result
45th match (D/N), Manchester, Jul 6 2019, ICC Cricket World Cup
(49.5/50 ov, target 326)315
South Africa won by 10 runs
player of the match
Faf du Plessis
South Africa
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• The Report by Liam Brickhill

Faf du Plessis ton sets up consolation win and hands Australia semi-final against England

South Africa held their nerve in the face of David Warner's hundred to seal a 10-run victory in the final group game

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Scorer: Thilak Gowda (@Thilak_Rama)
Commentator: Deivarayan Muthu
Scorecard summary
South Africa325/6(50 overs)
Australia315/10(49.5 overs)

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

Nathan Lyon c Markram b Phehlukwayo 3 (7m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100
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 wickets
AUS: 308/9CRR: 6.28 RRR: 18.00
Nathan Lyon2 (1)
Jason Behrendorff5 (3)
Kagiso Rabada 10-0-56-3
Chris Morris 9-0-63-1
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

Mitchell 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

Usman Khawaja b Rabada 18 (26m 14b 3x4 0x6) SR: 128.57
end of over 4817 runs
AUS: 301/7CRR: 6.27 RRR: 12.50
Usman Khawaja18 (13)
Mitchell Starc16 (10)
Chris Morris 9-0-63-1
Kagiso Rabada 9-0-49-1
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
Usman Khawaja12 (10)
Mitchell Starc5 (7)
Kagiso Rabada 9-0-49-1
Chris Morris 8-0-46-1
46.6
1
Rabada to Khawaja, 1 run

full-toss on leg stump, backs away and drills it to sweeper cover

46.5
4
Rabada to Khawaja, FOUR runs

banged in short, Khawaja backs away, tests out his hamstring, goes deeper in the crease, and swivels into a hook. He gets it away fine of long leg

46.4
1
Rabada to Starc, 1 run

full-toss on off, jabbed away to deep midwicket

Best performances - batters
David Warner
DA Warner AUS
122 runs (117)
15 fours
2 sixes
Control76%
Productive shot
pull
27 runs
3 fours
2 sixes
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Faf du Plessis portrait
F du Plessis SA
100 runs (94)
7 fours
2 sixes
Control90%
Productive shot
flick
27 runs
0 four
0 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Kagiso Rabada portrait
K Rabada SA
O
10
M
0
R
56
W
3
ECO
5.6
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
Dwaine Pretorius portrait
D Pretorius SA
O
6
M
2
R
27
W
2
ECO
4.5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Old Trafford, Manchester
TossSouth Africa, elected to bat first
SeriesICC Cricket World Cup
Season2019
Player Of The Match
Faf du Plessis
Faf du Plessis
Match numberODI no. 4188
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 - daynight (50-over match)
Umpires
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Aleem Dar
Sri Lanka Image
Kumar Dharmasena
TV Umpire
India Image
Sundaram Ravi
Reserve Umpire
Sri Lanka Image
Ruchira Palliyaguruge
Match Referee
Sri Lanka Image
Ranjan Madugalle
PointsSouth Africa 2, Australia 0