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NEW ZEALAND QUALIFY FOR THE ICC WORLD CUP 2019 AFTER WINNING AN INCREDIBLE THRILLER

NEW ZEALAND QUALIFY FOR THE ICC WORLD CUP 2019 AFTER WINNING AN INCREDIBLE THRILLER

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India and New Zealand were up against each other in the 1st Semi final of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 in the city of Manchester. Both the sides were pumped up for the win and were keen to grab the spot in the final. New Zealand won the toss and decided to bat first on a tricky track. Opener Guptill was dismissed early on by Bumrah. Kane Williamson walked out in the middle and alongside Henry Nicholls tried to nullify the poor start. The pair struggled against Indian pack of bowlers but were resilient enough to not give wickets. The pair added vital 68 runs in the partnership before Jadeja gave his side the breakthrough. Ross Taylor steeped in at 4 to help his skipper and the pair did extremely well until the 35th over. Williamson was dismissed by Chahal after he completed his half centu...
PAKISTAN ENDS WORLD CUP 2019 ON A HIGH BEATING BANGLADESH TO CLINCH THE FIFTH POSITION

PAKISTAN ENDS WORLD CUP 2019 ON A HIGH BEATING BANGLADESH TO CLINCH THE FIFTH POSITION

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A win that felt like a loss, a game that gave a bittersweet taste to Pakistani fans On Friday morning at the historic ground of Lord's two Asians teams, Pakistan and Bangladesh went head to head to fight for the 5th position in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Pakistan had a bleak chance of getting into the top 4, but for that miracle to happen they need to win by a huge margin of somewhat above 300 depending upon the target they post for their counterpart. On the other hand, Bangladesh was keen to capitalize on this opportunity and grab the 5th spot after a wonderful campaign they had in the tournament. Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat first hoping against the hope of qualifying for the semi-final spot. Fakhar Zaman and Imam ul Haq walked in with Pakistani fans hoping for a start f...
ENGLAND RAZE NEWZEALAND TO CONFIRM THEIR SEMIFINAL BERTH IN WORLD CUP AFTER 27 YEARS

ENGLAND RAZE NEWZEALAND TO CONFIRM THEIR SEMIFINAL BERTH IN WORLD CUP AFTER 27 YEARS

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How Pakistan lost their chance of getting into semi-finals after New Zealand lost to England: ICC Cricket World Cup has reached its deciding phase with all the teams gearing up for their last round match. Many have already been eliminated from this World Cup; some are still in hunt to get into the elite 4 while a few have qualified. Another high octane match was played in Riverside ground in the Chesterley Street between the hosts England and New Zealand. A loss to England could be fatal to their chances of progressing while a loss to New Zealand can jeopardize their odds of making a semi final berth with Pakistan looming over. England won the toss and Morgan decided to bat first. Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow came out to start things off and the duo pushed New Zealand bowling on th...
INDIA QUALIFY FOR THE SEMI FINALS AT THE EXPENSE OF BANGLADESH HOPES

INDIA QUALIFY FOR THE SEMI FINALS AT THE EXPENSE OF BANGLADESH HOPES

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Another intriguing clash in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 was set to take place at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham, where India was ready to take on Bangladesh. For the men in blue, the win would confirm their place in the semi-final while for Bangladesh, a win could keep them in contention of the World Cup while a loss will end their World Cup progression chances. Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bat first. Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul opened the innings for the Indian side and the pair once again proved why they are one of the best opening pair of this year's World Cup. The pair right from the beginning controlled the tempo, unsharpened the Bangladesh attack and kept the scoreboard moving forward with a good pace. Rohit Sharma once again completed a glorious century and ...
WEST INDIES FIZZLE OUT CHASING A MOUNTAINOUS TARGET AGAINST THE SRI LANKANS

WEST INDIES FIZZLE OUT CHASING A MOUNTAINOUS TARGET AGAINST THE SRI LANKANS

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Another day and another cricketing day at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, this time a mid-table clash in the Riverside Cricket Ground between, Sri Lanka and West Indies. Sri Lanka had nothing much to lose going into this game and nothing much was left to gain after this match as Sri Lanka were out of contention of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. The West Indies situation was no different and they were also out of the race from this World Cup and were playing for their honour. West Indies were at the 9th position with 3 points while Sri Lanka was slightly above them at the 7th spot. West Indies won the toss and asked Sri Lanka to bat first. Kusal Perera came out alongside Karunaratne to open the innings for the Lankans. The due instigated things positively and blunted the West Indian attac...
INDIA FRAZZLE IN A TOUGH RUN CHASE AS THE THREE LIONS BAG A CRUCIAL WIN

INDIA FRAZZLE IN A TOUGH RUN CHASE AS THE THREE LIONS BAG A CRUCIAL WIN

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The city of Edgbaston was once again hosting a mouthwatering clash between the two powerhouses of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, India and England. Both the sides have been residing in the top half of the table since the inception of the tournament. For England it was a must win game if they want to keep their hopes alive in this World Cup while a win for India would have confirmed their seat to the semis. Eoin Morgan won the toss and decided to bat first. Jason Roy who was back from an injury came out in the middle alongside Bairstow to lay the foundation. Both the openers looked super confident and without any second thoughts flustered Indian bowling lineup. The openers provided a 160 run stand for the first wicket as they both completed their half centuries. Jason Roy was the first on...
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...
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 ...
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...