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South Africa vs West Indies Highlights, ICC World Cup 2019: Match abandoned due to rain

South Africa vs West Indies As It Happened, ICC World Cup 2019: Catch all the highlights from the match between South Africa vs West Indies.

By HT Correspondent | Jun 10, 2019 21:00 IST
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Highlights: The match between South Africa and West Indies has been abandoned due to persistent rain in Southampton. Both teams take one point each. South Africa get on board in the tournament after losing their first three matches.

 

South Africa vs West Indies, highlights:

20:54 hrs IST

Match abandoned due to rain

The match has been unfortunately abandoned due to persistent rain in Southampton. The teams take one point each. South Africa, who were at 29/2 in 7.3 overs, get off the mark in this tournament after four matches.

20:21 hrs IST

Rain returns

Just when the umpires walked out to inspect the pitch, rain returned to Southampton. Match is unlikely to begin.

20:18 hrs IST

Bad light issue

The covers are coming off at Southampton, but it’s getting dark there. There might be a bad light issue at the ground.

20:02 hrs IST

Next inspection at 8:15 pm IST

The umpires have inspected the ground and gone back. They’ll take another look at the ground at 8:15 pm IST. Play is likely to begin again in a few minutes.

19:47 hrs IST

Umpires inspect the ground

The umpires are inspecting the ground. According to Cricbuzz, the outfield and the bowler run-ups look fine.

19:27 hrs IST

The drizzle returns

After a short time, it’s drizzling again in Southampton. The covers are coming back on the ground.

18:47 hrs IST

Rain stops

Rain has stopped. The clouds are disappearing and the grounstaff are draining the ground, reports Cricbuzz. Hopefully, the rain will stay away this time.

18:15 hrs IST

Rain update

Rain had stopped for a while but it is back now. The wait continues and the frustration grows.

17:41 hrs IST

Rain continues

The rain is still continuing - the intensity has gone down. A T20I game could be on the cards in case the match begins by 21:30 IST.

17:15 hrs IST

Rain continues

According to reports, it has started to become brighter in Southampton. But the rainfall is still continuing.

16:47 hrs IST

Rain grows strong

According to report from Cricbuzz, the rain has grown stronger in Southampton. There seems to be no stopping this rain, at the moment.

15:41 hrs IST

Rain stops play

The gloom continues and it has started spitting, the umpires have dragged the players off the field. Much needed respite for the South African batsmen, West Indies were right on top. We could be in for an extended period of delay here

15:30 hrs IST

Markram departs

There comes the march and there comes the salute. Another short of a good length delivery, with extra lift. Markram tries to nudge it behind square, gets a feather and is gobbled out by Shai Hope. South Africa are under extreme pressure here, 2 wickets have fallen in the gloom

15:16 hrs IST

Amla departs

Short of a good length from Cottrell, it bounced on Amla who tried to ride it, but the ball takes the edge and flies to Chris Gayle who accepts the catch and shows the ball to the crowd. What scenes, not if you are in the South African camp! Salute, Sheldon.

15:03 hrs IST

Play begins

Quinton de Kock takes guard, the conditions are overcast, Sheldon Cottrell will run in with the new ball, there will be seam and swing on offer and this is the challenge for the South African openers.

14:47 hrs IST

South Africa playing XI

Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock(w), Faf du Plessis(c), Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir, Beuran Hendricks

14:46 hrs IST

West Indies playing XI

Chris Gayle, Shai Hope(w), Darren Bravo, Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder(c), Carlos Brathwaite, Ashley Nurse, Kemar Roach, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas

14:36 hrs IST

Jason Holder speaks

“We would have bowled first as well with this weather around. There is forecast for rain and it could be an overcast game throughout. We played two of the strongest sides early on and the guys are looking not to be negative because that will set them further down. It’s a long tournament. We’ve two changes - Aiden Markram is back and Beuran Hendricks is in as well.”

14:34 hrs IST

Jason Holder speaks

Holder: We’ll bowl first. Overcast conditions all around and rain is expected, so this is the right decision. No point on dwelling on past results and South Africa are in a difficult situation as well. Hopefully we can do better. Two forced changes - Andre Russell isn’t fit, so Darren Bravo is in. So is Kemar Roach.

14:32 hrs IST

TOSS

West Indies win toss and elected to field.

13:30 hrs IST

Key battles

Chris Gayle and Kagiso Rabada will go head-to-head in this fixture. This will be an interesting battle on the cards as the seamer has been in good form, while Gayle is in an explosive head-space.

13:15 hrs IST

West Indies predicted XI

West Indies will be looking to bolster their bowling attack some more and as a result, Kemar Roach can find a place in the playing XI. He will replace Carlos Brathwaite in the team. Here’s why - READ MORE

13:00 hrs IST

South Africa Predicted XI

Rassie van der Dussen may miss out. According to reports, the middle order batsman has sustained a a groin injury sustained during the game against India. If Van der Dussen is unfit, then Aiden Markram will be slotted at the number three position.

READ MORE

12:44 hrs IST

Battered South Africa, boisterous West Indies

Three matches, three losses, a spate of injuries, experienced campaigners in a rut, a captain who is jittery and a team which is falling around him. South Africa are battered and they will now face the swag and coolness of West Indies, a side which is playing with absolute freedom. Yes, there are concerns even in the Windies camp, but clearly their free spirit will be in stark contrast to the negativity in and around the South African camp. For starters, Faf du Plessis needs to rally his troops and convince them they are good enough and a win here might just get their campaign back on track.