May 30, 2009, 22:02 | Updated: May 30, 2009, 22:15
The goal is pretty big, if we want to win, we need 312 runs. In the opening day of the World Cup, South Africa's batting was not good at the start of the big goal in England. The team lost two wickets for 44 runs. The continuity of the innings is in the whole innings. The South African batsmen are quite uncomfortable in front of the English bowlers.
South Africa got 180 runs in 34 overs until the last match was reached. They lost the wicket six
Earlier, England, batting first, scored 311 for eight wickets. In the match at the Oval, England lost the opening opener Jonny Bairstow to the second in the first over of the day. Spinner Imran returned him out. In this push, the hosts finally made big collections.
Ben Stokes, playing in the middle order, played a major role in making England a bigger one. He scored 89 runs of 79 balls. Besides, Jason Rai (54), Root (51) and Morgan (57) played a lot of innings.
Imran Tahir (61) and Rasad (66) took two wickets each. And Lungi got three wickets for 66 runs.