England vs South Africa Highlights, Cricket World Cup 2019: Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer Star As England Thrash South Africa In Opener
2019 World Cup, ENG vs SA, Highlights: England and South Africa have never won a World Cup trophy.
World Cup 2019 hosts England defeated South Africa in the tournament opener by 104 runs. South Africa's chase took a hit when Hashim Amla had to retire hurt after being hit by a quick Jofra Archer's bouncer. His partner Quintin de Kock continued playing his shots amidst tumbling wickets from the other end. Aiden Markram and skipper Faf du Plesis both departed cheaply. Rassie van der Dussen, in at No. 5, held the innings from the other end and supported de Kock well. They both batted sensibly and kept South Africa in the hunt. De Kock got out for 68 which derailed South Africa chase. The team didn't recover from there as wickets kept falling at regular intervals. Andile Phehlukwayo played a little cameo that didn't make much difference and they were bowled out for 207. Earlier in the day, South Africa skipper Faf du Plesis won the toss and elected to bat against England in the first match of World Cup 2019. To everybody's surprise, Du Plesis opened bowling with leg-spinner Imran Tahir, who repaid his skipper's faith by dismissing Jonny Bairstow on the second ball of the innings. Jason Roy and Joe Root started to play their natural game and kept hitting boundaries. They went on to complete their respective half-centuries and notched up 100-run partnership. South Africa bowlers dismissed both batsmen in quick succession to bring their side back in contest. England skipper Eoin Morgan, who was playing his 200th ODI match, and Ben Stokes started slow but picked up the pace later in their innings. They also completed their fifties and looked on course for a big total. Eoin Morgan trying to accelerate departed after scoring 57 runs. From there, South Africa bowlers picked up wickets in regular intervals and didn't allow the English batsmen to score runs freely. Ben Stokes' innings of 89 helped England a challenging total of 311/8. (SCORECARD)
World Cup 2019 Match Highlights Between England vs South Africa, straight from Kennington Oval, London
- 21:44 (IST)May 30, 2019England have been remarkable in the field from ball one and Ben Stokes has pulled off a stunner to dismiss Andile Phehlukwayo. Stokes also can't believe he has caught that. This is one the best we have seen in a long time. The ball was travelling and Stokes timed his horizontal jump to perfection. The more you see it, the more you love it.
- 21:37 (IST)May 30, 2019
- 21:08 (IST)May 30, 2019Dwaine Pretorius despite making a full length dive falls short of his crease and South Africa's woes continue. There was no clear intent from the two batsmen on whether they wanted one or two and they stopped for a while before coming back for the second run and that is what probably led to Pretorius' dismissal.
- 20:04 (IST)May 30, 2019Jofra Archer picks another wicket. It was a quick bouncer, angling in to du Plesis who loses his shape trying to pull it. Archer's extra pace and bounce again does the work for him. Moeen Ali completes the catch at fine leg.