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India vs South Africa, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match at Southampton Highlights: As it Happened

Cricketnext Staff | June 6, 2019, 12:46 PM IST

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SA vs IND Cricket Scorecard (ODI)

Match 8 ODI, The Rose Bowl, Southampton, 05 June, 2019

South Africa

227/9

(50.0) RR 4.54

v/s
India

230/4

(47.3) RR 4.84

India beat South Africa by 6 wickets

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  • 22:45 (IST)

    FOUR! Pandya cuts hard at a ball that was short and wide and India have won their first game of the tournament. Three straight losses for South Africa isn't a good look at all though. 

  • 22:36 (IST)

    OUT! Dhoni departs after top edging a ball from Chris Morris that the bowler eventually claims, even as he falls over the stumps. India are 213-4 in 46.1 overs. 

  • 22:25 (IST)

    MISS: Another catch is dropped. Rohit fails to pick a slow one from Rabada and skies it. But Miller drops a simple one. And on the very next ball Rohit plays an upper cut for four. Very ordinary fielding from South Africa here. After 44 overs it's 198 /3. 

  • 22:21 (IST)

    FOUR, FOUR: comes back in the attack. And Dhoni looks in a hurry finish the proceedings as Dhoni creams one through point for a four. Rohit follows the suit and hits another four in the same over through square leg. India are 188/3. 

  • 22:11 (IST)

    100 FOR ROHIT: The last powerplay begins and all eyes will be on Rohit Sharma who is only three runs away from yet another ton. And with a single off Shamsi, Rohit has struck a wonderful ton. Take a bow! He has safely taken India close to thetotal. India are 175/3. 

  • 21:28 (IST)

    OUT! Rabada manages to get a wicket and it is KL Rahul who departs. Rahul looks to play a drive but offers up a nothing shot and manages to spoon a simple catch to Du Plessis at mid-off. India are 139-3 in 31.3 overs. 

  • 20:50 (IST)

    Fifty for Rohit Sharma! He begins Shamsi's third over by thumping him for a massive six over long-on. He then gets to a half-century with a single and a bigger knock from him will be expected now. 

22:45 (IST)

FOUR! Pandya cuts hard at a ball that was short and wide and India have won their first game of the tournament. Three straight losses for South Africa isn't a good look at all though. 

22:41 (IST)

Four and four! Hardik Pandya wastes zero time in eyeing a sighter and pummels Morris for consecutive boundaries. India need another 5 runs to complete the win now. 

22:36 (IST)

OUT! Dhoni departs after top edging a ball from Chris Morris that the bowler eventually claims, even as he falls over the stumps. India are 213-4 in 46.1 overs. 

22:35 (IST)

Rabada's final over is a relatively uneventful one as it goes for just 5 runs. India now cruising towards a win whereas South Africa are crashing towards a third straight loss. 

22:31 (IST)

India slowly inching towards an opening match victory. Tahir's over goes 10 runs including the one boundary. Only a matter of time before the match ends now. India are 208-3 with 6 overs. 

22:25 (IST)

MISS: Another catch is dropped. Rohit fails to pick a slow one from Rabada and skies it. But Miller drops a simple one. And on the very next ball Rohit plays an upper cut for four. Very ordinary fielding from South Africa here. After 44 overs it's 198 /3. 

22:21 (IST)

FOUR, FOUR: comes back in the attack. And Dhoni looks in a hurry finish the proceedings as Dhoni creams one through point for a four. Rohit follows the suit and hits another four in the same over through square leg. India are 188/3. 

22:16 (IST)

Phehlukwayo continues. With just close to fifty runs to get, India are the favourites to win the match, unless South Africa can ,manage to trigger a collapse. After 42 overs it's 179/3. 

22:14 (IST)
22:11 (IST)

100 FOR ROHIT: The last powerplay begins and all eyes will be on Rohit Sharma who is only three runs away from yet another ton. And with a single off Shamsi, Rohit has struck a wonderful ton. Take a bow! He has safely taken India close to thetotal. India are 175/3. 

22:05 (IST)
22:02 (IST)

Rohit is approaching his ton here. Even though it will not be his most fluent tons, but will still be counted as a memorable one. Phehlukwayo continues. A quiet three-run over comes to an end. India just need 60 runs to win. 

21:58 (IST)

Now it's Morris' turn to fail to deliver what South Africa need the most: a wicket. The over was going well until the final ball when a short ball is dispatched for a boundary by Dhoni. India are cruising at this point. 

21:52 (IST)

Phehlukwayo is the man Du Plessis turns to for some inspiration now but the all-rounder's over is a quiet one until the final ball when Rohit gets a boundary off it. The match is slipping away from South Africa. 

21:47 (IST)

Shamsi's seventh over is a relatively uneventful one as both Dhoni and Rohit are content to simply rotate the strike whenever possible. South Africa need another wicket if they are to make a fist of this match. 

21:42 (IST)

Meanwhule Bangladesh have been dismissed for 244 in 49.2 overs. Will that be enough? Unlikely but let's see. Follow live updates for that match from the link below. 

21:36 (IST)

As expected, the departure of Rahul and arrival of new man MS Dhoni has brought the scoring rate down. Not that India will care given the equation at present. They are 143-2 in 33 overs. 

21:32 (IST)

As long as Rohit and Dhoni around, it won't be panic stations for India. Get one or both and the equation changes drastically for Kohli's men! 

21:28 (IST)

OUT! Rabada manages to get a wicket and it is KL Rahul who departs. Rahul looks to play a drive but offers up a nothing shot and manages to spoon a simple catch to Du Plessis at mid-off. India are 139-3 in 31.3 overs. 

21:26 (IST)

Rohit begins Tahir's seventh over by hitting him for a four between the third man and point fielders. 10 runs come off that over as the two batsmen look to make singles into doubles. India need just 89 runs to win in 19 overs. 

21:20 (IST)

Rabada's 7th over is an not expensive one but the one boundary that comes from the over means India are not letting the required rate get big on them. As far as South Africa are concerned, they need a wicket pronto. 

21:16 (IST)

All the big guns come back at once as it's Tahir's turn to start his new spell. Again, India's batsmen respect the good balls and they can afford to do so given the required run rate is only over 5 - not an issue with wickets in hand. Rohit even manages to get a boundary on the penultimate ball of the over. With 22 overs left, India look comfortable. 

21:13 (IST)

South Africa are clearly desperate to break this stand as Rabada comes back into the attack. His first over of this spell doesn't get that much-required wicket although it does curb the free scoring as only 2 runs come off the 28th over. 

21:08 (IST)

Shamsi, who's been pretty tight with his line and length thus far, drops one short and wide and Rohit swipes hard at it to send it to the boundary. He then follows that up with a late cut in the cover point region for another four. Expensive over, that - goes for 11 runs. 

21:04 (IST)

Morris was going well until he dropped one short and wide. Rahul obliges with an improvised shot to fine leg that runs away to the boundary. The two batsmen look set now and will look to accelerate soon. 

21:00 (IST)

It's safe to say India are well represented! 

20:55 (IST)

Morris' second over is pretty similar to his first in the sense that it is economical, going for just the one run. There's yet another reprieve for Rohit though, who edges one but it drops just short of Amla at first slip! That's his fourth big escape thus far. 

20:50 (IST)

Fifty for Rohit Sharma! He begins Shamsi's third over by thumping him for a massive six over long-on. He then gets to a half-century with a single and a bigger knock from him will be expected now. 

20:46 (IST)

Shamsi has been economical thus far in his spell and continues that trend. Now it's time for a new bowler to be introduced into the attack - Chris Morris. His first over is a maiden and India are 82-2 in 22 overs. 

20:39 (IST)

KL Rahul gets his innings going with two very fine boundaries in the 20th over: the first a straight drive and the other a cut shot playe square of the wicket. India are 78-2 and will be hoping for more from these two. 

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The 3rd 50-run partnership by SA for the 8th wicket in World Cups. 5th 50-run stand for SA (for any wicket) in this World Cup. First 50-run partnership for the 8th wicket of this World Cup.

India vs South Africa in the ICC World Cup 2019 on June 5 (Wednesday) will be broadcast on the Star Sports network and Live streaming will be available on Hotstar. The match will be played at Trent Bridge, Nottingham and will begin at 1500 HRS IST. (IND vs SA live)

India will be looking to register their first points but so will South Africa, who currently occupy the 9th spot in the Points table with two losses in two matches.

PREVIEW: Finally, after what feels like ages, India are set to get off the mark in the World Cup 2019. The wait has been long - their opponents on June 5 in Southampton would be playing their third game - with restlessness increasing every passing day.

While India have been away, sticking to themselves with nothing but training and paintballing to do over the last week or so, the World Cup has gone from spice-less to action-packed in a matter of days. They've seen teams from Asia have a slow start before bouncing back in the last couple of days. It's now time to join the race. The involvement of the Indian team and their large fan base will only make the World Cup better.

Their honeymoon period is over, and the immediate challenge looks daunting. India have South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Pakistan to face in the next 12 days. But India couldn't have asked for a weaker South African unit than this for their World Cup opener. Not many would have expected this, but South Africa have arrived at Southampton having lost two in two. It included a loss to Bangladesh, where they looked quite listless despite the margin of defeat being just 21 runs.

What's worse, they've lost the heart of their bowling attack to injuries. Lungi Ngidi isn't fit for the the India game, and Dale Steyn has been ruled out of the entire tournament. His replacement Beuran Hendricks arrives in England only on Wednesday, and is unlikely to get going straightaway. When the tournament began, South Africa's pace attack was felt to be their X factor. Now, they have only 14 players to choose from with only one genuine pacer in Kagiso Rabada.

While South Africa have a plethora of problems to deal with, India have to be wary of the starters' nerves. Kohli said playing late was an advantage as the side could gather crucial pointers, but the long wait could have also led to restlessness. India have to get their combination right as quickly as possible, for they begin the tournament with a string of tough games.

India have identified their best batting line up, with KL Rahul all set to take up the No. 4 slot. Kedar Jadhav is fully fit too, and he is the most likely to take the No. 6 slot unless India take precautionary measures considering it's a long tournament. If that happens, India could go with Vijay Shankar considering he's the sixth bowling option.

India's bigger selection conundrum will be around their bowling unit. Given their success in South Africa last year, and South Africa's performance against Bangladesh in the previous game, it's almost a guarantee that India will play the wrist spin duo of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav. Kuldeep's form in IPL was poor, but Kohli brushed aside fears saying the IPL has no relevance to a 50-over contest.

Ravindra Jadeja had a good outing in the warm-up games but it's unlikely India will play with three spinners considering the conditions. A day before the game, the Ageas Bowl saw plenty of rain with temperatures hovering around 10 degrees and the sun hardly visible. There was no grass on the wicket though, which could mean plenty of runs unless overhead conditions have a say.

The downpour cut short India's last minute preparation plans, as the likes of Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni, Shikhar Dhawan and Kedar Jadhav who had come for an optional session were forced to return. The chilly weather and overcast conditions - scattered rain is forecast for match day - will mean India will begin with Bhuvneshwar Kumar over Mohammed Shami. It also strengthens the lower order batting, especially if Jadeja is absent.

If at all there is one good news coming from the South African camp, it's the return of Hashim Amla. A blow to the head by Jofra Archer forced Amla out of the Bangladesh game, but he has been cleared to play against India. He will get back to the top of the order, pushing Aiden Markram down and David Miller out. Dwaine Pretorius is set to take Ngidi's place. The bowling might be weakened, but India can hardly take the batting lightly as South Africa are set to bat till No. 9.

South Africa's batting and bowling were inadequate in the first two games, but surprisingly, their fielding has been below par too. That's the area they worked on the most on match-eve.

Irrespective of South Africa's current plight, India have had the better of their opponent in recent times. The last time the two sides faced each other, India thrashed South Africa 5-1 away from home. History might count for little, but India also emerged victorious in the last three 50-over ICC events meetings - the Champions Trophies of 2013 and 2017 and the World Cup 2015.

South Africa have their sternest of tests beginning Wednesday. Du Plessis spoke about the need to ensure they don't get into a 'self-pity' zone, putting the onus on the leadership group to get the six wins they're targeting. Two losses, losing players to injuries and facing one of the tournament favourites in the third game is hardly the ideal start to their campaign. But who knows, it could be better than beginning well and then going bust later.

Probable XIs

India: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (capt), KL Rahul, MS Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah

South Africa: Quinton de Kock (wk), Hashim Amla, Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis (capt), Rassie van der Dussen, JP Duminy, Andile Phehlukwayo, Chris Morris, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir.. Even though it will not be his most fluent tons, but will still be counted as a memorable one. Phehlukwayo continues. A quiet three-run over comes to an end. India just need 60 runs to win.

The 3rd 50-run partnership by SA for the 8th wicket in World Cups. 5th 50-run stand for SA (for any wicket) in this World Cup. First 50-run partnership for the 8th wicket of this World Cup.

India vs South Africa in the ICC World Cup 2019 on June 5 (Wednesday) will be broadcast on the Star Sports network and Live streaming will be available on Hotstar. The match will be played at Trent Bridge, Nottingham and will begin at 1500 HRS IST. (IND vs SA live)

India will be looking to register their first points but so will South Africa, who currently occupy the 9th spot in the Points table with two losses in two matches.

PREVIEW: Finally, after what feels like ages, India are set to get off the mark in the World Cup 2019. The wait has been long - their opponents on June 5 in Southampton would be playing their third game - with restlessness increasing every passing day.

While India have been away, sticking to themselves with nothing but training and paintballing to do over the last week or so, the World Cup has gone from spice-less to action-packed in a matter of days. They've seen teams from Asia have a slow start before bouncing back in the last couple of days. It's now time to join the race. The involvement of the Indian team and their large fan base will only make the World Cup better.

Their honeymoon period is over, and the immediate challenge looks daunting. India have South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Pakistan to face in the next 12 days. But India couldn't have asked for a weaker South African unit than this for their World Cup opener. Not many would have expected this, but South Africa have arrived at Southampton having lost two in two. It included a loss to Bangladesh, where they looked quite listless despite the margin of defeat being just 21 runs.

What's worse, they've lost the heart of their bowling attack to injuries. Lungi Ngidi isn't fit for the the India game, and Dale Steyn has been ruled out of the entire tournament. His replacement Beuran Hendricks arrives in England only on Wednesday, and is unlikely to get going straightaway. When the tournament began, South Africa's pace attack was felt to be their X factor. Now, they have only 14 players to choose from with only one genuine pacer in Kagiso Rabada.

While South Africa have a plethora of problems to deal with, India have to be wary of the starters' nerves. Kohli said playing late was an advantage as the side could gather crucial pointers, but the long wait could have also led to restlessness. India have to get their combination right as quickly as possible, for they begin the tournament with a string of tough games.

India have identified their best batting line up, with KL Rahul all set to take up the No. 4 slot. Kedar Jadhav is fully fit too, and he is the most likely to take the No. 6 slot unless India take precautionary measures considering it's a long tournament. If that happens, India could go with Vijay Shankar considering he's the sixth bowling option.

India's bigger selection conundrum will be around their bowling unit. Given their success in South Africa last year, and South Africa's performance against Bangladesh in the previous game, it's almost a guarantee that India will play the wrist spin duo of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav. Kuldeep's form in IPL was poor, but Kohli brushed aside fears saying the IPL has no relevance to a 50-over contest.

Ravindra Jadeja had a good outing in the warm-up games but it's unlikely India will play with three spinners considering the conditions. A day before the game, the Ageas Bowl saw plenty of rain with temperatures hovering around 10 degrees and the sun hardly visible. There was no grass on the wicket though, which could mean plenty of runs unless overhead conditions have a say.

The downpour cut short India's last minute preparation plans, as the likes of Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni, Shikhar Dhawan and Kedar Jadhav who had come for an optional session were forced to return. The chilly weather and overcast conditions - scattered rain is forecast for match day - will mean India will begin with Bhuvneshwar Kumar over Mohammed Shami. It also strengthens the lower order batting, especially if Jadeja is absent.

If at all there is one good news coming from the South African camp, it's the return of Hashim Amla. A blow to the head by Jofra Archer forced Amla out of the Bangladesh game, but he has been cleared to play against India. He will get back to the top of the order, pushing Aiden Markram down and David Miller out. Dwaine Pretorius is set to take Ngidi's place. The bowling might be weakened, but India can hardly take the batting lightly as South Africa are set to bat till No. 9.

South Africa's batting and bowling were inadequate in the first two games, but surprisingly, their fielding has been below par too. That's the area they worked on the most on match-eve.

Irrespective of South Africa's current plight, India have had the better of their opponent in recent times. The last time the two sides faced each other, India thrashed South Africa 5-1 away from home. History might count for little, but India also emerged victorious in the last three 50-over ICC events meetings - the Champions Trophies of 2013 and 2017 and the World Cup 2015.

South Africa have their sternest of tests beginning Wednesday. Du Plessis spoke about the need to ensure they don't get into a 'self-pity' zone, putting the onus on the leadership group to get the six wins they're targeting. Two losses, losing players to injuries and facing one of the tournament favourites in the third game is hardly the ideal start to their campaign. But who knows, it could be better than beginning well and then going bust later.

Probable XIs

India: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (capt), KL Rahul, MS Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah

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

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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