ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

IND beat SA by 6 wickets | South Africa vs India Highlights And Cricket Score 8th ODI Match

ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019

Date: Jun 05, 2019 Start Time: 15:00 IST | 09:30 GMT | 10:30 Local
Venue: The Rose Bowl, Southampton
SA
227/9 Overs: 50.0
IND
230/4 Overs: 47.3
India beat South Africa by 6 wickets

South Africa vs India Highlights And Cricket Score - 8th ODI Match - Summary

End of Over : 47.3 IND: 230/4

That's all we have from this match. India have opened their campaign with a thumping win while South Africa have suffered their third loss in as many games. On Thursday, Australia will be getting ready to face West Indies at Trent Bridge. The action begins at 1030 local (0930 GMT). We look forward to your company then. In the meanwhile, you can switch tabs to get all the updates from the Bangladesh versus New Zealand match. Cheers!

India skipper, Virat Kohli says the wait of the first game was very long. States this game was challenging and it was important to start off well. Tells that they did not win with a good run rate but the pitch was very challenging. Credits Rohit Sharma for his knock and praises the other batsmen for batting well around him. Adds they were going to bowl first had they won the toss as it is always tricky against the new balls initially. Stresses Bumrah is on another level and Chahal too was excellent. Mentions that after de Kock's catch, his hands were buzzing and that tells you how quick Bumrah was bowling. Says the first win is very important and they were confident in the field but they had to be cautious in batting as South Africa have a very good attack. Ends by saying Rohit was brilliant, Rahul and Dhoni also batted nicely and Hardik finished it well.

South Africa captain, Faf du Plessis says India were magnificent on a tough pitch. Adds that they have a really good bowling attack comprising of fine pacers at the start and then quality spinners later on. Mentions they did well to crawl back after the start they had but then the Indian spinners ran through the middle order. Tells that they still did well to get back in the game, however, they needed someone to do what Rohit did, score a ton. States they picked an extra spinner so that they could attack later on but there wasn't enough runs on the board. States that maybe Ngidi and Steyn would have made a difference in these conditions. Mentions Rabada was extremely unlucky and says he has never seen so many balls fall in no man's land. Adds Chris Morris was also very good with the ball. Admits the guys are hurting at the moment but they are still making mistakes all the time. Ends by saying the batsmen need to convert their starts.

Man of the Match, Rohit Sharma says it is a different experience than playing in India. Mentions there was something for the bowlers, so he could not play his natural game. Further adds he could not play the shots he loves and he had to play close to his body and concentrate more on leaving deliveries initially. Stresses building partnerships were the key, especially on this wicket. States it is the role of the batsmen in the middle to get the job done as they can't rely on one or two batsmen all the time. Reminds that their batters have done it on a regular basis. Tells this is the beauty of playing in England, they are playing in early June, the weather is good and you don't sweat as you do in India. Ends by admitting that it was not a typical Rohit Sharma knock as he had to take his time and make sure that the job is done.

For South Africa, it was yet another dismal batting show. They were put to a stern test by the Indian pacers and then were made to dance on the tunes of Yuzvendra Chahal. The Proteas managed a total in excess of 200 eventually and that was largely possible due to the partnership between Chris Morris and Kagiso Rabada. Not just batting, these two bowled with a lot of fire as well. They created many chances up front but didn't have luck going their way. The two wrist spinners, Imran Tahir and Tabraiz Shamsi, failed to create the same impact that the Indian spinners managed and altogether it was not their day.

A smooth sail in the end for India as they cruise to a convincing win in their tournament opener! Chasing a target of 228 runs, they did lose Dhawan and Kohli quite cheaply but Rohit Sharma held one end strongly and stitched an 85-run stand with KL Rahul. South Africa managed to break that partnership and got an opening but MS Dhoni walked in and threaded yet another useful stand with Sharma to put this chase to bed. It turned out to be a really good game for Rohit, who after getting a life on 1, went on to stroke an unbeaten century.

47.3 4

Andile Phehlukwayo to Hardik Pandya. FOUR! Hardik Pandya finishes it off in style! Slightly short and outside off, he cuts it through point. No chance for Tahir this time. Customary handshakes taking place as INDIA WIN BY 6 WICKETS!

47.3 wd

Andile Phehlukwayo to Hardik Pandya. Another bouncer! This time it is called a wide as it bounces too high. Two needed now.

47.2 0

Andile Phehlukwayo to Hardik Pandya. A short one, Pandya lets it go through to the keeper.

47.1 2

Andile Phehlukwayo to Hardik Pandya. Great commitment shown by Tahir. Pandya guides this through point. Tahir makes a lot of ground to his left, dives and pushes it back in. The batters only get two.

End of Over : 47 10 Runs IND: 223/4
46.6 1

Chris Morris to Hardik Pandya. A single now! Pushes this through covers and takes one. 5 needed.

46.5 4

Chris Morris to Hardik Pandya. FOUR! Make that 6! Through the leg side this time. Pandya stands tall and takes on the challenge of pulling this short ball. Does it very fine and hits it through mid-wicket for a boundary. He wants to end it in a hurry.

46.4 4

Chris Morris to Hardik Pandya. FOUR! Off the mark in style! Short and outside off, Hardik stands tall and slashes it past point and it races away to the fence. 10 needed now.

46.3 0

Chris Morris to Hardik Pandya. On a length and around off, Pandya strokes it to covers.

46.2 1

Chris Morris to Rohit Sharma. Back of a length on off, Rohit guides it down to third man for one.

46.1 W

Chris Morris to MS Dhoni. OUT! The finisher, Dhoni, walks back before finishing the game. However, his partnership with Rohit Sharma has taken India to the brink of victory. South Africa, on the other hand, finally hang onto one catch. Morris bowls the slower one outside off, Dhoni looks to go big but is done in by the pace. He ends up hitting it high up in the air towards the bowler's end. Morris calls for it and takes. Collides with the stumps and falls over after taking the catch. Does well to keep the ball in his left hand. Something to rejoice for the South Africans.

End of Over : 46 5 Runs IND: 213/3
45.6 1

Kagiso Rabada to MS Dhoni. Dhoni makes room and Rabada bowls it outside off, Dhoni reaches for it and just about gets bat on ball. He hits it over point for one. 15 needed in 4 overs now.

45.5 1

Kagiso Rabada to Rohit Sharma. Bangs it short and on the body, Rohit pulls it towards fine leg for one.

45.4 0

Kagiso Rabada to Rohit Sharma. That stayed very, very low. Short and outside off, Rohit looks to cut but it goes off the bottom towards cover.

45.3 1

Kagiso Rabada to MS Dhoni. A single! That will do for India as Dhoni works it through mid-wicket.

Summary

Two-time champions India take on South Africa in their opening ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 match at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Southampton on June 5, Wednesday. India are among the favourites to lift the CWC19 trophy and will aim to begin their campaign with a victory against a battered South African side, who have suffered successive defeats in their first two CWC 2019 game.

 

India (2nd)  placed a rank above South Africa (3rd) in the latest ICC ODI rankings. But interestingly have won just once in their past four meetings against the Proteas at the World Cup. India's only World Cup win over South Africa came in the last edition in 2015 when they thrashed the Africans by 130 runs in a group stage game. The Kohli-led side began their lengthy stay in England with a defeat to New Zealand in the opening warm-up match but bounced back with a resounding victory over Bangladesh. The form of MS Dhoni and KL Rahul, who together will form India's middle order, will give the team much-needed confidence.

 

South Africa, on the other, came into the ICC tournament with a depleted batting line-up but had a strong bowling attack to counter. None have worked so far. South Africa have conceded over 300 runs in both their matches against England and Bangladesh and have failed to chase down any. The return of the experienced Dale Steyn should give them some relief, but South Africa will miss the services of Lungi Ngidi.

 

India (From): Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Lokesh Rahul, Hardik Pandya, MS Dhoni(w), Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Vijay Shankar, Kedar Jadhav, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal.

 

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

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