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South Africa vs West Indies, at Bristol, WC Warm-up, May 26 2019 - Match Result

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Scores: Chandan Duorah | Comms: Sreshth Shah (@sreshthx)
Scorecard summary
South Africa 95/0(12.4 overs)
51* (46)
0/0 (0.2)
0/29 (5)

4.10pm Match abandoned due to rain. Holder and Duminy shake hands, so does the rest of the team. We saw an impressive batting performance under difficult conditions from Quinton de Kock and Hashim Amla today. Andre Russell bowled a mean short ball too, and the Holder-Cottrell duo bowled a terrific opening spell albeit with no rewards.

South Africa's next game with be the World Cup opener on June May 30 against England, while West Indies play another warm-up game in a few days. Thanks for hanging out with us on this gloomy Sunday, we'll see you tomorrow for more cricketing action. On behalf of Shamya and Chandan, this is Sreshth signing off.


Will from Brist: "Blue sky visible at the ground for the first time today, no rain currently, no more rain forecast, and they've e cancelled the match. Hope they do better for the rest of the WC or this could be the most disappointing ever.. "

Meer : "I'll keep you company - who's someone you think will burst on to the scene unexpectedly in this World Cup? " -- could be Rassie van der Dussen's year!

Matthew Dunk: "Are these matches classified as ODIs, List A matches or neither?" -- none of those, mate. These are called 'other one-dayers'

Verdad: "Can my comment get published during this rain? Anyway.. SA can take away from these 2 warm ups that they have a strong top order.. Amla, Faf, QDK.. 150 - 200 from those 3 should help them win any match."

mikesiva: "I think we should've made changes to our preliminary squad. I would've like to have seen Keemo Paul bowling in these conditions." -- Handy batter too

Muhammad: "The forecast is showing no rain so where's it raining from???" -- Didn't you know that the forecast should never be trusted?

4.08pm Thanks, Shamya. Well, it's not been drizzling in London today, and the England squad members went out for a run, in honour of Andrew Strauss' late wife Ruth. Pictures and more details right here

I don't have much to share, and the messages from all of you have dried up too ... so over to Sreshth again, with the hope that he brings happy news.

Will we have any more action? Maybe. The rain comes and goes in these parts. But it must be frustrating for everyone, and maybe they will just call it off. Spells of a few overs here and few overs there don't really do much for anyone, does it?

3.45pm And we're off again ... this is so disappointing.

The pitch is under covers again, the umbrellas and sombreros are out in the stands again - amazingly, a lot of people have stayed put - and we go back to staring at the sky and adding the minutes.

Russell to Amla, 1 run

pitched up again, very straight, and Amla pushes it to mid-on for a single

looks like a drizzle is on

Russell to Amla, no run

pitched up, almost a yorker, and Amla gets nicely behind it to send it back to the bowler

Russell to Amla, 1 wide

too short, or, well, too much bounce; it didn't look too short but went well over the ducking Amla's head

Russell to de Kock, 1 run

he gets the ball to angle in to the batsman off the good length, and it's dabbed away to third man

Russell goes around the wicket

Russell to de Kock, FOUR runs

slightly short of good length but well outside off from Russell, and de Kock cracks the cut behind point for four

end of over 1216 runs
SA: 88/0CRR: 7.33 
Hashim Amla50 (44b 8x4 1x6)
Quinton de Kock32 (28b 6x4)
Oshane Thomas 1-0-16-0
Andre Russell 1.4-0-11-0
Thomas to Amla, FOUR runs

half-century for Amla, but not his best shot; better line (fifth stump) and length (goodish) from Thomas, and Amla went for the big shot in the cover region but only inside-edged it past the stumps, and the keeper, for four.

Thomas to Amla, SIX runs

it's a small ground, and at Thomas' pace, the ramp for six is always on; short, outside off, and Amla gets into position quickly to send it over third man

Thomas to de Kock, 1 run

further up, at pace, but very straight, and de Kock punch-flicks it to midwicket for a single

Thomas to de Kock, FOUR runs

short, quick, going off-stumpish, and de Kock pulls it majestically past the midwicket fielder, who could only turn to his left and saw the ball fly past

Thomas to Amla, 1 run

better from Thomas, on a length on off stump, and Amla guides it to third man for a single

Thomas to Amla, no run

A loosener there from the new man, pitched up well outside off stump, Amla went for the drive but couldn't reach it

Oshane Thomas is in now

end of over 1110 runs
SA: 72/0CRR: 6.54 
Quinton de Kock27 (26b 5x4)
Hashim Amla39 (40b 7x4)
Andre Russell 1.4-0-11-0
Jason Holder 5-0-29-0
Russell to de Kock, FOUR runs

short again, but more leg side, and de Kock gets under this one well and powers the pull to the square-leg boundary for four more

Russell to de Kock, no run

close to being a wide, that, but not given; another bouncer, but de Kock ducks away well

Russell to de Kock, no run

short, quicker, would have taken de Kock's head with it but for the lovely sway away from the batsman

Russell to Amla, 1 run

short and wide outside off again, but it's closer to the batsman this time, not enough room for the cut, so Amla guides it to third man for a single

Russell to Amla, FOUR runs

short and wide outside off stump, and Amla cuts it beautifully behind the point fielder for four

Russell to de Kock, 1 run

short from Russell, but it took a while to get to de Kock, who looked like he had played it too early, but adjusted and pulled it away with the top part of the bat for a single to fine-leg

end of over 106 runs
SA: 62/0CRR: 6.20 
Quinton de Kock22 (22b 4x4)
Hashim Amla34 (38b 6x4)
Jason Holder 5-0-29-0
Andre Russell 0.4-0-1-0
Holder to de Kock, 1 run

ooh! Same length as the previous one, but this one cuts in a bit and forces de Kock to play at it. It's an inside edge, though, and it rolls off to fine-leg for a single.

Holder to de Kock, no run

good one from Holder there; pitched on a length and it angles across de Kock, who leaves it alone

Holder to Amla, 1 run

shortish, outside off stump, and Amla plays it with a horizontal bat to the cover region and they scamper across for a single

Match details
County Ground, Bristol
TossWest Indies, elected to field first
Players per sideSouth Africa 15 (11 batting, 11 fielding); West Indies 15 (11 batting, 11 fielding)
Hours of play (local time)10.30 start, First Session 10.30-14.00 Interval 14.00-14.45, Second Session 14.45-18.15
Match days26 May 2019 - day (50-over match)
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