Proteas

2019-06-05 17:58

Herman Mostert and Lynn Butler


18:18

36 overs gone, India are 154/3

India need 74 to win from 84 balls.


18:10

India are 145/3 after 34 overs.

They still require 83 from 96 balls.


18:06

LACKLUSTRE FIELDING

The Proteas are missing the mark with their fielding, there is just no urgency.

A mis-communication between MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma sees both batsmen in the middle of the pitch and sub-fielder Aiden Markram slowly retrieves the ball at square leg.

An easy single is given, which is the last thing SA want.


17:59

MS Dhoni is the new batsman for India.


17:58

Rabada provides the much-needed breakthrough for the Proteas as Rahul pops the ball straight to mid-off and in the safe hands of the Proteas skipper.

Rahul departs for 26 off 24 balls (2 fours).

India 139/3 in 31.3 overs.


17:54

ROHIT ON THE ATTACK!

Rohit Sharma is smashing the South African bowlers to all parts of the ground. The required run-rate is below 5 and India are closing in on their first win of the World Cup.

Rohit 83*, Rahul 26*

India 139/2 from 31 overs


17:50

This match is slipping from South Africa’s hands…


17:47

Eight runs coming from Tahir’s over.

India are 123/2 after 29 overs.

Needing 105 runs in 21 overs!


17:44

Imran Tahir is back into the attack… hoping to make a change to India’s wicket column.


17:43

28 overs gone, India are 115/2

They require 113 from 132 balls.

Rohit 64*, Rahul 21*


17:42

If it isn’t obvious now, the Proteas NEED a wicket!

India are cruising over here!


17:36

India are currently going at 3.92 an over with the required run-rate at 5.25.

It’s by no means over for the Proteas, but wickets are needed!


17:29

25 overs gone, India are 95/2

They require 133 runs from 25 overs.


17:27

There has been a palpable absence of luck for the Proteas bowlers on this pivotal day. You can say that much.

— Rob Houwing (@RobHouwing) June 5, 2019


17:26

MAIDEN MORRIS!

Chris Morris bowls back-to-back maiden overs in this spell.

This is exactly what South Africa need… which is to dry up the runs!


17:20

50 up for opener Rohit Sharma.

Sharma knocks the ball for a single to long-on and brings up his 42nd half-century. He has gotten there in 70 deliveries.

If there’s one man who could take the game away from South Africa, it’s him.

India are 89/2 in 23 overs.


17:12

21 overs gone, India are 82/2

Rohit Sharma 43*, Kannaur Rahul 11*


17:10

The Proteas need to keep picking up wickets reguarly, there’s no time to give away a single or two.

India need to start feeling the pressure, the partnership is already on 26 and by this standard, it looks like India are going to be cruising to their target.


17:08

20 overs gone, India are 78/2

They still require 150 from 30 overs.


17:01

Playing his first game of the World Cup, spinner Tabraiz Shamsi comes into the attack.


16:55

The Proteas are getting into this game!

And on Win Predictor the Proteas are generously hiked to 9% …

— Rob Houwing (@RobHouwing) June 5, 2019


16:46

The big fish of Kohli is out!

Phehlukwayo bowls a beauty to the Indian skipper, Kohli produces a huge edge and De Kock takes a stellar one-handed catch behind.

Kohli departs for 18 off 34 balls (1 four).

India 54/2 in 15.3 overs.


16:39

14 overs gone, India 47/1


16:32

REVIEW

Phehlukwayo traps Rohit Sharma on the knee pad. Umpire gives it NOT OUT.

Faf du Plessis decides to send it upstairs and upon review it shows that the ball just clips the wicket, which means it is “umpire’s call”.

The decision remains the same and South Africa have NOT lost their review.

India are 37/1 in 11.2 overs.


16:27

All-rounder Andile Phehlikwayo will replace Rabada from the other end.


16:24

Imran Tahir is back into the attack


16:23

10 overs gone, India are 34-1

They require 194 to win


16:16

INDIA ARE ON THE ATTACK

Opener Rohit Sharma smashes Rabada with two fours and a six to see push India ahead.

India are 29/1 in 8 overs.


16:08

One wishes the Proteas batted with the same intensity that KG’s bowling with…

— Khanyiso Tshwaku (@kaymorizm) June 5, 2019


16:06

Fantastic over comes to end from Rabada.

India are 13/1 after 6 overs.


16:03

India skipper Virat Kohli is the new batsman in.


16:03

KG DELIVERS

Kagiso Rabada strikes on the first ball and Dhawan edges it behind to Quinton de Kock.

Dhawan departs for 8 off 12 balls.

The Proteas are in this!

India 13/1 in 5.1 overs.


15:59

Rabada right now is a joy to watch. If there were such things as cricketing gods, a quick wicket and a Kohli clash should follow

— Ben Karpinski (@followthebounce) June 5, 2019


15:58

Rabada rockets a 146kph delivery and CRACKS Dhawan’s bat.

A replacement is needed.

India 11/0 in 4 overs.


15:57

Kagiso Rabada means business though.

Sharma is struggling to middle anything on this pacy wicket.


15:53

FOUR!

First boundary for India, Shikhar Dhawan pulls it to the square leg for the first boundary of India’s run-chase.

IND 10/0 in 3 overs.


15:51

BTW, there’s another Cricket World Cup match on!

Bangladesh are taking on the New Zealand.

As you may remember, Bangladesh defeated the Proteas this past weekend by 21 runs.


15:48

Chris Morris replaces Imran Tahir at the other end.


15:48

An eventful start for the Proteas and India.

Two misfields and now a dropped catch at slip. Hopefully the Proteas get their act together!


15:46

DROPPED!

Rabada comes in hard, Rohit Sharma top edges, Faf du Plessis runs and leaps forward and drops it at second slip.

Sooo close!

India 4/0 in 1.3 overs


15:45

It’s ALL about Rabada now …

— Lloyd Burnard (@LloydBurnard) June 5, 2019


15:44

Fast bowler Kagiso Rabada taking the new ball from the other end.


15:44

Already South Africa have gone off to a poor start by misfielding two singles in the opening over…

If there’s a time for South Africa to spark, it’s NOW.

INDIA 3/0


15:40

Leg-spinner Imran Tahir will open the bowling.


15:39

The second innings is about to get underway at the Rose Bowl!

Can the Proteas defend 228?

Match Info

  • 154/3 * (36.3/50 ov, target 228)

    South Africa , elected to bat first

    Richard Kettleborough, Michael Gough

    Richard Illingworth

  • S Dhawan

    c de Kock b Rabada

    V Kohli (c)

    c de Kock b Phehlukwayo

    KL Rahul

    c du Plessis b Rabada

    Kuldeep Yadav

    Still to bat

  • Imran Tahir

    K Rabada

    CH Morris

    AL Phehlukwayo

    T Shamsi


  • Fall of Wickets

    • 1-13 (S Dhawan
    • 5.1 ov)
    • 2-54 (V Kohli
    • 15.3 ov)
    • 3-139 (KL Rahul
    • 31.3 ov)
  • HM Amla

    c Sharma b Bumrah

    Q de Kock

    c Kohli b Bumrah

    F du Plessis (c)

    b Chahal

    HE van der Dussen

    b Chahal

    JP Duminy

    lbw b Kuldeep Yadav

    AL Phehlukwayo

    st Dhoni b Chahal

    CH Morris

    c Kohli b Kumar

    Imran Tahir

    c Jadhav b Kumar

  • B Kumar

    JJ Bumrah

    HH Pandya

    Kuldeep Yadav

    YS Chahal

    KM Jadhav


  • Fall of Wickets

    • 1-11 (HM Amla
    • 3.2 ov)
    • 2-24 (Q de Kock
    • 5.5 ov)
    • 3-78 (HE van der Dussen
    • 19.1 ov)
    • 4-80 (F du Plessis
    • 19.6 ov)
    • 5-89 (JP Duminy
    • 22.6 ov)
    • 6-135 (DA Miller
    • 35.3 ov)
    • 7-158 (AL Phehlukwayo
    • 39.3 ov)
    • 8-224 (CH Morris
    • 49.2 ov)
    • 9-227 (Imran Tahir
    • 49.6 ov)

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