ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019

South Africa vs West Indies - Match 15

Venue: The Rose Bowl, Southampton

Date & Time: 10 June 2019

South Africa 29/2

RR: 3.86 | Match Abandoned

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Quinton de Kock not out not out 172110
Hashim Amla c Chris Gayle & b Sheldon Cottrell c Chris Gayle & b Sheldon Cottrell 6710
Aiden Markram c Shai Hope (W) & b Sheldon Cottrell c Shai Hope (W) & b Sheldon Cottrell 51010
Faf du Plessis not out not out 0700
Rassie van der Dussen 0000
David Miller 0000
Andile Phehlukwayo 0000
Chris Morris 0000
Kagiso Rabada 0000
Imran Tahir 0000
Beuran Hendricks 0000
Extras 1 (b 0, lb 0, w 1, nb 0)
Total 29 (2 Wkts, 7.3 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
11-1 (Hashim Amla,2.5), 28-2 (Aiden Markram,6.1),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Sheldon Cottrell4 1 18 2 4.50
Kemar Roach3 0 10 0 3.33
Oshane Thomas0.3 0 1 0 3.33
Chris Gayle 0,0 0 0 0 0
Darren Bravo 0,0 0 0 0 0
Shai Hope 0,0 0 0 0 0
Nicholas Pooran 0,0 0 0 0 0
Shimron Hetmyer 0,0 0 0 0 0
Jason Holder 0,0 0 0 0 0
Carlos Brathwaite 0,0 0 0 0 0
Ashley Nurse 0,0 0 0 0 0

So the second game in this tournament gets abandoned. Match 16 sees Bangladesh take on Sri Lanka in Bristol and if the forecast is to be believed, it is not that great. Fingers crossed. Join us on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 for the game which is scheduled at 10.30 am local (0930 GMT). ADIOS! TAKE CARE!

West Indies captain, Jason Holder, says that in these conditions, the new balls are the key and the bowlers did very well. Hopes that his bowlers continue to pick up wickets. Does not mind giving a few runs in search for runs. Hopes to have Andre Russell and others fit for their next clash against England. Given that they have another couple of matches at this venue, Holder says that it gives them time to analyze and adjust and accordingly prepare their plans. Is happy with West Indies' position in the points table but would have been happier had he won the game.

South African skipper, Faf du Plessis, says that it is frustrating. Both teams wanted to play and win but one cannot argue with nature. On the first hour, Faf says that the first hour is always challenging and it felt like the first hour of a Test match where the ball was moving around a lot. Agrees that shortened games usually suit the team batting second but given the dimensions of the ground, anything could have happened if this match had been played. Reckons that Lungi Ngidi should be fit for their next fixture against Afghanistan. Hopes to beat Afghanistan resoundingly and set up some confidence and momentum.

4.15 PM LOCAL TIME (1515 GMT) - THE MATCH HAS BEEN ABANDONED. Nothing surprising, with the covers coming on and off. South Africa still stay winless in this tournament but at least they get on the board. Luck seems to be going away from them and they now need 5 wins in the next 5 games, along with some help from other teams. Their next match is against Afghanistan and they will hope that they win that one, if they get a completed match.

3.45 pm local time (1445 GMT) - Rain and South Africa seem to be enjoying their company. The stage was set, it had got brighter and the umpires were out for an inspection. But then, the heavens opened up and it started raining again. Don't think we are far away from an abandonment.

1445 LOCAL UPDATE (1345 GMT) - Well...well...well. Just when we thought the rain had stopped and we were all set to resume as the covers were coming off, rain gods once again started pouring and the covers went back on the pitch.

2.30 PM LOCAL UPDATE (1330 GMT) - The rain has stopped. Yay! The conditions have got a bit brighter, though we can still see some dark clouds hovering around. The ground staff has started its work and a couple of Super Soppers are doing the rounds. No word on an inspection yet. Guess it will take at least 30-40 minutes of this mopping before the inspection.

1400 LOCAL UPDATE (1300 GMT) - There is not much of a change in the update as it is still raining. It had stopped for a while and just when the groundsmen started mopping, it started raining again. It is drizzling as of now but there are big dark clouds which are making their way towards the ground which is a major concern.

1300 LOCAL UPDATE (1200 GMT) - There is no change in weather as it is still raining and Mark Nicholas on air says that it is still dark, grimy and wet. He also says that the weather forecast for the day is not very motivating. We are also informed that the last time to resume this game is 1700 Local.

12 NOON UPDATE (1100 GMT) - A progress from the previous update. The conditions were not that dark when the players left the field but now it has gone darker. There was only one hover cover when play was stopped, now there are plenty of covers. It was just a slight drizzle at that time, now it is raining heavily. Oh boy, the forecast of a thunderstorm seems to be proving right.

Oh, no! It has started drizzling and there is an assumption that a thunderstorm will come in soon so they have decided to get off the field. Let's hope that rain gods are kind on us today and we resume soon.

7.3
0
O Thomas to du Plessis, Short ball. It is outside off, du Plessis shoulders arms to it.
7.2
0
O Thomas to du Plessis, Outside off on a length, du Plessis leaves it alone.
7.1
1
O Thomas to de Kock, Back of a length ball on off, de Kock runs it down to third man and gets a run.

First bowling change. Oshane Thomas is into the attack now.

6.6
0
S Cottrell to du Plessis, End of a superb Cottrell over. It is a wicket maiden. Good length ball on off, Faf blocks it to see off the over.
6.5
0
S Cottrell to du Plessis, On the pads, du Plessis flicks it to mid-wicket.
6.4
0
S Cottrell to du Plessis, Almost a disaster there for South Africa. Back of a length ball on off, du Plessis taps it towards cover. Quinton de Kock was looking for a quick single and he comes out for it, du Plessis though is not keen and sends him back. Luckily for de Kock and South Africa the fielder misses his shy at the bowler's end. Had it been a direct hit, de Kock would have been back for an early shower.
6.3
0
S Cottrell to du Plessis, Nice solid defense there. Good length ball on off, du Plessis defends it off the front foot.
6.2
0
S Cottrell to du Plessis, Bouncer to welcome the Protea skipper. Du Plessis ducks under it.

South Africa skipper, Faf du Plessis walks out to bat next. His team needs a special innings from here today.

6.1
0
S Cottrell to A Markram, OUT! Second wicket for Cottrell. The pace bowlers of West Indies have been on a roll this World Cup and Cottrell is the vital cog of it. Once again Cottrell comes steaming in and hits the deck hard, it is on the body. Markram looks to flick it but it goes off his glove. It goes to the left of the keeper. Hope behind dives on that side and takes a very good catch. The form that Hope is in, he won't drop much. The Cottrell salute is out for the second time already in this game.
5.6
2
K Roach to de Kock, Full again this time, de Kock hits it wide and past of mid off and gets a couple.
5.5
0
K Roach to de Kock, Another good shot but once again no run. Full on off, de Kock drives it straight to the man at mid off.
5.4
1
K Roach to A Markram, On the pads, Aiden flicks it to the on side and gets a single.
5.3
0
K Roach to A Markram, Short now. It is a bouncer. Markram ducks under it.
5.2
0
K Roach to A Markram, Full on off and middle, Markram defends it with confidence.
5.1
0
K Roach to A Markram, Back of a length ball on off, Markram taps it to point.
4.6
4
S Cottrell to de Kock, FOUR! Cut and cut hard! Back of a length ball outside off. Cottrell is guilty of giving him width to play with. De Kock says thank you very much and cuts it through cover-point for a boundary. The slow outfield cannot stop that from going to the fence.
4.5
0
S Cottrell to de Kock, Good length ball on the pads, de Kock looks to flick but gets hit on the pads.
4.4
2
S Cottrell to de Kock, Uppish but safe. Length ball outside off, de Kock slashes it wide of point. As there was rain earlier on the outfield is not as quick and Roach from third man runs to his left and saves it before the ropes with a dive. Two runs taken by the batters.
4.3
0
S Cottrell to de Kock, Good shot but straight to the fielder. Full on off, de Kock drives it but it is straight to mid off.
4.2
0
S Cottrell to de Kock, Good ball. Back of a length ball right on the body, de Kock looks to defend it but it lobs off his glove. Luckily for him, it falls in no man's land on the side of the pitch.
4.1
2
S Cottrell to de Kock, Short delivery, de Kock pulls it over mid-wicket. The batsmen pick up a couple.
3.6
4
K Roach to A Markram, FOUR! Gorgeous! Overpitched on off, it is in Markram's zone and he beautifully creams it through mid off for a boundary. This should get Markram going.
3.5
0
K Roach to A Markram, On a length on middle, Markram nudges it to the leg side.
3.4
0
K Roach to A Markram, Length delivery on off, Aiden plays it to covers.
3.3
0
K Roach to A Markram, Full on middle, Markram drives it to mid on.
3.2
1
K Roach to de Kock, Length delivery on leg, Quinton tucks it towards the leg side for a run.
3.1
0
K Roach to de Kock, On a length on off, de Kock looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
3.1
0
K Roach to de Kock, WIDE! Roach bowls it down the leg side, de Kock looks to flick but misses it.
2.6
0
S Cottrell to A Markram, Short on the body, Markram flicks it to the man at mid-wicket off the higher half of the bat. End of an eventful over. 7 runs off it but more importantly a wicket. Holder will take that happily.

Aiden Markram walks out at number 3.

2.5
0
S Cottrell to H Amla, OUT! West Indies draw the first blood. Once again the West Indies pace bowlers have got an early wicket. Cottrell hits the length hard around off, Amla looks to go hard at it with his cut. Sheldon though generates extra bounce off the surface and Amla ends up edging it to wide slip. The young Chris Gayle there takes a simple catch. Cottrell brings out his trademark salute. And wait. Gayle has the camera to his own now. Shows the ball to the crowd, just like a bowler does when he gets a Michelle (fifer). The West Indies are up and running and once again Amla fails in this World Cup.
2.4
0
S Cottrell to H Amla, Fuller on off, Amla pushes it to the man at cover.
2.3
4
S Cottrell to H Amla, FOUR! This will go to the fence. Good length ball on off, Amla lashes onto it and slashes it through point for a boundary. First one for the day and it has come off the bat of Amla. Glorious shot. This slow outfield cannot stop that going to the fence.
2.2
3
S Cottrell to de Kock, Good shot but the outfield seems to be very slow today. Back of a length ball on middle and off, de Kock pulls it right off the middle through mid-wicket. Brathwaite gives it a chase and pulls it back before the ropes. The batsmen take three. That would have raced away to the fence in any other ground.
2.1
0
S Cottrell to de Kock, Full on off, de Kock plays it to covers.
1.6
0
K Roach to H Amla, Dot to end the over. Just a run off Roach's first. Good, tight start for him too.
1.5
0
K Roach to H Amla, On the body, Amla looks to flick it but gets hit on the pads.