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Chris Morris calls for Proteas fans’ support

Thu, 6th Jun 2019

Chris Morris of South Africa reacts in disappointment after missed chance against Virat Kohli of India during the ICC Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and India at the Hampshire Bowl, Southampton on 05 June 2019 ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix

South African all-rounder Chris Morris has called for support from Proteas fans following a third straight loss at the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup.

SA are teetering on the edge of early elimination at the tournament in England after they fell to a six-wicket defeat at the hands of India in Southampton on Wednesday.

Following losses to the hosts and Bangladesh within the opening week, the Proteas now face the tough task of trying to win at least five of their remaining six first-round matches to have a chance at reaching the semifinals.

Morris was one of South Africa’s better players in the match against India, scoring a valuable 42 runs off 34 balls with the bat, while he finished with excellent bowling figures of 1/36 from his 10 overs with the ball.

The all-rounder says the Proteas can still pull off a miracle at the 2019 CWC, but they’ll need the backing of their supporters.

“The guys know what needs be done. They are obviously a little bit disappointed and angry, which they deserve to be,” he said.

“It’s pretty simple; win the next six and crack on.

“Fans at home… all I can say is stay with us. Stranger things have happened in a World Cup before, in every sport. Back us as much as you can.”

South Africa’s next World Cup clash sees them take on the West Indies in Southampton on Monday 10 June.