Overs 40: India 171/3, need 57 off 60 balls
Chris Morris bowled another tidy at this stage, just three runs off it.
Overs 39: India 168/3, need 60 off 66 balls. Rohit Sharma 97 * & MS Dhoni 14 *
Overs 38: India 164/3
MS Dhoni (12 *) ends the Chris Morris over with a four.
Overs 36.5: FOUR! Rohit Sharma (94 *) hits a four-pointer Andile Phehluckwayo as India opener moves closer to his century.
Overs 36: India 1
150 comes up for India in 34.5 overs. Rohit Sharma 88 *, MS Dhoni 5 *
Overs 33: India 143/3
Another tidy from Imran Tahir, just gone four runs in it. Rohit Sharma 86 * & MS Dhoni 1 *
Overs 31.3: OUT! Kagiso Rabada strikes to dismiss KL Rahul (26). India 139/3
Timely breakthrough for South Africa. Kagiso Rabada got rid of KL Rahul to keep her hopes alive. Rahul hits two fours during his 42-ball innings. Rahul added a valuable 85 runs for the third wicket with Rohit Sharma.
Overs 31: India 139/2
10 RUNS! Rohit Sharma (83 *) hit Tabraiz Shamsi in the over. India cruising at the moment.
Overs 30: India 129/2, need 99 more to win . Rohit Sharma 74 * & KL Rahul 25 *
Overs 28.5: FOUR! Rohit Sharma (69) hits a scoreboard ticking.
Overs 27: India 113/2
11 RUNS! Big over for India. Rohit Sharma (63 *) hit two fours off Tabraiz Shamsi in it.
100 comes up for India in chase of 228. KL Rahul hits a boundary to bring up India's 100.
Overs 25: India 95
/ 2, need 133 more to win
Halfway stage gone as India need 133 runs more to win the contest. Shamsi sends another good over with just three runs coming from it.
Overs 24: Another fine over by Morris. Second maiden on the trot. Three maidens from his six overs so far.
Overs 22.5: FIFTY! Rohit hits a patient fifty off 70 balls. His 42nd ODI was half-century.
Overs 22.2: SIX! Rohit whacks a massive six off Shamsi.
: India 82/2
Chris Morris came up with a fine second maiden over.
Overs 20: India 78/2, need 150 more to win
Rohit Sharma (42 *) and KL Rahul (9 *) hit a four each off Andile Phehlukwayo scored 10 runs in the over as India in it.
Overs 19.1: FOUR! KL Rahul (8 *) opens with a straight four off Andile Phehlukwayo.
Overs 19: India 68/2
Chinaman Tabraiz Shamsi came into the attack and conceded just three runs in it.
Overs 18: India 65/2
Another tidy over from Andile Phehlukwayo, conceded just three runs in it.
Overs 17: India 62/2 (Rohit Sharma 33 * & KL Rahul 2 *). Time for drinks break
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Overs 15.3: OUT! Big wicket. Andile Phehlukwayo scalps Virat Kohli (18). India 54/2
Andile Phehlukwayo was forced to leave his boat in Virat Kohli. Kohli hits just a four in his watchful 34-ball. India skipper added 41 runs for the second wicket with Rohit Sharma.
Overs 15.2: FOUR! Virat Kohli (18 *) opens with a four-part Andile Phehlukwayo.
50 comes up for India in 14.5 overs. Rohit Sharma 27 * and Virat Kohli 14 *
Overs 13: India 44/1
Imagine Tahir, five singles came off it.
Overs 11.2: NOT OUT! It's umpire's call and Rohit Sharma, on 22, survives the LBW appeal. The ball was clipping the top of the leg. South Africa keep their review.
Overs 10: India 34/1 . Rohit Sharma 21 * & Virat Kohli 4 *
Overs 9: India 31/1
Another tidy over from Chris Morris, just two runs after bowling five consecutive dot balls.
Overs 8: India 29/1
15 RUNS! Big over for India. Rohit Sharma (19 *) hit a six and two fours off Kagiso Rabada in it.
Overs 7.3: SIX! Rohit Sharma (11 *) smack Kagiso Rabada over fine leg for first maximum of the run chase.
Overs 7: India 14/1
Maiden over from Chris Morris.
Overs 6: India 14/1
Successful over from Kagiso Rabada, and another one-run over from him.
Overs 5.1: OUT! Kagiso Rabada strikes early, scalps Shikhar Dhawan (8). India 13/1
Consistent, Kagiso Rabada paid good off, gave South Africa an early breakthrough.
Overs 5: India 13/0
So far a very watchful start from India openers.
Rohit Sharma (L) looks at Shikhar Dhawan's broken bat. (AFP Photo)
Overs 4: India 11/0
Kagiso Rabada, just one run came off it. A piece of Shikhar Dhawan's bat got off to a good start in the chase.
Overs 2.5: FOUR! Shikhar Dhawan hits Chris Morris for first four of the run chase.
Overs 2: India 4/0
Overs 1.4: DROPPED! Rohit Sharma, on 1, gets a life early in the innings. Kagiso Rabada's bouncer, but Faf du Plessis spilled the tough chance after rushing in from the second slip.
Over 1: India 3/0
Tidy start from Imran Tahir, just three singles came off it.
Welcome Back! Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma start the India run chase. Imran Tahir open the South Africa attack.
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* After Jasprit Bumrah (2/35) removed the South African opener early in the innings, Yuzvendra Chahal (4/51) and Kuldeep Yadav (1/46) took wickets at regular intervals to keep South Africa in check during the middle overs. Bhuvneshwar Kumar (2/44) then ended the innings with a two-wicket over for India. Chris Morris (42) and Kagiso Rabada (31 *) added a valuable 66 runs for the 8th wicket South Africa past 200-run mark. But the question is – Is the 228-run target enough for the batting of India?
Overs 50: OUT! Second wicket for Bhuvneshwar Kumar, scalp Imran Tahir for a duck. SA 227/9
Two wickets for Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the final over. His figures:
Overs 49.2: OUT! Bhuvneshwar Kumar gets rid of Chris Morris (42). SA 224/8
Overs 49: SA 224/7
Jasprit Bumrah completed his spell with a six-run over, 2 of 35 in 10 overs with a maiden.
Overs 48.5: FOUR! Kagiso Rabada (28 *) hits a four off Jasprit Bumrah, it's his best ODI knock.
Overs 48: SA 218/7
No boundaries from Bhuvneshwar Kumar over, but South Africa managed to run nine runs in it.
Overs 47: SA 209/7
With a good partnership going on in the middle, South Africa can hope for 240-250 from here.
Fifty-run partnership between Chris Morris and Kagiso Rabada. SA 208/7 in 46.4 overs
200 comes up for South Africa in 45.5 overs . Chris Morris 33 * & Kagiso Rabada 13 *
Overs 45: SA 192/7
Brilliant over from Jasprit Bumrah at this stage, conceded just two runs in it including a leg bye.
Overs 44: SA 190/7
Eight runs off Yuzvendra Chahal's final over, who returned 4/51 in 10 overs
Overs 43.4: SIX! Chris Morris (27) smacks a six off Yuzvendra Chahal, a timely one for the Proteas.
Overs 43: SA 182/7
Nine runs came off Hardik Pandya over, with Kagiso Rabada hitting a four off the last ball.
Overs 41.1: SIX! Chris Morris (17 *) opens his boundary count with Yuzvendra Chahal.
Overs 41: SA 164/7
Kuldeep Yadav completed his spell with a three-run over, which included a wide. His final figures:
Overs 39.3: OUT! Fourth wicket for Yuzvendra Chahal, Andile Phehlukwayo gone for 34. SA 158/7
Chahal on a roll today, made Phehlukwayo his fourth victim. Looking for a big one, Phehlukwayo missed the ball after marching down the pic and was stumped easily by MS Dhoni. Phehlukwayo hits a six and fours during his watchful 61-ball innings.
Andile Phehlukwayo brings 150 with a big six, first of the match, off Kuldeep Yadav. SA 153/6 in 38.2 overs
Overs 38: SA 146/6
Yuzvendra Chahal conceded just six runs in it.
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Overs 35.3: OUT! Chahal strikes again, scalps David Miller (31). SA 135/6
Yuzvendra Chahal again broke a threatening partnership, dismissed David Miller for 31st South Africa were recovering slowly, from three quick wickets, adding 46 for the sixth wicket. Third wicket for the wrist spinner.
Overs 35: SA 134/5
Just two singles from the Bhuvneshwar Kumar over.
Overs 33.3: FOUR! Andile Phehlukwayo (20) hits Kedar Jadhav for a boundary, their first in more than four overs.
Overs 33: SA 127/5
Good, tidy over from Bhuvneshwar Kumar, just three singles came off it.
* Virat Kohli brings back Bhuvneshwar Kumar into the attack
Overs 32: SA 124/5 . Time for another drinks break
South African batsmen are too cautious at the moment. Kedar Jadhav conceded just one single in the over.
Overs 31: SA 123/5
Jasprit Bumrah came in with a maiden over, first batsmen, to increase the pressure on South Africa.
Overs 30: SA 123/5
Another five-run over from Kedar Jadhav. And another rebuilding process is on for South Africa.
Overs 28.5: FOUR! David Miller (23 *) hits Jasprit Bumrah, who comes back into the attack, for a boundary between mid-wicket and long-on.
Overs 28: SA 112/5
Jadhav starts with a tidy five-run over.
* Kedar Jadhav comes into the attack
Overs 27: SA 107/5
Just two singles came off Kuldeep Yadav over. South Africa playing carefully as they are not trying to loose more wickets at this stage.
Overs 25: South Africa 103/5 at the half-way stage. What do you want?
* 100 comes up for South Africa 24.3 overs
Overs 23.4: FOUR! Andile Phehlukwayo opens his account with Yuzvendra Chahal.
Overs 23: OUT! Kuldeep Yadav joins the party, JP Duminy gone for 3. SA 89/5
South Africa took the review and lost it as the ball was hitting the leg-stump. South Africa in trouble after losing half of their side inside 25 overs.
Overs 20: OUT! Yuzvendra Chahal strikes again, cleans up Faf du Plessis for 38. SA 80/4
Big blow for South Africa, this time Chahal cleansed her skipper du Plessis. Both set batsmen out in the same over. Faf fell after a watchful 38 off 54 balls with the help of four bounadries.
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Overs 19.1: OUT! Yuzvendra Chahal cleans up Rassie van der Dussen for 22. SA 78/3
Chahal broke the threatening partnership. Van der Dussen jumped down the pitch and tried to play on extravagant reverse sweep and missed the ball completely. Silly dismissal, especially when they have rebuilt the innings after early blows.
Overs 19: SA 78/2
Another three-run over from Hardik Pandya.
Fifty-run partnership between Faf du Plessis (37 *) and Rassie van der Dussen (19 *). SA 74/2 in 17.1 overs
Overs 17: SA 71/2
Hardik Pandya continued his tidy spell, giving away six runs including a leg bye. Pandya's figures so far:
Overs 16: SA 65/2. Time for drinks break
Nine runs came off Kuldeep Yadav over this time. A good one for South Africa. Faf du Plessis (33 *) hit a four in it too.
* 50 comes up for South Africa in 14.1 overs
Overs 14: SA 48/2
FOUR! A welcome border for South Africa, their first in seven overs. Rassie van der Dussen ends the Kuldeep Yadav over with a four.
Overs 12.5: We are back! Faf is okay and Pandya bowled a perfect outwinger to Rassie van der Dussen.
Overs 12.4: OUCH! Faf du Plessis is hit on the gloves by Hardik Pandya's bouncer. South Africa skipper is taking medical attention in the middle.
End of Over 12: Sat 40/2
Tidy starts from Kuldeep Yadav, conceded just three singles in it. It's been five overs since South Africa have scored a boundary.
End of Over 10: The Powerplay has been dictated by India, thanks to Bumrah's double blow. South African have been tied up and lucky not to have lost more wickets. Du Plessis 11 *, Van der Dussen 6 *.
End of Over 8: Clearly Bumrah has got under SA skin. They evidently want to see their opening spell off now. Not taking any chances. Bhuvnesh was doing a good job with the other end.
End of Over 6: Bumrah's figures 2/10 in 3 overs. SA's score 26/2. The dreaded start has hit the proteas. Faf and Van der Dussen in the middle now now.
GAWN! Bumrah on fire! Edge, and Virat in business at the third slip. It was bowled at 143kmph and kicked up with some extra bounce. De Kock (10) could do little and skipper take a nice upper-cup catch.
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End of Over 4: Bumrah looks almost unplayable as Faf du Plessis so edges one to the slips but it falls short. 1.15
Bumrah strikes, gets the edge off
Amla's (6) bat and Rohit does the rest at second slip. Clearly expecting it to move away, but it was angled in to fox him.
End of Over 3: First authoritative shot of the match, as Amla executes a square drive.
End of Over 2: Banana swing, aka Kapil! A bit of a contest between Bumrah and De Kock, team-mates at Mumbai Indians, as the ball goes past the bat more than once in the over. Smiles exchanged. And a close call for the left-hander as well when he misjudged a second run. Dhoni missed the stumps.
Jasprit Bumrah has the other new white ball from the opposite end.
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End of Over 1: A single each for Amla and De Kock to get South Africa going. Bhuvi, but it looks like a good surface to bat on. 2/0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to open bowling for India. SA wants to be happy with Hashim Amla.
Time for National Anthems.
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India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (c), Lokesh Rahul, MS Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah
South Africa: Quinton de Kock (wk), Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis (c), Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Jean-Paul Duminy, Andile Phehlukwayo, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada , Imran Tahir, Tabraiz Shamsi
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Virat Kohli: The crowd support will be massive for us. Lots of people who live here and who are traveling here. For us its about keeping composure, remembering why we got the results in the last two years and continuing the same way. Bhuvi, Bumrah, Kuldeep and Chahal are all playing. When these guys and Hardik are playing along with Jadhav, we are always a strong bowling attack. I'm very excited, after so much cricket in the last two years. Could not be more grateful and happy.
Faf du Plessis: We are having a bat. Mostly because of the two-spinner makeup, that's the best option. Amla is back for this game. Morris is still playing, and we're bringing in an extra spinner. We did not have the ideal start, but we need to keep going. We need to win 6 games to get to the semis, we have seven games left.
TOSS NEWS: South Africa win the toss and decide to bat first.
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Virat Kohli wants to lead India in their 2019 ICC World Cup opener against South Africa at The Ageas Bowl in Southampton.
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South Africa are already playing two matches old in the tournament – both of which ended in defeats, to England and Bangladesh.
So while the Proteas wants to make it happen, title favorites India wants to make a statement with a dominant show.
Without much ado then, as we build up the toss, here's a mouth-watering
MATCH PREVIEW for the big game.
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