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  • 10:33 PM IST

    That’s all for now, folks. Do hop on to the home page for the match report, videos and much more. Tomorrow, West Indies will lock horns with Pakistan and our correspondent Aditya Bhattacharya has all the dope from Trentbridge, Nottingham. Until next time then, it’s goodnight!

  • 10:24 PM IST

    England captain Eoin Morgan is a very pleased man to say the least: “Delighted to be off and running in this tournament. It’s more satisfying than normal. We were very good today, the wicket didn’t allow us to execute our plan which is to try and score quite a considerable total, but I thought the maturity and smart cricket we played shows the effort we put in the last two years and the experience as well.”

  • 10:23 PM IST

    Here’s the losing captain Faf du Plessis talking about today’s match: “I think we have been outplayed in all three departments. Basically, we were 3 down in 12 overs and I think we were looking for 330-340 but when we took the pace off we thought 300 was par. It was a plan. We wanted to target those two openers with legspin, especially Roy. It worked today. The batting was really good. They are a top-quality team and they showed that with the bat today. You need a bit of momentum in the first two games. He is okay now and when he came back to the dressing room, he looked fine and hopefully that’s a good sign for the next game. When we have Dale and all our resources, we back our bowling to restrict teams under 300.”

  • 10:22 PM IST

    Truly, Ben Stokes did light up The Oval with his allround skills

  • 10:19 PM IST

    England fans react to that Stokes catch

  • 10:18 PM IST

    Ben Stokes relives on what is probably the catch of the decade: “I was a little further in than I should have been. I panicked a bit I guess but it stuck. I shouldn’t have been there (initially) and it was probably a regulation catch but I was in the wrong position. (On the pitch) The message from the batsmen in the middle was that it was a tricky pitch to bat on, so the aim was to get to 300-310. Maybe 330. I was looking to just pace it. The hard length was difficult and obviously, the slower balls and all. Towards the end, they (SA bowlers) were really hard to get away. I guess psychologically getting over the 300-run mark really helped. And then, our bowlers knew what to do and they executed well. (On the crowd support) It was unbelievable, excellent turnaround for the first World Cup and hope it continues.”

  • 10:17 PM IST

    England have more than justified their favourites tag and have got the perfect start to open their World Cup campaign.

  • 10:14 PM IST

    Few reactions from today’s World Cup opener

  • 10:12 PM IST

    Definitely not the kind of start South Africa were expecting

  • 10:09 PM IST

    IT’S ALL OVER! That ended pretty fast, Stokes takes another, Tahir nicks off. SA 207 all out. England win by 104 runs, huge win for them What a start to their worldcup2019 campaign.

  • 10:06 PM IST

    WICKET! Ben Stokes. the man of the moment, gets in the wickets column, Rabada holes out to Plunkett. South Africa 207/9

  • 10:04 PM IST

    In case you missed the Stokes catch, we’ve got you covered

  • 10:02 PM IST

    Cricket score ENG vs SA: South Africa 199/8 in 39 overs (Kagiso Rabada 7, Lungi Ngidi 6)

  • 10:00 PM IST

    WICKET! Plunkett strikes again and Amla’s innings comes to an end, he departs for 13, England are cruising to victory here, SA 193/8 in 38.4 overs

  • 9:46 PM IST

    ENG vs SA ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Live Cricket Score: SA 182/7 in 35 overs (Hashim Amla 8, Kagiso Rabada 1)

  • 9:43 PM IST

    GONE! That probably is the final nail in the coffin, Ben Stokes has pulled off one of the greatest catches in World cricket! Phehlukwayo departs for 24, Adil Rashid strikes, SA 180/7.

  • 9:33 PM IST

    Hashim Amla is back on the field. His experience will be vital now

  • 9:29 PM IST

    WICKET! There is no stopping Jofra Archer, picks up his third wicket, Rassie van der Dussen departs for a well-played 50, South Africa are almost out of this one 167/6 .

  • 9:18 PM IST

    ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 live cricket score: South Africa 165/5 in 29.4 overs (Rassie van der Dussen 48, Andile Phehlukwayo 14)

  • 9:16 PM IST

    Agree?

  • 9:11 PM IST

    On the lighter side now

  • 9:10 PM IST

    Looks like The Oval is not big enough to accommodate fans

  • 9:06 PM IST

    GONE! Pretorious run out for 1! This game is getting away from South Africa 144/5 in 26.2 overs

  • 9:04 PM IST

    South Africa in a spot of bother

  • 9:03 PM IST

    Gibbs not liking what he’s seeing?

  • 9:03 PM IST

    ANOTHER ONE GOES DOWN! South Africa losing the plot here, Moeen Ali strikes and after playing quite an adventurous shot, JP Duminy falls for 8, SA 142/4.

  • 8:57 PM IST

    Here’s an update of Hashim Amla’s injury from Cricket South Africa: “Amla has been assessed and is doing fine. Due to the sensitive nature of head injuries, he will undergo another re-assessment during the course of the innings which will give an indication of his further participation in the match.”

  • 8:56 PM IST

    WICKET! A big wicket for England! The danger man Quinton de Kock (68), who was looking good has walked back courtesy Liam Plunkett, sa 135/3 in 24 overs

  • 8:48 PM IST

    STAT ATTACK: Quinton de Kock is one of just two opening batsmen to score over 3,000 ODI runs since the last World Cup alongside India’s Rohit Sharma.

  • 8:42 PM IST

    So what happens if Amla cannot make it back to the field?

Liam Plunkett, England cricket team

England vs South Africa, Match 1, Live Score

Hello and welcome to our live coverage of Match 1 of Cricket World Cup 2019 between England and South Africa at the Oval, London on Thursday.

PREVIEW

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 kick starts on May 30 (Thursday) with hosts and favouritesEngland taking on heavyweights South Africa at the Oval, London.  Boasting a plethora of big-hitting white-ball specialists, England are the top-ranked team in the 50-over game and with their recent marauding form South Africa will have a tough time in the opener.

England are even threatening to smash the 500-run barrier for the first time in an ODI innings, having set a new record total of 481 for six against Australia in Nottingham last year. And their attack now has an extra threat in recently qualified Barbados-born fast bowler Jofra Archer. So embarrassing was England’s first-round exit at the 2015 edition in Australia and New Zealand it prompted a major rethink of their attitude to the white-ball game.

ENG vs SA ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Live Cricket Score

The transformation has been remarkable, with Eoin Morgan‘s men climbing to the top of the one-day international rankings and twice setting a new record for the highest one-day international total, which now stands at 481 for six.

South Africa have been dealt with a major blow with Dale Steyn unavailable for the opener and have largely flown under the radar to the build up to the mega event, largely owing to the lack of form of Hashim Amla and inexperienced top-order. but in Lungi NgidiKagiso Rabadaand seam-bowling allrounders, the Proteas will most definitely pack a punch

South Africa, captained by Faf du Plessis, are without retired star batsman AB de Villiers but their top order includes the talented Quinton de Kock.

Editorial team of CricketCountry.