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Month: June 2019

PAKISTAN STEALS VICTORY IN THE LAST OVER FROM AFGHANISTAN AND LAND IN TOP FOUR

PAKISTAN STEALS VICTORY IN THE LAST OVER FROM AFGHANISTAN AND LAND IN TOP FOUR

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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 is in full swing and every team is trying to make an impact no matter what. The teams already eliminated are playing for their honor while other who are still in contention, are trying their best to get into the elite 4 that will qualify for the semi finals. An interesting match was set to be played between Afghanistan and a rejuvenated Pakistan. Pakistan were sitting on the 7th position and a win could take them into top 4. Afghanistan won an important toss and decided that they will bat first. Rahmat Shah and skipper Gulbadin Naib came out to bat but in the 5th over captain Gulbadin was dismissed by Shaheen Shah when Sarfaraz caught him. Hashmatullah stepped in but was sent back right away as Shaheen dismissed him on a golden duck. Ikram was moved up the o...
SOUTH AFRICA SHATTERS SRI LANKAN HOPES OF SECURING A SEMI FINAL SPOT

SOUTH AFRICA SHATTERS SRI LANKAN HOPES OF SECURING A SEMI FINAL SPOT

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As the ICC Cricket World Cup moves further, the excitement of the fans surge and every new day brings about a new enthusiasm among the fans across. Such was another game on Friday which filled the heart of the fans with energy when South Africa was up against the Sri Lankan team. Although it was a mid table clash with two teams who have underperformed in this World Cup, but the scenario in which the teams had to play made it quite interesting. Sri Lanka were sitting on the 7th place with 6 points and had a chance of making it to the knockout stages if they manage to beat South Africa while South Africa were sitting on the 9th with their hopes of going through gone long. The Proteas won the toss and elected to field first. Skipper Karunaratne and Kusal Perera came out to open the innin...
INDIA BREEZE PAST WEST INDIES AND CEMENT THEIR PLACE IN TOP FOUR

INDIA BREEZE PAST WEST INDIES AND CEMENT THEIR PLACE IN TOP FOUR

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ICC Cricket World Cup is getting interested with every passing day keeping fans on their toes. Another such clash was set to take place in the city of Manchester at the Old Trafford cricket ground between the unbeaten India and the struggling West Indies. India were very comfortably sitting on the 3rd position while it was a must win game for the West Indies who were on the 8th position. Clear sky, bright sun, distant clouds, loud fans and a jam packed stadium all pointed towards a cracking game. Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bat first. Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul came out in the middle to open the innings. Kemar Roach right from the start kept bowling Rohit Sharma the teasing length which forced him to play and Hope caught him behind the stumps cleanly.  Virat Kohli...
UNPREDICTABLE PAKISTAN BEATS THE UNBEATEN NEWZEALAND KEEPING THEMSELVES IN CONTENTION OF THE WORLD CUP

UNPREDICTABLE PAKISTAN BEATS THE UNBEATEN NEWZEALAND KEEPING THEMSELVES IN CONTENTION OF THE WORLD CUP

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Edgbaston Cricket Stadium was set to host the all-important clash between the unconquered New Zealand and the unpredictable Pakistan. The match held prime importance because of the fact that if Pakistan managed to beat New Zealand they would brighten up their chances of playing semifinal significantly, while a win for Kiwis will confirm them as the semifinalists of the World Cup 2019 who sit at no. 2 on the points table.   After a forced delay due to wet outfield New Zealand won the vital toss and decided to bat first. Munro and Guptill came out in the middle and once again Amir bowled Guptill with the first delivery of his spell. Shaheen Shah Afridi then joined him and removed Munro as he got caught in the slip. Soon after that Sarfaraz took a wonderful catch as Shaheen got rid of ...
AUSTRALIA OUTPLAY ENGLAND AND BOOK THEIR SEAT IN THE SEMI FINAL

AUSTRALIA OUTPLAY ENGLAND AND BOOK THEIR SEAT IN THE SEMI FINAL

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ICC Cricket World cup is in its full flow and one of the most tempting matches was to be played between England and Australia at the historic Lord's Cricket ground. As things stood before the match, Australia was enjoying 2nd position in the points table with 10 points in their bag while three lions were holding the 4th spot with 8 points. The pitch had moisture in it and had some grass due to which it was assumed that it won't be a walk in the park for whoever bats first. England won the toss and decided to field first. Old timers Warner and Finch opened the innings and despite a difficult seaming pitch, didn't give any joyful moment to the English pacers and went past 100 completing their half centuries comfortably. England got their first breakthrough via Moeen Ali in the 23rd over ...
SPARKLING SHAKIB SHINES ONCE AGAIN AND HELPS BANGLADESH VANQUISH AFGHANISTAN

SPARKLING SHAKIB SHINES ONCE AGAIN AND HELPS BANGLADESH VANQUISH AFGHANISTAN

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It was another enthusiastic contest in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 where just two days after putting up a great fight against the Indians, Afghanistan were up against another Asian team. This time the Bengal tigers were their opposition the Rose Bowl Cricket ground in Southampton. Afghanistan who were sitting on the bottom of the table winless were determined to dent 5th placed Bangladesh's hopes of getting into the top 4. Afghanistan won the toss and asked Bangladesh to bat first. For Bangladesh, Liton Das was moved up the order ahead of Soumya Sarkar to open the innings alongside the experienced Tamim Iqbal. Afghanistan started positively and picked up Liton Das in the 5th over. Shakib arrived and together with Tamim, took Bangladesh past 50. Tamim Iqbal was removed by Muhammad Na...
ASTOUNDING PAKISTAN POCKETS A WIN OVER SOUTH AFRICA TO KEEP THEIR WORLD CUP 2019 HOPES ALIVE

ASTOUNDING PAKISTAN POCKETS A WIN OVER SOUTH AFRICA TO KEEP THEIR WORLD CUP 2019 HOPES ALIVE

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The historic ground of Lords was set to host the mouthwatering clash between Pakistan and South Africa in the Cricket World Cup. The two powerhouses of the cricketing world had an underwhelming campaign so far, South Africa and Pakistan were at 8th and 9th position respectively on the points table and made this match a must win for both the sides. Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat first. Under the bright sun and clear sky the duo of Fakhar Zaman and Imam ul Haq took the reins of Pakistan and started off brilliantly. The duo made most of the powerplay fielding restrictions, providing Pakistan a solid foundation. Pakistan lost its first wicket when Fakhar played a peculiar shot on Tahir Shah's delivery and was caught by Hashim Amla. Babar Azam was the next man in but not long aft...
AFGHANISTAN’S EFFORTS GO IN VAIN AS INDIA GET OVER THE LINE IN WORLD CUP 2019

AFGHANISTAN’S EFFORTS GO IN VAIN AS INDIA GET OVER THE LINE IN WORLD CUP 2019

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At Rose Bowl Cricket Ground of Southampton, India were ready to meet Afghanistan. A good crowd turned in on a bright weekend to enjoy the contest. India were sitting quite comfortably on the 4th position with 7 points and were yet to lose a game while Afghanistan were at the foot of the table failing to taste a win in their five games so far in the mega tournament.  Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bat first on a pitch that appeared to be a good batting track. Indian batting line faced their first set back when Rohit Sharma was sent back early on. Kohli and Rahul took India past 50 but tight bowling resulted in India losing another wicket and Rahul was dismissed. Shankar was the next one to come in who looked promising but he couldn't defend for long and was dismissed by...
SRI LANKA HALT SPEEDY ENGLAND IN A LOW SCORING THRILLER

SRI LANKA HALT SPEEDY ENGLAND IN A LOW SCORING THRILLER

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Cricket World Cup 2019 is in its full flow and another crucial encounter between the home side England and Sri Lanka hosted by Nottingham. No chance of rain lifted the mood of the spectators and it was another house full game. At the start of the game England was at comfortable 3rd position while Sri Lanka was at 6th position. Sri Lanka decided to bat first after winning the toss. Karunaratne and Kusal Perera marched out but it was a disaster of a start, as Sri Lanka lost both their openers for a mere 3 runs on the board in the 3rd over. Avishka Fernandes and Kusal Mendis controlled the reigns and get them past 50 until a silly shot from Fernandes cost him his wicket. At no. 5 the doyen Angelo Mathews stepped in and with his partner's help steered the Sri Lankan ship past 100. The...
AUSTRALIA LEAP ON TOP OF WORLD CUP AFTER BANGLADESH FAILS TO CLIMB THE MOUNTAIN OF RUNS

AUSTRALIA LEAP ON TOP OF WORLD CUP AFTER BANGLADESH FAILS TO CLIMB THE MOUNTAIN OF RUNS

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Nottingham was set to host the match between Australia and Bangladesh at the Trent Bridge stadium. The weather forecast showed rain can intervene during the game but the sun shone brightly to start proceedings well on time. Australia was eyeing to go top of the table while a win for Bangladesh would take them up in top four zone from 5th position. Australia won the toss, and elected to bat first. Skipper Aaron Finch alongwith Warner walked out to open the innings. Warner made most of his form and completed his 50 first, after a while Aaron Finch also hit 50 run mark but Soumya Sarkar's length ball dismissed him. Usman Khwaja was moved up the order and he settled himself quickly while Warner kept inching towards his century and completed it comfortably. As soon as the Kangaroos get past 2...