South Africa vs West Indies SA vs WI Highlights: South Africa’s hope for semifinals suffered another jolt as their match against West Indies at Southampton were washed out due to rain on Monday. South Africa, who have lost all three matches of the tournament, were struggling at 29/2 in 7.3 overs after being invited to bat by West Indies when rain stopped the play. South Africa got the first jolt in the third over as Cottrell got Hashim Amla (6) caught at slip by Chris Gayle. Before the Proteas could recover, the left-arm pacer struck again in the seventh over to send back Aiden Markram (5).
South Africa next play Afghanistan while West Indies will take on England in their next match.
South Africa vs West Indies, World Cup 2019 Highlights:
One hour till match is called off
We can still have a 20-over match if the teams can take the field in another hour. Rain still not showing any signs of letting up though.
Rain plays hide and seek
Just when there was a glimmer of hope of play resuming, the rain played spoilsport again. It has started drizzling at the Rose Bowl, Southampton again. Next inspection at 19:45 IST
RAIN DELAY | UPDATE— Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) June 10, 2019
The covers were removed, albeit momentarily, now it is raining again. There was a pitch inspection due at 16:15hrs CAT however with the covers back on that will not happen as planned.#ProteaFire 🔥#CWC19 #SAvWI pic.twitter.com/buMRbnWn1F
Positive news! The rain has stopped and the groundsmen are back on trying to drain out the water.
Chris Gayle's slip catch this morning meant that the Universe Boss has now taken more catches in ODI cricket than any other West Indian cricketer 👏— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 10, 2019
Watch Sheldon Cottrell take the wicket of Hashim Amla ⬇️ https://t.co/0PDjFScv7y
As per latest report, the rain has got heavier in Southampton.
Match interrupted due to rain
The intensity of the drizzle in Southampton has suddenly increased and the umpires have asked for the covers.
RAIN DELAY ???? SA 29/2, 7.3 Overs— Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) June 10, 2019
The covers are coming onto the square, the light drizzle has got heavier. Play has been stopped.
The last time these 2 sides faced off was in the warm ups leading up to #CWC19, that match was called off due to rain.#ProteaFire ??#SAvWI pic.twitter.com/0nb3jVljLs
Cottrell brings out the salute
Shai Hope dives to the right and takes a brilliant catch to send Aiden Markram back to pavilion on 5. Shai Hope completes a brilliant diving catch to send Aiden Markram back to the pavilion on 5. The ball delivered by Sheldon Cottrell was going down the leg side and the South African batsman decided to nudge it past the keeper towards the fine leg area. However, the ball kisses his gloves and the wicketkeeper stuns everyone by completing a difficult catch.
Cottrell removes Amla
Cottrell dealt the first blow to South Africa getting Hashim Amla caught at slip by Chris Gayle. South Africa 11/1 after three overs.
4/0 after two overs
South Africa are off to a cautious start scoring 4 of the first two overs.
Quinton de Kock survives
DRS signals not out as the ball touched de Kock's arm before being caught by the wicketkeeper. Disappointment for Kemar Roach.
de Kock has been given out caught behind...he has asked for a review...
Three runs off the first over
After failing to score on the first four balls, de Kock got off the mark on the second last delivery. Amla then took a double of the final delivery
Quinton De Kock and Hashim Amla at the crease to begin South African innings. Sheldon Cottrell to bowl the first over.
West Indies: Chris Gayle, Darren Bravo, Shai Hope(w), Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder(c), Carlos Brathwaite, Ashley Nurse, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas, Kemar Roach
South Africa: 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
West Indies have won the toss and have opted to bowl first
Pitch report by Shaun Pollock and Ian Bishop
This is one of the biggest grounds of the tournament. Straight boundaries are really long and the ones square are reasonably big too. The pitch looks soft and the fast bowlers should relish the track with the new ball in particular. There might not be as much misbehavior as there was during the South Africa-India game but the quicks should still love bowling here, weather permitting.
Hello and Welcome!
Hello and welcome to the LIVE COVERAGE of the match between South Africa and West Indies. After losing all their three fixtures, Faf du Plessis-led South African unit will look to clinch their first victory today. West Indies, on the other hand, will go into the contest after enduring a 15-run defeat against defending champions Australia on Thursday. Stay tuned for LIVE UPDATES!