South Africa faced England in 1st group stage match of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 on 30th May 2019 at London. Proteas skipper after winning the toss elected to bowl 1st while keenly observed the playing conditions at London.
England most reliable opening pair JJ Roy and JW Bairstow came out to open up inning for their team in this crucial match but JW Bairstow has failed to live up-to expectations and bowled out in very 1st over of the innings. Imran Tahir took his important wicket and Bairstow returned to pavilion without opening his account.
JE Root was the next man in for England and he joined JJ Roy on field. Both these batsmen played really well and took their team total to 107 runs in 18th over of the match. JJ Roy after playing brilliant innings on 54 runs got out and Phehlukwayo took his wicket.
England lost their 3 wicket at the total of 111 runs and this time another set batsmen JE Roy was hunted by Rabada and Root returned to pavilion after scoring 51 runs. At this stage English skipper Eoin Morgan along with BA Stokes took the command of their team.
Morgan and Stokes played really outstandingly and took their team total to 217 runs in 37th over of the match. Morgan after playing brilliant innings of 57 runs got out and once again Proteas spinner Imran Tahir took this crucial break through for his team.
England lost their 5th wicket at the total of 247 runs and this time Ngidi took the charge of Proteas side and bowled out Buttler on 18 runs. In depth over England played below expectations as prefect line and length from South African bowlers didn’t provide any chance to English batsmen to free their arms.
However, BA Stokes played really amazingly on the other end regardless of fall of wickets as Stokes scored 89 runs on just 79 balls. Stokes from the start of his innings played positively and remained dominant over opposition bowling attack.
England at the end of 50 over scored 311 runs while lost their 8 wickets. L Ngidi from South Africa bowled really well and took 3 crucial wickets in his bowling spells while slipped away 66 runs. Imran Tahir and K Rabada also took 2-2 wickets each.