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1st match, The Oval, May 30, 2019, ICC Cricket World Cup
(39.5/50 ov, T:312) 207

England won by 104 runs

Player Of The Match
89 (79), 2/12 & 2 catches
England Innings
South Africa Innings
Match Flow
England  (50 ovs maximum)
c du Plessis b Phehlukwayo54538080101.88
c †de Kock b Imran Tahir012000.00
c Duminy b Rabada5159835086.44
c Markram b Imran Tahir5760734395.00
c Amla b Ngidi897913290112.65
b Ngidi18162100112.50
c du Plessis b Ngidi39130033.33
c du Plessis b Rabada1314241092.85
not out 961110150.00
not out 73310233.33
Extras(lb 2, w 8)10
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 6.22, 224 Mins)311/8
Did not bat:
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)
0.2 to JM Bairstow, 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
36.5 to EJG Morgan, 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
41.2 to JC Buttler, 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 to MM Ali, 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
48.6 to BA Stokes, 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
19.1 to JE Root, 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
47.3 to CR Woakes, slower delivery, Woakes swings for the hills... picks out long-on! Another for Rabada, England just can't get him away. 285/7
18.4 to JJ Roy, 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
South Africa  (T: 312 runs from 50 ovs)
c Root b Plunkett6874946291.89
c †Buttler b Plunkett1323461056.52
c Root b Archer1112172091.66
c Ali b Archer57111071.42
c Ali b Archer5061854181.96
c Stokes b Ali811121072.72
run out (Stokes/Morgan)11600100.00
c Stokes b Rashid2425344096.00
c Plunkett b Stokes1119232057.89
not out 651001120.00
c Root b Stokes012000.00
Extras(b 4, lb 5, w 1)10
TOTAL39.5 Ov (RR: 5.19, 171 Mins)207
Fall of wickets: 0-14, 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)
7.4 to AK Markram, 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 to F du Plessis, 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 to HE van der Dussen, 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
34.1 to AL Phehlukwayo, 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
25.5 to JP Duminy, 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
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. 14/0
22.6 to Q de Kock, 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 to HM Amla, 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
39.4 to K Rabada, 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
39.5 to Imran Tahir, 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
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  • England innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 60 runs, 1 wicket)
  • England: 50 runs in 8.2 overs (50 balls), Extras 1
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 50 balls (JJ Roy 26, JE Root 26, Ex 1)
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 10.1 - 40.0 (Mandatory - 175 runs, 3 wickets)
  • England: 100 runs in 16.6 overs (102 balls), Extras 2
  • Drinks: England - 100/1 in 17.0 overs (JJ Roy 49, JE Root 49)
  • JJ Roy: 50 off 51 balls (7 x 4)
  • 2nd Wicket: 100 runs in 103 balls (JJ Roy 49, JE Root 49, Ex 2)
  • JE Root: 50 off 56 balls (5 x 4)
  • England: 150 runs in 26.2 overs (158 balls), Extras 3
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 55 balls (EJG Morgan 33, BA Stokes 16, Ex 1)
  • EJG Morgan: 50 off 50 balls (4 x 4, 3 x 6)
  • Drinks: England - 192/3 in 34.0 overs (EJG Morgan 52, BA Stokes 31)
  • England: 200 runs in 34.5 overs (209 balls), Extras 4
  • BA Stokes: 50 off 45 balls (6 x 4)
  • 4th Wicket: 100 runs in 100 balls (EJG Morgan 50, BA Stokes 50, Ex 2)
  • Powerplay 3: Overs 40.1 - 50.0 (Mandatory - 76 runs, 4 wickets)
  • England: 250 runs in 41.5 overs (251 balls), Extras 5
  • Over 47.1: Review by South Africa (Bowling), Umpire - BNJ Oxenford, Batsman - BA Stokes (Struck down)
  • England: 300 runs in 48.4 overs (292 balls), Extras 10
  • Innings Break: England - 311/8 in 50.0 overs (LE Plunkett 9, JC Archer 7)
  • South Africa innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 44 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 10.1 - 40.0 (Mandatory - 163 runs, 8 wickets)
  • South Africa: 50 runs in 10.5 overs (65 balls), Extras 0
  • Drinks: South Africa - 86/2 in 17.0 overs (Q de Kock 49, HE van der Dussen 11)
  • Q de Kock: 50 off 58 balls (5 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 56 balls (Q de Kock 31, HE van der Dussen 14, Ex 5)
  • South Africa: 100 runs in 20.1 overs (121 balls), Extras 5
  • South Africa: 150 runs in 27.6 overs (168 balls), Extras 5
  • HE van der Dussen: 50 off 56 balls (4 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Over 30.5: Review by England (Bowling), Umpire - HDPK Dharmasena, Batsman - AL Phehlukwayo (Struck down)
  • HM Amla retired hurt on 5* from 14/0 to 167/6
  • Drinks: South Africa - 180/6 in 34.0 overs (HM Amla 7, AL Phehlukwayo 24)
  • South Africa: 200 runs in 39.1 overs (235 balls), Extras 6
Kennington Oval, London
TossSouth Africa, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Match numberODI no. 4143
Hours of play (local time)10.30 start, First Session 10.30-14.00 Interval 14.00-14.30, Second Session 14.30-18.00
Match days30 May 2019 - day (50-over match)
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PointsEngland 2, South Africa 0
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