlukwayo2.5-0-22-2
Kagiso Rabada10-0-56-3

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 497 runs • 2 wicket
AUS: 308/9CRR: 6.28 • RRR: 18.00 • Need 18 from 6b
Nathan Lyon2 (1)
Jason Behrendorff5 (3)
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
48.5
w
Rabada to Starc, OUT
full and straight, Rabada makes a mess of the stumps and follows it up with a stare. The middle stump is tilted back. Starc aims to swing down the ground, but misses the line although the length was in the slot
MA Starc b Rabada 16 (24m 11b 1x4 1x6) SR: 145.45
48.4
1
Rabada to Behrendorff, 1 run
short and outside off, jabs a pull down to long-on
48.3
2
Rabada to Behrendorff, 2 runs
back of a length and outside off, opens the face and slices it to third man's right
48.2
2
Rabada to Behrendorff, 2 runs
bouncer on middle, fended to the leg side off a leading edge

Krishna Kumar : "Khawaja got out in the similar way in the last 3 occurrences in this world cup "

48.1
w
Rabada to Khawaja, OUT
Khawaja jumps too far across off, exposes all three stumps and searches for a scoop over the keeper's head. Rabada spears a full-toss, and Khawaja can just deflect it back onto the top of the stumps. Khawaja hobbles off for 18. Finch applauds from the change room
UT Khawaja b Rabada 18 (26m 14b 3x4 0x6) SR: 128.57
end of over 4817 runs
AUS: 301/7CRR: 6.27 • RRR: 12.50 • Need 25 from 12b
Usman Khawaja18 (13)
Mitchell Starc16 (10)
Chris Morris9-0-63-1
Kagiso Rabada9-0-49-1
47.6
1
Morris to Khawaja, 1 run
Morris finally hits the blockhoke, yorker just outside off, squirted through the cover-point region. 17 off that over
47.5
4
Morris to Khawaja, FOUR runs
Khawaja jumps across off, Morris follows him, but he still can't get the yorker right. This full-toss is whipped with the wrists to the left of deep midwicket. Injured hamstring and all, Khawaja puts it away
47.4
1
Morris to Starc, 1 run
very full and wide, reaches out for the ball and drives to sweeper with a slicing motion

Over the wicket

47.3
4
Morris to Starc, FOUR runs
overpitched on middle, Morris gets the yorker wrong, Starc gets his swing right. He clears his front leg and belts it straight past the bowler
47.2
6
Morris to Starc, SIX runs
on a length and on middle, Starc sat back waiting for this length. Smites it over midwicket for a six
47.1
1
Morris to Khawaja, 1 run
Khawaja shuffles around the crease, aims to scoop it over the keeper, ends up cue-ending it down to third man

Vinod Rajpal: "43 runs in 18 balls - who is going to play Dre-russ here for the Aussies ??"

end of over 477 runs
AUS: 284/7CRR: 6.04 • RRR: 14.00 • Need 42 from 18b
Usman Khawaja12 (10)
Mitchell Starc5 (7)
Kagiso Rabada9-0-49-1
Chris Morris8-0-46-1
46.6
1
Rabada to Khawaja, 1 run
full-toss on leg stump, backs away and drills it to sweeper cover
Best performances - batsmen
DA Warner
122 runs (117)
15 fours
2 sixes
Control76%
Productive shot
pull
27 runs
3 fours
2 sixes
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F du Plessis
100 runs (94)
7 fours
2 sixes
Control90%
Productive shot
flick
27 runs
0 fours
0 sixes
0215918122222
Best performances - bowlers
K Rabada
O
10
M
0
R
56
W
3
Eco
5.60
  • Full Toss
  • Yorker
  • Full Length
  • Good Length
  • Short of good length
  • Short Length
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
AL Phehlukwayo
O
2.5
M
0
R
22
W
2
Eco
7.76
  • Full Toss
  • Yorker
  • Full Length
  • Good Length
  • Short of good length
  • Short Length
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Old Trafford, Manchester
TossSouth Africa , elected to bat first
SeriesWorld Cup
Player Of The Match
Faf du Plessis
Match numberODI no. 4188
Season2019
Hours of play (local time)13.30 start, First Session 13.30-17.00 Interval 17.00-17.30, Second Session 17.30-21.00
Match days06 July 2019 - day/night match (50-over match)
Umpires
Aleem Dar
Kumar Dharmasena
TV Umpire
Sundaram Ravi
Reserve Umpire
Ruchira Palliyaguruge
Match Referee
Ranjan Madugalle
PointsSouth Africa 2, Australia 0