World Cup 2019: South Africa records lowest PowerPlay score

At the end of 10 overs, South Africa was reeling at 34 for the loss of two wickets against India in Southampton on Wednesday.

South Africa batsman Quinton de Kock walks back to the pavilion after being dismissed in the World Cup match against India on Wednesday.   -  REUTERS

South Africa recorded the lowest first Powerplay score — 34 for the loss of two wickets — in World Cup 2019 in the clash against India in Southampton on Wednesday.

Afghanistan’s 37 for the loss of two wickets against Australia in Bristol was the lowest of the tournament before India fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah caused trouble to the Proteas batsmen at Hampshire Bowl in India’s Cup opener.

Bumrah dismissed Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock inside six overs. Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal cleaned up Faf du Plessis and Rassie van der Dussen.

On Tuesday, Sri Lanka recorded the top PowerPlay I show — 79 for no loss — against Afghanistan in Cardiff.

New Zealand’s 77 against Sri Lanka and West Indies’ 71 against Pakistan in Nottingham are the next best perfornances of first PowerPlay in the list.

West Indies 119/1 against Canada in World Cup 2003 is the best PowerPlay show in the history of the tournament. New Zealand’s 116/2 against England in 2015 is second in the list.

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