England vs South Africa ICC World Cup 2019 Match Summary and Highlights

England vs South Africa ICC World Cup 2019 Match Summary and Highlights
England vs South Africa ICC World Cup 2019 Match Summary and Highlights

In the end, a convincing victory for the hosts. We weren’t sure whether 311 was a good score – Graeme Smith said 310 would be par – but it turned out to be plenty. That was a fantastic performance by England in the field, in particular Jason Roy at backward point who must have stopped four or five boundaries with dives.

  • South Africa win the toss and elect to bowl
  • Root and Roy perish after reaching 50
  • Stokes falls for 89
  • England post 311/8
  • Archer gets two, Amla retires hurt
  • England win by 104 runs with 10.1 overs to spare

England Batting

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Jason Roy J Roy

c Faf du Plessis b Andile Phehlukwayo
54 53 8 0 101.88
Jonny Bairstow J Bairstow

c Quinton de Kock b Imran Tahir
0 1 0 0 0.00
Joe Root J Root

c JP Duminy b Kagiso Rabada
51 59 5 0 86.44
Eoin Morgan E Morgan

c Aiden Markram b Imran Tahir
57 60 4 3 95.00
Ben Stokes B Stokes

c Hashim Amla b Lungi Ngidi
89 79 9 0 112.65
Jos Buttler J Buttler

b Lungi Ngidi
18 16 0 0 112.50
Moeen Ali M Ali

c Faf du Plessis b Lungi Ngidi
3 9 0 0 33.33
Chris Woakes C Woakes

c Faf du Plessis b Kagiso Rabada
13 14 1 0 92.85
Liam Plunkett L Plunkett

NOT OUT
9 6 1 0 150.00
Jofra Archer J Archer

NOT OUT
7 3 1 0 233.33
Adil RashidA Rashid
Extras (w 8, lb 2) 10
Total (8 wickets, 50 overs) 311
Fall of Wickets
1-1 (J Bairstow, 0.2 ov), 2-107 (J Roy, 18.4 ov), 3-111 (J Root, 19.1 ov), 4-217 (E Morgan, 36.5 ov), 5-247 (J Buttler, 41.2 ov), 6-260 (M Ali, 43.6 ov), 7-285 (C Woakes, 47.3 ov), 8-300 (B Stokes, 48.6 ov)

South Africa Bowling

Bowlers South Africa Bowling O M R W Econ Dots
Imran Tahir I Tahir 10 0 61 2 6.10 20
Lungi Ngidi L Ngidi 10 0 66 3 6.60 28
Kagiso Rabada K Rabada 10 0 66 2 6.60 24
Dwaine Pretorius D Pretorius 7 0 42 0 6.00 17
Andile Phehlukwayo A Phehlukwayo 8 0 44 1 5.50 23
JP Duminy JP Duminy 2 0 14 0 7.00 3
Aiden Markram A Markram 3 0 16 0 5.33 10

South Africa Batting

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Quinton de Kock Q de Kock

c Joe Root b Liam Plunkett
68 74 6 2 91.89
Hashim Amla H Amla

c Jos Buttler b Liam Plunkett
13 23 1 0 56.52
Aiden Markram A Markram

c Joe Root b Jofra Archer
11 12 2 0 91.66
Faf du Plessis F du Plessis

c Moeen Ali b Jofra Archer
5 7 1 0 71.42
Rassie van der Dussen R van der Dussen

c Moeen Ali b Jofra Archer
50 61 4 1 81.96
JP Duminy JP Duminy

c Ben Stokes b Moeen Ali
8 11 1 0 72.72
Dwaine Pretorius D Pretorius

run out (Ben Stokes/Eoin Morgan)
1 1 0 0 100.00
Andile Phehlukwayo A Phehlukwayo

c Ben Stokes b Adil Rashid
24 25 4 0 96.00
Kagiso Rabada K Rabada

c Liam Plunkett b Ben Stokes
11 19 2 0 57.89
Lungi Ngidi L Ngidi

NOT OUT
6 5 0 1 120.00
Imran Tahir I Tahir

c Joe Root b Ben Stokes
0 1 0 0 0.00
Extras (w 1, b 4, lb 5) 10
Total (all out, 39.5 overs) 207
Fall of Wickets
1-36 (A Markram, 7.4 ov), 2-44 (F du Plessis, 9.3 ov), 3-129 (Q de Kock, 22.6 ov), 4-142 (JP Duminy, 25.5 ov), 5-144 (D Pretorius, 26.2 ov), 6-167 (R van der Dussen, 31.5 ov), 7-180 (A Phehlukwayo, 34.1 ov), 8-193 (H Amla, 38.1 ov), 9-207 (K Rabada, 39.4 ov), 10-207 (I Tahir, 39.5 ov)

England Bowling

Bowlers England Bowling O M R W Econ Dots
Chris Woakes C Woakes 5 0 24 0 4.80 20
Jofra Archer J Archer 7 1 27 3 3.85 29
Adil RashidA Rashid 8 0 35 1 4.37 27
Moeen AliM Ali 10 0 63 1 6.30 28
Liam Plunkett L Plunkett 7 0 37 2 5.28 20
Ben Stokes B Stokes 2.5 0 12 2 4.23 11

 

The initial damage was done by Jofra Archer, most literally to Hashim Amla’s cranium. He took the wickets of Markram and du Plessis cheaply, before coming back to dismiss Rassie van der Dussen when he was set on 50, and he deserved his figures of 3/27 from seven overs. For a period of about ten seconds, South Africa were favourites for that match, edging ahead on the win forecaster the ball before Quinton de Kock gave his wicket away trying to lift Plunkett over cow corner for six but finding Joe Root. With de Kock joining du Plessis back inside, South Africa never seriously threatened, and England knocked off the remaining wickets comfortably; one apiece for Rashid and Ali, two for Plunkett and Stokes.

There were two outstanding moments from Ben Stokes in the field, the former overshadowed by the latter. First, his run out of Dwaine Pretorius, quickly picking up and spinning to throw in from the boundary and get him by inches. Second, one of the all time great catches to dismiss Phehlukwayo. I’ll post it again.

We have our first result, and it’s gone the way we expected (however cautiously). South Africa will have the chance to rectify things against Bangladesh here on Sunday, and England will play Pakistan at Trent Bridge the following day. They’ll be watching closely Pakistan’s game there tomorrow, against the West Indies.