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As it happened: Proteas thrashed by hosts England at the Oval

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30 May 2019

THAT'S A WRAP

Thanks for joining us today for the opening match of the 2019 Cricket World Cup.

Up tomorrow: West Indies v Pakistan from Trent Bridge at 11:30 (SA time)

READ: England v South Africa match report

30 May 2019

STAND OUT FOR SA

Only really Quinton de Kock with his 68 can look back with any fondness after today's performance

30 May 2019

WHAT FAF SAID PRE-MATCH

Maybe a good idea for Faf du Plessis and the team to remember what was said pre-match: "If we win tomorrow against England, it will be exactly the same as if we lose."

30 May 2019

HORRIBLE START FOR SOUTH AFRICA

Especially after having won the toss and elected to bowl.

A lot of soul-searching awaits before their next match against Bangladesh, also at the Oval, on Sunday, June 2 at 11:30 SA time.

30 May 2019

MAN OF THE MATCH

Little doubt it will be Ben Stokes for his 89 runs (off 79 balls), bowling figures of 2.5-0-12-2 and the greatest catch the World Cup has ever seen

30 May 2019

THAT ENDED QUICKLY

Rabada out for 11 off 19 balls (caugh Plunkett off the bowling of Stokes) with Imran Tahir out first ball - for a duck - caught by Root off Stokes

30 May 2019

WICKET ... AND WICKET

Back to back wickets as ENGLAND BEAT SOUTH AFRICA BY 104 RUNS

30 May 2019

SIX!

Take a bow Lungi Ngidi!

SIX back over bowler Plunkett's head into the crowd off his third delivery

30 May 2019

OUT-PLAYED 3-0

Hosts England have out-played South Africa in all aspects of the game today ... batting, bowling and fielding

30 May 2019

NGIDI IN

Lungi Ngidi strides to the wicket where he joins Kagiso Rabada

30 May 2019

THAT'S ALL SHE WROTE SURELY

Amla goes for 13 off 23 balls

Caught behind by Buttler off Plunkett

30 May 2019

AMLA GONE!

30 May 2019

BAT YOUR OVERS

Good chance net run rate comes into play when deciding the semi-finalists so vitally important the Proteas bat their full 50 overs today

30 May 2019

SLOW GOING FOR AMLA, BUT...

He may well be still suffering the effects of his head knock, but Hashim Amla's 11 off 20 balls has seen the required run rate soar

30 May 2019

LATEST...

Proteas 183/7 after 36 overs

Now require 129 off 14 overs (84 balls) with three wickets in hand at 9.21 per over

30 May 2019

NEW BATSMAN

It's Kagiso Rabada who makes his way to the wicket with SA on 181/7

30 May 2019

GREATEST. CATCH. EVER!

Trust me when I say there won't be a better catch this World Cup.

Ben Stokes with an absolute blinder on the midwicket boundary to dismiss Phehlukwayo for 24 off 25 balls

30 May 2019

WICKET!

30 May 2019

REQUIRED RUN RATE...

Has crept up to 8.25 per over

A lot will depend on Amla and Phehlukwayo, with only Rabada, Ngidi and Tahir to follow...

30 May 2019

DEFEAT LOOMS...

Not looking good if you're a Proteas supporter.

SA require 132 runs with 16 overs (or 96 balls) remaining with four wickets in hand.

30 May 2019

33 overs gone, SA are 173-6.

The Proteas require 139 runs to win at The Oval.

30 May 2019

Jofra Archer bowls the first maiden of the match and the World Cup - and it was a wicket maiden over!

30 May 2019

Hashim Amla, who was retired hurt earlier in this innings, returns to the middle unbeaten on 5.

Amla had been assessed and passed a concussion test.

30 May 2019

OH DEAR!

Rassie van der Dussen gets beaten for pace and top edges Archer, he is caught by Ali at mid-on.

Van der Dussen - and the Proteas hopes - has gone for 50 off 61 balls (4 fours and 1 six)

SA 167-6 in 31.5 overs.

30 May 2019

WICKET!

30 May 2019

England appeal!

Rashid hits Phehlukwayo's pad and Morgan sends it upstairs.

On review, the ball is pitching outside of leg and is NOT OUT. England lose their review.

30 May 2019

50 up for Rassie van der Dussen!

Van der Dussen brings up his 5th half-century off 56 balls.

30 May 2019

After 30 overs, SA are 166-5.

30 May 2019

This is really testing the Proteas low-order batsmen...

Will they atleast make the 300 mark?

30 May 2019

You have to hand it to England, this has been a brilliant bowling performance from the world No 1 side.

They are deserved Cricket World Cup favourites.

30 May 2019

150 up for SA after the 28th over.

Phehlukwayo 4*

Van der Dussen 43*

30 May 2019

Amla 'doing fine' after head knock, might bat for Proteas

30 May 2019

27 overs gone, SA 146-5.

Proteas are a long way away from chasing 312 - they require 166.

30 May 2019

Andile Phehlukwayo joins Van der Dussen in the middle.

30 May 2019

This is just poor from the Proteas.

Van der Dussen calls for two, Dwaine Pretorius hesitates and is short at the non-strikers end. Ben Stokes throws to his skipper Eoin Morgan, who dislodges the bails.

Pretorius departs for 1.

30 May 2019

WICKET!

30 May 2019

Dwaine Pretorius walks into the middle.

30 May 2019

OH NO!

After hitting a boundary, JP Duminy has smashed high up straight to long off as Ali gets his first wicket of the match. Stokes takes the catch.

Duminy departs for 8 off 11 balls.

SA are slipping away at 142-4

30 May 2019

WICKET!
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England 204
West Indies 167/3 (50.6 ov)
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