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Cricket World Cup 2019: England vs South Africa Result, Highlights, Score, Player of the Match & More

Cricket World Cup 2019: England vs South Africa Result, Highlights, Score, Player of the Match & More

London, May 30: England started their campaign on a dominating note as they registered a thumping 104-run victory over South Africa in the ICC World Cup 2019 at the Oval here on Thursday (May 30).

Ben Stokes impressed in all three departments of the game and was awarded the player of the match for his all-round show. He scored runs, picked up wickets and was simply incredible in the field.

South Africa registered their second biggest defeat in the quadrennial event with this humiliating loss. Chasing a target of 312, the Proteas were bundled out for 207 in 39.5 overs. Opener Quinton de Kock top-scored for his team with his knock of 68 but he didn't get any support from the other end.

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Rassie van der Dussen scored his first half-century outside South Africa but he was dismissed at a crucial time. South Africa suffered a major blow early in their run chase when veteran opener Hashim Amla was retired hurt by a spicy bouncer from Archer. The opener was sent for scans before being declared fit but by that time he returned to the field half a dozen batsmen were already in the pavilion. Amla too didn't last long and was dismissed for 13.


Earlier, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Eoin Morgan and Joe Root made fifties as England made 311 for eight. The home side settled for a total that was much below from the expected one from their power-packed line-up after they were asked to bat.

Stokes (89, 2/12) was simply amazing both with bat and ball. The New Zealand-born cricketer affected a run out and took one of the greatest catches of all time to stamp his authority in the field as well.

Jofra Archer shined for the hosts in his debut World Cup game as he returned with figures of 3/27 from his 7 overs.

Here's how the match between England and South Africa panned out:

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10:48 pm

Eoin Morgan, winning captain: Delighted to be off and running in this tournament. It's more satisfying than normal. We were very good today, the wicket didn't allow us to execute our plan which is to try and score quite a considerable total, but I thought the maturity and smart cricket we played shows the effort we put in the last two years and the experience as well. Extremely impressed. He (Stokes) had a field day and especially that catch he took was absolutely outstanding. To have a match-winner like that in the side, he is someone who lifts absolutely everybody and I thought the bowling unit really did get off to a great start and continued to learn from the first innings and then put into place in second innings. Slowish pitch, he (Archer) bowled fast and accurate and it's outstanding. He is taking everything in his stride at the moment and he is improving everyday and that's very exciting. Huge amount of pleasure. It's an area we were always trying to improve on and certainly we are looking for match winning contributions in the field.

10:39 pm

Faf du Plessis, the losing captain: I think we have been outplayed in all three departments. Basically we were 3 down in 12 overs and I think we were looking for 330-340 but when we took the pace off we thought 300 was par. It was a plan (to start with Tahir). We wanted to target those two openers with leg spin, especially Roy. It worked today. Their batting was really good. They are a top-quality team and they showed that with the bat today. You need a bit of momentum in the first two games. He (Amla) is okay now and when he came back to the dressing room, he looked fine and hopefully that's a good sign for the next game. When we have Dale and all our resources, we back our bowling to restrict teams under 300.

10:21 pm

Ben Stokes, Man of the Match: (On the catch) I was a little further in than I should have been. I panicked a bit I guess but it stuck. I shouldn't have been there (initially) and it was probably a regulation catch but I was in the wrong position. (On the pitch) The message from the batsmen in the middle was that it was a tricky pitch to bat on, so the aim was to get to 300-310. Maybe 330. I was looking to just pace it. The hard length was difficult and obviously, the slower balls and all. Towards the end, they (SA bowlers) were really hard to get away. I guess psychologically getting over the 300-run mark really helped. And then, our bowlers knew what to do and they executed well. (On the crowd support) It was unbelievable, excellent turnaround for the first World Cup and hope it continues.

10:11 pm

Ben Stokes gets the Man of the Match for his complete performance in this game.

10:08 pm

Wicket! Ben Stokes gets the wicket of Imran Tahir and England have registered a thumping 104 run victory over South Africa in their opening encounter. Stokes starred in all three departments for his team. Proteas have been bundled out for 207 in 39.5 overs.

10:05 pm

Wicket! You can't keep Ben Stokes out of action tonight. He scored runs, took catch and now he gets a wicket as well. Rabada is caught in the deep by Plunkett for 11. SA - 207/9 in 39.4 overs.

10:03 pm

200 comes up for South Africa with a boundary from Kagiso Rabada's bat.

09:58 pm

Wicket! Hashim Alma nicks the short-pitched delivery from Liam Plunkett and Jos Buttler pouched it comfortably. SA - 193/8 in 38.1 overs.

09:47 pm

Here's the unbelievable catch from Stokes.

09:47 pm

Graeme Swann's reaction to Stokes' catch!

09:42 pm

Wicket! Ben Stokes pulls off a stunning catch in the deep. Phehlukwayo's innings comes to an end with a that one-handed brilliance from Stokes. It's undoubtedly one of the best catches of all time. SA - 180/7 in 34.1 overs.

09:38 pm

Drinks! South Africa are 180/6 in 34 overs. Phehlukwayo - 24* Amla - 7* are the last recognised batting pair for the Proteas. They still need 132 runs from 16 overs. Things are in England's control.

09:32 pm

Just a wicket for Moeen Ali in ODIs in this year.

09:29 pm

Hashim Alma is back into the middle to bat for South Africa and he's going to face Archer - who's bouncer sent him off the field.

09:28 pm

Wicket! Rassie van der Dussen (50) has been dismissed by Archer. Captain brings him back into the attack and the speedster delivers. The pacer surprised the batsman with his short-pitched delivery. SA - 167/6 in 31.5 overs.

09:21 pm

Fifty! Rassie van der Dussen brings up his fifth half-century with a single. He took 56 deliveries to get to the 50-run mark.

09:09 pm

Wicket! Pretorious is run out for 1 and South Africa have lost their 5th wicket for 144. They are in all sorts of trouble now.

09:02 pm

Soft dismissal! Reckless shot from JP Duminy off Moeen Ali as he looked to attack the spinner. Ben Stokes takes a simple catch at long-off and Duminy's inning comes to an end for 8. SA - 142/4 in 25.5 overs.

08:53 pm

WICKET! Big blow for the Proteas as they lose their set batsman Quinton de Kock. With Kock falling for 68, SA are under trouble now as there is still suspense over Amla's availability in this innings. SA - 129/3 in 23 overs.

08:50 pm

Amla update:

08:47 pm

FOUR! That's the third boundary off the over. Bit off luck here as van der Dussen pushes it out as it deflects wide off Butler and races away for a boundary.

08:46 pm

FOUR! The pressure is on Moeen Ali as the second delivery also runs away for a boundary. van der Dussen goes for the reverse dab and gets it past third man. Back-to-back boundaries.

08:44 pm

SIX!! Ali hit for a maximum on the first delivery of the over. van der Dussen takes a step down and smashes it over long-off!

08:32 pm

Quinton de Kock's last seven ODI innings: 83(58) 81(72) 94(70) 121(108) 51(57) 6(14) 50(58)* (today).

08:31 pm

Fifty! Quinton de Kock brings up his half-century off 58 deliveries. This is his 22nd ODI fifty and 2nd in the world cup. He needs to stay into the middle till the end if SA want to come out victorious in this run chase. They are 89/2 after 18 overs.

08:17 pm

SIX!! First maximum of the innings for SA. It came off Quinton de Kock's blade. He slog-sweeps Moeen Ali and dispatches it into the stands over midwicket. SA - 62/2 after 12 overs.

08:10 pm

Four! Rashid bowls his first over and he almost got rid of Quinton de Kock. The googly from Rashid nicked his pad and went on to hit the stumps but the bails remained intact. The ball also raced towards the boundary. Some luck working in the favour of South Africa. SA - 50/2 after 11 overs.

08:04 pm

Big Wicket! Faf du Plessis (5) pulls Jofra Archer and Moeen Ali takes a simple catch in the deep. It was bowled at 149 kmph and it did the trick for his team. South Africa lose their second wicket in the first powerplay. SA - 44/2 in 9.3 overs.

07:56 pm

Four! New man-in Faf du Plessis gets off the mark with a boundary.

07:52 pm

Wicket! Aiden Markram (11) edges Jofra Archer and Joe Root takes a simple catch at slip cordon. South Africa lose their first wicket early with Amla already retired hurt. SA - 36/1 after 7.4 overs. Faf du Plessis walks into the middle.

07:39 pm

Aiden Markram has walked into the middle to bat at No. 3. SA: 22/0 after 5 overs.

07:33 pm

Bouncer bowled at 145kmph by Jofra Archer hits Hashim Amla's grille. The physio ran into the middle to check the batsman has no concussion. Amla (5*) is retired hurt and walking off the field as he's sustained some injury in his forehead.

07:20 pm

Jofra Archer to bowl with the second new ball for England. SA - 2/0 after 1st over.

07:17 pm

Chris Woakes starts with the first new ball for England as De Kock takes the strike.

07:15 pm

2nd innings! Quinton de Kock and Hashim Amla are walking into the middle to start South Africa's run chase of 312 against England.

06:55 pm

311 for 8 in 50 overs. That's what England made finally despite four of their batsmen getting 50.

06:37 pm

300 up for England in 48.4 overs.

06:33 pm

Gone Woakes, holed out to Faf off Rabada. England are 289/7

06:26 pm

Check it out

06:12 pm

Faf u beauty!!!!

06:10 pm

Faflucisious catch by Duplessis there to oust Moeen Ali. He went full blood off Ngidi but Faf pulled off a bloody diving catch at mid-wicket. England are 260/6. All the talk about 400 -- 500 might be vanished now.

06:01 pm

250 up for England in 42 overs. Need a few more from here.

05:58 pm

Buttler dragged Ngidi delivery on to hiS Stumps and out for 18. England are 247/5 in 41.2 overs. Yhey are losing the way here a bit.

05:49 pm

England are 235/4. Where will they end up?

05:33 pm

50 for Ben stokes with a 4 off Pretorious, a reverse scoop no less. This is 4th fifty in this England innings after Roy, Root and Morgan

05:27 pm

200 up for England in 35 overs. How much they can amass in the last 15?

05:19 pm

50 for Morgan. Excellent innings by England captain.

05:16 pm

Good record by England

05:16 pm

Good record by England

05:06 pm

Tenth 50 p'ship between Morgan and Stokes in their last 14 stands. 3, 110, 68, 95, 159, 13, 88, 71, 23, 50, 73*, 99, 6 & 51*

04:57 pm

Hurrah for Captain Morgan -- 7000 ODI runs.

04:52 pm

Morgan into his own there, 6 6 off Lungi Ngidi. He has been expensive so far,, 6 overs 45 runs.

04:46 pm

JP Duminy into attack. Remember he is a partnership breaker

04:37 pm

Going by the trend #Nesamani

04:34 pm

Good point there about Faf

04:29 pm

Roy and Root depart in the space of 4 runs as England slip to 111/3 from 107/0. Morgan and stokes are at crease now. England need another round of good alliance now.

04:21 pm

Fifty for Jason Roy and Joe Root. 100 partnership between these two. Excellent work

04:08 pm

England are 96/1 in 16 overs. They have touched the run rate of 6 in this innings.

03:58 pm

Proteas are slowly letting the momentum of that first over wicket away here. They need a couple of wickets here to keep England in check considering that they have a fairly long line-up.

03:36 pm

Root and Roy have been building here gradually for England and they reach 50 in the 9th over.

03:25 pm

Bit of history there

03:15 pm

12/1 in the 4th over and it is all sedate for England so far. Not the kind of explosion people were expecting. But still time is there.

03:11 pm

Yes Tahir is on the run

03:07 pm

Tahir strikes in the first over. Jonny Bairstow nick one to Quinton de Kock behind the wicket. At 40, no spent force the leg-spinner is.

02:39 pm

Eoin Morgan: Would've looked to do the same. Wicket looks really good. It's set fair all day, shouldn't change much. Yes, Wood was available for selection. But unfortunately he's missed out. Archer's a guy who's come in and impressed. He's very calm when he plays. He's a very exciting prospect. Yeah, the favourites tag sits comfortably. It's been a collective drive for us.

02:39 pm

What Faf said: Going to have a bowl. Early start at the Oval, if there's anything in the wicket, it's now. Shamsi, Miller, Morris, Steyn not playing. Steyn's around 80%. The start of the World Cup. It's going to be a good one. Ngidi and KG have been exceptional over the last couple of years. Good to see Amla scoring runs in the warm up.

02:37 pm

South Africa (Playing XI): Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock(w), Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis(c), Rassie van der Dussen, Jean-Paul Duminy, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir

02:36 pm

England (Playing XI): Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid

02:35 pm

south africa won the toss and they are bowling first

02:20 pm

Toss is about 10 minutes away. Hopefully , the match will give us the kind of thrill we have been expecting

12:05 pm

Welcome to MyKhel coverage of the ICC World Cup 2019 opener: England vs south africa and this could offer some thrilling moments. The toss is at 2.30 PM and the match begins at 3 pm. Be with us.

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Story first published: Thursday, May 30, 2019, 11:59 [IST]
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