SA vs WI World Cup Warm-up: Match has been abandoned

Openers Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock stitched together 95 runs for the opening wicket before the game was called off due to rain.

The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Warm-up match between West Indies and South Africa has been called off due to rain.

The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Warm-up match between West Indies and South Africa has been called off due to rain.   -  Getty Images

Welcome to Sportstar's live coverage of the ICC World Cup 2019 warm-up match between South Africa and the West Indies, being played at the Bristol County Ground.


◙ That is it! The match has been called off due to rain. South Africa would be unhappy considering how Quinton de Kock and Hashim Amla were batting.

◙ And there we go! Rain stoppage... Yet again! South Africa 95/0 after 12.4 overs

◙ SIX - First six of the match as Hashim Amla slashes Oshane Thomas over the third man for a maximum. South Africa 88/0 after 12 overs.

◙ Andre Russell into the attack.

◙ First runs after resumption as De Kock takes a single of Holder.

◙ It has stopped raining and it will be a 31-over contest starting at 15:30 local time.

◙ Another shower and the covers are back on the field.

◙ We have an update as play will resume at 02:00 PM local time and it will be a 39-per over side game.

◙ The drizzle continues and so as the wait. This is frustrating..

◙ The rain is back just after seven deliveries and off go the players. It's that kind of a start and stop day at Bristol.

◙ The rain has stopped and the South Africa openers are back on the field. 

◙ Rain stops play.

Fifty up for South Africa: Hashim Amla pulls and pulls well through the mid-wicket to bring the fifty up for South Africa. South Africa 50/2 in 7.2 overs

FOUR - Fabulous shot from Quinton de Kock and it was all timing personified. Just a gentle push straight down the ground for a boundary.

South Africa is off to a sedate start as both Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock have picked boundaries and have dealt the West Indies pace bowlers pretty well. South Africa 22/0 after 4 overs.

FOUR - Quinton de Kock gets off the mark with a boundary and that's a beautiful shot through the covers.

Sheldon Cottrell, left-arm fast medium, into the attack.

FOUR- First runs on the board. Beautiful shot from Hashim Amla as he gets off the mark with a boundary. On the pads and he flicks it  through the mid-wicket.

◙ Cool conditions greet the players as the two sides make their way. The Wet Indies players are warming up and are out there in the middle and out come the South Africa openers, Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock. Jason Holder to open the attack. Here we go!

Toss: West Indies won the toss and elected to bowl first.

◙  Jason Holder at the Toss: We're going to field first. It looks like a green wicket with a bit of grass covering so we'll look to make full use of it. The preparation has gone well, it is the last chance for us to finalize combinations. We are playing twelve today - Fabien, Roach and another guy. We have to work to our strengths, we have got good fast bowlers, a left-armer and a good mix of players.

◙  JP Duminy at the Toss: It is important to understand the conditions here, it would be different from the ones we experienced at Cardiff. Nothing has happened to Faf, he will be batting today, but I will be captaining the side.

◙ Michael Holding at the Toss Report: Reckons there is a little bit of grass and there's rain in the air.

◙ Coming up Pitch Report and Toss.

◙ After a satisfactory workout in its first warm-up match against Sri Lanka, South Africa will face West Indies, which is playing its first warm-up match, at the Bristol County Ground.

ICC World Cup 2019 full schedule, timings

◙ Related: India's batting failed to put any pressure on New Zealand's bowlers as Virat Kohli and Co. suffered a six-wicket defeat in the first warm-up game ahead of the ICC World Cup on Saturday.

◙ The match is scheduled to begin at 3:00 PM Indian time, with the toss set to take place at 14:30 IST.

◙ Stay tuned for live updates.


South Africa: Hashim Amla, Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis(c), Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Jean-Paul Duminy, Quinton de Kock(w), Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir, Dale Steyn, Tabraiz Shamsi

West Indies: Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran(w), Ashley Nurse, Andre Russell, Jason Holder(c), Carlos Brathwaite, Shai Hope, Fabian Allen, Kemar Roach, Oshane Thomas, Shannon Gabriel, Sheldon Cottrell