Australia vs South Africa, LIVE SCORE, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match Updates: Good over for Australia and Cummins. Runs in hard and bangs it hard on the deck. Just 2 off it. The penultimate ball smashed Rassie on the helmet. But he was strong enough to cope with it and sent the physio back.
A win against South Africa will ensure top spot for Aaron Finch’s men and will most likely to play New Zealand in the semi-finals.
Currently, Australia have 14 points thanks to their seven wins and their only defeat in the tournament so far has come against India.
It has been a tough tournament for South Africa and they will look to end their campaign with a win. Du Plessis’ side have lost crucial encounters against the likes of India, England and Bangladesh. Their two wins came against Afghanistan and Sri Lanka.
Meanwhile, Australia head coach Justin Langer wants to maintain the feel-good factor in his squad.
“It’s about maintaining the momentum of winning,” Australia coach Langer said at Old Trafford on Thursday. “That’s really important for us.
“For this game, some people said it was a dead rubber. There’s nothing dead about it.
“There’s no way we’ll ever get complacent. Not with what’s happened the last 12 months. We’re playing good cricket, so we want to continue the momentum of winning going forward.”
Full Team Squads
Australia Team Players: Aaron Finch (capt), Jason Behrendorff, Alex Carey (wk), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa.
South Africa Team Players: Faf du Plessis (capt), Quinton de Kock, Imran Tahir, David Miller, JP Duminy, Lungi Ngidi, Kagiso Rabada, Aiden Markram, Chris Morris, Andile Phehlukwayo, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dale Steyn, Dwaine Pretprius, Rassie van der Dussen, Hashim Amla.
With inputs from Agencies
Updated Date: Jul 06, 2019 07:33 PM