Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    18.4 banged in short, a wild front-foot slap, top-edge to the deep-set mid-off, and there's the breakthrough! Roy will be furious with himself, the third time in four innings he's given it away when set for something special. That said, what a hand he's played after those anxious early exchanges... 107/2
    0.2 Tahir strikes! Faf's tactical twist has brought immediate dividends, but it's Bairstow who falls first. He lunges onto the front foot to one that grips and turns just far enough to kiss the outside edge on the way through to de Kock, and Tahir's off in celebration! Head aloft, arms spread wide, and no-one can catch him. Pure joy, and England are 1 for 1! 1/1
    19.1 open-faced steer and Root is gone as well! Rabada's length is ideal, just enough width to lure Root into an indiscretion, and his extra pace ensures he's not in control of the stroke. Duminy at backward point guzzles the chance in his midriff, and well ... it's game on again! 111/3
    36.5 Tahir does it again, thanks to a brilliant take running in! Chipped towards long-on and Markram flies forward to scoop up the catch and end Morgan's stay! Didn't quite get under it enough, though it then looked like the ball might plop short, 'down, down!' mouthed Morgan - but there's no extra life for the England captain 217/4
    48.6 goes for the reverse-pull - slapped straight to backward point! Stokes was ticking, but he's tocked his last for today! Throws back the head in frustration, though he walks off to a round of applause. A fine knock, but we may only know how good it was come the end of the day... 300/8
    41.2 oops... Buttler drags on to leg stump! An intake of breath around the ground as the crowd realises Buttler's a goner; huuuuuuge wicket for South Africa, just as England were looking to hit the afterburners! Another cutter from Ngidi and it was a ngoodie for SA 247/5
    43.6 slogged towards cow corner... and Faf du Plessis runs around, plunges to his left to hold on! Another excellent catch for South Africa, the captain snapping it up on the fly in front of the boundary, and Moeen is going, gone! Had to manufacture the pace, another success for Ngidi's slower ball 260/6
    47.3 slower delivery, Woakes swings for the hills... picks out long-on! Another for Rabada, England just can't get him away 285/7
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    Extras
    10 (lb 2, w 8)
    TOTAL
    311/8 (50 Overs, RR: 6.22)
    Did not bat: AU Rashid
    Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Jonny Bairstow, 0.2 ov), 2-107 (Jason Roy, 18.4 ov), 3-111 (Joe Root, 19.1 ov), 4-217 (Eoin Morgan, 36.5 ov), 5-247 (Jos Buttler, 41.2 ov), 6-260 (Moeen Ali, 43.6 ov), 7-285 (Chris Woakes, 47.3 ov), 8-300 (Ben Stokes, 48.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    Imran Tahir1006126.10204000
    L Ngidi1006636.60286220
    K Rabada1006626.60248020
    D Pretorius704206.00175000
    AL Phehlukwayo804415.50234040
    JP Duminy201407.0031000
    AK Markram301605.33101100
  • BATSMEN
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    22.6 golden arm strikes! Short and flogged down the throat of deep backward square leg! Plunkett does the job, England's middle-overs money-maker... Just seemed to be a half-tracker on leg stump and de Kock swung it away, but straight to the man on the rope, who took it safely plunging forwards! 129/3
    38.1 banged in short, a waft off the eyebrows, it's the slower-ball bouncer, and Amla walks! Plunkett bags his second, and South Africa's wafer-thin hopes are now officially ended 193/8
    7.4 now that's a riposte! Slightly wider line, extra bounce and nip off the seam, Markram is lured into a back-foot push with an open face, and Root at a wide solitary slip makes a sharp chance look simple! 36/1
    9.3 banged in short, top-edged, Moeen steadies himself, gone! That is a huge scalp, and Archer is showing his value to this team from the outset. Lured the skipper into a pull, but the ball just kept getting big on him, spiralled off his eyebrows, and Moeen at fine leg had an age to contemplate his existence before pulling it off very coolly in the end... 44/2
    31.5 Archer does it again, clothed to mid-on! Pace and bounce, van der Dussen takes it on, and miscues to the edge of the ring... Third wicket for the Bajan bomber and England look to be on their way in this World Cup! 167/6
    25.5 oh my... Lofted straight to long-off! Dumb from Duminy, and he's heading for the changing room, gifting a catch to Stokes, who ambled in a few yards and took it safely! Seems like the bat turned in his hands, maybe he was aiming squarer towards extra cover... But he's taken on Moeen and taken himself down! 142/4
    26.2 this could be tight at the non-striker's end! Yes, Pretorius is inches short...! Pitched up, 132kph/82mph and slapped towards deep extra cover, looks like Pretorius called him back for the second - but a good throw from Stokes left them struggling, Morgan gathered well and Robert's your mother's brother! 144/5
    34.1 Ben Stokes, that is absolute fifth! Absolutely leathered through deep midwicket ... and Stokes somehow launched himself horizontally towards the rope, timing his jump like a mortar from its tube, and clinging onto a certain six, in his outstretched, reverse-cupped, right hand! My God, that is an utter, utter worldy! If Alisson got a mitt to a screamer like that in Madrid on Saturday and tipped it over the bar, we would be talking about it for years... 180/7
    39.4 short again, pulled again, held at deep midwicket again! It's Plunkett this time, stooping forward to cling on in both mitts. That was a solid connection, but the man was well placed and England's fielding has been the most composed aspect of their play today. 207/9
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    39.5 edged, gone, Stokes seals it! A thick nick to slip, Joe Root puts the cap on an outstanding fielding display, reaching to his right to intercept, and England wrap it up with 10.1 overs to spare! 207/10
    Extras
    10 (b 4, lb 5, w 1)
    TOTAL
    207 all out (39.5 Overs, RR: 5.19)
    Fall of wickets: 1-36 (Aiden Markram, 7.4 ov), 2-44 (Faf du Plessis, 9.3 ov), 3-129 (Quinton de Kock, 22.6 ov), 4-142 (Jean-Paul Duminy, 25.5 ov), 5-144 (Dwaine Pretorius, 26.2 ov), 6-167 (Rassie van der Dussen, 31.5 ov), 7-180 (Andile Phehlukwayo, 34.1 ov), 8-193 (Hashim Amla, 38.1 ov), 9-207 (Kagiso Rabada, 39.4 ov), 10-207 (Imran Tahir, 39.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    CR Woakes502404.80204000
    JC Archer712733.85294010
    AU Rashid803514.37274000
    MM Ali1006316.30286200
    LE Plunkett703725.28201200
    BA Stokes2.501224.23112000

Match Notes

South Africa 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st14HM AmlaQ de Kock
1st22Q de KockAK Markram
2nd8F du PlessisQ de Kock
3rd85HE van der DussenQ de Kock
4th13JP DuminyHE van der Dussen
5th2D PretoriusHE van der Dussen
6th23HE van der DussenAL Phehlukwayo
7th13HM AmlaAL Phehlukwayo
8th13HM AmlaK Rabada
9th14L NgidiK Rabada
10th0Imran TahirL Ngidi