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Warner ton goes in vain, SA stun Aussies in last match of CWC 2019



Last but not the least, South Africa have ended their CWC 2019 journey with head high beating Australia by 10 runs in the last group stage match at the Old Trafford in Manchester.

The result vertically dethroned the defending champion from top of the table. India, meanwhile, grabbed the crown comprehensively beating Sri Lanka in the other match of the day.

After scoring 325 runs, South African bowlers dealt with supremacy, overshadowed the a superb hundred runs knock from David Warner and later a thundering 89 from Alex Carey. bowling out Australia for 315 in 49.5 overs.

Pace duo Kagiso Rabada Andile Phehlukwayo shared 5 wickets in between them with the former leading the way scalping 3 wickets. Dwaine Pretorious bagged two.

On his return to international sight, David Warner continued his superlative run of form in the ongoing mega ICC event. He chased out the bad memories with South Africa reeling behind the infamous ‘Sandpaper Gate’ scandal. In the first match against the Proteas after that incident, Warner just completed his third hundred of CWC 2019.

He top-scored with 122 facing just 117 deliveries hammering 15 fours and 2 sixes. The feat was followed well by Alex Carey making 85 off 69.

In the fifth wicket, Warner and Carey added 08 runs after Australia fall into 119 for 4 at one stage.

In the earlier phase of the match, captain Faf du Plessis slammed first century of CWC 2019 to lift his side to a substantial total of 325 for six after they won the toss.

Opener Quinton de Kock provided a solid start with 52 that was followed by du Plessis’ 100 off 94 deliveries. Later Rassie van der Dussen was unfortunately got rid off by Pat Cummins scoring 95 from 97 balls as the pair added 151 for the third wicket.

The result seated Australia in the second of the point table behind India (15) with 14 points followed by England (12) and New Zealand (11).

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