ENG vs SA

England vs South Africa

First Match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

Well, the wait is over. Finally! ICC Cricket World cup is on its way and we will have our hands on the very first encounter of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 today between the host team England and the very fine South African side.

Both Team are coming into the world cup after playing two warm up matches each. England played their first warm up match against their arch rival Australia which they lost by a small margin of 12 runs. Here is a match block. Click for all the details of the Eng Match.

CLICK HERE for ENGvAUS Warmup Match Details

Next they played Afghanistan and trashed the young side by 9 wickets. This was a very clinical performance after the loss in the first Warm up, It certainly brought the flavor back to the world cup favorites.

CLICK HERE for ENGvAFG Warmup Match Details

South Africa’s first Warm up match was up against the struggling Sri Lankan team and they won the match convincingly after scoring a mammoth total of 338 in their first innings. South Africa’s Second Warm up vs West Indies has drained away as the rain came in pouring down right after the first 12 overs.

CLICK HERE for SAvSL Warmup Match Details

ENG v SA HEAD TO HEAD STATS

Total Matches Won by England Won by South Africa Tied No Result
59 26 29 1 3

If we look into the overall stats there there is not much to choose from the two. however England team is considered to be the favorites in this world cup encounter by many based on their recent form and winning streak against good sides and they also have home advantage as the conditions will most likely be a huge factor in this world cup event.

South Africa vs England is expected to be a thriller with two very fine batting sides so we can safely expect it to be a runs fest at the Oval.

England Men 8-311 ( 50.0 ) overs
South Africa Men: 207 ( 39.5 ) overs
England win by 104 runs
Toss - South Africa won the toss and elected to bowl.
Batsmens
R
B
4S
6S
SR
6
5
0
1
120
0
1
0
0
0
Bowler
O
M
R
W
Econ
2.5
0
12
2
4.24
Man of the Match
Ben Stokes
Commentry
In over# 40
Runs : 4 Bowler: Ben Stokes Wickets : 2
Over 40. 8 runs. Bowler: Ben Stokes. South Africa: 10-207(rr 5.17)
39.5
W
OUT! Caught. Ben Stokes to Imran Tahir. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, outside edge in the air uncontrolled to second slip, by Root. Tahir goes first ball, he's guided it straight to Joe Root at first slip. Stokes has two wickets in two balls and England complete a dominant victory here at the Oval. Expectations had been set high but these eleven men sure lived up to them today. After leaving some runs out there with the bat England were electric in the field, setting the tone from the very first ball. Each of the bowlers knew their role and executed their plans perfectly, the pressure proving too much for South Africa in the end. That's all from me at the Oval for today, join us again tomorrow when we'll be at Trent Bridge in Nottingham to see Pakistan take on the West Indies.
39.4
W
OUT! Caught. Ben Stokes to Kagiso Rabada. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, in the air uncontrolled to deep square leg, by Plunkett. Well struck by Rabada but Ben Stokes can do no wrong today and it's gone straight to Liam Plunkett at deep backward square. England have been impressive today.
39.3
.
Ben Stokes to Kagiso Rabada. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot glancing, hit pad past fine leg for 4 runs.
39.2
.
Ben Stokes to Kagiso Rabada. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pulling, in the air under control to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Morgan.
39.1
4
FOUR! Ben Stokes to Kagiso Rabada. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pushing, thick edge in the air uncontrolled past third man for 4 runs. Runs away fine off a thick edge and beats third man.
In over# 39
Runs : 6 Bowler: Liam Plunkett Wickets : 1
Over 39. 6 runs. Bowler: Liam Plunkett. South Africa: 8-199(rr 5.10)
38.6
.
Liam Plunkett to Lungi Ngidi. Back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot defending, thick edge to point for no runs, shy attempt by Roy.
38.5
.
Liam Plunkett to Lungi Ngidi. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, hit pad to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.
38.4
6
SIX! Liam Plunkett to Lungi Ngidi. Slower length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. That's a great shot, Ngidi plays with the full face of the bat and lofts the ball straight over the bowler's head and into the stands.
38.3
.
Liam Plunkett to Lungi Ngidi. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.
38.2
.
Liam Plunkett to Lungi Ngidi. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, thick edge to point for no runs, fielded by Roy.
38.1
W
OUT! Caught. Liam Plunkett to Hashim Amla. Off cutter bouncer, outside off stump on the back foot hooking, top edge in the air uncontrolled to wicketkeeper, by Buttler. Banged in short and Amla tried to hook from somewhere above his head. It would probably have been a wide had he not got a little top edge through to Buttler. Amla goes and this game moves closer to its conclusion.
In over# 38
Runs : 7 Bowler: Ben Stokes Wickets : 0
Over 38. 7 runs. Bowler: Ben Stokes. South Africa: 7-193(rr 5.08)
37.6
1
Ben Stokes to Hashim Amla. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Ali.
37.5
1
Ben Stokes to Kagiso Rabada. Short, down leg side on the back foot defending, mis-timed to point for 1 run, shy attempt by Roy.
37.4
.
Ben Stokes to Kagiso Rabada. Slower ball half volley, down leg side on the front foot glancing, hit pad to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.
37.3
.
Ben Stokes to Kagiso Rabada. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Stokes, fielded by Root.
37.2
4
FOUR! Ben Stokes to Kagiso Rabada. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Close to a leaping Eoin Morgan, perhaps he got a fingertip to it, but it's away to the boundary for four.
37.1
1
Ben Stokes to Hashim Amla. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to cover for 1 run, shy attempt by Morgan.
In over# 37
Runs : 3 Bowler: Liam Plunkett Wickets : 0
Over 37. 3 runs. Bowler: Liam Plunkett. South Africa: 7-186(rr 5.03)
36.6
.
Liam Plunkett to Kagiso Rabada. Length ball, middle stump no foot movement driving, inside edge to gully for no runs, fielded by Roy.
36.5
1
Liam Plunkett to Hashim Amla. Off cutter back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Ali.
36.4
1
Liam Plunkett to Kagiso Rabada. Off cutter short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, in the air under control to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Bairstow.
36.3
.
Liam Plunkett to Kagiso Rabada. Short, down leg side ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.
36.2
1
Liam Plunkett to Hashim Amla. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to square leg for 1 run.
36.1
.
Liam Plunkett to Hashim Amla. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, bottom edge to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.
In over# 36
Runs : 1 Bowler: Ben Stokes Wickets : 0
Over 36. 1 run. Bowler: Ben Stokes. South Africa: 7-183(rr 5.08)
35.6
.
Ben Stokes to Kagiso Rabada. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot Steer, to point for no runs, fielded by Roy.
35.5
.
Ben Stokes to Kagiso Rabada. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, leading edge in the air uncontrolled to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Ali.
35.4
.
Ben Stokes to Kagiso Rabada. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to mid on for no runs, fielded by Root.
35.3
.
Ben Stokes to Kagiso Rabada. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Ali.
35.2
.
Ben Stokes to Kagiso Rabada. Short, middle stump on the back foot pushing, to backward point for no runs.
35.1
1
Ben Stokes to Hashim Amla. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Bairstow.
England Men: 8-311 ( 50.0 ) overs
South Africa Men 207 ( 39.5 ) overs
Toss - South Africa won the toss and elected to bowl.
England win by 104 runs
RR : 10.33
CRR : 5.2
Batsmen
R
B
4S
SR
J Roy

c: du Plessis b: Phehlukwayo

54
53
8
101.89
J Bairstow

c: de Kock b: Tahir

0
1
0
0
J Root

c: Duminy b: Rabada

51
59
5
86.44
E Morgan

c: Markram b: Tahir

57
60
4
95
B Stokes

c: Amla b: Ngidi

89
79
9
112.66
J Buttler

b: Ngidi

18
16
0
112.5
M Ali

c: du Plessis b: Ngidi

3
9
0
33.33
C Woakes

c: du Plessis b: Rabada

13
14
1
92.86
L Plunkett

not out

9
6
1
150
J Archer

not out

7
3
1
233.33
Not bat : Adil Rashid
Extras 10(b 0, lb 2, WD 8, NB 0)
Total 311/8 50.0 overs

FOW:
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
10.0
0
61
2
6.10
10.0
0
66
3
6.60
10.0
0
66
2
6.60
7.0
0
42
0
6.00
8.0
0
44
1
5.50
2.0
0
14
0
7.00
3.0
0
16
0
5.33
Batsmen
R
B
4S
SR
Q de

c: Root b: Plunkett

68
74
6
91.89
H Amla

c: Buttler b: Plunkett

13
23
1
56.52
A Markram

c: Root b: Archer

11
12
2
91.67
F du

c: Ali b: Archer

5
7
1
71.43
R van

c: Ali b: Archer

50
61
4
81.97
J Duminy

c: Stokes b: Ali

8
11
1
72.73
D Pretorius

run out (Stokes)

1
1
0
100
A Phehlukwayo

c: Stokes b: Rashid

24
25
4
96
K Rabada

c: Plunkett b: Stokes

11
19
2
57.89
L Ngidi

not out

6
5
0
120
I Tahir

c: Root b: Stokes

0
1
0
0
Extras 10(b 4, lb 5, WD 1, NB 0)
Total 207/10 39.5 overs

FOW:
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
5.0
0
24
0
4.80
7.0
1
27
3
3.86
8.0
0
35
1
4.37
10.0
0
63
1
6.30
7.0
0
37
2
5.29
2.5
0
12
2
4.24

Jason Roy

1 (1)

1(2)

Jonny Bairstow

0 (1)

Jason Roy

53 (52)

104(110)

Joe Root

51 (58)

Joe Root

0 (1)

4(3)

Eoin Morgan

4 (2)

Eoin Morgan

53 (58)

104(106)

Ben Stokes

51 (48)

Ben Stokes

12 (11)

30(27)

Jos Buttler

18 (16)

Ben Stokes

9 (7)

12(16)

Moeen Ali

3 (9)

Ben Stokes

7 (7)

20(21)

Chris Woakes

13 (14)

Ben Stokes

10 (6)

15(9)

Liam Plunkett

5 (3)

Liam Plunkett

4 (3)

11(6)

Jofra Archer

7 (3)

Quinton de Kock

9 (15)

14(23)

Hashim Amla

5 (8)

Quinton de Kock

11 (11)

22(23)

Aiden Markram

11 (12)

Quinton de Kock

3 (4)

8(11)

Faf du Plessis

5 (7)

Quinton de Kock

45 (44)

80(81)

Rassie van der Dussen

35 (37)

Rassie van der Dussen

5 (6)

13(17)

JP Duminy

8 (11)

Rassie van der Dussen

1 (2)

2(3)

Dwaine Pretorius

1 (1)

Rassie van der Dussen

9 (16)

23(33)

Andile Phehlukwayo

14 (17)

Hashim Amla

2 (6)

12(14)

Andile Phehlukwayo

10 (8)

Hashim Amla

6 (9)

13(24)

Kagiso Rabada

7 (15)

Kagiso Rabada

4 (4)

10(9)

Lungi Ngidi

6 (5)

Lungi Ngidi

0 (0)

0(1)

Imran Tahir

0 (1)

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