SA vs BAN, 2019 World Cup Match 5: Bangladesh have thumped South Africa in their tournament opener. What an outstanding result for the Bangla Tigers! Shouldn't be counted as an upset to be fair. A clinical performance. Kudos to them. Kudos to Mashrafe Mortaza, the skipper. Some smart captaincy, some smart bowling changes and the result is there to cherish. (Scorecard | When and where to watch)
Highlights, 2019 World Cup, Match 5: Bangladesh (330/6) beat South Africa (309/8) by 21 runs
22.53 IST: Mustafizur to Rabada, SIX! Did not see that one coming! High and handsome! A slower short ball outside off, Rabada turns on his back leg and dismisses it over mid-wicket for a biggie. SA 304/8 in 49.1 overs
22.52 IST: Mohammad Saifuddin to Kagiso Rabada, Aerial but once again it drops safely! Back of a length delivery on middle, Rabada tries powering it over the leg side but gets a top edge. It falls safely in front of square on the off side, between the two fielders, one at backward point, another at covers. Two taken again.
22.50 IST: Mustafizur Rahman to Imran Tahir, In the air... SAFE! Fuller in length and on middle, Tahir tries to heave it over the leg side but gets a top edge towards mid of. Tamim charges from the deep to attempt for the catch but it falls wide and runs behind. Shakib then retrieves it by running back from extra cover. Two taken by the batsmen again.
* Imran Tahir walks in. Could be the last man in. Not sure Ngidi will bat.
22.43 IST: Mustafizur to Duminy, OUT! And there goes South Africa's hopes of winning this match! Duminy drags it on and it's heartbreak for South Africa. Joy for the Bangladesh supporters. Mustafizur speeds in and digs in a short ball around off, JP walks down the track to play the pull shot but the bounce gets big on him and he ends up dragging it onto the stumps.SA 287/8 in 47.1 overs
22.40 IST: Saifuddin to Duminy, FOUR! It's not over yet with Duminy still in the middle! Slower delivery, on the shorter side outside off at 104 kph, Duminy cracks it off his back foot through cover-point. SA 286/7 in 46.4 overs
22.39 IST: Mohammad Saifuddin to JP Duminy, FOUR! Saifuddin delivers a full ball around leg, Duminy clears his front leg and whips it through mid-wicket. The fielder in the deep rushes across to his right, dives and flicks the ball in also but then it rolls back onto the rope. SA 282/7 in 46.3 overs
* Kagiso Rabada walks in as slowly as he possibly can. Is the match gone?
22.36 IST: Mustafizur Rahman to Chris Morris, OUT! Caught in the deep and Morris departs! Mustafizur continues to have a terrific day. Short and around off, it is there to be hit and Morris hits. Pulls this with aplomb and on normal grounds, this would have cleared the ropes. but this side of the Oval is a bit long and Morris finds Soumya Sarkar at deep mid-wicket! Need not be the final nail in the coffin but the target is now looking very steep for the Proteas.. South Africa 275/7 in 45.5 overs
22.34 IST: Mustafizur to Morris, FOUR! This time Morris connects! Mustafizur goes for the cutter this time but the length is too short. Morris smashes it through the covers. There is a sweeper in the deep who sweeps the area to his right, dives but cannot get there! SA 275/6 in 45.4 overs
22.31 IST: Mohammad Saifuddin to JP Duminy, Rocks on the back foot and slaps it to deep cover-point for a run. 9 from the over, 63 needed off 30 balls.
22.26 IST: Shakib Al Hasan to JP Duminy, JP exposes all his stumps even before Shakib has bowled. The bowler smartly keeps it full and in line of the wickets, Duminy only manages to drag it down to long on for a run. The required rate has now jumped to 12 now.
22.25 IST: Shakib Al Hasan to Chris Morris, Skidding away from the batsman, a bit on the shorter side, Morris forces it down to sweeper cover where the fielder makes a diving stop.
* Chris Morris arrives in the middle. He was very dismal with the ball and this is his chance now to make up for it. 79 needed off 43 balls.
22.20 IST: Mohammad Saifuddin to Andile Phehlukwayo, OUT! Outstanding catch under pressure by Shakib Al Hasan. The Bangla star shines again and Bangladesh are inching towards a win here. Nothing much in the delivery, a rank full toss around off, Phehlukwayo packs a punch through the line but fails to keep it down. South Africa 252/6 in 42.5 overs
* Mohammad Saifuddin is back on again. Mashrafe utilizing his resources smartly. Not allowing the batsmen to settle down against a single bowler.
22.16 IST: Saifuddin to Duminy, FOUR! Good start to the over for South Africa. A very full ball outside off, Duminy brings his bat down just in time and squeezes it out from the outside edge to the third man fence. SA 248/5 in 42.1 overs
22.13 IST: Shakib Al Hasan to JP Duminy, FOUR! Poor delivery, skidding down the leg side, Duminy swings his bat and nails his sweep shot behind square leg for a boundary.
22.12 IST: Mashrafe Mortaza to JP Duminy, Pitches it up and outside off, Duminy drives it to the left of the sweeper cover fielder and picks up a couple of runs.
22.09 IST: Mashrafe Mortaza to Andile Phehlukwayo, FOUR! Rocketed away! A shade overpitched and outside off, Phehlukwayo drills his drive through covers and the fielder in the deep can do nothing about it.
22.08 IST: Mashrafe Mortaza to JP Duminy, A little bit short and outside off, Duminy goes back and punches it to deep point for one.
* Powerplay 3 begins! A maximum of five fielders are now allowed outside the ring till the end of this match. 103 needed more. This is heading towards an interesting finish.
22.06 IST: A wicket and maiden over for Saifuddin! Brilliant! SA 228/5 in 40 overs
* Andile Phehlukwayo is the new batsman.
22.01 IST: Mohammad Saifuddin to Rassie van der Dussen, OUT! Timberrrrr! Yet another bowled dismissal in this innings and this is a body blow to South Africa. Full in length and in the line of the stumps, Rassie winds up for a big hoick across the line over the leg side but misses the ball completely. The stumps are shattered! South Africa 228/5 in 39.1 overs
21.59 IST: Mehedi Hasan to JP Duminy, Smartly played! Flighted and outside off, Duminy doesn't try to hit it hard and just chips it over covers for a couple of runs. He attempted a similar shot against England in the previous game also but then he ended up giving a simple catch to wide long off.
21.54 IST: Mustafizur to Van der Dussen, FOUR! Cut Away! Looking to play his shots now, van der Dussen. Plenty of width on offer outside off, Rassie exercises his arms and whacks it over point. SA 222/4 in 37.5 overs
21.54 IST: Mustafizur to Van der Dussen, SIX! Smashed! This has gone the distance! Right from the meat of the bat this time. Rahman serves it right in the zone for the batsman, Rassie lines up the delivery and smashes it over long on for a biggie. South Africa need more. SA 218/4 in 37.4 overs
21.52 IST: Mustafizur Rahman to JP Duminy, IT'S HIGH! Duminy survives. Great review for South Africa. Mustafizur gets a good length ball to angle into the left-hander from over the wicket. Duminy sticks back to work it on the leg side but fails to close the face of his bat in time. He mises the ball completely to get rapped on the pads and the finger goes up after the appeal is made. SA 210/4 in 37.1 overs
* OUT! The Fizz strikes again. JP Duminy has been given out lbw. He has a chat with his partner and then takes the DRS. Is height a factor here?
21.43 IST: Mustafizur Rahman to Rassie van der Dussen, Nearly a run out there! Ooohhh...nerves here shown by the South African batsmen. Rassie taps a length ball in front of square on the off side and comes out of the crease in search of a run. Seeing Mehedi make a diving stop, Duminy sends his partner back and van der Dussen reaches safely as the fielder misses his shy at the striker's end.
* JP Duminy has joined Rassie in the middle.
21.38 IST: Mustafizur Rahman to David Miller, OUT! Gone! Massive, massive breakthrough for Bangladesh and the crowd is going mad! Mustafizur this time angles in a length ball around off and Miller stretches forward to flick it on the leg side. But he closes the face of his bat early and the leading edge flies straight into the hands of Mehedi at point. He makes no mistake and this match continues to keep everyone on the edge. 129 needed off 90 balls.. South Africa 202/4 in 35.1 overs
21.33 IST: Mohammad Saifuddin to David Miller, FOUR! Poor delivery with fine leg up in the circle. It's short and down the leg side, Miller turns inside the crease and pulls it powerfully wide of the fielder inside the ring for a boundary. 200 up for South Africa along with the 50-run partnership between these two batsmen. SA 200/3 in 34.2 overs
21.27 IST: Mustafizur Rahman to David Miller, AERIAL BUT SAFE! Miller is so lucky here. Short in length and outside off, Miller stands back to whack it over the point region but it takes the top edge and balloons in the air towards third man. Mahmudullah in the deep takes a start but then stops and that little moment of indecision means that the ball falls in front of him. A single is taken.
*Mustafizur Rahman replaces Mehidy Hasan.
21.23 IST: Mosaddek Hossain to Rassie van der Dussen, FOUR-BYES! That is so lucky for van der Dussen! Rahim makes a shocking miss after the batsman fails to connect with the ball.
21.20 IST: Mehidy Hasan to David Miller, FOUR! A powerful sweep for Miller!
21.14 IST: Shakib Al Hasan to Rassie van der Dussen, FOUR! Dragged wide! Nto off the middle. Rassie comes down the track and looks to go over mid on. It goes off the inner half and through mid-wicket for a boundary. SA 167/3 in 29.5 overs
21.13 IST: Shakib Al Hasan to David Miller, DROPPED! How costly is this going to prove? That was a big, big wicket. Shakib tosses it up on off, Miller looks to go over mid off but then seems to bail out of the shot. In the end it hits the middle and goes towards the fielder there. Sarkar leaps and stretches his hands upwards but the ball hits the fingers and goes down towards the long off fence for two. A difficult chance but could have been taken.
21.11 IST: Mashrafe Mortaza to Rassie van der Dussen, Another two! Third in the over. On the pads, this is worked through backward square leg for a brace. 7 from the over with not a lot of risk taken.
21.05 IST: Mashrafe Mortaza to Rassie van der Dussen, Good length again and on off, Rassie strokes this to the left of the sweeper cover fielder. The batsmen go for the second. The fielder throws it to the bowler who disturbs the stumps with his leg.
* Rassie van der Dussen is the new man in.
21.00 IST: Mehedi Hasan to Faf du Plessis, OUT! TIMBER! Mehedi Hasan has turned the game on its head here! A huge wicket this. The South African skipper who was looking so good out there is taking the long walk back. Mehedi is very delighted and why not? He slows this up and lands it on off. Faf dances down the track and looks to play against the turn. He misses and the ball hits the leg stump. Faf walks back after top innings but he needed to stay longer. 184 needed in 140 balls. South Africa 147/3 in 26.4 overs
20.55 IST: Mashrafe Mortaza to Faf du Plessis, FOUR! Faf du Plessis may have decided to step on the gas here. He gets into position early and then plays paddle scoop to the fine leg fence. 5 from the first two balls.
20.53 IST: Mosaddek Hossain to Faf du Plessis, Goes again! This time off the front foot. Not a boundary but two. Full and on off, Faf lofts it over covers and takes a brace. 11 from this one. A much-needed good one. 196 is what is needed in the last 25 overs.
20.52 IST: Mosaddek to Du Plessis, SIX AND FIFTY! A fashionable style to get to his 33rd half-century! Leading from the front is the skipper but still a long way to go. Faf makes room and Hossain lands it short and on off. Faf lofts it off the back foot and over covers for a biggie. Shows how strong this guy is, not easy to hit that all the way. SA 133/2 in 24.5 overs
20.37 IST: Mosaddek Hossain to Faf du Plessis, FIVE WIDES! Poor bowling! He bowls it down the leg side and it turns away further. Misses the gloves of Rahim and races to the fine leg fence. Bonus runs for the batting side. SA 111/2 in 20.2 overs
20.36 IST: Shakib Al Hasan to Faf du Plessis, Overthrow! Wayward that from the fielder. This was worked towards mid-wicket and the batters go for a quick run. Mehedi picks the ball up and as he dives looks to throw it but it is a wayward one and the batters take another run. End of a successful over for Bangladesh.
* David Miller walks out at number 4.
20.34 IST: Shakib Al Hasan to Aiden Markram, OUT! Straight through him! 250TH ODI WICKET FOR SHAKIB! And what a time to get it. His team needed a wicket and he has provided it. It is the slider and it lands on middle and comes in with the angle. Markram makes the mistake of staying back and trying to whip it. He misses and the stumps are disturbed. SA 102/2 in 19.4 overs
* Shakib Al Hasan with a change of ends.
20.33 IST: Mosaddek Hossain to Aiden Markram, Uses his feet but does not get to the pitch of the ball. He adjusts and works it through mid-wicket for one. 100 up for South Africa. A tight start by Hossain.
20.30 IST: Mosaddek Hossain to Faf du Plessis, Faf goes back and works this through mid-wicket for one. Also, the 50-run stand is up. The due need to continue though as there is still a long way to go in this game.
20.24 IST: Saifuddin to Faf du Plessis, FOUR! The skipper leading from the front here! Caressed! Nothing wrong with the delivery but such is the class of Faf. Slightly outside off and on a length. Faf strokes it on the up through covers and the ball races away to the fence. SA 95/1 in 17.5 overs
* Mohammad Saifuddin is back into the attack.
20.22 IST: Shakib Al Hasan to Aiden Markram, A dot to end! Shakib is doing a really nice job here. Once again a tight over from him. On the stumps, Markram stays leg side of the ball and guides it to point.
20.18 IST: Mortaza to Faf du Plessis, FOUR! Back to back boundaries! Through covers this time. Short and on off, it sits up to be hit. Faf goes back and punches it through covers. This is turning out to be another expensive over from Mash. SA 85/1 in 15.5 overs
20.17 IST: Mortaza to Faf du Plessis, FOUR! Lovely placement! You need not run for those! Full and on off, Faf leans into it and strokes it past mid off for a boundary. SA 81/1 in 15.3 overs
* The wind has picked up here...
20.10 IST: Mortaza to Faf du Plessis, FOUR! Shot! In the air... but safe! Runs away to the fence. A short ball on middle, du Plessis decides to take it on and get a boundary. He pulls this but still does not get the elevation he would have wanted. It is just enough to clear the mid-wicket fielder who held out a right hand to take the catch. The ball races away to the fence. SA 67/1 in 13.3 overs
20.08 IST: Shakib Al Hasan to Aiden Markram, Flatter on middle, pushed back to long on for a run by Aiden. The ball went slightly uppishly but was well away from the mid-wicket fielder.
20.02 IST: Mashrafe Mortaza to Faf du Plessis, On a length and on leg, flicked off the pads through square leg by du Plessis for yet another single. Mortaza being handled easily so far by the South Africa batsmen.
* Powerplay 2 has been signalled! Now a maximum of 4 fielders can be placed outside the ring till the 40th over.
* Faf du Plessis is the new man in. The skipper has to lead from the front here. South Africa need a big knock from him.
19.56 IST: Mehidy to Quinton de Kock, RUN OUT! That too after a dropped catch! Rahim would be a really happy person here. A flatter ball outside off, de Kock looks to cut this away but gets a feather behind which Rahim cannot hold on to. The ball goes fine on the leg side and de Kock is watching his partner who initially calls him for a run. But seeing the keeper reach the ball quickly, Markram sends de Kock back. SA 49/1 in 9.4 overs
19.52 IST: Saifuddin to de Kock, FOUR! Leading edge and FOUR! That could have so easily gone to hand but the luck is going the batsman's way here! A back of a length ball on off, de Kock looks to flick this away on the leg side but the ball takes the leading edge as he closed the bat face too early. The ball though flies over point and runs away to the fence. The bowler cannot believe his luck! SA 48/0 in 9 overs
19.49 IST: Saifuddin to Markram, FOUR! This time he finds the gap! Back of a length outside off, such a classy punch by Markram through covers. The ball beats the ring of fielders on the off side and runs away to the rope. Such a pleasing sight to watch when he bats well. SA 43/0 in 8.2 overs
19.44 IST: Mustafizur to Markram, FOUR! Spoils the whole over! Excellent delivery this. It is the cutter on off, Markram looks to go hard at it but then he looks to draw back. Till then, the ball takes the outside edge, goes through the vacant first slip region for a boundary. SA 35/0 in 7 overs
19.42 IST: Mustafizur Rahman to Quinton de Kock, Misfield now! Bangladesh won't want this at the moment. They are doing well. QdK strokes it nicely towards mid off. Mahmudullah does not stop it cleanly and a run is taken.
19.38 IST: Mehedi Hasan to Quinton de Kock, Almost snuck through! A flatter one bowled from a wide angle by Mehedi, de Kock comes ahead to defend and luckily gets an inside edge that goes on to the pad. Had he missed, he would have been a dead duck!
19.35 IST: Mustafizur to Markram, FOUR! Well timed! Mustafizur changes the angle but the result remains the same as the previous ball. A short ball on the middle and leg stump line, Aiden pushes this wide of mid on. The timing from Markram is so good that the ball wins the race against the mid on fielder with ease. SA 27/0 in 4.5 overs
19.35 IST: Mustafizur Rahman to Aiden Markram, FOUR! Shot! Just a mere punch. A back of a length ball on off, Markram uses his class and solidity. He just uses the timing to get this ball through cover-point. The ball reaches the fence easily after beating the infield. SA 23/0 in 4.4 overs
19.31 IST: Mehedi Hasan to Quinton de Kock, A dot ball to end the over. A flatter one on off, pushed to cover by the South African wicket-keeper. A decent over from the off-spinner other than the boundary.
19.30 IST: Mehidy to De Kock, FOUR! Chopped away in the gap. Excellent shot. Flatter on off, not so short or wide but such is the class of de Kock that he rocks back and cuts it away in the gap wide of point. Such caliber! SA 19/0 in 3.3 overs
19.29 IST: Mustafizur Rahman to Aiden Markram, Good fielding by Mithun! A fuller length ball outside off, driven by Markram through covers. Mohammad gives chase and pulls the ball back just inside the rope. 2 runs are taken. SA 15/0 in 3 overs
19.28 IST: Mustafizur Rahman to Aiden Markram, That was a risky defense. A length ball just outside off, Markram looks to defend but does bring the bat down fully and it is slightly angled. Luckily for him, the ball bounces just wide of the off stump.
19.25 IST: Mehedi Hasan to Quinton de Kock, This time seeing the slip dropping back to short third man, de Kock angles this off the back foot down to the fielder at the edge of the circle for an easy single. Good batting.
19.22 IST: Mehidy to De Kock, FOUR! Lucky there is de Kock! A flighted off spinner outside off, Quinton looks to cover drive this ball but gets a thick outside edge that flies well past slip and runs away to the fence. SA 9/0 in 1.2 overs
* Mashrafe Mortaza will bowl with the other new ball.
19.19 IST: Mustafizur to De Kock, FOUR! Off the mark in style! A bit of width outside off, Quinton crunches this drive away through point. Easy pickings for a batsman of this caliber. SA 4/0 in 0.5 overs
19.17 IST: Mustafizur Rahman to Quinton de Kock, Oooh! That ball could have gone anywhere. On a length outside off, de Kock looks to keep it out from the crease. The ball goes off the inside half and bounces next to the stumps. Quinton had to be careful where it was heading.
19.16 IST: And we're back for the chase! 331 for South Africa to chase and starting things off is Quinton de Kock and Aiden Markram. Mustafizur has been handed the new ball. Let's get started!
What an outstanding performance by Bangladesh! They will be mighty pleased with where they stand in the game at the moment. After being inserted, ti was their openers who set the tone for them as they got the Bangla Tigers off to a flier. The two fell in quick succession but then the experienced heads of Rahim and Shakib added a massive 142-run stand and that laid the foundation for a big score. Both got to their fifties. However, once Shakib fell the scoring seemed to have slowed down. Bangladesh seemed like losing their way when Rahim fell. Mahumudlluah and Mosaddek though added a brilliant 66-run stand and took Bangladesh to their highest total in a World Cup.
UPDATE! Bangladesh the highest total of the 2019 World Cup!
18.48 IST: Kagiso Rabada to Mahmudullah, Good shot but brilliantly fielded too. Good length ball on off, Mahmudullah drives it through covers. It looks like it will beat the sweeper cover fielder but David Miller runs to his right and saves the ball from going to the ropes with a dive. The batsmen take two. BANGLADESH FINISH AT 330/6 IN 50 OVERS!
18.43 IST: Phehlukwayo to Mahmudullah, SIX! What a start to the final over for Bangladesh. Full on off, Mahmadullah smokes hit flick over the mid-wicket fence for a biggie. BAN 322/6 in 49.1 overs
18.42 IST: Chris Morris to Mosaddek Hossain, OUT! Morris finally has something to smile about. A handy innings from Hossain comes to an end. A low full toss on middle, Mosaddek looks to go over mid off but it goes off the bottom and a simple catch to Phehlukwayo there. A wicket to end but 14 from the over.
18.39 IST: Morris to Mahmudullah, FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries! Bangladesh finishing on a high here. Short and on middle, Mahmudullah pulls it hard towards deep mid-wicket. The fielder there is was inside the boundary. It goes over him and for a boundary. BAN 314/5 in 48.4 overs
18.39 IST: Morris to Mahmudullah, FOUR! Runs leaking now! Down the leg side, Mahmudullah looks to pull but it goes off the glove and to the fine leg fence. BAN 310/5 in 48.3 overs
18.39 IST: Andile Phehlukwayo to Mahmudullah, 300 comes up for Bangladesh. This is the first time they have scored 300 in the World Cup batting first. Good length ball on off, Mahmudullah lofts it over covers. Duminy runs to his left frm long off and puts in a brilliant dive to save runs for his side. The batsmen comeback for third.
18.36 IST: Andile Phehlukwayo to Mosaddek Hossain, Good fielding! Slower ball outside off, Mosaddek drives it to the right of cover. Substitute Dwaine Pretorius dives to his left and saves a certain boundary. Just a run taken.
18.30 IST: Morris to Hossain, FOUR! Two in two! Full on off, Hossain clears his front foot and smashes it over covers to finish the over with a boundary. 15 off the over just what Bangladesh wanted. BAN 291/5 in 47 overs
18.29 IST: Morris to Hossain, FOUR! Pulled and pulled hard. Length ball on off, Hossain pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary. BAN 287/5 in 46.5 overs
18.27 IST: Morris to Mahmudullah, FOUR! Dropped! Rabada did not judge at all. It has not been a good day in the field for South Africa. Morris bowls a good slower one and on middle. He is way too early in the shot. Ends up hitting it high in the air towards deep square leg. Rabada there is not exactly at the ropes. He has to turn back and run behind. He gets two hands to it but fails to hang on. The ball rolls over the fence. This could be a costly miss. BAN 280/5 in 46.1 overs
18.20 IST: Phelukwayo to Hossain, FOUR! Picked his spot well there. Short and on off, Mosaddek smashes it down to the long on fence. Two boundaries to end the over and a much-needed good over for Bangladesh. BAN 271/5 in 46 overs
18.20 IST: Phelukwayo to Hossain, FOUR! Nowhere near where it was intended but Bangladesh won't care. Short and outside off, Mossadek looks to flat-bat it. He is very late in the shot. It hits the lower portion and goes over the keeper for a boundary. BAN 267/5 in 44.5 overs
18.17 IST: Imran Tahir to Mosaddek Hossain, Good running but good effort from Tahir too. Tossed up ball on off, Hossain looks to stroke it to long on but Tahir gets down to his right and looks to stop the ball but he cannot and the ball goes behind allowing them to take one.
18.12 IST: Andile Phehlukwayo to Mosaddek Hossain, FOUR LEG BYES! Poor ball! Welcome boundary for Bangladesh. Down the leg side, Hossain looks to flick but misses. The ball his the pads and rolls to the fine leg fence. BAN 256/5 in 42.5 overs
* Mosaddek Hossain replaces Mushfiqur Rahim out in the middle.
18.10 IST: Andile Phehlukwayo to Mushfiqur Rahim, OUT! TAKEN! Another set batsman walks back at the wrong time for Bangladesh. 320 looks farfetched now. All the pressure built in the previous two overs has paid off. Andiel Phehlukwayo gets his second. He sees the batsman coming down the track and bangs it short. Rahim had also made room so he cuts it hard but does not keep it down. It goes towards deep point where Rassie takes a neat catch. Bangladesh 250/5 in 42.1 overs
*Mahmudullah is the new man in.
17.55 IST: Imran Tahir to Mohammad Mithun, OUT! Completely misreads the line this time and gets bowled off the inside edge.
17.54 IST: 5 runs from the over.
*Chris Morris replaces Kagiso Rabada.
17.49 IST: Aiden Markram to Mohammad Mithun, FOUR! Mithun goes straight this time and scores with a beautiful drive.
17.48 IST: Aiden Markram to Mohammad Mithun, SIX! WHAT A PULL! Markram kept it short and paid the price.
Aiden Markram replaces Imran Tahir.
17.40 IST: Imran Tahir to Mohammad Mithun, FOUR! Full toss and Mithun slog-sweeps it to get off the mark.
*Mohamad Mithun is the new man in.
17.37 IST: Imran Tahir to Shakib Al Hasan, OUT! BOWLED! Tahir makes the breakthrough. Shakib went for the sweet but missed the line. Exposes his stump, and the classic Imrah Tahir celebration follows.
17:36 IST: Huge gap between bat and ball. Faf won't be happy with Quinton de Kock, who looked rather adamant for the review.
17.36 IST: NOT OUT!
17.35 IST: Kagiso Rabada to Shakib Al Hasan, Faf du Plessis takes review for a caught-behind!
17.28 IST: Imran Tahir to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR! Finds an edge but travels the distance! Shakib is lucky here as he not only survives but gets a boundary as well.
As we go for drinks, take a look at Shakib's hilarious take on his teammates!
17.22 IST: Kagiso Rabada to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR! This one was played with a soft hand. Short ball, on to the body, and Rahim opens the face of the bat. Fielder gives the chase but it's a boundary.
Kagiso Rabada replaces Andile Phehlukwayo.
17.17 IST: Imran Tahir to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR! A full-toss. Poor from Tahir here.
17.11 IST: Imran Tahir to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR! Cheeky sweep shot from Rahim. South Africa needs to break this partnership, which has now crossed the 100-run mark.
17.05 IST: Andile Phehlukwayo to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR! Fifty for Mushfiqur!
17.01 IST: Chris Morris to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR! Slightly full this time. Shakib didn't find the gap he was intending to, but it goes for a four nevertheless.
17.00 IST: 4 runs from Phehlukwayo's over.
*Andile Phehlukwayo replaces JP Duminy.
16.51 IST: Chris Morris to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR! 50 for Shakib!
16.49 IST: JP Duminy to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR! The batsman waits this time, and hits it brilliantly towards the extra-cover.
16.48 IST: JP Duminy to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR! Not a good start for Duminy. Brilliant timing from Rahim as he slaps the ball towards the extra-cover boundary.
*JP Duminy is introduced to the attack.
16.45 IST: Chris Morris to Mushfiqur Rahim, one run. Rahim pulls it towards mid-wicket for a single. 150 up for Bangladesh!
*Chris Morris replaces Imran Tahir.
16.39 IST: Aiden Markram to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR! Mushfiqur steps out this time, and drives it. Lofts and clears the field.
16.36 IST: Imran Tahir to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR! Thick edge! The ball races past the slip.
16.31 IST: Imran Tahir to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR! Oh, dear! That is poor from Morris. Tossed up on middle, Rahim plays the sweep. It goes towards Morris at short fine leg but Morris lets it go through him and the ball races away to the fence.
16.29 IST: Aiden Markram to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR! Pierces the gap nicely! Shortish and just outside off, Shakib waits for the ball to come to him and then cuts it past the diving point fielder for a boundary.
*Imran Tahir on for South Africa now
16.23 IST: Aiden Markram to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR! Cut and cut hard! Short and wide outside off once again from Markram. Shakib this time does not miss out on it and cuts it through backward point for a boundary.
16.17 IST: Chris Morris to Shakib Al Hasan, SIX! Not the most convincing ways to get the first six of the game but they will take it.
16.13 IST: DRINKS! South Africa have come back well into the game after the Bangladesh openers were off to a flier. However, two quick wickets have pulled things back and now South Africa are looking to choke the runs. Bangladesh's most reliable players are playing out there and they would hope the two continue. South Africa on the other hand, will know they need to get the two as quickly as possible.
16.01 IST: Chris Morris to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR!
*Mushfiqur Rahim is the new man in
15.55 IST: Chris Morris to Soumya Sarkar, OUT! In the air... taken! Good catch by Quinton de Kock. Once again, the change of bowling works for South Africa. Morris makes an impact straightaway after being brought into the XI. A good short ball and it is very well-directed. Sarkar looks to pull but the ball hurries onto him. It hits the glove and lobs behind towards the keeper. De Kock runs in, dives forward and takes it brilliantly. Sarkar trudges off slowly after getting a start. Both the openers now back in the hut. South Africa back in the game.
*Chris Morris replaces Kagiso Rabada.
15.50 IST: Andile Phehlukwayo to Soumya Sarkar, FOUR! Brilliant push towards sweeper cover.
15.49 IST: UMPIRE'S CALL! It's clipping the stumps! Harsh on Phehlukwayo who looked so confident here. However, South Africa doesn't lose the review.
15.48 IST: Andile Phehlukwayo to Soumya Sarkar, BIG LBW APPEAL! Faf du Plessis has called for review.
15.45 IST: Kagiso Rabada to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR! Stands and delivers. Back of the length and outside off, Shakib hits it towards the point.
Update on Hashim Amla:
*Surprise! Shakib Al Hasan walks in at number 3.
15.39 IST: Andile Phehlukwayo to Tamim Iqbal, OUT! Moves way from the left-hander and Iqbal couldn't resist. Easy catch for De Kock.
15.36 IST: Kagiso Rabada to Soumya Sarkar, FOUR! It's full, and it's on the off. Sarkar punches it towards the covers.
15.35 IST: Kagiso Rabada to Soumya Sarkar, FOUR! Now that's clever. Sarkar almost lets the ball kiss the ball as he opens the willow's face.
15.32 IST: Lungi Ngidi to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR! Smashed it brilliantly. Pulled it towards the midwicket. Poor over from Ngidi, who is clearly frustrated.
*This is the first World Cup game where the side playing the first innings hasn't lost a wicket in the first-5 overs. So far, so good.
15.29 IST: Lungi Ngidi to Soumya Sarkar, FOUR! Slightly full, and Sarkar plays a simple shot towards long-off. Fielder gives the chase but the timing is too good.
15.28 IST: Lungi Ngidi to Soumya Sarkar, FOUR! Another edge, but this time, it was a bit too wide for the second slip to even stop the ball, let alone catch it.
15.25 IST: Kagiso Rabada to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR! A glorious cover-drive from Iqbal. Bad line from Rabada.
15.24 IST: Kagiso Rabada to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR WIDES! Too short from Rabada and Quinton de Kock couldn't catch it, even with a gigantic leap. Good start for Bangladesh here.
15.22 IST: Lungi Ngidi to Soumya Sarkar, FOUR! Edged and goes past the slip! Sarkar was lucky here.
15.21 IST: Lungi Ngidi to Soumya Sarkar, FOUR! Ctrl C + Ctrl V, that. Another short ball, another pull from Sarkar! Ngidi needs to change his length here.
15.20 IST: Lungi Ngidi to Soumya Sarkar, FOUR! Short this time from Ngidi, and Sarkar pulls it. A magnificent shot!
Will we see the legendary celebration today again?
15.15 IST: Kagiso Rabada to Soumya Sarkar, two runs! Slightly full and Tamim wanted to go for a drive, but mistimes it. The ball instead takes the inside edge and runs towards the midwicket.
15.13 IST: Lungi Ngidi to Tamim Iqbal, beats him! The bowler has clearly learnt from his poor start against England. Keeping it on the good length and trying to get the batsman to take risks.
15.04 IST: Lungi Ngidi to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR! Sarkar is off the mark in style! He looks to have come out with an attacking approach as all the three shots he has played, he has played with intensity. Short and on middle, Sarkar plays the pick up shot over square leg and the ball races away.
15.00 IST: Done and dusted with national anthems. South Africa skipper, Faf du Plessis is having a talk with his team in the huddle before they take their respective position in the field. Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar walk out to open the batting for Bangladesh. Lungi Ngidi has the ball for the Proteas.
14.54 IST: Out walk the two set of players for their respective national anthems. First up, it will be Bangladesh's national anthem followed by South Africa's. We aren't far away from the start.
14.40 IST: Playing XIs:
South Africa: Quinton de Kock (WK), Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis (C), Rassie van der Dussen, Jean-Paul Duminy, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir
Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (WK), Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mashrafe Mortaza (C), Mehidy Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman
14.37 IST: Mashrafe Mortaza: We are confident, had a good preparation. South Africa losing that day doesn't matter. We have to play hard. It's a good wicket to bat on. Tamim is playing. Everyone is fit to play. Our top XI are playing.
Faf du Plessis: We'll have a bowl. Playing an extra seamer today, and we would like to attack the Bangladeshis in the first 15 overs. We did really well to restrict the strong England line-up to 300ish, and we were one partnership away from a really close chase. Amla's out, so Miller comes back in. Morris comes in as well, as I said we are trying to take advantage of the bounce on the wicket.
14.33 IST: TOSS - Faf du Plessis has won the toss and South Africa will bowl first
SA vs BAN, 2019 World Cup Match 5 in London: BAN (0/0) vs SA at The Oval
Brief Preview: Bangladesh will be facing a bruised South African side in their World Cup opener on Sunday at The Oval in London. The Proteas were condemned to a 104-run defeat largely due to England's ability to use the conditions better and the combined brilliance of Jofra Archer and Ben Stokes. While they could do little about the latter, South Africa will have learnt more about using the conditions which only makes Bangladesh's task all the more difficult. Even in that defeat, South Africa showed that they have the resources to justify their tag as one of the favourites behind England, India and Australia. [Read full preview]