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  Sports   Cricket  30 May 2019  ICC World Cup 2019: ENG vs SA: England sets a decent target of 312 for SA to chase

ICC World Cup 2019: ENG vs SA: England sets a decent target of 312 for SA to chase

Published : May 30, 2019, 7:06 pm IST
Updated : Jun 2, 2019, 2:46 pm IST

England: 311/8; Jofra Archer 7(3) , Liam Plunkett 9(6); Imran Tahir 2/61, Andile Phelukwayo 1/44.

Many cricket experts and legends have termed England as ‘favourites’ to win the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. (Photo: Cricket World Cup/Twitter)
 Many cricket experts and legends have termed England as ‘favourites’ to win the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. (Photo: Cricket World Cup/Twitter)

Mumbai: The World Cup 2019 seems the best opportunity for the England team to end their hunt for their first World Cup trophy. The Eoin Morgan-led side has got every base covered to lift the trophy. Since its exit from the 2015 World Cup, England have played cricket at an impressive level which has made unbeatable.

Many cricket experts and legends have termed England as ‘favourites’ to win the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, and they did kick-start their World Cup preparations by thrashing Pakistan 4-0 in a five-match ODI series, where one match got abandoned due to rain.

Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Eoin Morgan and Jason Roy have been in sublime form. Especially, the trio of Jos Buttler, Bairstow and Roy are in tremendous form.

Also, the immensely talented Archer, born in Barbados to a British father, only became eligible to play for England in March.

Ever since losing on an abnormal rain rule in the semi-finals of their first World Cup in 1992, the South African players have apparently been cursed in knock-out stages.

They have only won one such match, a quarter-final in 2015 World Cup, but have been defeated in four semi-finals and two quarter-finals, in some cases in situations that have been appalling for their fans.

This year, the Proteas enters the 2019 marquee event with low expectations, having no power blasting all-rounder that made them a force to be reckoned with during the end of the 1990s and at the start 2000s and affected by the retirements of star batsman AB de Villiers and quick pacer Morne Morkel.

Keeping lower expectations will help the team to focus on their performance.

Lowering the expectation will automatically bring out the best. The players will be able to give their best and perform without any added pressure. Besides, the unit can also play according to their natural abilities.

This year’s Proteas squad can surely be termed as one of the underdogs to contest for the biggest cricket trophy, but one important thing for them is not to falter under pressure.



49: England ends up at 311, sets up a target of 312 for the Proteas to chase.

48.5 WICKET! Stokes goes for 89 as Ngidi takes his third wicket.

47.5 WICKET! Rabada takes wicket of Woakes as England moves towards 300.

43.5: WICKET! Faf du Plessis takes a stunning catch to dismiss Moeen Ali as Lungi Ngidi takes his second wicket of the match.

41.2: WICKET! Massive blow for England as Ngidi bowls dangerous Buttler for 18

36.5 WICKET! Morgan departs after scoring 57 as Imran Tahir sets him up for an impressive catch.

35.5: Stokes reaches 50 as England build 100 runs stand between Stokes and Morgan.

34: England reaches 200, hopes to post a target above 300

32.3: Captain Morgan reaches 50 as England heads towards a mammoth score.

26.2: England reaches 150 as Morgan and Stokes form a partnership 41runs (45).

19.1: WICKET! Proteas back in game as Root departs for 51 after Rabada delivery traps Root to give catch to Duminy.

18.4: WICKET! Proteas gets much needed breakup as Andile Phelukwayo traps Roy to set up a catch for De Kock.

18.2: Joe Root and Roy are setting up a platform as he reaches his fifty.

16.5: Jason Roy shows his dominance with another 50 as England posts 100.

8.2: England reaches 50 after losing one wicket.

0.2: WICKET! Imran Tahir gets Jonny Bairstow for a duck on the second ball of the match.

Toss: South Africa have won the toss and opted to bowl first against England in the World Cup opener.


England: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett

South Africa: South Africa: Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock (WK), Rassie van der Dussen, Faf du Plessis (C), JP Duminy, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir, Tabraiz Shamsi

When is the match?

The match is scheduled to start at 3 pm IST on Thursday. (May 30)

Where is the match?

The match will take place at the Oval.

Live Telecast:

Star India has acquired the rights of telecasting the tournament, and the matches will be telecast on various Star Sports Channel.

The matches can be viewed live on Hotstar as well.

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