Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    2.5 Amla is out. Looking to force the pace. Looks to pull, the ball is not short enough, the top edge goes straight up in the air. Easy catch 17/1
    15.6 huge appeal for a catch at the wicket and a pretty aggressive review as Steve Davis turns the appeal down. A bit of an offcutter, a length ball outside off, de Kock pushes away from the body, gets a big edge, which is registered on the Snicko. Easy to overturn this. Yet another successful review against Davis. On this form, you'd hope he doesn't make it to the quarters. Everybody was convinced this was out, and the replays proved that. Sound, deviation, snicko, everything agrees 85/2
    18.2 Tauqir has his reward. He is a lovely genuine offspinner. Puts his body into it, pivots beautifully, and lets the natural variation do the job for him. This one is slow in the air, on a length, just outside off, Rossouw is early into it, plays with hard hands, offers a simple return catch to Tauqir. Slightest bit of turn there. South Africa in a spot of bother here 96/3
    42.2 he is out for 99. For a change de Villiers doesn't get a hundred. Wide length ball, he opens the face on the drive, ends up slicing it straight to short third man. Walks off with a smile on his face. Raises his bat to the sparse crowd 257/5
    36.1 bowled'im. UAE doing well. Avoiding records. Rolls his fingers. Short of a length. Miller tries to pull, gets a bottom edge onto the stumps. Misses out on a fifty 204/4
    46.6 given out lbw as he plays across the line of a full ball. This is definitely hitting the stumps, but is it full enough to have pitched within the stumps. Duminy has reviewed this. It is pitching in line, and is full enough to to not angle too far away. Clipping off according to the projection 292/6
    not out
    not out
    15 (b 4, lb 1, nb 5, w 5)
    341/6 (50 Overs, RR: 6.82)
    Fall of wickets: 1-17 (Hashim Amla, 2.5 ov), 2-85 (Quinton de Kock, 15.6 ov), 3-96 (Rilee Rossouw, 18.2 ov), 4-204 (David Miller, 36.1 ov), 5-257 (AB de Villiers, 42.2 ov), 6-292 (Jean-Paul Duminy, 46.6 ov)
    Mohammad Naveed1006336.30327113
    Kamran Shazad805917.372310001
    Amjad Javed1008718.70206421
    Mohammad Tauqir1004714.70261110
    Fahad Alhashmi7.204506.13173010
    Khurram Khan403107.7511100
    Shaiman Anwar0.40406.0000000
    11.4 Duminy has got a wicket with a nothing delivery. This is full, and on the pads, and can be hit anywhere. Ali wants to go over short fine leg, but is early into the sweep, and gets a top edge that settles with deep square leg 45/2
    6.4 a lovely catch by Rossouw. Superb fielding. Morkel bowls the Morkel length, gets it to rise towards the chest. Berenger fends. The ball hits the handle and lobs up towards where gully would be. Rossouw comes in from point and dives to his left, his wrong side, to swoop under the ball at the last moment before it can hit the ground 29/1
    12.3 this was on the cards, although not through this method. Khurram c de Kock b Morkel was quite predictable after that last over but this has come through the bottom edge. Khurram sees one short, has had enough of fending, and goes for the pull. This one, though, doesn't bounce, and takes his underside edge through to the keeper 45/3
    29.6 another slog-sweep from Anwar but this time finds deep midwicket with it. UAE's best batsman this tour has departed 108/4
    not out
    32.4 Rossouw is everywhere, and de Villiers has another international wicket. Haider tries to pull, gets a top edge, Rossouw charges in from deep midwicket, and dives forward to get his hands under this low offering 118/5
    34.2 a wicket with a bouncer. AB will never let Morkel and Styen hear the last of this. Javed goes for the pull, gets a top edge, substitute Parnell nearly drops it trying to catch it overhead, but controls it on fifth grab and then juggles it a little for his own and crowd's entertainment. Completes the catch on the eighth attempt 125/6
    39.2 bouncer, this time he manages a top edge that doesn't go into no man's land. De Villiers completes the catch at midwicket. An entertaining cameo comes to an end 163/7
    45.6 finally they get a wicket. Finally they attack the stumps. Tauqir backs away to swing. And Steyn hits the top of middle for his first wicket today 189/8
    47.3 it's all over as Shahzad backs away and swings again and lobs it to mid-on 195/10
    absent hurt
    29 (b 4, lb 16, nb 3, w 6)
    195 all out (47.3 Overs, RR: 4.1)
    Fall of wickets: 1-29 (Andri Berenger, 6.4 ov), 2-45 (Amjad Ali, 11.4 ov), 3-45 (Khurram Khan, 12.3 ov), 4-108 (Shaiman Anwar, 29.6 ov), 5-118 (Saqlain Haider, 32.4 ov), 6-125 (Amjad Javed, 34.2 ov), 7-163 (Mohammad Naveed, 39.2 ov), 8-189 (Mohammad Tauqir, 45.6 ov), 9-195 (Kamran Shazad, 47.3 ov)
    DW Steyn914014.44396100
    VD Philander8.313424.00365011
    M Morkel1022322.30451012
    JP Duminy311214.00132000
    F Behardien411102.75160020
    Imran Tahir1004014.00354010
    AB de Villiers301525.00102010

Match Notes

  • Minnows bashing

    Has there been a more triumphant moment for the Associate world? O'Brien's hundred was the ultimate "up yours" from cricket's serfs to its overlords. O'Brien has never been one for backward steps

  • Tauqir heartened by UAE fight

    Mohammad Tauqir wasn't impressed by South Africa's short-ball tactics, but he was pleased his UAE side came close to lasting 50 overs against them

  • Good, but not nearly good enough

    South Africa may have come out of the group relatively unscathed, but all their rivals would have taken note of the team's chasing struggles and over-dependence on pace

  • Anwar's record and de Villiers' sixes

    Stats highlights from the Group B game between South Africa and UAE in Wellington

  • South Africa v UAE - #BendTheRules Moments

    #BendTheRules Moments from the Group B match between South Africa and UAE

Lacking Big-Chase experience


instances of UAE successfully chasing down a 300+ target in ODIs.

Bang Bang


Sixes hit by de Villiers this World Cup, the most by any batsman in a single World. Hayden hit 18 sixes during the 2007 World Cup.



Quiton de Kock's batting average this World Cup. He has scored 53 runs in 6 innings, with a top score of 26.

Match No. 1000


Number of international matches played by South Africa. Each of the top-eight teams have now played 1000 matches each.

Starting Trouble


Average opening stand for South Africa this World Cup, the second-worst for any Test nation - only Pakistan are worse (10.4)