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

South Africa vs West Indies SA vs WI Highlights: 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 vs West Indies, World Cup 2019 Highlights: Both teams shared a point after rain abandoned play

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.

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South Africa vs West Indies, World Cup 2019 Highlights:

Match abandoned

The match has been called off. The rain is still pouring down and that's that for today. Only 7.3 overs of play were possible today.

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.

More rain

There seems to be no end in sight to the rain.

Next inspection at 8:15 pm

The umpires are out in the middle, and they're out there WITHOUT umbrellas. Might we have some positive news soon?

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

Weather update

Positive news! The rain has stopped and the groundsmen are back on trying to drain out the water.

Weather Update

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.

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.

First blow?

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

Match begins

Quinton De Kock and Hashim Amla at the crease to begin South African innings. Sheldon Cottrell to bowl the first over.

PLAYING XI

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 

TOSS!

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!    

Squad:

South Africa: Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock, Faf du Plessis, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Jean-Paul Duminy, Andile Phehlukwayo, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir, Tabraiz Shamsi, Beuran Hendricks, Dwaine Pretorius, Aiden Markram

West Indies: Shai Hope (wk), Jason Holder (c), Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Ashley Nurse, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas, Darren Bravo, Shannon Gabriel, Kemar Roach, Fabian Allen