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India vs South Africa | Hotel Room Turned Into Makeshift Commentary Box For World Cup Match

Cricketnext Staff |June 5, 2019, 9:28 PM IST
India vs South Africa | Hotel Room Turned Into Makeshift Commentary Box For World Cup Match

There was something unique about the commentary box at the Rose Bowl in Southampton where India played their first match of the World Cup against South Africa. The commentators were calling the match not from a regular press box but from a room of the Hilton Hotel at the venue.

On the eve of the match, former South Africa player Shaun Pollock uploaded a video on social media giving a tour of the room. In his post he wrote, “Unique ground for SA v India clash.. why?? @nissanza #CWC19 #NissanAtICC #NissanSA.”

In the video, the makeshift commentary box is shown to have all the facilities that a normal hotel room would have, apart from making room for commentators, director and the statisticians.

India next play Australia at Kennington Oval on June 9.

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
7 5 1 1 11 +1.02
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
PAK
7 3 3 1 7 -0.97
7
SL
6 2 2 2 6 -1.11
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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