Watch 25th match: New Zealand v South Africa at Birmingham, Jun 19, 2019 Live Streaming ICC Cricket World Cup

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South Africa 241/6
(49.0 Overs) RR: 4.91

New Zealand 245/6
(48.3 Overs) 5.05
New Zealand won by 4 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)
Kane Williamson (rhb) *10613876.81
Colin de Grandhomme (rhb)6047127.65
Chris Morris (rfm)10.004934.90
Kagiso Rabada (rfm)10.004214.20
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That’s all we have for you from an eeeeeepic game. Thanks for your company and on behalf of Karthik and Thilak, this is Deiva Muthu saying good night and go party

More from Kane Williamson: To be honest, when we went out there this morning, I thought the wicket was soft. And naturally they didn’t have the best weather to harden up. So bowling was what both teams are looking to do. We knew we had to adapt quickly. It usually is when it hardens up. Try and read it as you go. Someone as de Grandhomme bowls beautifully in Test cricket when you hit the area and out here that area was the most important thing. The slower bowlers felt they were the hardest to get away and that’s what we were looking to do. [on batting with de Grandhomme] You have a quiet chat. Hey, play your natural game and he’s done it a number of times. He’s your X-factor player and what an occastion to do it. On that wicket. It wasn’t easy to play a knock like that. Trying to get across the line, we’ve played on a variety of surfaces. You look at the other side of the country and they score 350 but that’s not been us. But yeah, it’s not looking too far ahead and trying to achieve things aren’t necessary. But we know there are a number of tough games coming up

Faf du Plessis says: We were aiming 260. I thought that was par on this wicket. The chat in the team room was to aim at 260 and 270. So we fell short. So good bowling from New Zealand and not getting boundaries away by us played a part. Individual batters will look at having an opportunity at facing a bowler that the fancy. Kane showed that. He also found it difficult to score but he waited for the guy he could hit. We also had a lot of stop start stop start innings but Kane batted through for the hundred and that was the game changer. We did everything we could. We threw ourselves a round. The energy was unbelievable. Sure, there was sometimes that we dropped intensity. But Kane took it away from us. [On missing DRS to get Williamson out] Was that lbw out? I don’t know. Which one is that. I don’t know. Oooh the nick. Oh well. There was no real appeal. No real lets have a look at it. So yeah, ask him [Imran Tahir] That’s all we can do. The performances haven’t been there. Individually we should have put on performances that could have driven the team home. But now we have to just try out best to compete again”

Kane Williamson is the Man of the Match: Yeah, it was nice to be there at the end. We knew from the first half that it was a tough surface – it was pretty soft and the ball was holding up in the surface. We managed to build the pressure by bowling in the right areas. We then had to build partnerships, but we kept losing unfortunate wickets that made life difficult. De Grandhomme stood out for me with the ball and then providing impetus with the bat. Trying to get through the tough parts – it was about communicating with the partners and feeding off them. Neesham and de Grandhomme both scored at a reasonable clip, so it was about taking the game deep. I was trying trying to do the job and fortunate I could do that. Today was a close one – could have gone either way – but nice to get the win in the end

Trying to get through the tough parts. You know you’ll face dot balls out there because it was basically standing up in the surface. So we just had to build partnerships. Neesham and de Grandhomme (60 off 47) scored a bit quicker at the other end so I could just sit in at my end.

Trying to do the job as well as you can and I was fortunate to have been able to do it today. There was a number of other contributions that was vital. One of those surfaces that provides close game and a spectacle.

Kalpit: “Cool, Calm and Composed Kane Williamson ! World cup innings of saviour, an innings to remember for history !! Century from the Black Caps Captain: Kane Williamson !!”

Munwar: “I have in my memory a bearded man in black hitting a six in the last over of the match to eliminate SA from World Cup 2015. Again the same scene is repeated by Kane to eliminate SA from World Cup 2019. #Magic Moment Repeated. What a classy innings from the nicest guy of Cricket #ClassyKane”

Sid: “Any takers for best match of the tournament so far? Or does England v Pakistan edge this one?”

Vinoth: “There is no mathematical, physical, chemical calculation for the last 6teams to qualify for semi finals and this much soon we know the semifinalists”

Kunal Pandya: “”SA vs NZ matches are becoming legendary especially in World Cup like SA vs Aus.””

8pm Nerves, pressure, tricky pitch, try telling that to the ice-cool Kane Williamson. Martin Guptill was out in unlikely fashion – he was out hit wicket – and Ross Taylor was snaffled down leg. But, Williamson hung on and refused to budge. Let’s not forget the crucial contribution from Colin de Grandhomme. And let’s not forget all those errors from South Africa in the field. The slower balls and cross-seamers gripped in the surface, de Grandhomme holed out but Williamson rose above everything and ushered NZ home.

48.34 Phehlukwayo to Williamson Williamson – you beauty! It had to end this way, right? That dab down to third man. Back of a length and outside off, glides it away behind point and seals it for NZ like boss. He is the boss. Meanwhile, South Africa’s World Cup hopes are effectively ended FOUR
48.26 Phehlukwayo to Williamson Grant Elliott: 2015. Kane Williamson: 2019. New Zealand are having the times of their lives once again. What an incredible century from Kane Williamson. This was full and outside off, slower variation, Williamson picks it, drops down to one knee and smokes it away into the stands beyond midwicket. Williamson eases the helmet off his head and soaks everything in SIX
48.11 Phehlukwayo to Santner hip-high short ball on middle, Santner pulls and finds deep midwicket 1 run

New Zealand need 8 off the last over. Can they have the times of their lives once again? Andile will bowl the final over. Faf has a lengthy discussion with him. Okay, guess what the ZING BAILS have stopped play. Scenes at Edgbaston. Sid Monga from the venue: “They are taking the bail from the non-strikers’ end to the striker’s end. I am not sure the zing is working on the bails now”

Long-on, long-off, two men in the deep on the leg side, sweeper cover in the deep. No short third man or deep third man

End of Over No.48 New Zealand 234/6 Last Over (6 runs)

47.64 Ngidi to Williamson That artistic dab from Williamson fetches him a crucial four. Slower ball, Ngidi rolls his fingers across the ball and pushes it outside off, Williamson waits for the ball to arrive, then glides it – like only he can – fine of short third man for four. First boundary for Williamson after 38 balls, I’m told. Significant one FOUR

WATCHWilliamson survives again as South Africa blow a run-out chance (Australia, UK and SEA only)

47.51 Ngidi to Santner slower short ball outside off, swatted away to the bowler, smashes the stumps at the non-striker’s and rolls down to long-on 1 run
47.40 Ngidi to Santner slower offcutter, excellent execution from Ngidi from round the wicket, beats Santner. De Kock somehow grabs it awkwardly. Pressure. Pressure. Pressure. He didn’t even get his body behind the ball no run
47.31 Ngidi to Williamson pitched up and outside off, Williamson shovels it away with the bottom hand to wide long-on 1 run
47.20 Ngidi to Williamson Has that been dropped by Ngidi? Nope, that did not carry to him and he wears a wry smile. Slower cutter, grips in the pitch, chipped back, lands just in front of the bowler no run

Here comes Mitchell Santner. He is so cool and laidback that he has been nicknamed “Flatline” at Northern Districts. A slip greets him. Mid-off sent back

47.1W Ngidi to de Grandhomme South Africa finally hang onto a catch. Faf du Plessis gives SA hope. Oh man, what a game this is turning out to be! This is the slower one once again. Pitched up and outside off, right up the alley for de Grandhomme to muscle it into the stands. He only holes out to long-off. Is there another twist in this match? OUT
C de Grandhomme c du Plessis b Ngidi 60 (70m 47b 5×4 2×6) SR: 127.65

End of Over No.47 New Zealand 228/5 Last Over (3 runs)

46.61 Rabada to de Grandhomme short and outside off, slower one at 117ks, slapped through backward point 1 run
46.50 Rabada to de Grandhomme shortish and outside off, now it’s CdG’s turn to run it away… but third man is up to stop the single no run
46.41 Rabada to Williamson Williamson rides the bounce of this short ball outside off and guides it down to deep third man – like only he can 1 run
46.30 Rabada to Williamson short and rises at off, Williamson rises with it and diffuses it no run
46.20 Rabada to Williamson banged in short at off, Williamson leaps and fends it behind to the keeper no run

Lakshman Kumar: “The ball seems to be following Miller everywhere he goes..! The only way they can get a Wicket is to make Miller stand right behind the wickets..! ”

46.11 Rabada to de Grandhomme short, wide, slapped to sweeper cover 1 run

End of Over No.46 New Zealand 225/5 Last Over (9 runs)

45.61 Ngidi to de Grandhomme another slower cutter, knocked to the leg side for one 1 run
45.61 Ngidi to de Grandhomme slower ball, past the tramline, wide 1 wide
45.54 Ngidi to de Grandhomme A catching opportunity ends up as a boundary. What’re you doing SA? Miller runs in, attacks the ball for the catch, but the ball drops in front of him at deep midwicket. Rabada is at the edge of the boundary running round from deep square, he slides, but lets the ball go to the fence. Back of a length and outside off, de Grandhomme smites it away and gets away FOUR
45.40 Ngidi to de Grandhomme slower ball, dips under his almighty swing. Beaten lavishly, this offcutter was barely 110ks no run
45.31 Ngidi to Williamson overpitched and outside off, Williamson shovel-drives it with his bottom wrist to the off-side sweeper 1 run

Amit Agrawal : “This has been a very strange and disappointing campaign for the South Africans , the players never looked confident enough right from the first game . Really an underwhelming display by a top team. Sad for fans .”

45.21 Ngidi to de Grandhomme slower cutter, nurdled to the leg side 1 run
45.11 Ngidi to Williamson slower short ball, sticks in the surface, Kane yanks his bottom hand off the bat and scoops it away over midwicket 1 run

End of Over No.45 New Zealand 216/5 Last Over (5 runs)

44.64 Morris to de Grandhomme Mowed away to the wide long-on boundary and that’s fifty for de Grandhomme. Born in Harare, playing for NZ at home away from home in Edgbaston. He turns out for Birmingham Bears in the T20 tournament here. Who writes your scrips, man? What an innings under pressure. Back of a length and outside off, he swats it away like a fly FOUR
44.50 Morris to de Grandhomme ripping off-stump yorker, de Grandhomme is up to it, kept out no run
44.40 Morris to de Grandhomme back of a length and kicks up outside off, beating de Grandhomme’s lazy attempt to run it down to deep third man no run

Four men in the deep: two sweepers on either side, long-on, long-off

44.31 Morris to Williamson cross-seamer, back of a length and outside off, can’t bowl there. You will be dabbed down to third man 1 run
44.20 Morris to Williamson fullish and homing in on off, pressed to the covers no run
44.10 Morris to Williamson nice and full, slanting into the middle of Williamson’s forward defence no run

A comfort break for Williamson and de Grandhomme. Can they usher NZ home? They need 31 off 30 balls

End of Over No.44 New Zealand 211/5 Last Over (12 runs)

43.61 Phehlukwayo to Williamson short on the hips, quietly glanced away to square leg 1 run

Vineel Chandra: “QDK and South Africa need to understand that being the good guys cannot win you matches always. Not even appealing for such a close call to Williamson is outrightly unacceptable while Tahir was showing interest”

43.51 Phehlukwayo to de Grandhomme full and outside off, this free-hit is swung away to long-on 1 run

What is it?

ICC Cricket World Cup, 25th match: New Zealand v South Africa at Birmingham, Jun 19, 2019.

When is it?

Match will be played on Jun 19, 2019.

What time does it start?

Starting time of match 2019-06-19 09:30:00 GMT, 2019-06-19 10:30:00 local

In Which Ground is it Playing?

The match will be played at Edgbaston, Birmingham

Who will Win 25th match: New Zealand v South Africa ?

With ten nearly equally matched groups, the importance of every game can’t be understated in this tournament. Both sides are expected to emerge out packaged full-strength against each other in what claims to be a cracker of a competition. Contemplating that the 2 sides on newspaper,South Africa are somewhat more power-packed unit whereas New Zealand possess the benefit of being a steady side. For this and another above-mentioned motives, we believe the South Africa are far more likely to emerge victorious in what will be among the most crucial experiences for either side.

What TV channel is it on Live?

The following TV Channels have acquired the official Broadcast rights for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Check this listing to know about Where to watch CWC 2019.

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  • Pakistan PTV Sports and Ten Sports
  • Bangladesh Ghazi Tv (GTV), Maasranga & BTV
  • Australia Fox Sports
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  • New Zealand Sky Sports
  • Canada ATN
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  • Sri Lanka SLRC (Channel Eye)
  • Caribbean ESPN
  • Hong Kong Star Cricket, Today TV App
  • Singapore Star Cricket, Star Hub Go, Singtel
  • China Fox Network Group
  • Fiji Fiji Broadcasting Corporation (FBC TV)
  • Europe, Japan ICC’s Facebook webpage
  • Malaysia Star Cricket, Astro Go
  • Afghanistan Moby TV

Score Cards

  • KS Williamson 106*
    v BowlerDot46RBSR
    K Rabada1600112347.82
    L Ngidi1610142653.84
    CH Morris1130222491.66
    AL Phehlukwayo8414230140.00
    Imran Tahir2110173548.57
  • BattingRB46
    MJ Guptillhit wicket355950
    C Munrocaught9520
    KS Williamsonnot out10613891
    LRPL Taylorcaught wk1200
    TWM Lathamcaught wk1400
    JDS Neeshamcaught233430
    C de Grandhommecaught604752
    MJ Santnernot out2300
    MJ Henry
    LH Ferguson
    TA Boult
    Extras(lb 1, w 6, nb 1)8
    Total(6 wkts; 48.3 ovs)245
  • BowlingOMRWEcon
    K Rabada1004214.20(1w)
    L Ngidi1014714.70(2w)
    CH Morris1004934.90
    AL Phehlukwayo8.307318.58(1nb, 3w)
    Imran Tahir1003303.30
  • Partnerships
    1st12C Munro 9MJ Guptill 2
    2nd60MJ Guptill 33KS Williamson 26
    3rd2LRPL Taylor 1KS Williamson 1
    4th6TWM Latham 1KS Williamson 5
    5th57JDS Neesham 23KS Williamson 31
    6th91C de Grandhomme 60KS Williamson 28
    7th17*KS Williamson 15MJ Santner 2
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