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Australia vs South Africa, ICC World Cup 2019 Match at Manchester, Highlights: As It Happened

Australia vs South Africa (AUS vs SA), ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 ODI Match at Manchester


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01:53 (IST)

OUT! Lyon is caught by Markram off Phehlukwayo's bowling and that is the end of the match. Australia will finish the group stage in second place, meaning they will take on England and India will face New Zealand. Thats your semi-final line-up. 

01:47 (IST)

OUT! Starc goes now and it's a cross seamer that does him in. It's a length ball but since it's not as fast as expected Starc misses out and it clatters into his stumps. 9 down now. 

01:42 (IST)

BOWLED! Khawaja moves across the stumps and looks to chip it over fine leg but only manages to deflect it onto his own stumps. It's all on Starc now. Can he somehow get the runs? 

01:41 (IST)

Starc you beauty! Pummels Morris for six over long-on before hitting one over the bowler's head that goes for four. He then runs a single and Khawaja, who's on one good leg at this point, manages a four on the penultimate ball of the over before taking a single. 25 needed off 2 overs! 

01:36 (IST)

Khawaja manages to get a boundary off Rabada behind the wicket but only gets 7 runs off the over. That's not enough but the game, while going in SA's favour, isn't quite over yet. 

01:29 (IST)

OUT! Carey goes and SA are nearing a win. He looks to go over the in field but only finds Markram at sweeper cover who doesn't miss. That's the match all but over, surely. 

01:22 (IST)

Phehlukwayo comes on for only his second over of the game and he gets a breakthrough, getting Cummins to sky one that is taken by Duminy! Big blow for Australia, this. 

01:18 (IST)

Carey smashes Shamsi for back to back boundaries to begin the 44th over and ends up taking a total of 12 runs off it. This is quite something else from him and he's almost single handedly keeping Australia in this. 

01:13 (IST)

Cummins shows off some of his ability by lofting a four over cover off Tahir before taking a single. Carey then smashes a six off long-on before hitting a four towards long-off. This is sensational stuff! Tahir has just been taken for 17 runs. 

01:11 (IST)

Shamsi comes back well and bowls down an over that goes for just 4 runs. The issue of having a tailender in Cummins is showing now but Australia will still believe they can do this. 

01:06 (IST)

Warner may have departed but Carey is continuing the assualt. Smashes Tahir down the ground for a boundary and manages to take a total of 9 runs off that over. 9 overs left and this game could still go either way. 

01:03 (IST)

Graeme Smith bringing the banter on social media. 

01:01 (IST)

OUT! Warner has to go and South Africa are back in it! Warner aims to get Pretorious over the mid-on region but Morris managed to pull off a stunner of a catch and that has blown the game wide open. 

00:49 (IST)

FOUR, FOUR & FOUR! Carey begins the 37th over by slamming Shamsi for a boundary towards long-on. He then takes a single and Warner gets in on the act, first getting one over fine-leg then goes inside out over cover for another boundary. This is some fine batting on display. 

00:44 (IST)

Warner is operating on another plane right now. Starts Morris' 6th over with a boundary and looks to attack throughout, knowing a move-on is needed. 8 runs come off the over. 

00:41 (IST)

Australia fans will certainly hope so! 

00:35 (IST)

CENTURY! David Warner brings up 100 number 17 in ODI cricket with successive boundaries off Chris Morris. What a knock he's played thus far but he will need to keep going. 

00:28 (IST)

Carey manages to get two boundaries off Duminy before the drinks break. Tahir comes back into the attack and his first over in this spell goes for 7 runs, including a boundary courtesy of Warner. Tahir even manages to drop Warner off his own bowling! 

00:20 (IST)

Warner manages a boundary off Duminy in his second over and Carey mets out similar treatment to Shamsi in the next over. Both are clearly keen to get a move on yet SA know getting even one of them will tilt the match in their favour again. 

00:11 (IST)

Shamsi and Duminy continue to keep things tight in the middle overs, giving away 5 runs each in their next two overs. Not that Warner and Carey will mind too much, the aim right now is to survive and rebuild. 

00:03 (IST)

JP Duminy comes into the attack for the first time - perhaps because of the presence of two left handers. His first over is a good one, going for just the solitary run. Australia need a big partnership from Warner and Carey. 

23:59 (IST)

GONE! Australia have lost another wicket here, as the dangerous Maxwell is gone for 12 runs off the bowling of Kagiso Rabada, caught by Quinton de Kock. At the end of 25 overs, the score reads 125/4. Australia need Warner to play a blinder here.

23:50 (IST)

Could very well turn out to be the Warner show today! 115/3 after 23 overs.

23:43 (IST)

Interesting stat - Glenn Maxwell has the highest strike-rate in the first 15 balls at the ongoing World Cup, and is the ideal batsman any team would want to have batting in the situation they are currently in. His partner David Warner isn't too bad, eh? He swats the last ball of the 21st over for a boundary. The score now reads 107/3.

23:38 (IST)

GONE! Marcus Stoinis is back in the pavilion, run-out while going for a run that simply wasn't on. Australia could not have afforded to lose another wicket here, but that's exactly what's happened here. However, in walks in Glenn Maxwell, who is more than adept at accelerating proceedings. Australia are 97/3 at the end of 20 overs.

23:30 (IST)

South Africa have pulled things back here, as Australia are finding it difficult to score at a good pace. At the end of 18 overs, the score reads 91/2. David Warner has crossed his fifty, and follows it up with ANOTHER boundary off the bowling off Imran Tahir at the beginning of the 19th over. Warner is anchoring the enitre Australian innings here.

23:22 (IST)

SIX! David Warner pulls Morris over mid-wicket for his second six of the innings. A really classy shot, that was executed right after Morris missed his length. Till Warner is at the crease, Australia will always have a fighting chance in this innings. At the end of 16 overs, Australia are 81/2.

23:09 (IST)

At the end of 14 overs, the score reads 63/2.

23:00 (IST)

Plenty of runs on board for South Africa, as they are in a dominant position at the moment. They are tinkering with the field, and can afford to do so with the number of runs that they have on the board to play with. At the end of 12 overs, the score reads 51/2.

22:54 (IST)

FOUR! Rabada has overpitched off the last ball of the tenth over and Marcus Stoinis does not miss the opportunity of freeing up his hands and playing a glorious cover drive. It's 44/2 after ten overs, and South Africa won't mind the Australian batsman taking the number of singles they have so far. They however, must make sure that they don't bowl lines and lengths that are to the strenghts of Warner and Stoinis.

Australia vs South Africa, ICC World Cup 2019 Match at Manchester, Highlights: As It Happened
Australia vs South Africa (AUS vs SA), ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 ODI Match at Manchester Latest Updates: OUT! Lyon is caught by Markram off Phehlukwayo's bowling and that is the end of the match. Australia will finish the group stage in second place, meaning they will take on England and India will face New Zealand. Thats your semi-final line-up.

​Australia vs South Africa in the ICC World Cup 2019 on July 6th (Saturday) will be broadcast on the Star Sports network and Live streaming will be available on Hotstar. The match will be played at the Old Trafford in Manchester and will begin at 1800 HRS IST. You can also follow all the action on our live blog (AUS vs SA).

"For this game, some people said it was a dead rubber. There's nothing dead about it." - These were Australia head coach Justin Langer's words when asked if his side were in any way taking the final group game against South Africa lightly now that they have made it to the semi-finals. There is much more at stake than this just being a dead rubber for Australia. They are currently table toppers and a win will guarantee them of a top finish which means they will in all likelihood face New Zealand in the semi-finals, something they won't mind at all considering how much they dominated their neighbours in the group game. Australia have played like a champion team and barring the game against India, which they lost while chasing a total in excess of 350, they have dominated all the games and have looked in great touch.

The biggest strength of Australia in this World Cup has been the batting performance of the top three, especially skipper Aaron Finch and David Warner, who are there among the top-10 run-getters in the tournament so far. Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins have been fiery with the ball not just for the opposition but also their own teammates. A Cummins bouncer ruled Shaun Marsh out of the tournament, while Starc had Glenn Maxwell in a bit of strife in the nets though the all-rounder is declared fit for the final group game. Starc has been exemplary so far this tournament. He is comfortably the leading wicket-taker with 24 scalps in eight outings which includes two five-wicket hauls and he does not seem to be slowing down. There were talks of him possibly being rested for the South Africa clash but all such rumours have been quashed by Langer.

It sure has been an all-round show from Australia and they will not want any slip-ups going into the semi-finals. South Africa, on the other hand, have had a rather underwhelming campaign one they will want to forget as soon as possible. But Australia is one team they have done well in the recent past and will want to bow out on a high and salvage some pride. Their batting, which relies highly on the likes of Faf du Plessis, Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock, has not been consistent, leading to them being knocked out of the competition in the group stage itself. South Africa's bowling has also not been up to the mark with leading pacer Kagiso Rabada failing to live up to the expectations. They have five points from eight games but will want to finish well. This will also be the last game for Imran Tahir in South African ODI colours and he will hope he has a good outing one final time.

"As a team, we need to think about finishing on a good note," he said. "But it makes me feel very sad and emotional that I'm going to leave," Tahir said ahead of the game. "It was always my dream to play international cricket and I'm really grateful to everyone who helped me along on the way. They accepted me for who I was, the guy who came from overseas."