Overs 32.2: OUT! Third wicket for Chris Morris, gets rid of James Neesham (23). New Zealand 137/5
Overs 32: New Zealand 136/4
11 RUNS! Big over for the Kiwis. Kane Williamson (62*) and James Neesham (23*) hit a four each off Andile Phehlukwayo in the over.
Fifty-run partnership between Kane Williamson (61*) and James Neesham (19*). New Zealand 131/4 in 31.1 overs
Overs 31: New Zealand 125/4
Just one run off Kagiso Rabada over. The asking rate is now climbed up to 6.5 per over for the Kiwis.
Overs 30: New Zealand 124/4, need 118 more to win
Kane Williamson (56*) and James Neesham (19*) taking the Kiwis forward after a mini-collapse.
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FIFTY for Kane Williamson off 72 balls, his 39th in ODIs. New Zealand 115/4 in 28 overs
NZ skipper hit five boundaries to reach the lankmark.
Overs 27: New Zealand 109/4
Four runs came off Lungi Ngidi, but no boundaries for New Zealand in the last 8 overs.
Overs 25: New Zealand 103/4, need 139 more to win
Maiden over from Lungi Ngidi.
Overs 24: New Zealand 103/4
Another brilliant over from Imran Tahir, conceded just one run and bowled five consecutive dots.
* 100 comes up for New Zealand in 22.4 overs
Overs 22: New Zealand 97/4. Kane Williamson 41* & James Neesham 8*
Overs 20: New Zealand 86/4, need 156 more to win
Another two-run over from Imran Tahir. Good stuff from the spinner.
72/1 ➡️ 80/4 South Africa are turning this game on its head! #CWC19 https://t.co/isuNXWh40W
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Overs 18.1: OUT! Chris Morris strikes again, scalps Tom Latham (1). New Zealand 80/4
Morris has changed the scenario in the middle. Two wickets in seven balls for Morris as New Zealand lost three wickets for eight runs in 3.1 overs.
Overs 18: New Zealand 80/3
Kane Williamson hit a four off first ball, but Imran Tahir recovered well to bowl five consecutive dot balls.
Overs 16.1: OUT! Chris Morris strikes to dismiss Ross Taylor (1). New Zealand 74/3
Big wicket for South Africa. Chris Morris came back into the attack and struck immediately. Taylor edged one to keeper Quinton de Kock while trying to flick one towards fine leg.
Overs 16: New Zealand 74/2
Introduction of spin and Imran Tahir conceded just two singles in it.
Overs 15: OUT! Andile Phehlukwayo dismisses Martin Guptill (35). New Zealand 72/2
Hit Wicket. Guptill threw away his wicket, hitting the stumps with his back leg while trying to run after playing a shot. Freak wicket, but a welcome wicket for the Proteas. Guptill hit five fours during his 59-ball innings, and added 60 runs for the second wicket with skipper Kane Williamson.
Fifty-run partnership between Martin Guptill (35*) and Kane Williamson (19*). New Zealand 65/1 in 14.2 overs
Overs 13: New Zealand 58/1
Andile Phehlukwayo conceded five runs in the over, including a four by Martin Guptill (33*).
Overs 11.3: FOUR! Kane Williamson (12*) opens his boundary count with a straight four off Chris Morris.
New Zealand 50/1
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Overs 10: New Zealand 43/1
Chris Morris came into the attack and gave away just two runs in it.
Overs 8: New Zealand 37/1
Martin Guptill (23*) hit a four off Lungi Ngidi after playing out five dot balls in the over.
Overs 7: New Zealand 33/1
Kagiso Rabada checked the boundary flow, came up with five consecutive dot balls before conceding one run off the last delivery.
Overs 6: New Zealand 32/1
13 RUNS! Martin Guptill (18*) smacked three fours, including two back-to-back boundaries, off Lungi Ngidi in the over. Good one for Kiwis.
Overs 5.2: FOUR! Martin Guptill (9*) opens his boundary count with a four off Lungi Ngidi.
New Zealand 23/1
Overs 4: New Zealand 17/1
Lungi Ngidi came up with a probing over, conceded just two runs in it while appealed for LBW twice.
Overs 2.1: OUT! Kagiso Rabada strikes to dismiss Colin Munro (9). New Zealand 12/1
Caught & Bowled! Rabada provided an early breakthrough for the Proteas, dismissed Munro for 9. Rabada forced an inside edge off Munro, which hit his thigh pad and popped up in the air.
Over 0.5: FOURS! Colin Munro (8*) opens his account with back-to-bck fours off Kagiso Rabada.
New Zealand 9/0
Welcome back! Colin Munro and Martin Guptill start the New Zealand run chase. Kagiso Rabada opens the attack for South Africa.
Rassie van der Dussen: “It’s a bit of a sticky wicket and there is a bit of rain around as well. We know it isn’t a 300 wicket and it was a 250-260 wicket; that is what we set out to. We got 241 and as a team we back ourselves to defend that now.”
* Regular wickets hindered South Africa’s progress in almost the entire innings, except for the final five overs. Led by Rassie van der Dussen (67* off 64 balls; 3x6s & 2x4s), the Proteas scored 43 runs in the 44-49 overs period to take the score over 240-run mark.
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Overs 49: South Africa 241/6
15 RUNS! After Chris Morris started the final over, bowled by Lockie Ferguson, with a four, Rassie van der Dussen ended it in style hitting a six and four off last two balls.
Overs 48: South Africa 226/6
Matt Henry conceded 8 runs in it to return figures of 0 for 34 in 10 overs, which included two maidens.
Overs 47.2: DROPPED! Rassie van der Dussen, on 56, gets a life as Lockie Ferguson failed to hold a regulation catch.
South Africa 225/6
Overs 47.1: SIX! Rassie van der Dussen (56*) welcomes Matt Henry with a big six.
South Africa 224/6
Overs 47: South Africa 218/6
Brilliant over from Lockie Ferguson, a wicket and two runs off it including a wide.
Overs 46.3: OUT! Third wicket for Lockie Ferguson, scalps Andile Phehlukwayo (0). South Africa 218/6
FIFTY for Rassie van der Dussen off 56 balls, his 6th in ODIs. South Africa 217/5 in 46.1 overs
Rassie hit a six and a four to reach the landmark.
Overs 46: South Africa 216/5
Good over from Trent Boult at this stage, conceded just six runs in it.
Overs 44.5: OUT! Lockie Ferguson dismisses David Miller (36). South Africa 208/5
Big Wicket for New Zealand. David Miller was changing gears and hitting boundaries at ease. Second wicket for Ferguson. Miller hit a six and two fours during his 37-ball 36 knock, and added a valuable 72 runs for the fifth wicket with Rassie van der Dussen.
Overs 44.2: FOURS! David Miller (34*) hits Lockie Ferguson for back-to-back fours.
South Africa 206/4
200 comes up for South Africa in 44.1 overs
Overs 43.5: SIX! Now David Miller (26*) smacks Trent Boult for a six over deep mid-wicket.
South Africa 197/4
Fifty-run partnership between Rassie van der Dussen (40*) and David Miller (16*). South Africa 186/4 in 42.5 overs
Overs 41.2: SIX! Rassie van der Dussen hits Mitchell Santner for first six of the match. South Africa 182/4
Overs 40: South Africa 169/4
South Africa struggling to score boundaries in the middle, just three singles came off Mitchell Santner over. Last four came more than eight overs ago.
Overs 39: South Africa 166/4
Seven runs came off Trent Boult’s over. While
David Miller completed 3000 runs in ODIs in his 125th game for South Africa.
Overs 37: South Africa 156/4
Colin de Grandhomme completed his quota of overs by conceding seven runs in his final over. His final figures:
150 comes up for South Africa in 36.1 overs – 152/4. Rassie van der Dussen 19* & David Miller 5*
Overs 36: South Africa 149/4
Lockie Ferguson gave away just four runs in it including a leg bye.
Overs 34: South Africa 140/4. Time for another drinks break
Overs 32.3: OUT! Colin de Grandhomme strikes to dismiss Aiden Markram (38). South Africa 136/4
This time Colin Munro made no mistake at sweeper cover to give pacer Colin de Grandhomme a well-deserved wicket. Markram scored 38 off 55 balls, which included four boundaries.
Overs 32: South Africa 135/3
Trent Boult came back into the attack and gave away eight runs in the over including a four by Aiden Markram (38*).
Overs 30.1: DROPPED! Trent Boult drops a sitter to give Aiden Markram, on 32, a life. South Africa 124/3
Overs 30: South Africa 123/3
Aiden Markram (32*) hit a four off Mitchell Santner in the over as South Africa scored eight runs in it.
Overs 27.4: OUT! Mitchell Santner cleans up Hashim Amla for 55. South Africa 111/3
Big Wicket. South Africa innings was developing around the well-set Amla, who was playing a patient knock. Santner came up with a perfect left-arm spin to bamboozle Amla and dislodged the bail over the off-stump. Amla scored 55 off 83 balls with the help of four boundaries.
Overs 27: South Africa 108/2
Six runs came from the over bowled by Lockie Ferguson, who was coming back into the attack.
100 comes up for South Africa in 25.2 overs
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FIFTY for Hashim Amla off 75 balls, his 38th in ODIs. South Africa 97/2 in 24.5 overs
Amla hit four boundaries to reach the landmark.
Overs 23.5: FOUR! Aiden Markram (17*) hits a straight four off Mitchell Santner, their first boundary in eight overs.
South Africa 91/2
Overs 22: South Africa 79/2
Runs are tight for the Proteas as they have not scored a boundary in the last six overs. Mitchell Santner came up with another tidy over, conceding just four singles in it.
Overs 20: South Africa 73/2
Another tidy over from Mitchell Santner, conceded just two singles in it.
Overs 18: South Africa 69/2
Introduction of spin and Mitchell Santner conceded three singles in it.
Overs 17: South Africa 66/2. Time for drinks break
Colin de Grandhomme came up with another one-run over. Tidy stuff, his figures so far:
Overs 16: South Africa 65/2
Aiden Markram opened his account with a four off Lockie Ferguson in the over.
Overs 14: OUT! Lockie Ferguson cleans up Faf du Plessis for 23. South Africa 59/2
Massive blow for the Proteas. Skipper Faf was re-building the innings with Hashim Amla, hitting four fours for his 35-ball 23 while adding 50 for the second wicket.
Fifty-run partnership between Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis. South Africa 59/1 in 13.4 overs
50 comes up for South Africa in 13 overs. Hashim Amla 28* & Faf du Plessis 18*
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Hashim Amla reaches 8000 ODI runs, second fastest to the landmark behind Virat Kohli
Fewest innings to 8000 ODI runs:
175 – Virat Kohli
176 – HASHIM AMLA
182 – AB de Villiers
200 – Sourav Ganguly/ Rohit Sharma
203 – Ross Taylor
Overs 12: South Africa 44/1
Lockie Ferguson also started his spell with a tidy over, gave away just four runs in it.
FYI: Four bowlers can bowl a maximum of ten overs in this game.
Overs 11: South Africa 40/1
Back-to-back maiden overs from Matt Henry. Brilliant stuff.
Overs 10: South Africa 40/1
Good over for the Proteas as Faf du Plessis (13*) hit two fours off Trent Boult in it. Nine runs came off it.
Overs 9: South Africa 31/1
0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0 – Maiden over from Matt Henry.
Overs 7.4: FOURS! Hashim Amla (21*) hits back-to-back fours off Trent Boult. South Africa 30/1
Overs 7: South Africa 22/1
More tidy over from Matt Henry, just two came off it.
* BCCI updates on Shikhar Dhawan
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Overs 5: South Africa 18/1
South Africa batsmen finding it tough to break free in the middle, just three runs came off Matt Henry over too.
Overs 4: South Africa 15/1
Another tidy over from Trent Boult, conceded just three runs in it.
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Overs 1.5: OUT! Trent Boult cleans up Quinton de Kock for 5. South Africa 9/1
Two balls after he was hit for a four, Boult got the better of de Kock and castled his stumps. Terrible start for the Proteas.
Over 0.5: FOUR! Hashim Amla opens the account with a four off Matt Henry.
South Africa 4/0
Here we go…Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock open the South Africa innings. Matt Henry with the ball for New Zealand.
In a big blow to India, opener Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out of the tournament. According to sources, he is not in a position to recover in time for the remaining games of the showpiece event.
Time for national anthems
Kane Williamson: “We are going to bowl. Same side for us. The guys are ready to go. We thought about Sodhi, but stuck to the same team for this game. The past record against South Africa is irrelevant.”
Faf du Plessis: “We would have bowled as well. There is a bit of blue sky, hopefully the ball will come on nicely to the bat. They are a good team, they have been playing some good cricket. We need to be on top of our game to beat them. The previous game was really good for us, there was a real intensity from the team. Hopefully we can do something similar today. Lungi (Ngidi) is back for us. It’s another big game for us (smiles).”
NEW ZEALAND: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wk), James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult
SOUTH AFRICA: Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock (wk), Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis (c), Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir
New Zealand win the toss and decide to bowl.
49 overs each side; four bowlers can bowl a maximum of 10 overs each.
UPDATE: Toss at 4 pm, if no more rain, for a 49-overs-a-side game that is scheduled for a 4:30 pm start.
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3:35 pm: Umpires Gould and Llong have walked out on the ground for the official inspection of the outfield.
3:25 pm: As per latest reports, Edgbaston is bathed in bright sunshine at the moment.
3 pm: Fresh update coming in that there will be another ground inspection at 3:30 pm. So the umpires do have their concerns about some of the patches not being dry enough to play. “Basically it’s the whole outfield (that’s wet). It certainly is improving, so hopefully we will get some cricket soon,” says umpire Gould.
2:48 pm: While we wait for the news from umpires’ inspection, here’s a match preview from none other than Shaun Pollock. Meanwhile, the body language of umpires Nigel Llong and Ian Gould out on the field doesn’t look very encouraging, according to Kevin Pietersen on TV.
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2:17 pm: Spoke too soon it seems! The outfield is not in perfect condition, still a bit wet, and thus the toss has been delayed. There will be an inspection at 2:45 pm.
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2:15 pm: Weather Update: Dark skies but no rain at the moment, which means an on-time start. But some rain forecast in the afternoon. For now, all okay.
1:47 p: Here’s Kiwi pacer Trent Boult from the pre-match press conference yesterday
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1:45 pm: The World Cup is in Birmingham today!
#CWC19 has arrived in Birmingham for #NZvSA! The city has a strong sporting heritage; the Football League was form… https://t.co/lJoDKTXmi7
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Welcome back to Timesofindia.com’s live coverage of the ICC World Cup 2019, and it’s one of the most crucial days for one of the top teams in the competition – South Africa.
Faf du Plessis’s men, currently No. 8 on the table, have just three points from one win and a no-result in five matches, besides three losses. That leaves the Proteas with the arduous task of winning all their remaining matches starting today if they were to harbor hopes of reaching the semi-finals. But in New Zealand, they today face a team that is yet to taste defeat, with three wins and a no-result from their four matches.