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Highlights, Australia vs South Africa, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match, Full cricket score: Proteas win by 10 runs

Date: Sunday, 07 July, 2019 02:34 IST

Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester

Match Ended

South Africa beat Australia by 10 runs

325/6 OV : (50.0) RR.(6.5)
315/10 OV : (49.5) RR.(6.36)
Match Ended:

South Africa beat Australia by 10 runs

Man Of the Match:

This over 49.5

  • 3
  • 1
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  • 0(W)

batsman

Jason Behrendorff

  • 11 (6)
  • 4s X 0
  • 6s X 0

bowler

Imran Tahir

  • 59 (9)
  • M X 0
  • W X 1

Kagiso Rabada

  • 56 (10)
  • M X 0
  • W X 3
Current Partnership Last Wicket

9 ( 1.0 ) R/R: 9

Nathan Lyon 3(3)

Jason Behrendorff 6(3)

315/10 (49.5 over)

Nathan Lyon 3 (3) SR: S.R (100.00)

c Aiden Markram b Andile Phehlukwayo

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match 45 Match Result South Africa beat Australia by 10 runs

Highlights, Australia vs South Africa, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match, Full cricket score: Proteas win by 10 runs

Highlights

02:34 (IST)

And so the league stage of the 2019 ICC World Cup ends with India and South Africa notching up contrasting wins over Sri Lanka and Australia respectively. South Africa will rue the fact that they brought out their A game in their last two matches, by which time they had already been eliminated from the semi-final race. The Proteas end up at the seventh spot with seven points against their account, while Australia finish second behind India after a narrow 10-run loss at Old Trafford. 

The World Cup takes a two-day breather now before the knockouts commence on Tuesday, with the Virat Kohli-led 'Men in Blue' take on New Zealand at this very ground. 

We hope you enjoyed our coverage of the final double-header of the 2019 World Cup. Keep following Firstpost! 

02:10 (IST)

Faf du Plessis, South Africa skipper: It's frustrating. The last two games we've done that. When you do that, you give your bowlers a chance. We've been batting well, but not been converting scores. Starc has been chipping in every game, and that has an impact. Inconsistent cricket. To be in the semi-finals, you need to be at your best for most of the tournament. We were not at our best, and did not do our best to get over the line. I've actually tried to figure out why I perform against Australia. I think India will be very happy we won today. The Big Three teams have been playing very well. New Zealand have been dipping a bit. India and England final. India and Australia have won the big games, and I would back one of those teams to win it (backing India for the final).

02:08 (IST)

Well, what a game that was in the end. Warner and Carey made it possible after the start of the innings was a shambles. Near run-outs, wickets, injuries, retirements. More wickets. Then one amazing partnership, some lower-order hitting, and a brave effort from Khawaja to come back and swing for the fences. Exhilarating cricket.

Geoff Lemon, Cricket Journalist at Old Trafford
02:08 (IST)
02:07 (IST)

Aaron Finch, Australia captain: We fought well. Warner made a good hundred. Carey played superbly but not we were good enough on the day. We did not hit right areas with the ball. We will have to wait and see about Khawaja's injury. Not sure about Stoinis' injury as well. It is going to be a blockbuster against England. It is going to be a great atmosphere. Such a great place to play. 

02:02 (IST)

This bit from Faf's post-match presser was interesting. “I normally play it against guys who are 130 to 138. It’s obviously a premeditated shot, so when a guy is coming in bowling 146 the heart does beat a little bit faster.” He was talking about the amazing straight hit that he scored from Pat Cummins. What a shot that was.

Geoff Lemon, Cricket Journalist at Old Trafford
02:02 (IST)
01:59 (IST)

Faf du Plessis is the Player of the Match! 

Faf: It's been a tournament where I thought I was hitting the ball well through, but couldn't convert it through out. What a game today. Always a pleasure playing against Australia. We wanted to walk away with a smile, or at least a small smile. Today is just a great example for young batters there about just being composed. It was just about hanging in there. (On the straight hit off Cummins) I normally play it more to guys that are 130-138. When guys are steaming in at 145, heart does beat a little more. I keep practising that shot. Absolute champions of human beings. The space that they will leave in the team. Immy is the big heart in the team and JP is the father figure. Happy to send the greats off with a win. 

01:59 (IST)

It's official!

South Africa have now beaten Australia in last eight of the 10 ODIs that they have played against them.

This is Australia's fifth defeat at Old Trafford out of seven ODIs since 2006.

Semi-final 1: India v New Zealand
Semi-final 2: Australia v England

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician
01:59 (IST)
01:56 (IST)

After 49.5 overs,Australia 315/10 ( Jason Behrendorff 11 , )

Faf du Plessis entrusts Phehlukwayo with the last over of the innings, giving away seven runs off the first four deliveries — including three to Behrendorff off the first ball — before getting rid of Nathan Lyon off the penultimate delivery to bring the match to an end. 

South Africa may have notched up their worst-ever performance in World Cup history, but at least they end it with a thrilling victory over their old foe. Australia, on the other hand, will meet arch-rivals England at Edgbaston in the second semi-final on 11 July, with table-toppers India facing New Zealand on 9 July at this venue. 

01:53 (IST)

Ball 5: OUT! Lyon looks for an almighty hit, and hardly gets any timing on it, offering a simple catch to the man at cow corner! AUS 315; South Africa clinch a thrilling 10-run win! 

Lyon c Markram b Phehlukwayo 3(3)

01:51 (IST)

Ball 4: One! Behrendorff once again hits down the ground, this time collecting only a single. AUS 315/9, need 11 to win off 2

01:51 (IST)

Ball 3: Two! Behrendorff comes back for a second after guiding the ball down the ground. De Kock isn't quick enough to run him out at the striker's end. AUS 314/9, need 12 to win off 3

01:50 (IST)

Ball 2: One! Lyon taps the ball through the off side, bringing Behrendorff back on strike. AUS 312/9, need 14 to win off 4

01:49 (IST)

Ball 1: Three! Behrendorff guides the ball towards fine leg, where the fielder cuts the ball off to save a run. AUS 311/9, need 15 to win off 5

01:48 (IST)

We'll be bringing you the updates of the final over ball by ball! Andile Phehlukwayo to bowl the final over. 

01:47 (IST)

After 49 overs,Australia 308/9 ( Jason Behrendorff 5 , Nathan Lyon 2)

Rabada bowls out the crucial penultimate over, getting rid of Khawaja off the first delivery, the latter deflecting the ball onto the stumps while looking to scoop the ball towards fine leg. Behrendorff collects a brace off the second delivery to get off the mark the second run coming as a result of an overthrow. Another brace to Behrendorff off the third, this time guiding the ball towards third man. Single to JB off the fourth. Starc gets his middle stump knocked while looking to slog the ball over long on for a maximum. Lyon is the last man out at the crease, and he gets off the mark with a brace off the first delivery that he faces. Australia need 18 off the last over with one wicket left in hand! 

01:46 (IST)

BOWLED EM! Hits the middle stump, and Australia are nine down now! Starc misses while looking to slog the ball over long on! AUS 306/9

Starc b Rabada 16(11)

01:44 (IST)

That's one of the flukiest dismissals I've ever seen. Khawaja didn't back himself to have the power to hit Rabada back past the bowler so he tried to ramp it, but somehow managed to ramp it into his own bails. The ball was waaaaay outside the off stump. Khawaja almost had to step off the pitch to get in position to ramp it. And managed to deflect it a metre back towards his wicket to be bowled. Goodness me. 

Geoff Lemon, Cricket Journalist at Old Trafford
01:44 (IST)
01:43 (IST)

Tell you what, the atmosphere at Old Trafford now is incredible. I'm sitting outside on the camera gantry and the crowd is erupting every time the Australians find the rope. Can they pull off an outrageous heist here? Can South Africa find the wicket they need?

Geoff Lemon, Cricket Journalist at Old Trafford
01:43 (IST)
01:42 (IST)

BOWLED EM! Khawaja was looking to ramp the ball towards fine leg, but shuffled a little to far to his left, and ends up clipping the bails of the stumps. AUS 301/8

Khawaja b Rabada 18(14)

01:41 (IST)

After 48 overs,Australia 301/7 ( Usman Khawaja 18 , Mitchell Starc 16)

Morris bowls the 48th. Khawaja gets a leading edge off the bottom of the bat while looking to paddle the ball towards fine leg, collecting only a single. Starc then smashes the ball over long on for a maximum off the second delivery, before hammering the ball down the ground for a four, keeping Aussie hopes alive in the process. Starc then works the ball towards cover for a single off the fourth. Khawaja then brings up the 300 with a flick towards the midwicket fence for a full toss, before keeping the strike with a single off the last ball. 17 off the over! 

01:40 (IST)

FOUR! 300 comes up for Australia as Khawaja flicks a full toss towards the deep midwicket fence to collect his third boundary! AUS 300/7

01:38 (IST)

FOUR! Starc launches the ball down the ground for another boundary! 11 collected already off three deliveries in the 48th over! AUS 295/7

01:38 (IST)

SIX! Well well well! Looks like the Aussies aren't completely out of the chase yet! Starc rocks back and smashes the ball over long on! AUS 291/7

01:36 (IST)

After 47 overs,Australia 284/7 ( Usman Khawaja 12 , Mitchell Starc 5)

Rabada returns to the attack for his penultimate over, bowling to Khawaja from round the wicket. Khawaja chips the ball towards mid off which falls short of the fielder off the second delivery. Khawaja then sets off for a single off the third. Starc sets off for a single off the fourth. Khawaja offers the Aussie dressing room a glimpse of hope by guiding a short ball towards fine leg for a boundary off the penultimate delivery. Keeps the strike with a single off the last ball. Australia need 42 off 18 now. 

01:35 (IST)

FOUR! Short and going down leg, Khawaja helps this towards fine leg for his second boundary of the innings. AUS 283/7

01:32 (IST)

After 46 overs,Australia 277/7 ( Usman Khawaja 6 , Mitchell Starc 4)

Morris brought back into the attack in the 46th over. Rabada might be given the 47th and 49th. Starc sets off for a single right away off the first delivery. Usman Khawaja walks out to bat next, hobbling his way to the centre. Starc guides the ball behind square off the fourth delivery for a brace. Morris ends a brilliant over with back-to-back dots, giving away just three off it while getting rid of the main threat. Australia need 49 off 24 now. 

01:31 (IST)

Here is Khawaja as predicted. Two left-handers as he's batting with Starc. Khawaja looks to be moving reasonably freely out there. He's not sprinting but he runs back for two runs from a Starc shot without trouble. It looks like he has a strain or some soreness rather than a tear. He just doesn't want to push himself and tear it by doing so.

Geoff Lemon, Cricket Journalist at Old Trafford
01:31 (IST)
01:28 (IST)

OUT! Carey departs and with him do Australia's hopes! Carey lofts the ball towards deep extra cover, unfortunately hitting it straight to a quality fielder in Aiden Markram protecting the boundary. What an innings though from the keeper-batsman, keeping Australia alive in the chase with his career-best score, and is unfortunate to miss out on a maiden ODI hundred. AUS 275/7

Carey c Markram b Morris 85(69)

01:26 (IST)

Nail-biter already!

01:25 (IST)

After 45 overs,Australia 274/6 ( Alex Carey (W) 85 , Mitchell Starc 1)

Big call from du Plessis, who tosses the ball over to Phehlukwayo, hoping to get rid of Carey before he takes the game away from them. Cummins slices the ball towards third man for a single off the second delivery. Wide conceded off the third delivery, before Carey collects a single off the following delivery. Cummins is dismissed after skieing the ball towards long off, where Duminy settles under the ball to take a safe catch. Starc walks out to bat at No 9. Single off each of the last two balls. Five runs and a wicket off the over. Australia need 52 to win off the last 30 balls. Quite a gettable equation, as long as Carey's around. 

01:22 (IST)

OUT! Phehlukwayo strikes! Cummins skies the ball, and JP Duminy gets under the ball near long off and takes a safe catch! Was a slower ball from Phehlukwayo that Cummins failed to pick. AUS 272/6

Cummins c Duminy b Phehlukwayo 9(15)

01:18 (IST)

After 44 overs,Australia 269/5 ( Alex Carey (W) 83 , Pat Cummins 8)

Another quality over for the Aussies, with 12 coming off this one, including back-to-back boundaries to Cummins off the first two balls. Australia need another 57 to win from 36 balls. 

01:17 (IST)

So we've got the update from Cricket Australia staff. Usman Khawaja hurt his hamstring while he was batting, and they've described it as a strain. Obviously they don't know how serious it is yet because they haven't had a chance to give him a scan. But the official words is that he will bat "if required". So it will depend how close the scores are. From this point, I would guess he will bat, but at least Starc might come in ahead of him.

Geoff Lemon, Cricket Journalist at Old Trafford
01:17 (IST)
01:16 (IST)

FOUR! Bludgeoned away towards the midwicket fence by Carey! Australia are very much in this chase as long as Carey's around. AUS 265/5

01:15 (IST)

FOUR! Carey opens the face of his bat and guides the ball towards third man! AUS 261/5

01:15 (IST)

After 43 overs,Australia 257/5 ( Alex Carey (W) 72 , Pat Cummins 7)

Tahir into his penultimate over, and it turns out to be a forgettable one from his perspective, conceding 17 off it including a six to Carey and a four each to the Aussie wicket-keeper and Cummins. Australia need 69 to win from 42 balls. 

01:13 (IST)

FOUR! Turning out to be a nightmarish over for Tahir. This time lofted down the ground by Carey, placing it just out of long off's reach. AUS 256/5

01:13 (IST)

SIX! Alex Carey stands between South Africa and a victory now! Middled this one and saw the ball flying over long on! Brings up the 250 in the process. AUS 252/5

01:12 (IST)

FOUR! Cummins lifts some of the pressure with a lofted drive over extra cover, his first hit to the fence this evening. AUS 245/5

01:10 (IST)

After 42 overs,Australia 240/5 ( Alex Carey (W) 60 , Pat Cummins 2)

Shamsi's brought back, and he somewhat redeems himself with a tight over, giving away just three singles and a wide off it. Helps build the pressure on the Aussies, who now need 86 to win off 48. 

01:07 (IST)

After 41 overs,Australia 236/5 ( Alex Carey (W) 58 , Pat Cummins 1)

Tahir brought back at the start of the final powerplay. Carey lofts the ball over extra cover for a brace off the first delivery. Pulls the ball towards deep midwicket for a single off the third delivery. Carey loft drives the ball over mid off for a boundary off the penultimate delivery, and keeps the strike with a single off the last ball. Australia need 90 to win from 54 balls. 

01:05 (IST)

FOUR! Carey shuffles down the track and lofts the ball over mid off! AUS 235/5

01:03 (IST)

After 40 overs,Australia 227/5 ( Alex Carey (W) 50 , Pat Cummins 0)

Dwaine Pretorius is brought back from the Brian Statham End in place of Rabada, and he gets rid of a potential match-winner in Warner off the first ball of his new spell. Cummins, a handy bat himself, walks out to bat at No 7, with the South African fielders suddenly discovering a spring in their step. Outstanding over from Pretorius, a wicket maiden! Australia need 99 to win off 60 balls. 

00:59 (IST)

OUT! Outstanding catch by Chris Morris at mid on to get rid of the main danger in the form of David Warner, who chips the ball in his direction without getting much power on the shot. South Africa break this dangerous-looking partnership, and are back in the game with that breakthrough! Morris was brought inside the circle from long on and boy what a move that turned out to be! AUS 227/5

Warner c Morris b Pretorius 122 (117)

00:58 (IST)

After 39 overs,Australia 227/4 ( David Warner 122 , Alex Carey (W) 50)

Rabada brought into the attack, with du Plessis perhaps starting to get a little tense right now. Risky single collected by Carey off the second delivery, with Duminy's throw that was meant for the  striker's end nearly hitting Warner on the helmet. Carey then guides the ball towards the fine third man fence for a boundary to bring up his fourth ODI half-century. Seven off the over. Australia need another 99 to win from 66 balls

00:56 (IST)

FOUR! What a way for Alex Carey to bring up his fourth ODI half-century — three of which have come in this World Cup. Goes for a cheeky late cut that guides the ball towards the fine third man boundary. AUS 227/4

00:55 (IST)

This is another super impressive innings from Alex Carey. He made 71 to bail out Australia against New Zealand, 45 to bail them out against West Indies, 38 not out to ice the cake against England, and 55 not out in a losing chase against India. He's been one of the team's best.

Geoff Lemon, Cricket Journalist at Old Trafford
00:55 (IST)
00:53 (IST)

After 38 overs,Australia 220/4 ( David Warner 121 , Alex Carey (W) 45)

After smashing Shamsi for 16 runs in the previous over, Warner and Carey smartly work the ball around to keep the scoreboard ticking, and not do anything too risky at this stage. Australia need 106 to win from 72 balls. 

00:52 (IST)

Century stand up between Warner and Carey for the fifth wicket off just 82 deliveries! Game-changing partnership this has turned out to be so far from these two, who have kept the required run rate under check for the most part and are starting to attack the South Africans more often than not in the last few overs of the second powerplay. AUS 219/4

00:49 (IST)

After 37 overs,Australia 215/4 ( David Warner 118 , Alex Carey (W) 43)

Big over for the Aussies, with Shamsi leaking 16 off it, including three boundaries — two of which are collected by Warner. The Australians are starting to catch up with the required run-rate at the moment and are very much alive in this chase, thanks to the partnership that's worth 96 off just 77 deliveries. Australia need 111 to win off 78 balls. 

Australia vs South Africa, LIVE SCORE, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match Updates: Faf du Plessis entrusts Phehlukwayo with the last over of the innings, giving away seven runs off the first four deliveries — including three to Behrendorff off the first ball — before getting rid of Nathan Lyon off the penultimate delivery to bring the match to an end.

South Africa may have notched up their worst-ever performance in World Cup history, but at least they end it with a thrilling victory over their old foe. Australia, on the other hand, will meet arch-rivals England at Edgbaston in the second semi-final on 11 July, with table-toppers India facing New Zealand on 9 July at this venue.

Preview: A win against South Africa will ensure top spot for Aaron Finch's men and will most likely to play New Zealand in the semi-finals.

Currently, Australia have 14 points thanks to their seven wins and their only defeat in the tournament so far has come against India.

It has been a tough tournament for South Africa and they will look to end their campaign with a win. Du Plessis' side have lost crucial encounters against the likes of India, England and Bangladesh. Their two wins came against Afghanistan and Sri Lanka.

Meanwhile, Australia head coach Justin Langer wants to maintain the feel-good factor in his squad.

"It's about maintaining the momentum of winning," Australia coach Langer said at Old Trafford on Thursday. "That's really important for us.

"For this game, some people said it was a dead rubber. There's nothing dead about it.

"There's no way we'll ever get complacent. Not with what's happened the last 12 months. We're playing good cricket, so we want to continue the momentum of winning going forward."

Full Team Squads

Australia Team Players: Aaron Finch (capt), Jason BehrendorffAlex Carey (wk), Nathan Coulter-NilePat CumminsUsman KhawajaNathan LyonShaun MarshGlenn MaxwellKane RichardsonSteve SmithMitchell StarcMarcus StoinisDavid WarnerAdam Zampa

South Africa Team Players: Faf du Plessis (capt), Quinton de KockImran TahirDavid MillerJP DuminyLungi NgidiKagiso RabadaAiden MarkramChris MorrisAndile PhehlukwayoTabraiz ShamsiDale SteynDwaine PretpriusRassie van der DussenHashim Amla.

With inputs from Agencies

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Updated Date: Jul 07, 2019