ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019

Australia vs South Africa - Match 45

Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester

Date & Time: 06 July 2019

Australia 315/10

RR: 6.32 | South Africa beat Australia by 10 runs

commentary

Right then! The league games have ended at last! It is India vs New Zealand at Old Trafford, Manchester on Tuesday, 9th July, 2019 while on Thursday, 11th July, 2019, Australia clash with England at Edgbaston. Both games will start at 10.30 am local (0930 GMT) and there is a reserve day for both the games. Join us for the semi-finals. ADIOS! TAKE CARE!

Victorious South African captain, Faf du Plessis, is back on again. Admits that it is frustrating to have been waiting for so long for the last 5-6 weeks for such a performance. Is happy that the batsmen put runs on the board and the bowlers strutting their stuff, especially with the likes of Rabada getting back to form. On trying to figure what could have happened and what has happened, Faf puts it down to inconsistent cricket. Bluntly says that the team did not play its best cricket and the guys could not quite step up. On Australia bringing out the best in him, Faf smiles and says that he just loves playing Australia. On being asked to tip who could be the eventual winners, Faf says that India will be happy with South Africa's win and looking at New Zealand's form over the last 3 games, he expects an India-England final. On asked further to predict the tournament winner, du Plessis says that normally India and Australia play big games better than the rest, so he would go for one of those to win the final.

Australian skipper, Aaron Finch, says that in spite of the loss, Australia will take some positives in Alex Carey and David Warner's knocks. Admits that with the ball, they were either too full or too short. Praises Markram for taking the new ball advantage away from the Aussies. Adds that one more positive is that they managed to come close in spite of not playing their best cricket. Is tight-lipped on Usman Khawaja and Marcus Stoinis' fitness and says that an assessment will be done only in the morning. Smiles on the fact of meeting England in the semi-final and cheekily says that it will be a blockbuster, with the fans ready to 'welcome' the Aussies.

FAF DU PLESSIS HAS BEEN NAMED THE MAN OF THE MATCH. On his individual form, Faf says that he felt that he was hitting the ball well but could not quite get the big scores. Praises both the teams for putting in a splendid show and is happy that he can go home with some smile on his face. Says that today is the best example for youngsters on how to go about stuff if you are struggling. Praises Rassie van der Dussen for showing great maturity and hanging in there. On his cracking straight drive off Pat Cummins, du Plessis chuckles and says that normally he plays that shot to bowlers who bowl in the 130s but today he pulled it off. Is full of praise for the two retiring blokes - Tahir and Duminy - the former always keeping the dressing room in high spirits and the latter being a good role model of sportsmanship.

A good bowling performance by South Africa but they will feel they let it slip in the middle overs after having Australia 4 down. They somehow managed to hold their nerve with Kagiso Rabada picking up 3 wickets Phehlukwayo took 2. But the real effective bowler was Dwaine Pretorius, taking 2 of the biggest scalps - Smith and Warner. Please stay tuned for the presentation.

The duo of Warner and Carey started its innings cautiously but then slowly started to get the runs. They added 108 for the 5th wicket when Warner fell but Carey kept on going. He tried to hang around with the tail but eventually it was too much for him to do.

326 was never going to be easy to chase and the Aussies found that out pretty early. Captain Finch started the rut in the third over itself and then the middle order was blown apart. Usman Khawaja retired hurt as well, which made the chase even difficult. But out of nowhere, Warner found an able partner in Carey.

So the final four are sorted! India finish on top, hence take on New Zealand on Tuesday while Australia meet England on Thursday. But what a match this was. Aggregating 640 runs at an average of 40 per wicket. Almost went down to the wire, although at one stage, it looked like South Africa were all over Australia like a rash.

49.5
0
A Phehlukwayo to N Lyon, OUT! Caught! That ends the game. SOUTH AFRICA WIN BY 10 RUNS. Andile takes the last wicket of the match. A length ball around off, Lyon gets down and mows a slog towards mid-wicket. But he finds Aiden Markram in the deep running to his left who completes an easy catch.
49.4
1
A Phehlukwayo to J Behrendorff, Outside off, heaved down to long off for a single.
49.3
2
A Phehlukwayo to J Behrendorff, NOT OUT. Outside off, Behrendorff lofts it over mid off and hares back for the second. The throw is a good one to the keeper who disturbs the stumps and appeals. It is referred upstairs but replays show that Jason has used his long reach to stretch in.

Is that the end of the game? De Kock seems to be confident that Jason Behrendorff is short. Referred upstairs. Replays show that the big man has used his height to get in.

49.2
1
A Phehlukwayo to N Lyon, Outside off, punched off the back foot for just a single.
49.1
3
A Phehlukwayo to J Behrendorff, A length ball on middle and leg, whipped over short fine leg. JP Duminy tracks it down from deep backward square leg and dives but then slips and concedes an extra third.

Andile Phehlukwayo to bowl the final over.

48.6
2
K Rabada to N Lyon, Outside off, eased through the covers for a couple. 7 runs and 2 wickets from the over, Rabada finishes with figures of 10-0-56-3.

Nathan Lyon is the last man in.

48.5
0
K Rabada to M Starc, OUT! BOWLED! Full and straight, Starc swings hard but misses. The ball hits the timber and Rabada gives Starc a send-off.
48.4
1
K Rabada to J Behrendorff, A short ball, pulled to long on for one more.
48.3
2
K Rabada to J Behrendorff, Outside off, dabbed towards third man for a couple.
48.2
2
K Rabada to J Behrendorff, A sharp bouncer around off, Behrendorff takes his eyes off the ball and looks to fend it. The ball goes off the outside edge towards point. The batsmen go for a quick single and the fielder has a shy at the bowler's end but concedes an overthrow instead. A single added to the single.

Jason Behrendorff walks in at number 10, replacing Khawaja.

48.1
0
K Rabada to U Khawaja, OUT! BOWLED! Khawaja has played that back onto the stumps! Usman stands there in remorse while Rabada smiles. It is not a wry smile, it is just a genuine one. He too, agrees that Khawaja is a bit unlucky. A full toss outside off, Uzzie gets across and looks to paddle but hits it from the bottom half of the bat onto the stumps! Well tried, brave lad.
47.6
1
C Morris to U Khawaja, Outside off, hit through the covers for a single. 17 from the over, do Australia still have a chance? 25 needed in the last 2 overs.
47.5
4
C Morris to U Khawaja, FOUR! 300 UP FOR AUSTRALIA! From 119/4 and a batsman more down, this is a fabulous effort. A full toss, on middle, Khawaja brings his subtle wrists into play and flicks it through mid-wicket!
47.4
1
C Morris to M Starc, Full and wide outside off, squeezed through the covers for a run.
47.3
4
C Morris to M Starc, FOUR! Nice shot! Full and around middle, Starc backs away and hammers it straight back past the non-striker, to the long on fence!
47.2
6
C Morris to M Starc, SIX! AUDACIOUS! A length ball, around middle and leg, Starc pulls this over mid-wicket for half a dozen! 35 more needed from 16 balls now.
47.1
1
C Morris to U Khawaja, Oops... Gets across to play a paddle but cannot make use of the low full toss. Gets into a tangle and the ball hits the outside edge and goes to short third man. A single taken.
46.6
1
K Rabada to U Khawaja, Outside off, driven through the covers for one.
46.5
4
K Rabada to U Khawaja, FOUR! Nicely done. A short ball, down the leg side, would have been a wide had it been left alone but Khawaja helps it with a pull over the keeper to the fine leg fence.
46.4
1
K Rabada to M Starc, A length ball on middle and leg, turned through mid-wicket for a run.
46.3
1
K Rabada to U Khawaja, Backs away to the leg side, is followed by a short ball and somehow Usman fends it towards short third man for a single.
46.2
0
K Rabada to U Khawaja, Full and outside off, Khawaja looks to go big but the ball hits the toe end of his bat and goes to mid off. Does not carry.
46.1
0
K Rabada to U Khawaja, A short ball outside off, Khawaja looks to pull but misses.

Kagiso Rabada returns. 8-0-42-1 so far. Can he finish things off?

45.6
0
C Morris to M Starc, A short ball, around off, Mitchell tries to hook but misses.
45.5
0
C Morris to M Starc, Dropped short, pulled straight to short mid-wicket.
45.4
2
C Morris to M Starc, A short ball, pulled behind square leg for a couple.
45.3
0
C Morris to M Starc, Full on middle, flicked straight to short mid-wicket.

Who is coming out to bat? It is Usman Khawaja. Australia having one last coughing shot. Is there anything still left in the game? The pilot will have to pilot this innings (He is an air force pilot, remember?) No singles, because he cannot run. Just fours and sixes. 9 boundaries should do the job...

45.2
0
C Morris to A Carey, OUT! Caught in the deep! Fighting knock from Carey comes to an end. He tried very hard to take Australia home but the task is too steep. A cutter outside off, Carey backs away and tries to carve it over cover but finds Aiden Markram at sweeper, who comes running in and takes a diving catch! The entire Protean unit mobs him. That surely should be the game? 51 more needed from 28 balls.
45.1
1
C Morris to M Starc, Excellent yorker outside off, dug out towards cover for a single.

Chris Morris is back on. 7-0-43-0 so far.

44.6
1
A Phehlukwayo to M Starc, Full and outside off, driven through cover for a single. Just 5 from the over. Phehlukwayo's figures read 2-0-15-1.
44.5
1
A Phehlukwayo to A Carey, A short ball, pulled straight to short fine leg. A metre here or there would have been a boundary. A run taken.

Mitchell Starc comes in next, at number 8, replacing Cummins.

44.4
0
A Phehlukwayo to Pat Cummins, OUT! Caught! The 45-run stand is broken. Another slower ball fetches a wicket. This is also at 106 kph. On a length outside off, Cummins looks to go big, coming forward and aiming for a home run in baseball, but only manages to sky it high in the air. JP Duminy comes running in from long off and takes it Australian style. 54 more needed from 32 balls.
44.3
1
A Phehlukwayo to A Carey, A short ball, pulled to mid-wicket for a run.
44.3
0
A Phehlukwayo to A Carey, WIDE. A short ball, down the leg side, Alex is already backing away but still cannot connect with his pull.
44.2
1
A Phehlukwayo to Pat Cummins, Landed outside off, a slower one, 106 kph, Cummins swings hard but gets a thick outside edge which flies down to third man. A single taken.
44.1
0
A Phehlukwayo to Pat Cummins, Outside off, punched straight to cover.

Andile Phehlukwayo returns. 1-0-10-0 so far.

43.6
1
T Shamsi to Pat Cummins, Short ball, stays low, pulled behind square leg for a run. 12 from the over, 29 from the last 2!
43.5
1
T Shamsi to A Carey, Full and around middle, Carey gets down and sweeps it through mid-wicket for a single.
43.4
2
T Shamsi to A Carey, Short and outside off, cut in front of point this time for a brace.
43.3
0
T Shamsi to A Carey, Misses out. Short and outside off, Alex finds backward point with a cut shot.
43.2
4
T Shamsi to A Carey, FOUR! ADMONISHED! Full and outside off, Carey gets down and mows a slog sweep over mid-wicket!
43.1
4
T Shamsi to A Carey, FOUR! Edged away! Outside off, Carey rocks back to cut but gets a thick outside edge past short third man!
42.6
1
I Tahir to A Carey, Short and outside off, cut to point for a single. 17 from the Tahir over, his figures read 9-0-59-1!
42.5
4
I Tahir to A Carey, FOUR! Excellent batting! Full and outside off, Carey comes down the track and lofts it down the ground. Andile Phehlukwayo runs forward initially, then has to go back and sideways. In the end, misses the ball and it goes through!
42.4
6
I Tahir to A Carey, SIX! Up, up and away! Full and around middle, Carey gets down and slog sweeps it over long on! 250 UP FOR AUSTRALIA.
42.3
1
I Tahir to Pat Cummins, A short ball, pulled to deep mid-wicket for a run.
42.2
4
I Tahir to Pat Cummins, FOUR! How good is that from Patrick Cummins? A flighted leg spinner outside off, Cummins comes forward and lofts it wide of cover for a boundary!
42.1
1
I Tahir to A Carey, Tossed up around off, driven towards long off for a single.
41.6
1
T Shamsi to A Carey, Full and outside off, AC comes down the track and drives it down to long off for one more.
41.6
0
T Shamsi to A Carey, WIDE. Landed outside off, Alex watches it spin away past the wide guideline.
41.5
1
T Shamsi to Pat Cummins, Full and outside off, Cummins drives this through mid off. Faf du Plessis rushes to his left but while trying to return the ball, he slips. The batsmen though, are happy with just the single.
41.4
0
T Shamsi to Pat Cummins, Full and around middle, pushed towards cover.
41.3
0
T Shamsi to Pat Cummins, Around off, pushed towards short mid-wicket.
41.2
1
T Shamsi to A Carey, Outside off, spinning away, guided straight to short third man.
41.1
0
T Shamsi to A Carey, A dot to start. Short and outside off, spinning away, cut straight to cover.

Tabraiz Shamsi is back on. 7-0-46-0 so far.

40.6
1
I Tahir to A Carey, Comes down the track again and hammers it, this time off the toe end of the bat and long off cuts it off. Just a single.
40.5
4
I Tahir to A Carey, FOUR! WHOOSH! Full and outside off, Carey comes down the track and hammers it past the non-striker to the long off fence!
40.4
1
I Tahir to Pat Cummins, Around off, pushed down to long on for a run.
40.3
1
I Tahir to A Carey, Dropped short, pulled towards deep mid-wicket for just a single.
40.2
0
I Tahir to A Carey, On middle, pushed towards the bowler.
40.1
2
I Tahir to A Carey, Full and around off, Carey comes down the track and lofts it inside out over cover for a couple.

POWERPLAY 3 time. 5 fielders allowed outside the 30-yard circle now. Imran Tahir returns as well. 7-0-33-1 so far.

39.6
0
D Pretorius to Pat Cummins, Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. What an over from Pretorius - A WICKET MAIDEN!
39.5
0
D Pretorius to Pat Cummins, Full on middle, Cummins flicks it through mid-wicket but Chris Morris at short mid-wicket stops it with a dive to his right!
39.4
0
D Pretorius to Pat Cummins, Outside off, Cummins stays down and then tries to play the upper cut but misses.
39.3
0
D Pretorius to Pat Cummins, The batsman defends it from within the crease.
39.2
0
D Pretorius to Pat Cummins, A bouncer on middle, ducked under.

Pat Cummins walks in at number 8, replacing Warner.

39.1
0
D Pretorius to D Warner, OUT! Caught! That is a stunner from Chris Morris and is that the game? What a catch. A length ball, around middle, Warner stays leg side of the ball and looks to heave it through the on side. But the ball hits the inner half of the bat and hence, he does not get much elevation. That shot was on because mid on was brought up just before the first ball was about to be bowled. The ball then goes wide of mid on but Chris Morris flies to his left and takes it two-handed! He then gets up and stands with a broad smile with the crowd applauding. Excellent catch and now, time to applaud the batsman. Terrific knock, albeit in a losing cause. End of a 108-run stand, 99 more needed from 65 balls.

Dwaine Pretorius is back on. 5-1-27-1 so far.

38.6
0
K Rabada to A Carey, The batsman defends it from within the crease.
38.5
0
K Rabada to A Carey, A bouncer on middle, ducked under.
38.4
4
K Rabada to A Carey, FOUR! Nice way to get to your half century! A short ball, around middle, Carey arches back and then deftly guides it over the keeper to the third man fence! His 4th ODI half century, third in this season!
38.3
1
K Rabada to D Warner, Down the leg side, worked through mid-wicket for one more.
38.2
1
K Rabada to A Carey, Around off, guided towards backward point. The batsmen go for a quick single and the fielder, in his attempt to have a shy at the striker's end, almost takes out Warner instead!
38.1
0
K Rabada to D Warner, On a length around leg stump, Warner hops and works it through square leg for a single. Leg bye signalled.

Kagiso Rabada is back at last. 7-0-36-1 so far. If he can break this partnership, this game is over.

37.6
1
C Morris to D Warner, A full toss, on the pads, flicked to deep mid-wicket for another single.
37.5
1
C Morris to A Carey, Full and wide outside off, Carey reaches out and drives it through the covers to raise the 100-RUN STAND in 82 balls!
37.4
0
C Morris to A Carey, Around off, pushed straight to cover.
37.3
1
C Morris to D Warner, Works this wide of mid on for one more.
37.2
1
C Morris to A Carey, On middle and leg, helped through square leg for a run. 109 more needed from 76 balls.
37.1
1
C Morris to D Warner, A length ball, tucked towards mid-wicket for a single.
36.6
2
T Shamsi to A Carey, Full and around middle, Carey gets down and laps it to fine leg for a brace. 16 from the over, the most expensive one of the innings! Shamsi's figures read 7-0-46-0.
36.5
1
T Shamsi to D Warner, Outside off, punched off the back foot through the covers for a single.
36.4
4
T Shamsi to D Warner, FOUR! Classic batting! Full and outside off, Warner skips down the track and lofts it easily over cover for the third boundary of the over!
36.3
4
T Shamsi to D Warner, FOUR! Oh yes. He knows where the fielders are. Full and around leg, Warner gets down and sweeps it over short fine leg for the second boundary of the over!
36.2
1
T Shamsi to A Carey, Full and outside off, driven through the covers for a single.
36.1
4
T Shamsi to A Carey, FOUR! WHAM! Nice way to start the over! A short ball, around middle, Warner heaves it over mid on for a boundary! 200 UP FOR AUSTRALIA!

Tabraiz Shamsi is back on. 6-0-30-0 so far.

35.6
2
C Morris to D Warner, Another short ball, pulled through mid-wicket. Andile Phehlukwayo rushes to his right and slides to stop the ball. Two runs taken.
35.5
1
C Morris to A Carey, A short ball, around middle, Carey looks to pull but miscues it towards long leg. However, Tabraiz Shamsi in the deep does not pick it and goes sideways to his right instead of coming in. A single taken.
35.4
0
C Morris to A Carey, A length ball outside off, coming in, AC looks to flick but misses and is hit on the pads.
35.3
0
C Morris to A Carey, Full and outside off, driven straight to cover.
35.2
1
C Morris to D Warner, On middle and leg, tucked through square leg for a single.
35.1
4
C Morris to D Warner, FOUR! WHACK! Full and around middle, Warner hammers it straight back and clears mid off!
34.6
0
I Tahir to D Warner, Comes down the track and looks to flick but misses and is hit on the pads. A leg bye taken.
34.5
1
I Tahir to A Carey, Full and down the leg side, Alex sweeps it down for a run.
34.4
1
I Tahir to D Warner, Full on middle, pushed through mid on for a single.
34.3
0
I Tahir to D Warner, Full and around off, watchfully defended.
34.2
1
I Tahir to A Carey, Drives it straight back to Tahir who fumbles and concedes a single.
34.1
4
I Tahir to A Carey, FOUR! Just over! Full and outside off, Carey comes down the track and lofts it over mid off for a boundary!
33.6
0
C Morris to D Warner, Full and around of, pushed back to the bowler.
33.5
0
C Morris to D Warner, The batsman defends it from within the crease.
33.4
4
C Morris to D Warner, FOUR! 17th ODI ton for Warner, 3rd in this World Cup! Gets there in a fortuitous manner though. On a length outside off, David looks to push but suddenly the ball scoots up, surprises him and he looks to fend it. Can do nothing about it and luckily for him, the ball goes off the outside edge through the vacant slip cordon, to the third man fence! Runs across to the other end, takes his helmet off and then leaps in celebration. Kisses the badge on his helmet and out comes the smile.
33.3
4
C Morris to D Warner, FOUR! Moves to 97! A short ball, down the leg side, Warner helps it via a pull to the fine leg fence!
33.2
1
C Morris to A Carey, Around off, pushed to the off side for a single.
33.1
0
C Morris to A Carey, Outside off, punched back to the bowler.

DRINKS BREAK. Chris Morris returns. 4-0-21-0 so far.

32.6
1
I Tahir to A Carey, A short ball, pulled down to long on for a single.
32.5
0
I Tahir to A Carey, On middle and leg, flicked towards short mid-wicket.
32.4
0
I Tahir to A Carey, DROPPED! Simple chance. Full and around middle, Carey hits this straight back. It is a straightforward return catch but Tahir, in a hurry to grasp it, puts it down.
32.3
1
I Tahir to D Warner, Outside off, played through point for a run.
32.2
4
I Tahir to D Warner, FOUR! Into the 90s moves Warner and the 50-run stand comes up as well! Full and outside off, David lofts this over mid off and gets a boundary!
32.1
1
I Tahir to A Carey, Full and around middle, pushed through mid on for a single.

Imran Tahir is back on. 5-0-19-1 so far.

31.6
1
JP Duminy to A Carey, Outside off, dabbed towards third man for a single.
31.5
4
JP Duminy to A Carey, FOUR! ELEGANT! Full and outside off, Carey leans and drives it through extra cover!
31.4
0
JP Duminy to A Carey, Full and outside off, driven towards cover. Warner wants a single but is sent back just in time.
31.3
4
JP Duminy to A Carey, FOUR! Short and outside off, Carey rocks back and cuts it past a diving Kagiso Rabada at backward point for a boundary!
31.2
0
JP Duminy to D Warner, The batsman failed to make contact and was hit low on the pads. They pick up a single. Leg bye given by the umpire.
31.1
0
JP Duminy to D Warner, Punches this off the back foot.
30.6
0
T Shamsi to A Carey, Played to the point region by the batsman.
30.5
3
T Shamsi to D Warner, Full and around leg, Warner looks to sweep but gets a top edge which goes over short fine leg. The fielder runs back but cannot get there. Three runs taken.
30.4
1
T Shamsi to A Carey, Shot and outside off, cut through point for a single.
30.3
4
T Shamsi to A Carey, FOUR! Terrific shot. Full and around of, Carey gets across and whips it through mid-wicket for a boundary!
30.2
1
T Shamsi to D Warner, Outside off, pushed through cover for a single.
30.1
0
T Shamsi to D Warner, Full and outside leg, Warner comes down the track and is hit on the pads.
29.6
1
JP Duminy to D Warner, Warner flicks this tossed up delivery off his pads to mid-wicket for a single.
29.5
0
JP Duminy to D Warner, Full and around middle, Warner looks to flick but misses and gets hit on the pads.
29.4
1
JP Duminy to A Carey, Carey this time drives it through mid off and gets a single.
29.3
0
JP Duminy to A Carey, Carey plays this flatter one but straight to covers.
29.2
1
JP Duminy to D Warner, Warner flicks this tossed up delivery through mid wicket and gets to the other end.
29.1
4
JP Duminy to D Warner, FOUR! Cleverly played by Warner! He is aware of where the fielders are and goes for the switch hit and conects well to just play it over short third man for a boundary.
28.6
1
T Shamsi to D Warner, Full and outside off, driven through the covers for a single.
28.5
2
T Shamsi to D Warner, Full and outside off, Warner comes down the track and drives it in the air. Miscues it uppishly and Rassie van der Dussen runs back but cannot get there. Two runs taken.
28.4
1
T Shamsi to A Carey, Outside off, punched through the covers for one.
28.3
0
T Shamsi to A Carey, The batsman has driven that ball straight back.
28.2
1
T Shamsi to D Warner, Landed outside off, played through point for a run.
28.1
0
T Shamsi to D Warner, Short and outside off, cut straight to point.
27.6
0
JP Duminy to A Carey, Warner plays this tossed up delivery straight back to the bowler.
27.5
1
JP Duminy to D Warner, Warner cuts this short one through point for a single.
27.4
1
JP Duminy to A Carey, Carey strokes one down the ground to long on and crosses over.
27.3
1
JP Duminy to D Warner, Warner pushes this flatter one through covers for a single.
27.2
1
JP Duminy to A Carey, Carey comes down the track now and strokes this tossed up ball to long off for a single.
27.1
1
JP Duminy to D Warner, Warner comes down the track to this flighted delivery down to long on for a single.
26.6
2
T Shamsi to A Carey, Outside off, punched through the covers for a couple.
26.5
1
T Shamsi to D Warner, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. One run added to the total.
26.4
1
T Shamsi to A Carey, Outside off, punched through the covers for a single.
26.3
0
T Shamsi to A Carey, Full and outside off, driven straight to cover.
26.2
0
T Shamsi to A Carey, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
26.1
1
T Shamsi to D Warner, Outside off, punched through the covers for a single.

Tabraiz Shamsi is back on. 3-0-11-0 so far.

25.6
0
JP Duminy to A Carey, Carey defends by coming right behind the line of this tossed up delivery from Duminy.
25.5
0
JP Duminy to A Carey,Carey once again pushes this flatter one to covers.
25.4
0
JP Duminy to A Carey,Carey drives this tossed up delivery to the off side and finds covers to perfection.
25.3
0
JP Duminy to A Carey, Carey this time looks to defend to the off side but gets it off the inside edge to mid-wicket.
25.2
0
JP Duminy to A Carey, Carey pushes this flatter one back to the bowler.
25.1
1
JP Duminy to D Warner, Duminy tosses one up Warner comes down the track and drives it to long on for a single.

JP Duminy into the attack.

24.6
1
K Rabada to D Warner, Outside off, played through point for a run.
24.5
1
K Rabada to A Carey, The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. They pick up a single.
24.4
4
K Rabada to A Carey, FOUR! CRISP! Full and outside off, Carey leans and drives it through the covers!
24.3
0
K Rabada to A Carey, Full and outside off, driven straight to cover.
24.2
0
K Rabada to A Carey, Outside off, on a length, a play and a miss.

Alex Carey walks in at number 7, replacing Maxwell.

24.1
0
K Rabada to G Maxwell, OUT! Caught behind! Whoa, QdK, take a bow! That was a stunner. A short ball outside off, Maxwell looks to pull but the ball takes the outside edge. It flies behind but de Kock leaps in the air stretches out his right glove and takes it! De Kock had already taken a stunner to dismiss Virat Kohli earlier in the tournament and he takes this one towards the end of the tournament.
23.6
0
T Shamsi to D Warner, Warner watchfully defends this tossed up delivery right under his nose.
23.5
0
T Shamsi to D Warner, Huge shout for LBW, turned down! Full and round middle, Warner looked to defend but got hit on the pads, with an inside edge.
23.4
1
T Shamsi to G Maxwell, Maxwell flicks this flatter one through mid-wicket and crosses over.
23.3
0
T Shamsi to G Maxwell, Maxwell punches this flatter one straight to covers.
23.2
1
T Shamsi to D Warner, Warner comes down the track to this floated one and drives it down the ground for a single.
23.1
1
T Shamsi to G Maxwell,Leg spinner on the middle stump, Maxwell flicks it mid-wicket and gets to the other end.
22.6
1
K Rabada to G Maxwell, Outside off, Maxwell punches it through the covers where van der Dussen dives to his left and parries it towards the off side. A single taken.
22.5
0
K Rabada to G Maxwell, Outside off, punched straight to cover.
22.4
0
K Rabada to G Maxwell, Outside off, defended solidly.
22.3
2
K Rabada to G Maxwell, Outside off, GM slashes hard and gets a thick outside edge behind point. Two runs taken.
22.2
0
K Rabada to G Maxwell, A short ball outside off, Glenn looks to pull but misses.
22.1
0
K Rabada to G Maxwell, Outside off, Maxwell throws his bat at it but gets a thick inside edge which goes past the stumps! Good stop by de Kock.

Kagiso Rabada is back on. 5-0-27-0 so far.

21.6
4
T Shamsi to D Warner, EDGED, FOUR! Short and outside off, Warner looks to cut but the ball spins away, takes the outside edge and goes through the vacant slip cordon to the third man fence!
21.5
1
T Shamsi to G Maxwell, Outside off, punched past cover for one.
21.4
0
T Shamsi to G Maxwell, Short and around off, turning in, pulled straight to short mid-wicket.
21.3
1
T Shamsi to D Warner, Full and outside off, pushed towards long off for a run.
21.2
0
T Shamsi to D Warner, Around leg, spinning away, punched through the covers. Warner wants a single but then Faf du Plessis quickly gets to his right and Warner goes back.
21.1
0
T Shamsi to D Warner, Around off, placed straight to point.
20.6
0
A Phehlukwayo to G Maxwell, Warner defends this length ball off his back foot to the off side.
20.5
1
A Phehlukwayo to D Warner, Warner punches this length delivery outside off through the covers anfd gets a run.
20.4
4
A Phehlukwayo to D Warner, FOUR! BANGED! This time Warner says I won't miss out. Andile again bowls one short and this time Maxwell pulls it up and over the fielder at mid-wicket and the ball races away to the fence.
20.3
1
A Phehlukwayo to G Maxwell, The batsman plays it with an angled bat and guides it to third man. One run added to the total.
20.2
4
A Phehlukwayo to G Maxwell, FOUR! WHACK! A short ball outside off, Maxwell pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary!
20.1
0
A Phehlukwayo to G Maxwell, In the air.... just short! Maxwell looks to pull this short one through the mid-wicket region but finds the man at short -mid wicket and the ball just short of that man there.

Andile Phehlukwayo to bowl as well.

19.6
1
T Shamsi to G Maxwell, Full and outside off, driven through the covers for a run.
19.5
1
T Shamsi to D Warner, The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot. The batsmen have run through for a single.
19.4
0
T Shamsi to D Warner, Short and outside off, cut straight to point.
19.3
0
T Shamsi to D Warner, Outside off, Warner looks to cut but misses. The ball hits de Kock's gloves and goes to short third man.
19.2
0
T Shamsi to D Warner, The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball.
19.1
0
T Shamsi to D Warner, Short and outside off, cut straight to point.

Tabraiz Shamsi is on.

18.6
0
I Tahir to G Maxwell, Maxwell defends this tossed up delivery towards covers.
18.5
0
I Tahir to G Maxwell, Maxweel once again defends this flighted one towards the offside off his front foot.
18.4
0
I Tahir to G Maxwell, Maxwell drives this flatter one outside off straight to mid off.

Glenn Maxwell comes in at number 6, replacing Stoinis.

18.3
0
I Tahir to D Warner, OUT! RUN OUT! Stoinis is a yard short. Full and down the leg side, Warner turned it towards short fine leg and set off for the single but then stopped, looking at Stoinis. However, the Victorian came charging across and Warner set off once again. Kagiso Rabada fields the ball and returns a good throw to de Kock who collects it to his left and parries it behind onto the stumps! He appeals and it is referred upstairs. Replays find that Stoinis is gone. The 62-run stand is broken.

Is that a run out? Stoinis is the man in question. Seems like he has made it. It is referred upstairs. Wait a minute. Looks like Stoinis is gone!

18.2
0
I Tahir to D Warner, Warner defends this leg spinner from Tahir into the ground.
18.1
4
I Tahir to D Warner,FOUR! You bowl short and then pay the price as Warner is not going to spare you. Warner latches on this short stuff from Tahir and pulls towards mid-wicket and the ball races away to the fence.
17.6
0
C Morris to M Stoinis, Outside off, played straight to point.
17.5
4
C Morris to M Stoinis, FOUR! Nicely done. A short ball, down the leg side, pulled towards long leg for a boundary!
17.4
1
C Morris to D Warner, Outside off, dabbed to third man for a run.
17.3
1
C Morris to M Stoinis, Outside off, punched through the covers for a single.
17.2
1
C Morris to D Warner, HALF CENTURY FOR WARNER! His 4th in this World Cup. Gets there with a gentle push towards mid off.
17.1
0
C Morris to D Warner, Outside off, played straight to point.
16.6
1
I Tahir to D Warner, Full and around off, Warner works it towards long on for one more.
16.5
0
I Tahir to D Warner, Full and outside off, pushed straight to cover.
16.4
0
I Tahir to D Warner, On middle and leg, flicked towards short mid-wicket.
16.3
1
I Tahir to M Stoinis, Full and outside off, driven through mid off for a run.
16.2
1
I Tahir to D Warner, Outside off, played through point for a single.
16.1
0
I Tahir to D Warner, Full and outside off, watchfully defended.

DRINKS BREAK. Is the chase done and dusted? Warner may not think so. But South Africa are all over Australia. Marcus Stoinis is still having some issues with his hamstring and the physio was having a long chat.

15.6
1
C Morris to D Warner, Morris bowls a back of a length delivery and Warner slightly arches back and guides it uppishly to third man and crosses over for a run.
15.5
1
C Morris to M Stoinis, Stoinis flicks this length delivery on the stumps to mid-wicket and takes a single.
15.4
1
C Morris to D Warner, Sensible from Warner. He just drives this length ball through covers and gets off strike.
15.3
6
C Morris to D Warner, SIX! Vintage Warner! Morris bowls one back of a length and Warner camping on the backfoot reads the length early and smokes it to mid-wicket fence for a maximum.
15.2
0
C Morris to D Warner, Warner goes on the back foot and defends this length delivery to backward point.
15.1
0
C Morris to D Warner, BUMPER! Morris peppers Warner with a bouncer outsaide off, Warner just sways away from the line of the delivery.
14.6
0
D Pretorius to M Stoinis, Carbon copy of the previous ball.
14.5
0
D Pretorius to M Stoinis, Outside off, this time Marcus gets right behind that ball and defends it solidly.
14.4
4
D Pretorius to M Stoinis, FOUR! Outstanding timing. Around off, coming in, Stoinis punches this wide of mid on and finds the gap and the boundary!
14.3
1
D Pretorius to D Warner, Outside off, David comes forward and pushes it behind point for a single.
14.2
4
D Pretorius to D Warner, FOUR! Nice chip shot. Full and around middle, Warner lofts it over the bowler and beats mid on. Once the ball lands, it races down the slope.
14.1
0
D Pretorius to D Warner, Landed outside off, pushed straight to cover.
13.6
0
C Morris to M Stoinis, Stoinis is showing no intent to score. He is happy defending. This time though he pushes this length ball straight to the man at mid off.
13.5
0
C Morris to M Stoinis, Stoinis comes right behind the line of the delivery and defends this length delivery off his back foot.
13.4
0
C Morris to M Stoinis, Stoinis now flicks this fuller one on the stumps but finds short mid-wicket to perfection.
13.3
1
C Morris to D Warner,Warner now flicks a length ball on the pads through square leg for a single.
13.2
0
C Morris to D Warner, Morris is right on the money. He keeps it on a length and outside off, Warner once again pushes it to covers.
13.1
0
C Morris to D Warner, On a length and outside off, Warner pushes it to short cover.
12.6
1
D Pretorius to D Warner, Around middle and leg, tucked through square leg for a run. 11 from the over.
12.5
4
D Pretorius to D Warner, EDGED, FOUR! On a length outside off, Warner pushes at it but is beaten by pace. The ball takes the outside edge and flies through the vacant slip cordon to the third man fence!
12.4
1
D Pretorius to M Stoinis, Around middle and off, flicked through square leg for a single.
12.3
4
D Pretorius to M Stoinis, FOUR! CLASSY! On a length outside off, Stoinis gets on top of the bounce and punches it sweetly through the covers!
12.2
0
D Pretorius to M Stoinis, Full on middle, pushed towards mid on. Stoinis starts to run but then clutches his right hamstring and goes back.
12.1
0
D Pretorius to M Stoinis, Outside off, punched straight to cover.
12.1
0
D Pretorius to M Stoinis, A short ball outside off, Stoinis bails out of the pull shot. WIDE signalled a touch belatedly.
11.6
0
C Morris to D Warner, Warner hops back on this length ball and defends it onto the ground.
11.5
0
C Morris to D Warner, This time Morris pitches one on middle and Warner flicks it straight to mid-wicket.
11.4
0
C Morris to D Warner, Warner once again defends this length ball outside off to covers.
11.3
0
C Morris to D Warner, Warner defends a length ball outside off to covers
11.2
0
C Morris to D Warner, A play and a miss! Warner looks to push this length delivery outside off through the off side but gets beaten for pace.
11.1
4
C Morris to D Warner, FOUR! Morris goes short and outside off. Warner takes full toll of it by slashing it through the cover region . 50 up for Australia not the start they were expecting.

Chris Morris into the attack now.

10.6
0
D Pretorius to M Stoinis, Outside off, well kept out.
10.5
0
D Pretorius to M Stoinis, Full on middle, pushed towards mid on. Marcus takes a start for the single but then changes his mind.
10.4
0
D Pretorius to M Stoinis, Around off, nicely played out.
10.3
0
D Pretorius to M Stoinis, Full and around off, watchfully blocked out.
10.2
2
D Pretorius to M Stoinis, A short ball again, pulled through mid-wicket for a couple. Good stop by Rassie van der Dussen.
10.1
1
D Pretorius to D Warner, A short ball, around middle, pulled towards deep mid-wicket for a single. South Africa will not mind that. They now have 5 balls to bowl at to Marcus Stoinis.

POWERPLAY 2 time. 4 fielders allowed outside the 30-yard circle till the 40th over, if the match lasts till then.

9.6
4
K Rabada to M Stoinis, FOUR! Finally Stoinis gets one away. Outside off, Marcus gets on top of the bounce and punches it through the covers! 44/2 at the end of Powerplay 1. South Africa were 73/0.
9.5
0
K Rabada to M Stoinis, Landed outside off, punched towards cover where the fielder leaps and makes a brilliant stop.
9.4
0
K Rabada to M Stoinis, Outside off, punched straight to cover.
9.3
0
K Rabada to M Stoinis, Around off, watchfully blocked out.
9.2
0
K Rabada to M Stoinis, Outside off, punched straight to cover.
9.1
1
K Rabada to D Warner, Down the leg side, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.
8.6
0
D Pretorius to M Stoinis, Outside off, left alone.
8.5
0
D Pretorius to M Stoinis, Outside off, driven straight to mid off.
8.4
0
D Pretorius to M Stoinis, Full and straight again, watchfully defended. The bat came down late, almost at the last moment.
8.3
0
D Pretorius to M Stoinis, Full and outside off, Marcus looks to defend but the ball jags back in off the seam, hits the pads and up goes Pretorius in an appeal. Inside edge cuts him short.
8.2
0
D Pretorius to M Stoinis, Outside off, punched straight to cover.
8.1
0
D Pretorius to D Warner, Down the leg side, Warner hops and looks to tuck it towards square leg but misses. The ball goes off his thigh pads and a leg bye is taken.

BREAKING NEWS - India have crushed Sri Lanka in Leeds by 7 wickets to go on top of the table. Looking at the way this game is going, we are going to have an Ashes semi-final...

7.6
0
K Rabada to M Stoinis, Around off, solidly defended.
7.5
1
K Rabada to D Warner, Around off, worked through the leg side for a run.
7.4
4
K Rabada to D Warner, TOP EDGE, FOUR! A short ball, around middle and leg, Warner looks to pull but gets a top edge. Dwaine Pretorius runs back from short fine leg but the ball evades him. Bounces once before meeting the fence.
7.3
0
K Rabada to D Warner, Outside off, played straight to point.
7.2
0
K Rabada to D Warner, On a length around off, angling away, pushed straight to cover. That one held off the surface a touch.
7.1
0
K Rabada to D Warner, Outside off, played straight to point.
6.6
0
D Pretorius to M Stoinis, Full and outside off, Marcus looks to drive but plays all around it. The ball moves away late and beats the outside edge. What an over - A boundary and a wicket from the over!
6.5
0
D Pretorius to M Stoinis, Outside off, punched straight to cover.
6.4
0
D Pretorius to M Stoinis, Around off, solidly defended.

Marcus Stoinis walks in at number 5, replacing Smith.

6.3
0
D Pretorius to S Smith, OUT! LBW! Smith is gone as well! Oh dear... Australia are hastening downhill pretty quickly. A length ball, outside off, Steve gets across to flick but misses and is hit high on the left thigh, above the knee roll. Pretorius appeals, umpire Dharmasena thinks for a while and then raises his finger! Smith stands there in disappointment, then walks across to his partner, has a chat but then decides to go off. Would not have mattered even if he had reviewed. Ball Tracker shows it to be clipping the top of the bails.
6.2
4
D Pretorius to S Smith, FOUR! WALLOP! That is vintage Steve Smith. A short ball, outside off, Smith swivels and pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary!
6.1
0
D Pretorius to S Smith, Outside off, punched straight to cover.

Dwaine Pretorius is the first change.

5.6
0
K Rabada to D Warner, Around off, solidly defended
5.5
0
K Rabada to D Warner, The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball.
5.4
6
K Rabada to D Warner, SIX! VIOLENCE! Short and outside off, Warner pulls it over mid-wicket for a flat hit!
5.3
3
K Rabada to S Smith, ANOTHER RUN OUT MISSED! Around middle and off, worked through mid-wicket. Smith takes a couple and then Warner calls for the third. It is a late call and Smith takes off late. The throw comes in to de Kock with Smith halfway down. The keeper fires it to Rabada who tries to deflect it onto the stumps but misses! Steve's dive would not have saved him.
5.2
0
K Rabada to S Smith, On middle and off, flicked straight to short mid-wicket.
5.1
0
K Rabada to S Smith, On a length outside off, pushed down to mid on.
4.6
0
I Tahir to D Warner, Full and down the leg side, DW looks to sweep but misses and is hit on the pads.
4.5
0
I Tahir to D Warner, Outside off, played straight to point.

Big moment in the game again. Usman Khawaja is not looking comfortable at all and is stretching his hamstring. In fact, he is WALKING OFF. Steve Smith comes in now.

4.4
0
I Tahir to D Warner, On middle and leg, worked straight to mid-wicket.
4.3
1
I Tahir to U Khawaja, Gets down and sweeps it through square leg for a run.
4.2
0
I Tahir to U Khawaja, Full and outside off, reverse swept straight to point.
4.1
1
I Tahir to D Warner, Full on middle, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.
3.6
1
K Rabada to D Warner, Down the leg side, David tucks this towards long leg and charges for the single while Khawaja just jogs across.
3.5
0
K Rabada to D Warner, Around off, DW comes forward to defend but suddenly the ball shoots up. He checks his shot and awkwardly fends it towards cover.
3.4
0
K Rabada to D Warner, A sharp bouncer, around off, David lets it be.
3.3
0
K Rabada to D Warner, That is a jaffa. Already in just 21 balls, South African bowling is looking miles better than Australia's. They are hitting the right lengths and not spraying the ball around. Rabada lands this on a length around middle, Warner has a poke at it but at the last moment, the ball seams away and beats the outside edge.
3.2
0
K Rabada to D Warner, Around off, blocked from the crease.
3.1
4
K Rabada to D Warner, FOUR! Up and over! A length ball, outside off, Warner reaches out and lofts it over cover for a boundary!

Something wrong already? Khawaja is getting something bandaged around his left knee or hamstring.

2.6
4
I Tahir to U Khawaja, FOUR! CARESSED! There comes the first boundary of the Australian run chase. Full and outside off, Khawaja leans and drives it wide of mid off for a boundary!
2.5
0
I Tahir to U Khawaja, Full and around off, watchfully defended
2.4
1
I Tahir to D Warner, Works this down the leg side, stutters a bit but eventually completes the single.
2.3
2
I Tahir to D Warner, A short ball, around middle, Warner pulls it away through mid-wicket. The ball races away but superman Aiden Markram dives to his left from deep mid-wicket and stops the ball! Just two runs taken.
2.2
1
I Tahir to U Khawaja, On middle and leg, flicked through mid-wicket for a single to get off the mark.

Usman Khawaja walks in at number 3, replacing his skipper.

2.1
0
I Tahir to A Finch, OUT! Caught! Straight to the man. Tahir is off on his marathon run! Outside off, Finch punches it uppishly through the covers and hits it straight to Aiden Markram. He takes a sharp catch going to his right. So South Africa have won half the battle. Got rid of the skipper. The win prediction has gone to 80 percent. Get Warner soon and that will be 100.
1.6
0
K Rabada to D Warner, A cracking short ball, around middle, DW hops and fends it towards the leg side. Warner wants a single but Faf du Plessis charges in quickly from point and has an under-arm shy at the striker's end but misses. David was in though.
1.5
0
K Rabada to D Warner, Whoa! Another jaffa. On a length around middle, cuts back in sharply, David is almost split into two as the ball goes past the inside edge over the stumps!
1.4
1
K Rabada to A Finch, On middle and leg, flicked through square leg for a run.
1.3
1
K Rabada to D Warner, Outside off, punched through the covers for a single.
1.2
0
K Rabada to D Warner, On a length outside off, Warner looks to push it towards third man but the ball seams away and beats the outside edge. Quinton de Kock dives to his left and parries it towards second slip.
1.1
1
K Rabada to A Finch, Outside off, Finch slashes hard but gets a thick outside edge towards third man. Tabraiz Shamsi is a bit slow to get off the blocks but don't think he could have got there in time for the catch even if he had picked the ball early. A single taken.

Kagiso Rabada now. Bowling with the second new ball. Can he make amends for that missed run out?

0.6
0
I Tahir to D Warner, Outside off, watchfully defended. A decent start from Tahir but could have been better.
0.5
1
I Tahir to A Finch, Full and around middle, flicked through mid-wicket for a run.
0.4
1
I Tahir to D Warner, Outside off, pushed down the ground through mid off where the fielder dives to his left and makes a fine stop. A single taken to get Australia underway.
0.3
0
I Tahir to D Warner, RUN OUT MISSED! Warner was gone for all money. What a miss. Around leg stump, David worked it towards short fine leg and set off for the single. Finch responded but then stopped. Warner was halfway down when he saw Finch backing off. Had to turn around and go back but for some reason, Kagiso Rabada threw it to the bowler! Finch came back in easily.
0.2
0
I Tahir to D Warner, Around off, watchfully defended.
0.1
0
I Tahir to D Warner, Full and around middle, pushed back to the bowler.

Welcome back for the chase. The Australian openers David Warner and Aaron Finch are out in the middle. The South African players have taken their positions. Imran Tahir will start things off to Warner.