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England vs South Africa Live Score, ICC World Cup 2019 Cricket Match at The Oval Highlights: As it Happened

Cricketnext Staff | May 30, 2019, 10:38 PM IST

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ENG vs SA Cricket Scorecard (ODI)

Match 1 ODI, The Oval, London, 30 May, 2019

England

311/8

(50.0) RR 6.22

v/s
South Africa

207/10

(39.5) RR 5.19

England beat South Africa by 104 runs

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  • 22:06 (IST)

    ENGLAND WINS: And it's all over. Stokes bags another one and dismisses Tahir on the first ball. England have won the match by a massive margin of 104 runs. Excellent show this for the World Cup opener by the hosts. 

  • 22:04 (IST)

    OUT: Stokes has a wicket here. Rabada pulls him well but finds Plunkett in the deep. South Africa lose their ninth. Good day for Stokes continues. South Africa are now 207/9. 

  • 21:57 (IST)

    OUT: Here is another wicket for England as Amla is dismissed for 13. He tries to pull a short one, but instead edges one straight into the hands of the keeper. Buttler takes a simple catch. South Africa are 193/8. 

  • 21:41 (IST)

    OUT: Ben Stokes has pulled off an unbelievable catch. Rashid is slapped through square leg, and the ball looks like clearing the field. But Stokes miraculously takes a one-handed catch. Phehlukwayo has to depart for 24. South Africa are now 180/7. 

  • 21:28 (IST)

    Amla has been cleared to bat. The Team Dr conducted repeated Concussion Assessment Tests including Computerized Testing.  Upon discussions with the tournament Chief Medical Officer, both agreed that if was fine for Hashim to Return to Play as per the ICC Concussion guidelines. He will bat next - Firdose Moonda

  • 21:26 (IST)

    OUT: Archer comes back into the attack and he has straightaway gotten rid of van der Dussen. The batsman gets a leading edge and is out for 50. Archer has his third wicket. After 31.5 overs it's 167/6. 

  • 21:22 (IST)

    FIFTY FOR DER DUSSEN: Despite losing wickets in a hurry South Africa are not losing hope as yet. Phehlukwayo and Van Der Dussen have combined well. In fact the latter gets to his fifty too in just 56 balls. And here is an appeal for an LBW against Phehlukwayo. But he survives. South Africa are 167/5 in 31 overs. 

  • 21:06 (IST)

    WICKET: South Africa are crumbling like a pack of cards here at the Oval. New man Dwaine Pretorius is run out. The Proteas are five down and in trouble here. 

  • 21:02 (IST)

    WICKET: That's the fourth one down for South Africa and it is the experienced JP Duminy. He looked to clear the boundary but Ben Stokes takes an easy catch to give Moeen Ali his first wicket of the game.

  • 20:51 (IST)

    WICKET: Plunkett has struck and that's a massive blow for the Proteas. Quinton de Kock looking to pick off the bowler on his pads is caught at Long leg by Joe Root for 68. SA are 129/3 after 23 overs. Plunkett has been on the money in this over and conceded four runs before he took what is a huge wicket at this point.

  • 20:48 (IST)

    Amla has been assessed and is "doing fine," according to SA management. He will be reassessed as the innings goes on to determine if he will participate further in the match. - Firdose Moonda

  • 20:43 (IST)

    SIX! Van Der Dussen has joined the party too! Dances down the track and lofts Moeen Ali over his head for a 87m maximum. Much needed runs here for the Proteas who were getting pushed back each over. 

  • 20:42 (IST)

    SIX! Classy shot from Quinton de Kock as he goes inside out over covers and smashes Plunkett for a maximum. With the boundary off the first ball and two singles along with the six, it's a 12 run over and the Proteas are now 109/2 after 21 overs.

  • 20:39 (IST)

    100 UP! Plunkett bowls it short and De Kock swiftly makes space and pulls it away for a boundary to bring up the 100 for the Proteas. Still more than 200 runs to go in less than 30 overs.

22:06 (IST)

ENGLAND WINS: And it's all over. Stokes bags another one and dismisses Tahir on the first ball. England have won the match by a massive margin of 104 runs. Excellent show this for the World Cup opener by the hosts. 

22:04 (IST)

OUT: Stokes has a wicket here. Rabada pulls him well but finds Plunkett in the deep. South Africa lose their ninth. Good day for Stokes continues. South Africa are now 207/9. 

21:57 (IST)

OUT: Here is another wicket for England as Amla is dismissed for 13. He tries to pull a short one, but instead edges one straight into the hands of the keeper. Buttler takes a simple catch. South Africa are 193/8. 

21:54 (IST)

It is safe to assume that England will win this match comfortably. They are not giving anything away and they run rate is creeping up with each passing ball. After 37.3 overs South Africa are only 191/7. 

21:51 (IST)
21:47 (IST)

There is a change in the attack now and Stokes has been given the ball. It has been a perfect day for him, and would like to get a wicket or two here. Just one run comes from it. It's 183/7.

21:41 (IST)

OUT: Ben Stokes has pulled off an unbelievable catch. Rashid is slapped through square leg, and the ball looks like clearing the field. But Stokes miraculously takes a one-handed catch. Phehlukwayo has to depart for 24. South Africa are now 180/7. 

21:34 (IST)

England have been exceptional on the field. They have saved at least 20-30 in the point region and Proteas are finding it hard to get runs. But Amla has come back and Phehlukwayo is hitting the ball well. After 33.4 overs it's 179/6. 

21:28 (IST)

Amla has been cleared to bat. The Team Dr conducted repeated Concussion Assessment Tests including Computerized Testing.  Upon discussions with the tournament Chief Medical Officer, both agreed that if was fine for Hashim to Return to Play as per the ICC Concussion guidelines. He will bat next - Firdose Moonda

21:26 (IST)

OUT: Archer comes back into the attack and he has straightaway gotten rid of van der Dussen. The batsman gets a leading edge and is out for 50. Archer has his third wicket. After 31.5 overs it's 167/6. 

21:22 (IST)

FIFTY FOR DER DUSSEN: Despite losing wickets in a hurry South Africa are not losing hope as yet. Phehlukwayo and Van Der Dussen have combined well. In fact the latter gets to his fifty too in just 56 balls. And here is an appeal for an LBW against Phehlukwayo. But he survives. South Africa are 167/5 in 31 overs. 

21:18 (IST)
21:15 (IST)

Adil Rashid continues. And he almost yorks Phehlukwayo. This is excellent bowling by the leg-spinner who is maintaining good pressure. But on the next ball the batsman dances down the track to get  four. Good cricket all around. After 29 overs it's 156/5. 

21:11 (IST)
21:09 (IST)

Andile Phehlukwayo has joined Van Der Dussen and the duo have their task cut out against the English who have their tail up. Plunkett is bowling well and Morgan's changes are also working well. Just the three singles along with the run-out of the Plunkett over takes South Africa to 146/5 after 27 overs. England are looking hungry and South Africa are being pushed back onto the backfoot with every over passing. 

21:06 (IST)

WICKET: South Africa are crumbling like a pack of cards here at the Oval. New man Dwaine Pretorius is run out. The Proteas are five down and in trouble here. 

21:04 (IST)

Moeen Ali's 8th over not only brings a wicket for England but also adds the pressure on the Proteas who have lost four wickets and have a batsman retired hurt. Duminy started the over with a boundary before losing his wicket when tried to be too extravagant and rash. South Africa are 142/4 after 26 overs.

21:02 (IST)

WICKET: That's the fourth one down for South Africa and it is the experienced JP Duminy. He looked to clear the boundary but Ben Stokes takes an easy catch to give Moeen Ali his first wicket of the game.

20:59 (IST)

Tight and on the money once again in his fourth over. Just the two singles for South Africa who have moved onto 137/3 after 25 overs. They need another 175 runs to make this chase a successful one on the first day of the World Cup. Will Amla bat again? 

20:55 (IST)

Much better over from Moeen Ali after he took a battering in the previous over. JP Duminy, the new man, along with Van der Dussen take no risks and come away with six singles from Ali's over to take the score to 135/3 after 24 overs.

20:51 (IST)

WICKET: Plunkett has struck and that's a massive blow for the Proteas. Quinton de Kock looking to pick off the bowler on his pads is caught at Long leg by Joe Root for 68. SA are 129/3 after 23 overs. Plunkett has been on the money in this over and conceded four runs before he took what is a huge wicket at this point.

20:48 (IST)

Amla has been assessed and is "doing fine," according to SA management. He will be reassessed as the innings goes on to determine if he will participate further in the match. - Firdose Moonda

20:47 (IST)

This has been a very good over for the South Africans. A six and a four to start things off for Van der Dussen, before he and de Kock take a couple of singles and the right hander rather cheekily pokes it past the keeper for a finely placed boundary to the third man. Just like the four from earlier in the over. South Africa are starting to get a move on and are 125/2 after 22 overs.

20:45 (IST)

Some funny scenes at the Oval followed by the Six! Joe Root has gone beyond the sightscreen to fetch the ball and is struggling to find it.

20:43 (IST)

SIX! Van Der Dussen has joined the party too! Dances down the track and lofts Moeen Ali over his head for a 87m maximum. Much needed runs here for the Proteas who were getting pushed back each over. 

20:42 (IST)

SIX! Classy shot from Quinton de Kock as he goes inside out over covers and smashes Plunkett for a maximum. With the boundary off the first ball and two singles along with the six, it's a 12 run over and the Proteas are now 109/2 after 21 overs.

20:39 (IST)

100 UP! Plunkett bowls it short and De Kock swiftly makes space and pulls it away for a boundary to bring up the 100 for the Proteas. Still more than 200 runs to go in less than 30 overs.

20:38 (IST)

Excellent fifth over from Moeen Ali. He's kept both the batsmen who have been looking to get busy quiet. Just the two runs of the over as South Africa move onto 97/2 after 20 overs.

20:36 (IST)

Morgan turns to Plunkett to introduce a little bit of pace into the attack and the bowler responds with a six run over but gives away no boundaries or extras which is something the England captain will be happy about. South Africa are 95/2 after 19 overs.

20:30 (IST)

The English bowlers are rushing through their overs here at the Oval and that's building pressure on the South African batsmen. De Kock and Van der Dussen get only the three runs from Moeen Ali's over, and move onto 89/2 after 18 overs.

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England vs South Africa Live Score, ICC World Cup 2019 Cricket Match at The Oval Highlights: As it Happened

England vs South Africa, Live Score, ICC World Cup 2019, Latest Updates:ENGLAND WINS: And it's all over. Stokes bags another one and dismisses Tahir on the first ball. England have won the match by a massive margin of 104 runs. Excellent show this for the World Cup opener by the hosts.

The ICC World Cup 2019 game between England and South Africa will be broadcast on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1HD, Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 HD Hindi, Star Sports 1 Tamil, Star Sports 1 Telugu, Star Sports 1 Kannada, Star Sports 1 Bangla, Star Sports Select 1 and Star Sports Select 1 HD. Live streaming for the game is available on Hotstar.

PREVIEW: We may not need to wait for Australia against Afghanistan in Bristol or West Indies against Bangladesh in Taunton or any match against Sri Lanka’s ailing attack to see the long-awaited 500-plus score in a One-Day International. It could come as soon as the first game.

Sure, England and South Africa have bowling attacks which are the envy of most squads but their recent batting history could take centre stage at the tournament opener on Thursday.

Since January 2015, these two teams have breached scores of 400 four times each. Australia are the only other team to have scored more than 400 in that time, and they managed it only once, putting England and South Africa in a different league. And the stage is perfectly set to pit them against each other, with all expectations (apart from the ones on the team to break their trophy drought and win the World Cup) that the first match will be a high-scoring affair.

“It’s going to be dominated by the bat again,” Eoin Morgan said ahead of the first game. He didn’t say whose bat, but we can take our guesses with a quick scan of the tallest totals of the last four years.

South Africa’s 400-plus scores came in 2015, two of them at that World Cup. They warmed up for the tournament with 439 for 2 against West Indies in Johannesburg, then scored 408 for 5 against West Indies in Sydney, followed by 411 for 4 against Ireland in Canberra and 438 for 4 against India in Mumbai later that year. AB de Villiers scored centuries in three of those matches, including the fastest ODI hundred. While he won’t be around to repeat that in this World Cup, Hashim Amla, who has contributed two triple-figure scores in those four games and Quinton de Kock and Faf du Plessis, who scored one each, are.

Du Plessis was wary of predicting too many milestones but agreed that his men have begun to adopt a more attacking batting strategy. “I am looking to getting started on these wickets but at every ground, you’ve got to make sure you see what the conditions are like and make a game plan from there. You can’t just think today we will score 500 and start swinging from the get-go,” he said. “We know that in the first hour, there’s a bit of spice so am not focusing on 500 as a score but the way we have been trying to play is in trying to be more aggressive.”

The tame-ish talk perhaps explains why South Africa are not spoken about as among the A-list line-ups at the tournament. That label has been stuck on India, Australia and overwhelming, England, for whom putting up big scores has become something of an obsession.

Their first two totals over 400 in the last four years were the 408 for 9 against New Zealand in Birmingham and 444 for 3 against Pakistan in Nottingham. Their other two have come in the last year - 481 for 6 against Australia at Trent Bridge in June 2018 and 418 for 6 against West Indies in Grenada this February. They also have an absentee aggressor in Alex Hales who was responsible for two of the seven hundreds scored in these matches but they have four present and powerful hitters. Joe Root, Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow and Eoin Morgan also hit hundreds in the four matches mentioned.

Interestingly, all century-scorers have a significant amount of experience. There will be breakout performances from young guns but increasingly, this looks like a World Cup that will be won with wisdom, and both Morgan and du Plessis appear to have plenty. Neither showed the “desperation,” as du Plessis put it of teams past, for whom winning the World Cup was the only thing that mattered. Morgan even disagreed with a question that asked if this was “now or never,” for England to become champions. Both of them spoke about enjoying small moments and understanding that while this World Cup is important, it is not everything.

"In the absolute worst case scenario, you don't make it, and that’s ok,” du Plessis said. “The focus is on making sure we really have a good time and that comes with age. When you are intense and desperate, that's when you make mistakes. We want to have quite a calm intensity. If we win against England tomorrow, it won't be like we’ve won the World Cup, it will be the same as if we lose.”

But it won’t, really.

A win for either team will set the tone and the manner of that win will be an important marker for how the rest of the tournament could unfold. A run-fest will let the other eight teams in the competition know where the early standard has been set, will invite the batsmen across the sides to consider what kind of innovation they will employ and will send a message to the bowlers about how serious the task of damage limitation and how important the creativity in their variations will have to be. And the opposite could happen too. A low-scoring thriller may mark a throwback to twenty years ago when in this same green and fair land, the World Cup was played.

Then, England were forgettable, booted out in the first round though Morgan says he remembers the day “like it was yesterday.” South Africa were memorable and set to go all the way before you-know-what in the semi-final. It has haunted them ever since.

Now, these two teams meet again, having not faced each other in two years since before the Champions Trophy in 2017, with the opportunity to make their own history. Maybe that will be 500 runs, maybe it will be with a first World Cup; either way, it’s going to be fun.

Squads:

England: Eoin Morgan (capt), Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Jos Buttler (wk), Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, James Vince, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.

South Africa: Faf du Plessis (capt), Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock (wk), JP Duminy, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Chris Morris, Lungi Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dale Steyn, Imran Tahir, Rassie van der Dussen.

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
AUS
7 6 1 0 12 +0.90
2
NZ
6 5 0 1 11 +1.30
3
IND
5 4 0 1 9 +0.80
4
ENG
7 4 3 0 8 +1.05
5
BAN
7 3 3 1 7 -0.13
6
SL
6 2 2 2 6 -1.11
7
PAK
6 2 3 1 5 -1.26
8
WI
6 1 4 1 3 +0.19
9
SA
7 1 5 1 3 -0.32
10
AFG
7 0 7 0 0 -1.63

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5720 124
2 India 5990 122
3 New Zealand 4121 114
4 South Africa 4674 111
5 Australia 4805 109
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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