South Africa vs West Indies, Match 15 Commentary, Live Updates

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Match Ended   
29/2 (7.3/50)
Match Abandoned
So the second game in this tournament gets abandoned. Match 16 sees Bangladesh take on Sri Lanka in Bristol and if the forecast is to be believed, it is not that great. Fingers crossed. Join us on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 for the game which is scheduled at 10.30 am local (0930 GMT). ADIOS! TAKE CARE!
West Indies captain, Jason Holder, says that in these conditions, the new balls are the key and the bowlers did very well. Hopes that his bowlers continue to pick up wickets. Does not mind giving a few runs in search for runs. Hopes to have Andre Russell and others fit for their next clash against England. Given that they have another couple of matches at this venue, Holder says that it gives them time to analyze and adjust and accordingly prepare their plans. Is happy with West Indies' position in the points table but would have been happier had he won the game.
South African skipper, Faf du Plessis, says that it is frustrating. Both teams wanted to play and win but one cannot argue with nature. On the first hour, Faf says that the first hour is always challenging and it felt like the first hour of a Test match where the ball was moving around a lot. Agrees that shortened games usually suit the team batting second but given the dimensions of the ground, anything could have happened if this match had been played. Reckons that Lungi Ngidi should be fit for their next fixture against Afghanistan. Hopes to beat Afghanistan resoundingly and set up some confidence and momentum.
4.15 PM LOCAL TIME (1515 GMT) - THE MATCH HAS BEEN ABANDONED. Nothing surprising, with the covers coming on and off. South Africa still stay winless in this tournament but at least they get on the board. Luck seems to be going away from them and they now need 5 wins in the next 5 games, along with some help from other teams. Their next match is against Afghanistan and they will hope that they win that one, if they get a completed match.
3.45 pm local time (1445 GMT) - Rain and South Africa seem to be enjoying their company. The stage was set, it had got brighter and the umpires were out for an inspection. But then, the heavens opened up and it started raining again. Don't think we are far away from an abandonment.
1445 LOCAL UPDATE (1345 GMT) - Well...well...well. Just when we thought the rain had stopped and we were all set to resume as the covers were coming off, rain gods once again started pouring and the covers went back on the pitch.
2.30 PM LOCAL UPDATE (1330 GMT) - The rain has stopped. Yay! The conditions have got a bit brighter, though we can still see some dark clouds hovering around. The ground staff has started its work and a couple of Super Soppers are doing the rounds. No word on an inspection yet. Guess it will take at least 30-40 minutes of this mopping before the inspection.
1400 LOCAL UPDATE (1300 GMT) - There is not much of a change in the update as it is still raining. It had stopped for a while and just when the groundsmen started mopping, it started raining again. It is drizzling as of now but there are big dark clouds which are making their way towards the ground which is a major concern.
1300 LOCAL UPDATE (1200 GMT) - There is no change in weather as it is still raining and Mark Nicholas on air says that it is still dark, grimy and wet. He also says that the weather forecast for the day is not very motivating. We are also informed that the last time to resume this game is 1700 Local.
12 NOON UPDATE (1100 GMT) - A progress from the previous update. The conditions were not that dark when the players left the field but now it has gone darker. There was only one hover cover when play was stopped, now there are plenty of covers. It was just a slight drizzle at that time, now it is raining heavily. Oh boy, the forecast of a thunderstorm seems to be proving right.
Oh, no! It has started drizzling and there is an assumption that a thunderstorm will come in soon so they have decided to get off the field. Let's hope that rain gods are kind on us today and we resume soon.
7.3
0
Oshane Thomas To Faf du Plessis
Short ball. It is outside off, du Plessis shoulders arms to it.
7.2
0
Oshane Thomas To Faf du Plessis
Outside off on a length, du Plessis leaves it alone.
7.1
1
Oshane Thomas To Quinton de Kock
Back of a length ball on off, de Kock runs it down to third man and gets a run.
First bowling change. Oshane Thomas is into the attack now.
End of over 7 : 28/2
0 runs
  • W6.1
  • 06.2
  • 06.3
  • 06.4
  • 06.5
  • 06.6
du Plessis
0 (5)
de Kock
16 (20)
S. Cottrell
4-1-18-2
6.6
0
Sheldon Cottrell To Faf du Plessis
End of a superb Cottrell over. It is a wicket maiden. Good length ball on off, Faf blocks it to see off the over.
6.5
0
Sheldon Cottrell To Faf du Plessis
On the pads, du Plessis flicks it to mid-wicket.
6.4
0
Sheldon Cottrell To Faf du Plessis
Almost a disaster there for South Africa. Back of a length ball on off, du Plessis taps it towards cover. Quinton de Kock was looking for a quick single and he comes out for it, du Plessis though is not keen and sends him back. Luckily for de Kock and South Africa the fielder misses his shy at the bowler's end. Had it been a direct hit, de Kock would have been back for an early shower.
6.3
0
Sheldon Cottrell To Faf du Plessis
Nice solid defense there. Good length ball on off, du Plessis defends it off the front foot.
6.2
0
Sheldon Cottrell To Faf du Plessis
Bouncer to welcome the Protea skipper. Du Plessis ducks under it.
South Africa skipper, Faf du Plessis walks out to bat next. His team needs a special innings from here today.
6.1
W
Sheldon Cottrell To Aiden Markram OUT!
OUT! Second wicket for Cottrell. The pace bowlers of West Indies have been on a roll this World Cup and Cottrell is the vital cog of it. Once again Cottrell comes steaming in and hits the deck hard, it is on the body. Markram looks to flick it but it goes off his glove. It goes to the left of the keeper. Hope behind dives on that side and takes a very good catch. The form that Hope is in, he won't drop much. The Cottrell salute is out for the second time already in this game.
End of over 6 : 28/1
3 runs
  • 05.1
  • 05.2
  • 05.3
  • 15.4
  • 05.5
  • 25.6
de Kock
16 (20)
A. Markram
5 (9)
K. Roach
3-0-10-0
5.6
2
Kemar Roach To Quinton de Kock
Full again this time, de Kock hits it wide and past of mid off and gets a couple.
5.5
0
Kemar Roach To Quinton de Kock
Another good shot but once again no run. Full on off, de Kock drives it straight to the man at mid off.
5.4
1
Kemar Roach To Aiden Markram
On the pads, Aiden flicks it to the on side and gets a single.
5.3
0
Kemar Roach To Aiden Markram
Short now. It is a bouncer. Markram ducks under it.
5.2
0
Kemar Roach To Aiden Markram
Full on off and middle, Markram defends it with confidence.
5.1
0
Kemar Roach To Aiden Markram
Back of a length ball on off, Markram taps it to point.
End of over 5 : 25/1
8 runs
  • 24.1
  • 04.2
  • 04.3
  • 24.4
  • 04.5
  • 44.6
de Kock
14 (18)
A. Markram
4 (5)
S. Cottrell
3-0-18-1
4.6
4
Sheldon Cottrell To Quinton de Kock
FOUR! Cut and cut hard! Back of a length ball outside off. Cottrell is guilty of giving him width to play with. De Kock says thank you very much and cuts it through cover-point for a boundary. The slow outfield cannot stop that from going to the fence.
4.5
0
Sheldon Cottrell To Quinton de Kock
Good length ball on the pads, de Kock looks to flick but gets hit on the pads.
4.4
2
Sheldon Cottrell To Quinton de Kock
Uppish but safe. Length ball outside off, de Kock slashes it wide of point. As there was rain earlier on the outfield is not as quick and Roach from third man runs to his left and saves it before the ropes with a dive. Two runs taken by the batters.
4.3
0
Sheldon Cottrell To Quinton de Kock
Good shot but straight to the fielder. Full on off, de Kock drives it but it is straight to mid off.
4.2
0
Sheldon Cottrell To Quinton de Kock
Good ball. Back of a length ball right on the body, de Kock looks to defend it but it lobs off his glove. Luckily for him, it falls in no man's land on the side of the pitch.
4.1
2
Sheldon Cottrell To Quinton de Kock
Short delivery, de Kock pulls it over mid-wicket. The batsmen pick up a couple.
End of over 4 : 17/1
6 runs
  • 1 WD3.1
  • 03.1
  • 13.2
  • 03.3
  • 03.4
  • 03.5
  • 43.6
A. Markram
4 (5)
de Kock
6 (12)
K. Roach
2-0-7-0
3.6
4
Kemar Roach To Aiden Markram
FOUR! Gorgeous! Overpitched on off, it is in Markram's zone and he beautifully creams it through mid off for a boundary. This should get Markram going.
3.5
0
Kemar Roach To Aiden Markram
On a length on middle, Markram nudges it to the leg side.
3.4
0
Kemar Roach To Aiden Markram
Length delivery on off, Aiden plays it to covers.
3.3
0
Kemar Roach To Aiden Markram
Full on middle, Markram drives it to mid on.
3.2
1
Kemar Roach To Quinton de Kock
Length delivery on leg, Quinton tucks it towards the leg side for a run.
3.1
0
Kemar Roach To Quinton de Kock
On a length on off, de Kock looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
3.1
wd
Kemar Roach To Quinton de Kock
WIDE! Roach bowls it down the leg side, de Kock looks to flick but misses it.
End of over 3 : 11/1
7 runs
  • 02.1
  • 32.2
  • 42.3
  • 02.4
  • W2.5
  • 02.6
A. Markram
0 (1)
de Kock
5 (10)
S. Cottrell
2-0-10-1
2.6
0
Sheldon Cottrell To Aiden Markram
Short on the body, Markram flicks it to the man at mid-wicket off the higher half of the bat. End of an eventful over. 7 runs off it but more importantly a wicket. Holder will take that happily.
Aiden Markram walks out at number 3.
2.5
W
Sheldon Cottrell To Hashim Amla OUT!
OUT! West Indies draw the first blood. Once again the West Indies pace bowlers have got an early wicket. Cottrell hits the length hard around off, Amla looks to go hard at it with his cut. Sheldon though generates extra bounce off the surface and Amla ends up edging it to wide slip. The young Chris Gayle there takes a simple catch. Cottrell brings out his trademark salute. And wait. Gayle has the camera to his own now. Shows the ball to the crowd, just like a bowler does when he gets a Michelle (fifer). The West Indies are up and running and once again Amla fails in this World Cup.
2.4
0
Sheldon Cottrell To Hashim Amla
Fuller on off, Amla pushes it to the man at cover.
2.3
4
Sheldon Cottrell To Hashim Amla
FOUR! This will go to the fence. Good length ball on off, Amla lashes onto it and slashes it through point for a boundary. First one for the day and it has come off the bat of Amla. Glorious shot. This slow outfield cannot stop that going to the fence.
2.2
3
Sheldon Cottrell To Quinton de Kock
Good shot but the outfield seems to be very slow today. Back of a length ball on middle and off, de Kock pulls it right off the middle through mid-wicket. Brathwaite gives it a chase and pulls it back before the ropes. The batsmen take three. That would have raced away to the fence in any other ground.
2.1
0
Sheldon Cottrell To Quinton de Kock
Full on off, de Kock plays it to covers.
End of over 2 : 4/0
1 runs
  • 01.1
  • 01.2
  • 11.3
  • 01.4
  • 01.5
  • 01.6
H. Amla
2 (4)
de Kock
2 (8)
K. Roach
1-0-1-0
1.6
0
Kemar Roach To Hashim Amla
Dot to end the over. Just a run off Roach's first. Good, tight start for him too.
1.5
0
Kemar Roach To Hashim Amla
On the body, Amla looks to flick it but gets hit on the pads.
1.4
0
Kemar Roach To Hashim Amla
Good length ball on off, Amla taps it back to the bowler.
1.3
1
Kemar Roach To Quinton de Kock
On the pads, de Kock tucks it to mid-wicket and gets a single.
1.2
0
Kemar Roach To Quinton de Kock
Good length ball on off, de Kock pushes it to the man at cover.
1.1
0
Kemar Roach To Quinton de Kock
NOT OUT! The sound is off the ball clipping the elbow. Peach of a ball from Roach. Good length ball on off, Roach hits the deck hard and it moves away after pitching. De Kock looks to play it inside the line but misses. The ball clips something and goes to the left of Hope, behind the stumps. Hope dives and takes it inches above the ground. The umpire has a good few thoughts about it but just when it looks like he will turn it down he raises his finger. De Kock does not even consult his partner and refers it straightaway. Replays roll in and Ultra Edge confirms that the ball ticked off his elbow. No wonder that de Kock was confident.
Referral time! West Indies are jubilant here. Because Quinton de Kock has been adjudged caught behind, albeit after a long pause. De Kock does not pause though and takes it upstairs straightaway. What was the sound?
Kemar Roach to bowl from the other end with the second new ball.
End of over 1 : 3/0
3 runs
  • 00.1
  • 00.2
  • 00.3
  • 00.4
  • 10.5
  • 20.6
H. Amla
2 (1)
de Kock
1 (5)
S. Cottrell
1-0-3-0
0.6
2
Sheldon Cottrell To Hashim Amla
Amla is off the mark too. He gets a good length ball on off, Amla drives it through covers and gets a couple. Tidy start from Cottrell.
0.5
1
Sheldon Cottrell To Quinton de Kock
First runs of the day. Back of a length ball on middle, de Kock tucks it towards square leg and gets a single.
0.4
0
Sheldon Cottrell To Quinton de Kock
Full for the first time from Cottrell, de Kock pushes it to mid on.
0.3
0
Sheldon Cottrell To Quinton de Kock
Play and a miss. Length ball outside off, de Kock looks to cut it again but this time misses.
0.2
0
Sheldon Cottrell To Quinton de Kock
Good length ball outside off, de Kock cuts it hard but straight to the man at point.
0.1
0
Sheldon Cottrell To Quinton de Kock
Cottrell starts with a good length ball outside off, de Kock leaves it alone. Not much movement on the first ball for Sheldon.
Done and dusted with the national anthems. The West Indies players are in a huddle with their skipper, Jason Holder having a few words before they take their respective positions in the field. Quinton de Kock and Hashim Amla walk out to open the innings for South Africa. Sheldon Cottrell to start the proceedings with the first new ball.
Both sets of players walk out to the middle for their respective national anthems. First up it will be West Indies who are the visiting team for this game. Followed by South Africa's who are the home team for this contest. We are not far away from the start of this game.
South Africa Playing XI - Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock (WK), Faf du Plessis (C), Aiden Markram (IN FOR JP DUMINY) , Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir, Beuran Hendricks (IN FOR TABRAIZ SHAMSI).
West Indies Playing XI - Chris Gayle, Darren Bravo (IN FOR EVIN LEWIS), Shai Hope (WK), Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder (C), Carlos Brathwaite, Ashley Nurse, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas, Kemar Roach (IN FOR ANDRE RUSSELL).
South African skipper, Faf du Plessis says they were looking to bowl first as well due to the overcast conditions. On the bad start to the tournament, Faf says they played two tough teams, in India and England and losing to Bangladesh was a big blow and informs they are not focusing on the negatives. On the team changes, du Plessis informs Markram and Beuran Hendricks come into the playing XI today. On what he thinks of the pitch, du Plessis says he has spoken to the locals and they have said it is a very flat wicket.
West Indies skipper, Jason Holder says they want to field first due to the overhead conditions. Says they have to move on from the last game and try to once again get into a winning position. Holder informs they have two forced changes as Lewis and Rusell are injured so they are replaced by Darren Bravo and Kemar Roach.
TOSS - South Africa skipper, Faf du Plessis has the coin in hand. Up it goes, West Indies skipper, Jason Holder calls Heads and it comes down in his favour. WEST INDIES OPT TO BOWL FIRST.
PITCH REPORT - Ian Bishop and Shaun Pollock are the pitch reporters for the game. Bishop starts by mentioning about the weather and he says it is grey and overcast and informs rain is predicted later on in the day. Bishop later says it is a bigger ground and from the Northern End the boundary straight down the ground is big as it is 82 m and from the Pavillion End it is 84 m straight. Pollock from the other end says that in the last game, South Africa players had a bit of assistance from the surface for the fast bowlers. Pollock says that it is a soft pitch but he reckons that it won't do much but further adds that both teams have good fast bowling options and the ball might do something in the first 20 overs.
Welcome to the coverage of match 15 of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. An injury stuck and depleted South Africa take on West Indies. It's a very crucial game for the Proteas who have their backs against the wall after losing all three of their opening matches. A loss here will dent their chances to qualify for the semi-final significantly. Faf du Plessis and his men will need to put in a better performance if they want to get their first win of the tournament. West Indies too enter this contest on the back of a defeat against Australia. Jason Holder and his troops had the game by the scruff of their neck but let it slip away from them. The team from the Caribbean Islands will look to put that behind them and get back to winning ways against South Africa. Will the Proteas rise back up or will West Indies pile on their misery? An interesting clash awaits us. Stay tuned as the toss is not far away.
Match Detail
  • Series World Cup 2019
  • Venue The Rose Bowl, Southampton
  • Weather Rainy
  • Toss West Indies won the toss and elected to field
  • Result Match Abandoned
  • Umpire Rod Tucker (AUS), Paul Wilson (AUS) and S Ravi (IND)
  • Referee David Boon (AUS)
Match Notes
  • Referral 1 (1.1 ovs): de Kock against WI (Caught) Successful (SA: 1, WI:1)
  • Rain Stoppage: South Africa 29/2 in 7.3 overs
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Player Teams Runs Avg.
Rohit Sharma IND 648 81.00
David Warner AUS 647 71.88
Shakib Al Hasan BAN 606 86.57
Kane Williamson NZ 578 82.57
Joe Root ENG 556 61.77
Player Teams Wickets Eco.
Mitchell Starc AUS 27 5.43
Lockie Ferguson NZ 21 4.88
Jofra Archer ENG 20 4.57
Mustafizur Rahman BAN 20 6.70
Jasprit Bumrah IND 18 4.41

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