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Proteas lose a third match in a row in cricket world cup

The South African cricket team on Wednesday, 5 May lost their third match in a cricket world cup against India in England, Southampton.

Proteas where expected to redeem themselves against Indian team which is number one on the ICC test ranking after losing their first match to host England and Bangladesh on the first two matches in the 2019 cricket world cup.

Morris (42 off 34 balls, 2 sixes and a four) and Rabada (a career-best 31 not out off 35 balls, 2 fours) gave the Proteas something to bowl at with their eighth wicket stand of 66 off 62 balls after a top order collapse had seen them subside to 135/6 with all their batsmen back in the pavilion.

India cruised to a comfortable six-wicket victory over the Standard Bank Proteas with 15 balls to spare after South Africa chose to bat first and made 227/9 runs.  The sub-continent giants responded with 230/4 runs to add more misery to the Proteas which played without the experience of Dale Steyn who has been replaced by Beuran Hendricks.

For India this victory meant that they kicked off their campaign with a convincing win while the Proteas have now lost three out of three and need to unleash a winning run in their remaining six matches.

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