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INDIA VS BANGLADESH LIVE CRICKET STREAMING

TEAM INDIA’s WORLD CUP CAMPAIGN BACK ON TRACK

Team India is back with another convincing win against the in-form Bangladesh Cricket Team. INDIA played BANGLADESH (IND v BAN) in Edgbaston, Birmingham, Same Ground where India played England a day ago and lost the game by a narrow margin of 31 runs in the end. (IND vs ENG). Before that game, India was the only unbeaten team of the tournament when their dream run came to an end against England. Today’s Match against Bangladesh was rather important for India to ensure they are through to the Semi-Finals and will only be playing a future match for a better position on the table and not for the qualification.

INDIA VS BANGLADESH MATCH REVIEW

The Match today was an important one for Bangladesh in order to keep their hopes for qualification alive. India scored a fairly decent total of 314-9 in their 50 overs. It was some good death bowling from MUSTAFIZUR RAHMAN who had a splendid 5 wicket haul. Rohit Sharma was the star of the show with his yet again a brilliant century knock of 104 runs on 92 balls. Mahendra Singh Dhoni yet again played a sensible inning of 35 on 33 balls to make India get past 300 marks when yet again India’s middle order and lower middle order failed to impress.

Also Read: MS DHONI RETIRING FROM ODI CRICKET?

Bangladesh started off cautiously and went off really well in the first 10, but as in most cases they lost quick wickets to Hardik Pandya who got 3 wickets, the Bangladeshi Innings was revived M Saifuddin and S Rahman, but 314 runs was huge ask after losing 6 wickets. Bangladesh was always behind the required scoring rate and though came close to the actual target, they could not cross the line in the end. J Bumrah closed the proceedings for Bangladesh getting quick wickets in the end, bagging 4 wickets to his name.

India now has secured their place in the top 4 and currently, are on 2nd position with 13 points. India still has one game left against Sri Lanka (IND vs SRI) on 6th-July.

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka

3rd Match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka will be fighting their first battle against each other in the ICC mega event today on 1-June at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff at 3.00 PM.(IST)

WARM-UP MATCH RESULTS.

Sri Lanka played two Warm up matches First one with South Africa and Second is with Australia both are the top Ranking teams of ICC World Cup 2019 but unlucky to win any of them.

South Africa won the match by 87 runs and knock out Lankan in 42.3 overs whereas Australia beat Sri Lanka by 5 wickets.This Performance is a huge disappointment for Lankan fans

New Zealand also played two Warm up matches. First match was against India and New Zealand players comfortably chase the target of 180 in 37.1 overs by losing 6 wickets, West Indies, on the other hand, had an amazing warm-up game against the good looking team New Zealand where WI scored a massive total of 421. and to no surprise won the match comfortably at the end.

Lets take a closer look on what history brings to the table about the two sides.

NZ vs SL HEAD TO HEAD STATS and FIGURES

Total MatchesWon by New ZealandWon by Sri LankaTiedNo Result
98 48 4118

If we look at the ODI stats of NZvSL games, then there is not so much to choose from. New Zealand may be leading by 7 matches

Everyone wants the win their first match of this big tournament and set the mood for them in the rest of the world cup thus we can surely expect one hell of a match tomorrow. let see it Sri Lanka has some answers to the unstoppable New Zealand batsmen who are scoring big recently

NZ vs SL match Today World Cup 2019

New Zealand Men 0-137 ( 16.1 ) overs
Sri Lanka Men: 136 ( 29.2 ) overs
New Zealand win by 10 wickets
Toss - New Zealand won the toss and elected to bowl.
Batsmens
R
B
4S
6S
SR
73
51
8
2
143.14
58
47
6
1
123.4
Bowler
O
M
R
W
Econ
1.1
0
11
0
9.43
Man of the Match
Matt Henry
Commentry
In over# 17
Runs : 1 Bowler: Jeevan Mendis Wickets : 0
Over 17. 1 run. Bowler: Jeevan Mendis. New Zealand: 0-137(rr 8.06)
16.1
1
Jeevan Mendis to Colin Munro. Leg spinner length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Mendis. A clinical New Zealand performance has seen them trounce an abject Sri Lanka by 10 wickets in Cardiff. Martin Guptill (73*) and Colin Munro (58*) made light work of the target with a pair of aggressive fifties, taking the Kiwis home with more than 33 overs to spare. Sri Lanka found the edge fairly regularly but couldn't build any pressure with the luck going against them and a small total on the board. In truth though they lost this match in the first innings, unable to withstand Matt Henry (29-3) and Lockie Ferguson (29-3) nipping the ball around at high pace. It was a mightily impressive display on a green surface and would have caused any team serious trouble. They were ably backed up by some superb catches and athletic ground fielding to keep Dimuth Karunaratne always on the back foot. The Sri Lankan skipper scrapped his way to an unbeaten half century, becoming just the second man to carry his bat in a World Cup match, however it was never going to be enough. He will be looking for a big improvement from his side for their next match against Afghanistan at this same ground on Tuesday. Kane Williamson will be content with a similar performance as they move to The Oval to face Bangladesh on Wednesday.
In over# 16
Runs : 19 Bowler: Lasith Malinga Wickets : 0
Over 16. 16 runs. Bowler: Lasith Malinga. New Zealand: 0-136(rr 8.50)
15.6
2
Lasith Malinga to Martin Guptill. Off cutter full toss, down leg side on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Mendis.
15.5
.
FREE HIT. Lasith Malinga to Martin Guptill. Yorker, to leg on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Malinga.
15.5
5
FOUR! Lasith Malinga to Martin Guptill. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, well timed to fine leg for 1 run. Repeat dose, Malinga has overstepped to make matters even worse. The end is nigh.
15.4
4
FOUR! Lasith Malinga to Martin Guptill. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Guptill swivels with grace and the fielder can only watch it zip into the rope. Easy pickings.
15.4
4
Wide Lasith Malinga to Martin Guptill. Short, wide down leg side ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
15.3
2
Lasith Malinga to Martin Guptill. Off cutter back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to backward square leg for 2 runs, fielded by Mendis.
15.2
1
Lasith Malinga to Colin Munro. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Tillakaratna.
15.1
1
Lasith Malinga to Martin Guptill. Off cutter half volley, down leg side on the front foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Mendis.
In over# 15
Runs : 11 Bowler: Jeevan Mendis Wickets : 0
Over 15. 11 runs. Bowler: Jeevan Mendis. New Zealand: 0-120(rr 8.00)
14.6
1
Jeevan Mendis to Martin Guptill. Slider length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to backward point for 1 run, mis-fielded by de Silva. These drinks will taste very fine indeed for Guptill and Munro, they are on the verge of sealing a crushing victory over Sri Lanka. Karunaratne and his team will want to forget today, nothing has worked out for them.
14.5
6
SIX! Jeevan Mendis to Martin Guptill. Leg spinner length ball, to leg down the track driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. That's gone in the river, brutal hitting by Guptill after skipping down the wicket. He just holds the pose as the ball soars out of the ground.
14.4
1
Jeevan Mendis to Colin Munro. Leg spinner length ball, down leg side on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Mendis.
14.3
1
Jeevan Mendis to Martin Guptill. Leg spinner length ball, to leg on the back foot working, hit pad to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Lakmal.
14.2
.
Jeevan Mendis to Martin Guptill. Leg spinner length ball, to leg on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Tillakaratna.
14.1
2
Jeevan Mendis to Martin Guptill. Leg spinner back of a length, middle stump on the back foot working, to mid on for 2 runs, fielded by Malinga.
In over# 14
Runs : 8 Bowler: Thisara Perera Wickets : 0
Over 14. 8 runs. Bowler: Thisara Perera. New Zealand: 0-109(rr 7.79)
13.6
.
APPEAL! Thisara Perera to Colin Munro. Short, down leg side down the track driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, by Perera, appeal made for Caught. Hopeful appeal and Karunaratne takes a punt on a review. It's a waste though, Munro was miles away from making contact and survives to carry on the carnage.
13.5
4
FOUR! Thisara Perera to Colin Munro. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Smashed wide of mid off, sweet timing brings yet another boundary to Munro. This match is almost done and dusted and the crowd are only just finishing their lunch.
13.4
.
Thisara Perera to Colin Munro. Length ball, to leg on the front foot slog sweeping, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
13.3
2
Thisara Perera to Colin Munro. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Lakmal. Now Munro brings up his landmark. This is complete destruction from the Black Caps.
13.2
1
Thisara Perera to Martin Guptill. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Thirimanne.
13.1
1
Thisara Perera to Colin Munro. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pushing, to cover for 1 run, shy attempt by Karunaratne.
In over# 13
Runs : 10 Bowler: Isuru Udana Wickets : 0
Over 13. 10 runs. Bowler: Isuru Udana. New Zealand: 0-101(rr 7.77)
12.6
6
SIX! Isuru Udana to Martin Guptill. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. Guptill brings up his half century and New Zealand's hundred with a piece of casual dominance. He generates remarkable power from a small backlift and the ball carries all the way over the rope.
12.5
2
Isuru Udana to Martin Guptill. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
12.4
.
Isuru Udana to Martin Guptill. Seaming in length ball, to leg on the front foot pushing, inside edge to silly point for no runs, fielded by Tillakaratna.
12.3
1
Isuru Udana to Colin Munro. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Thirimanne.
12.2
.
Isuru Udana to Colin Munro. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
12.1
1
Isuru Udana to Martin Guptill. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Mendis.
New Zealand Men: 0-137 ( 16.1 ) overs
Sri Lanka Men 136 ( 29.2 ) overs
Toss - New Zealand won the toss and elected to bowl.
New Zealand win by 10 wickets
RR : 0
CRR : 8.47
Batsmen
R
B
4S
SR
L Thirimanne

lbw: Henry

4
2
1
200
52
84
4
61.9
K Perera

c: de Grandhomme b: Henry

29
24
4
120.83
K Mendis

c: Guptill b: Henry

0
1
0
0
D de

lbw: Ferguson

4
13
1
30.77
A Mathews

c: Latham b: de Grandhomme

0
9
0
0
J Mendis

c: Neesham b: Ferguson

1
4
0
25
T Perera

c: Boult b: Santner

27
23
0
117.39
I Udana

c: Henry b: Neesham

0
3
0
0
S Lakmal

c: Santner b: Boult

7
13
1
53.85
L Malinga

b: Ferguson

1
2
0
50
Extras 11(b 1, lb 0, WD 8, NB 2)
Total 136/10 29.2 overs

FOW:
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
7.0
0
29
3
4.14
9.0
0
44
1
4.89
6.2
0
22
3
3.47
2.0
0
14
1
7.00
3.0
0
21
1
7.00
2.0
0
5
1
2.50
Batsmen
R
B
4S
SR
M Guptill

not out

73
51
8
143.14
C Munro

not out

58
47
6
123.4
Not bat : Kane Williamson,Ross Taylor,Tom Latham,Jimmy Neesham,Colin de Grandhomme,Mitchell Santner,Matt Henry,Lockie Ferguson,Trent Boult
Extras 6(b 0, lb 3, WD 2, NB 1)
Total 137/0 16.1 overs

FOW: (Kane Williamson) , (Ross Taylor) , (Tom Latham) , (Jimmy Neesham) , (Colin de Grandhomme) , (Mitchell Santner) , (Matt Henry) , (Lockie Ferguson) , (Trent Boult)
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
5.0
0
46
0
9.20
4.0
0
28
0
7.00
3.0
0
24
0
8.00
3.0
0
25
0
8.33
1.1
0
11
0
9.43
In over# 30
Runs : 1 Bowler: Lockie Ferguson Wickets : 1
Over 30. 1 run. Bowler: Lockie Ferguson. Sri Lanka: 10-136(rr 4.53)
29.2
W
OUT! Bowled. Lockie Ferguson to Lasith Malinga. Full toss, off stump backing away Steer, missed to. Cleaned him up, Malinga is no match for the ferocious Ferguson and the stumps are in tatters just like this Sri Lankan innings. That was a sensational bowling and fielding display by New Zealand to kick-start their World Cup campaign in style. Matt Henry got things rolling with an incisive new ball spell, before Lockie Ferguson ripped through the middle order with some eye-catching pace. Dimuth Karunaratne did his best to hold things together for Sri Lanka with a stoic half century, however he was mostly powerless as the carnage unfolded at the other end. 137 should be a simple target for the Black Caps but strange things can happen with the added pressure of a World Cup and a global audience watching on.
29.1
1
APPEAL! Lockie Ferguson to Dimuth Karunaratne. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to deep square leg for 1 run, by Santner, appeal made for Caught. Almost a stunning grab to complete the innings. Santner had to sprint and put in a full length dive and it seemed as though his fingers were underneath the ball at first, however the third umpire spots that the ball was touching the ground.
In over# 29
Runs : 5 Bowler: Trent Boult Wickets : 1
Over 29. 5 runs. Bowler: Trent Boult. Sri Lanka: 9-135(rr 4.66)
28.6
1
Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Full toss, off stump on the front foot flick, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by de Grandhomme.
28.6
1
Wide Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Yorker, down leg side on the front foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Latham.
28.5
.
Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Off cutter short, outside off stump backing away cutting, mis-timed to mid off for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
28.4
2
Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. In-swinging yorker, off stump on the front foot Slog, inside edge to backward square leg for 2 runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
28.3
.
Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to short third man for no runs, fielded by Ferguson.
28.2
1
Trent Boult to Lasith Malinga. Short, down leg side on the back foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by de Grandhomme.
28.1
W
OUT! Caught. Trent Boult to Suranga Lakmal. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to short extra cover, by Santner. Boult gets himself a wicket to leave Sri Lanka on the verge of being bowled out. Lakmal got in an ugly tangle against a well directed bouncer and could only awkwardly spoon the ball into the offside. Santner accepts the dolly of a catch, the Black Caps are bossing this contest.
In over# 28
Runs : 8 Bowler: Lockie Ferguson Wickets : 0
Over 28. 8 runs. Bowler: Lockie Ferguson. Sri Lanka: 8-130(rr 4.64)
27.6
.
Lockie Ferguson to Dimuth Karunaratne. Yorker, off stump on the front foot working, inside edge to silly point for no runs, fielded by Ferguson.
27.5
.
Lockie Ferguson to Dimuth Karunaratne. Yorker, outside off stump backing away driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Latham.
27.4
.
FREE HIT. Lockie Ferguson to Dimuth Karunaratne. Slower ball short, down leg side ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Latham.
27.4
2
No ball Lockie Ferguson to Suranga Lakmal. Short, outside off stump on the back foot hooking, top edge in the air uncontrolled to third man for 1 run, fielded by Henry.
27.3
1
Lockie Ferguson to Dimuth Karunaratne. Slower length ball, down leg side backing away Slog, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Santner.
27.2
4
FOUR! Lockie Ferguson to Dimuth Karunaratne. Full toss, off stump moves in front Scoop, inside edge past fine leg for 4 runs. Cheeky batting, it was perilously close to leg stump and the bowler is left with a wry smile on his face. Karunaratne is closing in on a fighting fifty.
27.1
1
Lockie Ferguson to Suranga Lakmal. Length ball, outside off stump backing away driving, to extra cover for 1 run, mis-fielded by Williamson.
In over# 27
Runs : 5 Bowler: Trent Boult Wickets : 0
Over 27. 5 runs. Bowler: Trent Boult. Sri Lanka: 8-122(rr 4.52)
26.6
1
Trent Boult to Suranga Lakmal. Yorker, outside off stump on the front foot driving, inside edge to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Neesham.
26.5
4
FOUR! Trent Boult to Suranga Lakmal. Slower ball short, middle stump on the back foot cutting, well timed in the air under control past deep cover for 4 runs. That's a rank delivery, Boult hasn't quite been at his best today and it's a simple slap from Lakmal to get off the mark.
26.4
.
Trent Boult to Suranga Lakmal. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Latham.
26.3
.
Trent Boult to Suranga Lakmal. Length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, to cover for no runs, fielded by Santner.
26.2
.
Trent Boult to Suranga Lakmal. Seaming away length ball, middle stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Latham.
26.1
.
Trent Boult to Suranga Lakmal. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Santner.
In over# 26
Runs : 2 Bowler: Lockie Ferguson Wickets : 0
Over 26. 2 runs. Bowler: Lockie Ferguson. Sri Lanka: 8-117(rr 4.50)
25.6
.
Lockie Ferguson to Dimuth Karunaratne. Short, down leg side backing away cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Latham.
25.5
1
Lockie Ferguson to Suranga Lakmal. Short, outside off stump swayed away Leave, Left to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Latham, fielded by Taylor.
25.4
.
Lockie Ferguson to Suranga Lakmal. Length ball, outside off stump backing away Slog, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Boult.
25.3
1
Lockie Ferguson to Dimuth Karunaratne. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot Fended, outside edge to third man for 1 run, dropped catch by Latham, fielded by Munro.
25.2
.
Lockie Ferguson to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot flick, hit pad to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Ferguson.
25.1
.
Lockie Ferguson to Dimuth Karunaratne. Short, down leg side ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Latham.
In over# 25
Runs : 2 Bowler: Jimmy Neesham Wickets : 1
Over 25. 2 runs. Bowler: Jimmy Neesham. Sri Lanka: 8-115(rr 4.60)
24.6
.
Jimmy Neesham to Suranga Lakmal. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Henry.
24.6
1
Wide Jimmy Neesham to Suranga Lakmal. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Latham.
24.5
.
Jimmy Neesham to Suranga Lakmal. Yorker, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Neesham.
24.4
W
OUT! Caught. Jimmy Neesham to Isuru Udana. Length ball, off stump on the front foot flick, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to mid on, by Henry. That's soft, awful batting and certainly not what Sri Lanka need in this situation. Karunaratne looks on helplessly from the non-striker's end, he looks distraught with the way his team has batted today. Udana has shown in the past that he has batting ability but he's just gifted his wicket to Neesham here by chipping it straight to a fielder.
24.3
.
Jimmy Neesham to Isuru Udana. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Neesham.
24.2
.
Jimmy Neesham to Isuru Udana. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Santner.
24.1
1
Jimmy Neesham to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, to leg on the front foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Munro.
In over# 24
Runs : 2 Bowler: Mitchell Santner Wickets : 1
Over 24. 2 runs. Bowler: Mitchell Santner. Sri Lanka: 7-113(rr 4.71)
23.6
1
Mitchell Santner to Dimuth Karunaratne. Stock ball half volley, off stump on the front foot flick, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Boult.
23.5
.
Mitchell Santner to Dimuth Karunaratne. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to short third man for no runs, fielded by Neesham.
23.4
W
OUT! Caught. Mitchell Santner to Thisara Perera. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long on, by Boult. Taken in the deep, Santner gets the breakthrough just as things were beginning to look up for Sri Lanka. Thisara couldn't resist a filthy swipe with the ball given some flight and it skewed off the inner-half of the blade tamely into the safe hands of Boult.
23.4
1
Wide Mitchell Santner to Thisara Perera. Stock ball half volley, wide outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Latham.
23.3
.
Mitchell Santner to Thisara Perera. Stock length ball, middle stump on the back foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
23.2
.
Mitchell Santner to Thisara Perera. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Latham.
23.1
.
Mitchell Santner to Thisara Perera. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot pulling, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
In over# 23
Runs : 16 Bowler: Jimmy Neesham Wickets : 0
Over 23. 11 runs. Bowler: Jimmy Neesham. Sri Lanka: 6-111(rr 4.83)
22.6
1
Jimmy Neesham to Thisara Perera. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Munro.
22.5
6
FREE HIT. SIX! Jimmy Neesham to Thisara Perera. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. Thisara makes full use of the free hit with a brutal thump way back over the long on fence. This partnership is really starting to blossom, Sri Lanka are digging in well.
22.5
6
No ball Jimmy Neesham to Thisara Perera. Leg cutter beamer, wide outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Latham.
22.4
1
Jimmy Neesham to Dimuth Karunaratne. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot glancing, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by de Grandhomme.
22.3
.
Jimmy Neesham to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
22.2
1
Jimmy Neesham to Thisara Perera. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by de Grandhomme.
22.1
1
Jimmy Neesham to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Ferguson.
In over# 22
Runs : 3 Bowler: Mitchell Santner Wickets : 0
Over 22. 3 runs. Bowler: Mitchell Santner. Sri Lanka: 6-100(rr 4.55)
21.6
1
Mitchell Santner to Dimuth Karunaratne. Stock length ball, to leg on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Ferguson.
21.5
.
Mitchell Santner to Dimuth Karunaratne. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Latham.
21.4
1
Mitchell Santner to Thisara Perera. Stock length ball, to leg on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control to mid off for 1 run, dropped catch by Santner, fielded by Williamson. That's been absolutely smoked back at the bowler and Santner can't cling on. It would have been a screamer, his hands will be stinging after that.
21.3
.
Mitchell Santner to Thisara Perera. Stock length ball, off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Latham.
21.2
.
Mitchell Santner to Thisara Perera. Stock ball half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
21.1
1
Mitchell Santner to Dimuth Karunaratne. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, to short third man for 1 run, shy attempt by Taylor.
In over# 21
Runs : 5 Bowler: Trent Boult Wickets : 0
Time for a first look at spin, a different challenge for the batsmen.
Over 21. 5 runs. Bowler: Trent Boult. Sri Lanka: 6-97(rr 4.62)
20.6
.
Trent Boult to Thisara Perera. In-swinging yorker, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Taylor.
20.5
.
Trent Boult to Thisara Perera. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, bottom edge to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Taylor.
20.4
1
Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Munro.
20.3
.
Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Latham.
20.2
4
FOUR! Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Glorious shot, using his wrists to manufacture the ball into the gap with power and poise. Karunaratne is showing his team how it should be done.
20.1
.
Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Munro.
In over# 20
Runs : 8 Bowler: Jimmy Neesham Wickets : 0
Over 20. 8 runs. Bowler: Jimmy Neesham. Sri Lanka: 6-92(rr 4.60)
19.6
2
Jimmy Neesham to Thisara Perera. Length ball, middle stump on the back foot driving, to deep backward point for 2 runs, fielded by Munro.
19.5
1
Jimmy Neesham to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Boult.
19.4
2
Jimmy Neesham to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, to leg on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Ferguson.
19.3
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Jimmy Neesham to Dimuth Karunaratne. Back of a length, middle stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Latham.
19.2
2
Jimmy Neesham to Dimuth Karunaratne. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to fine leg for 2 runs, fielded by Henry.
19.1
1
Jimmy Neesham to Thisara Perera. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Ferguson.
In over# 19
Runs : 2 Bowler: Trent Boult Wickets : 0
Over 19. 2 runs. Bowler: Trent Boult. Sri Lanka: 6-84(rr 4.42)
18.6
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Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Latham.
18.5
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Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, well timed to point for no runs, run save by Neesham. New Zealand have been electric in the field, they really are putting on a show today.
18.5
1
Wide Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Latham.
18.4
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Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Latham.
18.3
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Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to cover for no runs, fielded by Santner.
18.2
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Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Steer, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Latham.
18.1
1
Trent Boult to Thisara Perera. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot glancing, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by de Grandhomme.
In over# 18
Runs : 2 Bowler: Lockie Ferguson Wickets : 0
Over 18. 2 runs. Bowler: Lockie Ferguson. Sri Lanka: 6-82(rr 4.56)
17.6
1
Lockie Ferguson to Thisara Perera. Short, down leg side on the back foot hooking, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Henry.
17.5
1
Lockie Ferguson to Dimuth Karunaratne. Short, down leg side on the back foot cutting, to extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Williamson.
17.4
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Lockie Ferguson to Dimuth Karunaratne. Short, down leg side on the back foot working, hit body to silly point for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
17.3
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Lockie Ferguson to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Boult.
17.2
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Lockie Ferguson to Dimuth Karunaratne. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pushing, to cover for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
17.1
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Lockie Ferguson to Dimuth Karunaratne. Seaming in length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, inside edge to silly point for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
In over# 17
Runs : 12 Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme Wickets : 0
Over 17. 12 runs. Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme. Sri Lanka: 6-80(rr 4.71)
16.6
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Colin de Grandhomme to Thisara Perera. Length ball, middle stump on the back foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Santner.
16.5
6
SIX! Colin de Grandhomme to Thisara Perera. Off cutter short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. Thisara Perera is going to look to counter-attack here so we could be in for some fireworks. His only ODI century came against New Zealand so he knows how to blast this attack over the ropes.
16.4
1
Colin de Grandhomme to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump down the track flick, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Henry.
16.3
3
Colin de Grandhomme to Thisara Perera. Back of a length, off stump on the back foot driving, well timed to deep extra cover for 3 runs, run save by Williamson.
16.2
1
Colin de Grandhomme to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, to leg on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for 1 run, shy attempt by Munro.
16.1
1
Colin de Grandhomme to Thisara Perera. Back of a length, middle stump on the back foot driving, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Williamson.
In over# 16
Runs : 8 Bowler: Lockie Ferguson Wickets : 1
Over 16. 8 runs. Bowler: Lockie Ferguson. Sri Lanka: 6-68(rr 4.25)
15.6
4
FOUR! Lockie Ferguson to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, to leg on the front foot driving, well timed past long on for 4 runs. A welcome boundary for the skipper, punching with conviction back past the bowler. Sri Lanka need plenty more of that.
15.5
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Lockie Ferguson to Dimuth Karunaratne. Short, down leg side ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Latham.
15.5
1
Wide Lockie Ferguson to Dimuth Karunaratne. Short, wide down leg side on the back foot Leave, Left for 1 run, fielded by Latham.
15.4
3
Lockie Ferguson to Thisara Perera. Length ball, down leg side on the back foot Slog, to long on for 3 runs, fielded by Neesham.
15.3
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Lockie Ferguson to Thisara Perera. Seaming away back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ferguson.
15.2
W
OUT! Caught. Lockie Ferguson to Jeevan Mendis. Seaming away length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, leading edge to gully, by Neesham. The carnage continues, Jeevan Mendis joins the procession of batsmen walking off the field with a glum look on his face. A half-hearted stroke from the left-hander and the ball pops to gully, big credit to Williamson for having a man positioned there allowing Neesham to scoop up the catch. Ferguson is bowling some serious heat and the Sri Lankan batsmen can't handle it.
15.1
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Lockie Ferguson to Jeevan Mendis. Seaming away length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Latham.
In over# 15
Runs : 2 Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme Wickets : 1
Over 15. 2 runs. Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme. Sri Lanka: 5-60(rr 4.00)
14.6
1
Colin de Grandhomme to Jeevan Mendis. Seaming away half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, thick edge in the air uncontrolled to third man for 1 run, fielded by Ferguson. Almost another one, Sri Lanka living on the edge at the moment.
14.5
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Colin de Grandhomme to Jeevan Mendis. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
14.4
W
OUT! Caught. Colin de Grandhomme to Angelo Mathews. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, outside edge to wicketkeeper, by Latham. Another bowler strikes in their first over, de Grandhomme gets Mathews to leave Sri Lanka in the mire. He looks innocuous but de Grandhomme is very threatening with a little bit of assistance from the surface in these conditions. The line and length forces a tentative prod, Mathews can only get a feather and Latham pouches gleefully. The Kiwis are loving this.
14.3
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Colin de Grandhomme to Angelo Mathews. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Guptill.
14.2
1
Colin de Grandhomme to Dimuth Karunaratne. Seaming away length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, leading edge to third man for 1 run, fielded by Ferguson.
14.1
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Colin de Grandhomme to Dimuth Karunaratne. In-swinging length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Munro.
In over# 14
Runs : 1 Bowler: Lockie Ferguson Wickets : 0
Over 14. 1 run. Bowler: Lockie Ferguson. Sri Lanka: 4-58(rr 4.14)
13.6
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Lockie Ferguson to Angelo Mathews. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed to mid wicket for no runs, run save by Boult.
13.5
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Lockie Ferguson to Angelo Mathews. Half volley, off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
13.4
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Lockie Ferguson to Angelo Mathews. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement pushing, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Santner.
13.3
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Lockie Ferguson to Angelo Mathews. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Latham.
13.2
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Lockie Ferguson to Angelo Mathews. Short, outside off stump swayed away Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Latham.
13.1
1
Lockie Ferguson to Dimuth Karunaratne. Short, down leg side on the back foot working, inside edge to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by de Grandhomme.
In over# 13
Runs : 4 Bowler: Matt Henry Wickets : 0
Over 13. 4 runs. Bowler: Matt Henry. Sri Lanka: 4-57(rr 4.38)
12.6
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Matt Henry to Angelo Mathews. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Boult.
12.5
1
Matt Henry to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Munro.
12.4
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Matt Henry to Dimuth Karunaratne. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Latham.
12.3
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Matt Henry to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, hit pad to silly point for no runs, fielded by Henry.
12.2
2
Matt Henry to Dimuth Karunaratne. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, to fine leg for 2 runs, fielded by Boult.
12.1
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Matt Henry to Dimuth Karunaratne. Seaming away back of a length, to leg on the back foot pushing, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
12.1
1
Wide Matt Henry to Dimuth Karunaratne. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Latham.
In over# 12
Runs : 1 Bowler: Lockie Ferguson Wickets : 1
Over 12. 1 run. Bowler: Lockie Ferguson. Sri Lanka: 4-53(rr 4.42)
11.6
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Lockie Ferguson to Angelo Mathews. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Neesham.
11.5
W
OUT! L.B.W. Lockie Ferguson to Dhananjaya de Silva. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, hit pad to. Sheer pace does the trick, Ferguson tastes success in his first over to leave Sri Lanka on the ropes. Dhananjaya de Silva was pinned on the back foot despite a relatively full length and the ball was through him before the bat could come down. Height might have been a doubt but the umpire was confident enough to raise the finger and the batsman trudged off without using the review. Karunaratne really needs to find someone to stick with him and build a partnership.
11.4
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Lockie Ferguson to Dhananjaya de Silva. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to gully for no runs, fielded by Guptill.
11.3
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Lockie Ferguson to Dhananjaya de Silva. Short, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ferguson.
11.2
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Lockie Ferguson to Dhananjaya de Silva. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Latham.
11.1
1
Lockie Ferguson to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by de Grandhomme.
In over# 11
Runs : 1 Bowler: Matt Henry Wickets : 0
Over 11. 1 run. Bowler: Matt Henry. Sri Lanka: 3-52(rr 4.73)
10.6
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Matt Henry to Dhananjaya de Silva. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
10.5
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Matt Henry to Dhananjaya de Silva. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Boult.
10.4
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Matt Henry to Dhananjaya de Silva. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Latham.
10.3
1
Matt Henry to Dimuth Karunaratne. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Boult.
10.2
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Matt Henry to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
10.1
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Matt Henry to Dimuth Karunaratne. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pushing, for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
In over# 10
Runs : 1 Bowler: Trent Boult Wickets : 0
Over 10. Power Play Fielding. 1 run. Bowler: Trent Boult. Sri Lanka: 3-51(rr 5.10)
9.6
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Trent Boult to Dhananjaya de Silva. Length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme. The first powerplay comes to an end with the Black Caps firmly on top. Enthralling stuff to start the day in Cardiff.
9.5
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Trent Boult to Dhananjaya de Silva. Length ball, off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Latham.
9.4
1
Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Williamson.
9.3
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Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to gully for no runs, fielded by Guptill.
9.2
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Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Ferguson.
9.1
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Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. In-swinging length ball, off stump on the front foot flick, hit pad for no runs, fielded by Neesham.
In over# 9
Runs : 4 Bowler: Matt Henry Wickets : 2
Over 9. Power Play Fielding. 4 runs. Bowler: Matt Henry. Sri Lanka: 3-50(rr 5.56)
8.6
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Matt Henry to Dhananjaya de Silva. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Latham.
8.5
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APPEAL! Matt Henry to Dhananjaya de Silva. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump no foot movement working, hit pad to point for no runs, fielded by Santner, appeal made for L.B.W.
8.4
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Matt Henry to Dhananjaya de Silva. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Latham.
8.3
4
FOUR! Matt Henry to Dhananjaya de Silva. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, well timed past long off for 4 runs. What a riposte, de Silva with a nonchalant stroke to ease some of the pressure on his team. Henry made sure he got it full, however it ended up a juicy half volley.
8.2
W
OUT! Caught. Matt Henry to Kusal Mendis. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, outside edge to second slip, by Guptill. What a beauty, Henry is on a roll and Kusal Mendis can do nothing about it. Perfect line and length with some nip from the deck, the edge flies quickly and Guptill snaffles it diving to his left. New Zealand are rampant and Sri Lanka are wobbling. Hat-trick ball coming up, the atmosphere builds.
8.1
W
OUT! Caught. Matt Henry to Kusal Perera. Length ball, to leg on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to mid off, by de Grandhomme. Massive wicket, Henry strikes for the second time this morning and lets out a huge roar in delight. Kusal Perera was always going to carry on with the aggressive approach but it's cost him dearly on this occasion, the ball sticking in the surface to cause him to go through the stroke too early. The fielder had plenty of time to think about it and de Grandhomme gobbled it up with casual ease.
In over# 8
Runs : 5 Bowler: Trent Boult Wickets : 0
Over 8. Power Play Fielding. 5 runs. Bowler: Trent Boult. Sri Lanka: 1-46(rr 5.75)
7.6
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Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to gully for no runs, fielded by Guptill.
7.5
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Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, bottom edge to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Latham.
7.4
1
Trent Boult to Kusal Perera. Back of a length, off stump on the back foot glancing, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Henry.
7.3
2
Trent Boult to Kusal Perera. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to deep point for 2 runs, fielded by Santner.
7.2
1
Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Munro.
7.2
1
Wide Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Latham. It looks as though Boult has received a warning for running on the pitch from the umpire.
7.1
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Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Ferguson.
In over# 7
Runs : 6 Bowler: Matt Henry Wickets : 0
Over 7. Power Play Fielding. 6 runs. Bowler: Matt Henry. Sri Lanka: 1-41(rr 5.86)
6.6
2
Matt Henry to Kusal Perera. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to backward square leg for 2 runs, fielded by Boult.
6.5
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Matt Henry to Kusal Perera. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by Neesham.
6.4
2
Matt Henry to Kusal Perera. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control to fine leg for 2 runs, run save by Boult.
6.3
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Matt Henry to Kusal Perera. Off cutter length ball, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by Santner.
6.2
1
Matt Henry to Dimuth Karunaratne. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Boult.
6.1
1
Matt Henry to Kusal Perera. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Munro.
In over# 6
Runs : 10 Bowler: Trent Boult Wickets : 0
Over 6. Power Play Fielding. 10 runs. Bowler: Trent Boult. Sri Lanka: 1-35(rr 5.83)
5.6
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Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Latham.
5.5
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Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to gully for no runs, fielded by Santner.
5.4
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Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, bottom edge to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Latham. Oh my word, that's hit the stump but the bail hasn't been dislodged. We saw something similar at The Oval on Thursday. Fortune for Karunaratne.
5.4
1
Wide Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, to leg on the front foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Latham.
5.3
1
Trent Boult to Kusal Perera. Out-swinging length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by de Grandhomme.
5.2
4
FOUR! Trent Boult to Kusal Perera. Out-swinging half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past deep cover for 4 runs. Runs flowing, pressure on the bowler now as Sri Lanka get back to back boundaries. Kusal Perera is playing a little gem.
5.1
4
FOUR! Trent Boult to Kusal Perera. Short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. Boult goes to a shorter length for the first time this morning and it just sits up begging to be spanked. Sri Lanka's number three duly obliges with a scything blade.
In over# 5
Runs : 5 Bowler: Matt Henry Wickets : 0
Over 5. Power Play Fielding. 5 runs. Bowler: Matt Henry. Sri Lanka: 1-25(rr 5.00)
4.6
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Matt Henry to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, to leg on the front foot pushing, to cover for no runs, fielded by Santner.
4.5
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Matt Henry to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
4.4
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Matt Henry to Dimuth Karunaratne. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, inside edge to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Henry.
4.3
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Matt Henry to Dimuth Karunaratne. Seaming away length ball, middle stump on the front foot pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Latham.
4.2
1
Matt Henry to Kusal Perera. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot glancing, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Boult.
4.1
4
FOUR! Matt Henry to Kusal Perera. Half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past long off for 4 runs. Smeared down the ground, stand and deliver from Kusal Perera as Henry overpitches. Great counter-attacking play by the left-hander.
In over# 4
Runs : 8 Bowler: Trent Boult Wickets : 0
Over 4. Power Play Fielding. 8 runs. Bowler: Trent Boult. Sri Lanka: 1-20(rr 5.00)
3.6
1
Trent Boult to Kusal Perera. Seaming away length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, to short mid wicket for 1 run, shy attempt by Ferguson.
3.5
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Trent Boult to Kusal Perera. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Latham.
3.4
3
Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Out-swinging half volley, off stump on the front foot working, to deep square leg for 3 runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
3.3
4
FOUR! Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Seaming away half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, thick edge in the air uncontrolled past third man for 4 runs. Not exactly convincing but Karunaratne won't mind, it's four runs all the same. Williamson has a very attacking field to encourage loose strokes like this. Fascinating cricket this morning with some nibble for the bowlers.
3.2
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Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Latham.
3.1
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APPEAL! Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. In-swinging length ball, off stump on the front foot working, hit pad to point for no runs, fielded by Munro, appeal made for L.B.W. Strangled appeal, the bowler quickly realises that was drifting down leg.
In over# 3
Runs : 5 Bowler: Matt Henry Wickets : 0
Over 3. Power Play Fielding. 5 runs. Bowler: Matt Henry. Sri Lanka: 1-12(rr 4.00)
2.6
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Matt Henry to Kusal Perera. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Neesham.
2.5
4
FOUR! Matt Henry to Kusal Perera. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Width on offer for the first time, Kusal Perera's eyes light up and he throws the kitchen sink at it. Reminiscent of Sanath Jayasuriya in his pomp.
2.4
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Matt Henry to Kusal Perera. Seaming away length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Henry.
2.3
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Matt Henry to Kusal Perera. Half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Santner.
2.2
1
Matt Henry to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot glancing, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Boult.
2.1
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Matt Henry to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Neesham.
In over# 2
Runs : 3 Bowler: Trent Boult Wickets : 0
Over 2. Power Play Fielding. 3 runs. Bowler: Trent Boult. Sri Lanka: 1-7(rr 3.50)
1.6
2
Trent Boult to Kusal Perera. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, well timed to deep point for 2 runs, fielded by Santner.
1.5
1
Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Ferguson.
1.4
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Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Henry.
1.3
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Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Henry.
1.2
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Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Latham.
1.1
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NEW BALL. Trent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Boult.
In over# 1
Runs : 4 Bowler: Matt Henry Wickets : 1
Over 1. Power Play Fielding. 4 runs. Bowler: Matt Henry. Sri Lanka: 1-4(rr 4.00)
0.6
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Matt Henry to Kusal Perera. Seaming in back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, hit pad to gully for no runs, fielded by Guptill.
0.5
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Matt Henry to Kusal Perera. Length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Neesham.
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Matt Henry to Kusal Perera. Seaming in length ball, to leg no foot movement pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Latham.
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Matt Henry to Kusal Perera. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Santner.
W
OUT! L.B.W. Matt Henry to Lahiru Thirimanne. Seaming in length ball, to leg on the front foot working, hit pad to. Vociferous appeal, the umpire thinks long and hard before shaking his head. Williamson asks the bowler and keeper for their thoughts before signalling for an early review. Henry got the ball to nip back into the left-hander after pitching in line with leg stump, ball tracking shows the three reds that the Kiwis wanted. All action start in Cardiff, fantastic review by Williamson.
4
NEW BALL. FOUR! Matt Henry to Lahiru Thirimanne. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot glancing, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. That's exactly the kind of delivery you would like first up as an opening batsman, on the hip and easily tickled fine. Sri Lanka on their way.
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Start of Sri Lanka Innings. Good morning, welcome to coverage of Match 3 of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup. The tournament is still very young but we have been treated to some fantastic moments so far, with a soaring Ben Stokes catch and some typically hostile West Indian fast bowling grabbing the headlines in the opening couple of matches. What will be the story of today as perennial underdogs New Zealand and unpredictable Sri Lanka begin their respective campaigns at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff? The Black Caps fell at the last hurdle in the 2015 World Cup, beaten by Australia in the final, and it would be foolish to underestimate them this time around. Led by the classy and consistent Kane Williamson, they have talent in abundance in all facets of the game and look strong contenders to reach the semi-finals. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, have been struggling in this format in recent years and arrive on English shores with not many people fancying their chances of lifting the trophy. With Dimuth Karunaratne at the helm and a mixture of youth and experience in the squad, perhaps they can drift under the radar and surprise some teams over the next few weeks. They have a tough challenge first up, batting under leaden Welsh skies with Trent Boult aiming to make the new ball talk this morning. Let's get into the action.
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Start of Innings. Good morning, welcome to coverage of Match 3 of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup. The tournament is still very young but we have been treated to some fantastic moments so far, with a soaring Ben Stokes catch and some typically hostile West Indian fast bowling grabbing the headlines in the opening couple of matches. What will be the story of today as perennial underdogs New Zealand and unpredictable Sri Lanka begin their respective campaigns at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff? The Black Caps fell at the last hurdle in the 2015 World Cup, beaten by Australia in the final, and it would be foolish to underestimate them this time around. Led by the classy and consistent Kane Williamson, they have talent in abundance in all facets of the game and look strong contenders to reach the semi-finals. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, have been struggling in this format in recent years and arrive on English shores with not many people fancying their chances of lifting the trophy. With Dimuth Karunaratne at the helm and a mixture of youth and experience in the squad, perhaps they can drift under the radar and surprise some teams over the next few weeks. They have a tough challenge first up, batting under leaden Welsh skies with Trent Boult aiming to make the new ball talk this morning. Let's get into the action.
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New Zealand won the toss and elected to bowl.
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Teams will be announced at the toss
In over# 17
Runs : 1 Bowler: Jeevan Mendis Wickets : 0
Over 17. 1 run. Bowler: Jeevan Mendis. New Zealand: 0-137(rr 8.06)
16.1
1
Jeevan Mendis to Colin Munro. Leg spinner length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Mendis. A clinical New Zealand performance has seen them trounce an abject Sri Lanka by 10 wickets in Cardiff. Martin Guptill (73*) and Colin Munro (58*) made light work of the target with a pair of aggressive fifties, taking the Kiwis home with more than 33 overs to spare. Sri Lanka found the edge fairly regularly but couldn't build any pressure with the luck going against them and a small total on the board. In truth though they lost this match in the first innings, unable to withstand Matt Henry (29-3) and Lockie Ferguson (29-3) nipping the ball around at high pace. It was a mightily impressive display on a green surface and would have caused any team serious trouble. They were ably backed up by some superb catches and athletic ground fielding to keep Dimuth Karunaratne always on the back foot. The Sri Lankan skipper scrapped his way to an unbeaten half century, becoming just the second man to carry his bat in a World Cup match, however it was never going to be enough. He will be looking for a big improvement from his side for their next match against Afghanistan at this same ground on Tuesday. Kane Williamson will be content with a similar performance as they move to The Oval to face Bangladesh on Wednesday.
In over# 16
Runs : 16 Bowler: Lasith Malinga Wickets : 0
Over 16. 16 runs. Bowler: Lasith Malinga. New Zealand: 0-136(rr 8.50)
15.6
2
Lasith Malinga to Martin Guptill. Off cutter full toss, down leg side on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Mendis.
15.5
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FREE HIT. Lasith Malinga to Martin Guptill. Yorker, to leg on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Malinga.
15.5
5
FOUR! Lasith Malinga to Martin Guptill. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, well timed to fine leg for 1 run. Repeat dose, Malinga has overstepped to make matters even worse. The end is nigh.
15.4
4
FOUR! Lasith Malinga to Martin Guptill. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Guptill swivels with grace and the fielder can only watch it zip into the rope. Easy pickings.
15.4
1
Wide Lasith Malinga to Martin Guptill. Short, wide down leg side ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
15.3
2
Lasith Malinga to Martin Guptill. Off cutter back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to backward square leg for 2 runs, fielded by Mendis.
15.2
1
Lasith Malinga to Colin Munro. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Tillakaratna.
15.1
1
Lasith Malinga to Martin Guptill. Off cutter half volley, down leg side on the front foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Mendis.
In over# 15
Runs : 11 Bowler: Jeevan Mendis Wickets : 0
Over 15. 11 runs. Bowler: Jeevan Mendis. New Zealand: 0-120(rr 8.00)
14.6
1
Jeevan Mendis to Martin Guptill. Slider length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to backward point for 1 run, mis-fielded by de Silva. These drinks will taste very fine indeed for Guptill and Munro, they are on the verge of sealing a crushing victory over Sri Lanka. Karunaratne and his team will want to forget today, nothing has worked out for them.
14.5
6
SIX! Jeevan Mendis to Martin Guptill. Leg spinner length ball, to leg down the track driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. That's gone in the river, brutal hitting by Guptill after skipping down the wicket. He just holds the pose as the ball soars out of the ground.
14.4
1
Jeevan Mendis to Colin Munro. Leg spinner length ball, down leg side on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Mendis.
14.3
1
Jeevan Mendis to Martin Guptill. Leg spinner length ball, to leg on the back foot working, hit pad to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Lakmal.
14.2
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Jeevan Mendis to Martin Guptill. Leg spinner length ball, to leg on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Tillakaratna.
14.1
2
Jeevan Mendis to Martin Guptill. Leg spinner back of a length, middle stump on the back foot working, to mid on for 2 runs, fielded by Malinga.
In over# 14
Runs : 8 Bowler: Thisara Perera Wickets : 0
Over 14. 8 runs. Bowler: Thisara Perera. New Zealand: 0-109(rr 7.79)
13.6
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APPEAL! Thisara Perera to Colin Munro. Short, down leg side down the track driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, by Perera, appeal made for Caught. Hopeful appeal and Karunaratne takes a punt on a review. It's a waste though, Munro was miles away from making contact and survives to carry on the carnage.
13.5
4
FOUR! Thisara Perera to Colin Munro. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Smashed wide of mid off, sweet timing brings yet another boundary to Munro. This match is almost done and dusted and the crowd are only just finishing their lunch.
13.4
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Thisara Perera to Colin Munro. Length ball, to leg on the front foot slog sweeping, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
13.3
2
Thisara Perera to Colin Munro. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Lakmal. Now Munro brings up his landmark. This is complete destruction from the Black Caps.
13.2
1
Thisara Perera to Martin Guptill. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Thirimanne.
13.1
1
Thisara Perera to Colin Munro. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pushing, to cover for 1 run, shy attempt by Karunaratne.
In over# 13
Runs : 10 Bowler: Isuru Udana Wickets : 0
Over 13. 10 runs. Bowler: Isuru Udana. New Zealand: 0-101(rr 7.77)
12.6
6
SIX! Isuru Udana to Martin Guptill. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. Guptill brings up his half century and New Zealand's hundred with a piece of casual dominance. He generates remarkable power from a small backlift and the ball carries all the way over the rope.
12.5
2
Isuru Udana to Martin Guptill. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
12.4
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Isuru Udana to Martin Guptill. Seaming in length ball, to leg on the front foot pushing, inside edge to silly point for no runs, fielded by Tillakaratna.
12.3
1
Isuru Udana to Colin Munro. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Thirimanne.
12.2
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Isuru Udana to Colin Munro. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
12.1
1
Isuru Udana to Martin Guptill. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Mendis.
In over# 12
Runs : 9 Bowler: Thisara Perera Wickets : 0
Over 12. 9 runs. Bowler: Thisara Perera. New Zealand: 0-91(rr 7.58)
11.6
1
Thisara Perera to Martin Guptill. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, in the air under control to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Thirimanne.
11.5
1
Thisara Perera to Colin Munro. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Thirimanne.
11.4
4
FOUR! Thisara Perera to Colin Munro. Back of a length, down leg side down the track driving, well timed past long off for 4 runs. Fancy footwork and a devastating swing of the willow, Munro is really enjoying himself out there. The form found today can be carried throughout the tournament, this bodes really well for the Kiwis.
11.3
1
Thisara Perera to Martin Guptill. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Lakmal.
11.2
1
Thisara Perera to Colin Munro. Seaming away length ball, to leg on the front foot pushing, thick edge to third man for 1 run, fielded by Tillakaratna.
11.1
1
Thisara Perera to Martin Guptill. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, hit pad to short fine leg for 1 run, shy attempt by Tillakaratna.
In over# 11
Runs : 5 Bowler: Isuru Udana Wickets : 0
Over 11. 5 runs. Bowler: Isuru Udana. New Zealand: 0-82(rr 7.45)
10.6
1
Isuru Udana to Martin Guptill. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot pushing, to mid on for 1 run, shy attempt by Malinga.
10.5
1
Isuru Udana to Colin Munro. Half volley, middle stump on the front foot working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
10.4
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Isuru Udana to Colin Munro. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
10.3
1
Isuru Udana to Martin Guptill. Slower length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Mendis.
10.2
1
Isuru Udana to Colin Munro. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, thick edge in the air uncontrolled to third man for 1 run, fielded by Lakmal.
10.1
1
Isuru Udana to Martin Guptill. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
In over# 10
Runs : 9 Bowler: Thisara Perera Wickets : 0
Over 10. Power Play Fielding. 9 runs. Bowler: Thisara Perera. New Zealand: 0-77(rr 7.70)
9.6
4
FOUR! Thisara Perera to Colin Munro. Seaming away back of a length, down leg side on the back foot Steer, outside edge past third man for 4 runs. These Kiwi openers are really riding their luck this afternoon, things just aren't going Sri Lanka's way at all. Slip has only just been moved to a wide gully, Munro somehow gets it between them as Thisara extracts some extra bounce from the pitch.
9.5
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Thisara Perera to Colin Munro. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Mathews.
9.4
1
Thisara Perera to Martin Guptill. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long off for 1 run, fielded by Lakmal.
9.3
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Thisara Perera to Martin Guptill. Seaming in back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
9.2
4
FOUR! Thisara Perera to Martin Guptill. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Wristy brilliance from Guptill, unleashing a short-arm jab to leave the fielder in the deep no chance of cutting it off.
9.1
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Thisara Perera to Martin Guptill. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
In over# 9
Runs : 9 Bowler: Isuru Udana Wickets : 0
Over 9. Power Play Fielding. 9 runs. Bowler: Isuru Udana. New Zealand: 0-68(rr 7.56)
8.6
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Isuru Udana to Colin Munro. Yorker, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Malinga.
8.5
1
Isuru Udana to Martin Guptill. Length ball, to leg on the front foot Slog, inside edge to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Thirimanne.
8.4
4
FOUR! Isuru Udana to Martin Guptill. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, top edge in the air uncontrolled past third man for 4 runs. Another slice of luck for Guptill, this time the ball sails off the top edge and safely over the keeper's head. Udana can't believe it.
8.3
4
FOUR! Isuru Udana to Martin Guptill. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, bottom edge past third man for 4 runs. Guptill has a smile because he knows this boundary is more due to luck than skill. Fortune favouring New Zealand in this match.
8.2
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Isuru Udana to Martin Guptill. Seaming in length ball, to leg on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
8.1
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Isuru Udana to Martin Guptill. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Perera.
In over# 8
Runs : 9 Bowler: Suranga Lakmal Wickets : 0
Over 8. Power Play Fielding. 9 runs. Bowler: Suranga Lakmal. New Zealand: 0-59(rr 7.38)
7.6
4
FOUR! Suranga Lakmal to Colin Munro. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, well timed in the air under control past deep square leg for 4 runs. Some swing on offer for Lakmal but it just drifts onto the left-hander's pads and Munro helps it to the rope with a nonchalant whip. Sri Lanka starting to look very flat, they know defeat is almost certain.
7.5
2
Suranga Lakmal to Colin Munro. Slower ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to deep point for 2 runs, fielded by de Silva.
7.4
1
Suranga Lakmal to Martin Guptill. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
7.3
2
Suranga Lakmal to Martin Guptill. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep backward square leg for 2 runs, fielded by Malinga.
7.2
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Suranga Lakmal to Martin Guptill. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
7.1
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Suranga Lakmal to Martin Guptill. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, for no runs, fielded by Lakmal.
In over# 7
Runs : 10 Bowler: Lasith Malinga Wickets : 0
Over 7. Power Play Fielding. 10 runs. Bowler: Lasith Malinga. New Zealand: 0-50(rr 7.14)
6.6
2
Lasith Malinga to Colin Munro. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep backward square leg for 2 runs, fielded by Tillakaratna, fielded by Mendis.
6.5
1
Lasith Malinga to Martin Guptill. Out-swinging length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, thick edge in the air uncontrolled to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Tillakaratna.
6.4
2
Lasith Malinga to Martin Guptill. Full toss, to leg on the front foot glancing, to fine leg for 2 runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
6.3
1
Lasith Malinga to Colin Munro. In-swinging half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, inside edge to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Mendis.
6.2
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Lasith Malinga to Colin Munro. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
6.1
4
FOUR! Lasith Malinga to Colin Munro. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, thick edge in the air uncontrolled past third man for 4 runs. Not entirely convincing but four runs all the same, Munro is starting to go up the gears for the Black Caps .
In over# 6
Runs : 14 Bowler: Suranga Lakmal Wickets : 0
Over 6. Power Play Fielding. 14 runs. Bowler: Suranga Lakmal. New Zealand: 0-40(rr 6.67)
5.6
1
Suranga Lakmal to Colin Munro. In-swinging half volley, to leg on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Thirimanne.
5.5
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Suranga Lakmal to Colin Munro. In-swinging back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Perera.
5.4
6
SIX! Suranga Lakmal to Colin Munro. Length ball, middle stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. Wonderful batting, Munro anticipates the length will be fuller this time so charges towards the bowler to get the momentum into the shot. There are short straight boundaries at Cardiff, however this would've been six on most grounds.
5.3
4
FOUR! Suranga Lakmal to Colin Munro. Short, to leg on the back foot cutting, well timed in the air under control past deep point for 4 runs. Loose delivery and Munro takes the opportunity to crunch it over point. Lakmal went short with his length but served up width as well which left-handers thrive on.
5.2
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Suranga Lakmal to Colin Munro. In-swinging half volley, down leg side on the front foot flick, hit pad to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
5.1
2
Suranga Lakmal to Colin Munro. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, well timed to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, mis-fielded by Thirimanne.
5.1
1
Wide Suranga Lakmal to Colin Munro. In-swinging length ball, down leg side on the front foot flick, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
In over# 5
Runs : 7 Bowler: Lasith Malinga Wickets : 0
Over 5. Power Play Fielding. 7 runs. Bowler: Lasith Malinga. New Zealand: 0-26(rr 5.20)
4.6
4
FOUR! Lasith Malinga to Martin Guptill. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep backward square leg for 4 runs. Once again Guptill is quick to latch onto a short ball and he rolls the wrists to get it behind square with immense force. New Zealand cruising.
4.5
1
Lasith Malinga to Colin Munro. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, inside edge to silly point for 1 run, fielded by de Silva.
4.4
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Lasith Malinga to Colin Munro. Yorker, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
4.3
1
Lasith Malinga to Martin Guptill. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Thirimanne.
4.2
1
Lasith Malinga to Colin Munro. In-swinging full toss, down leg side on the front foot glancing, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Tillakaratna.
4.1
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Lasith Malinga to Colin Munro. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, inside edge to gully for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
In over# 4
Runs : 3 Bowler: Suranga Lakmal Wickets : 0
Over 4. Power Play Fielding. 3 runs. Bowler: Suranga Lakmal. New Zealand: 0-19(rr 4.75)
3.6
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Suranga Lakmal to Martin Guptill. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
3.5
1
Suranga Lakmal to Colin Munro. Back of a length, to leg on the back foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
3.4
1
Suranga Lakmal to Martin Guptill. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, thick edge in the air uncontrolled for 1 run, fielded by Mendis.
3.3
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Suranga Lakmal to Martin Guptill. Out-swinging back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
3.2
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Suranga Lakmal to Martin Guptill. Out-swinging back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
3.1
1
APPEAL! Suranga Lakmal to Colin Munro. In-swinging back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, hit pad to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Perera, appeal made for L.B.W.
In over# 3
Runs : 3 Bowler: Lasith Malinga Wickets : 0
Over 3. Power Play Fielding. 3 runs. Bowler: Lasith Malinga. New Zealand: 0-16(rr 5.33)
2.6
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Lasith Malinga to Martin Guptill. Out-swinging length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Perera.
2.5
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Lasith Malinga to Martin Guptill. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
2.4
1
Lasith Malinga to Colin Munro. Off cutter half volley, down leg side on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Mendis.
2.3
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Lasith Malinga to Colin Munro. Yorker, off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Perera.
2.2
1
Lasith Malinga to Martin Guptill. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Karunaratne.
2.1
1
Lasith Malinga to Colin Munro. Short, to leg on the back foot pulling, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Tillakaratna.
In over# 2
Runs : 3 Bowler: Suranga Lakmal Wickets : 0
Over 2. Power Play Fielding. 3 runs. Bowler: Suranga Lakmal. New Zealand: 0-13(rr 6.50)
1.6
1
Suranga Lakmal to Colin Munro. In-swinging length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
1.5
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Suranga Lakmal to Colin Munro. In-swinging length ball, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Perera.
1.4
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Suranga Lakmal to Colin Munro. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
1.3
2
Suranga Lakmal to Colin Munro. Short, down leg side down the track pulling, to fine leg for 2 runs, fielded by Mendis, fielded by Mendis.
1.2
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Suranga Lakmal to Colin Munro. In-swinging back of a length, to leg on the back foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
1.1
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NEW BALL. Suranga Lakmal to Colin Munro. In-swinging back of a length, middle stump on the back foot working, hit pad to gully for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
In over# 1
Runs : 10 Bowler: Lasith Malinga Wickets : 0
Over 1. Power Play Fielding. 10 runs. Bowler: Lasith Malinga. New Zealand: 0-10(rr 10.00)
0.6
4
FOUR! Lasith Malinga to Martin Guptill. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep backward square leg for 4 runs. Malinga doesn't have the pace that he used to so Guptill has ample time to rock back and swat this with contempt. He looks like he wants to finish this match in a hurry.
0.5
1
Lasith Malinga to Colin Munro. Yorker, down leg side on the front foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Mendis.
0.4
1
Lasith Malinga to Martin Guptill. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for 1 run, shy attempt by Mendis.
0.3
4
FOUR! Lasith Malinga to Martin Guptill. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Room to free the arms, Guptill stands and admires as the ball rockets over the top. That will settle him down.
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Lasith Malinga to Martin Guptill. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, outside edge to second slip for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne. Tantalisingly short of the captain at second slip, almost the perfect start for Sri Lanka.
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NEW BALL. Lasith Malinga to Martin Guptill. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
-1.0
Start of New Zealand Innings. Net run rate could prove vital in a few weeks time so New Zealand might want to come out all guns blazing in pursuit of this target. There is still a green tinge to the surface though, so something for the Sri Lankan seamers to work with as they seek the early wickets required to cause some nerves.
-1.0
Start of Innings. Net run rate could prove vital in a few weeks time so New Zealand might want to come out all guns blazing in pursuit of this target. There is still a green tinge to the surface though, so something for the Sri Lankan seamers to work with as they seek the early wickets required to cause some nerves.

Lahiru Thirimanne

4 (2)

4(2)

Dimuth Karunaratne

0 (0)

Dimuth Karunaratne

11 (23)

40(47)

Kusal Perera

29 (24)

Dimuth Karunaratne

0 (0)

0(1)

Kusal Mendis

0 (1)

Dimuth Karunaratne

3 (8)

7(21)

Dhananjaya de Silva

4 (13)

Dimuth Karunaratne

5 (8)

5(17)

Angelo Mathews

0 (9)

Dimuth Karunaratne

0 (0)

1(4)

Jeevan Mendis

1 (4)

Dimuth Karunaratne

21 (28)

48(51)

Thisara Perera

27 (23)

Dimuth Karunaratne

2 (3)

2(6)

Isuru Udana

0 (3)

Dimuth Karunaratne

6 (9)

13(22)

Suranga Lakmal

7 (13)

Dimuth Karunaratne

4 (5)

5(7)

Lasith Malinga

1 (2)

Martin Guptill

73 (51)

131(98)

Colin Munro

58 (47)

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First Match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

Well, the wait is over. Finally! ICC Cricket World cup is on its way and we will have our hands on the very first encounter of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 today between the host team England and the very fine South African side.

Both Team are coming into the world cup after playing two warm up matches each. England played their first warm up match against their arch rival Australia which they lost by a small margin of 12 runs. Here is a match block. Click for all the details of the Eng Match.

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Next they played Afghanistan and trashed the young side by 9 wickets. This was a very clinical performance after the loss in the first Warm up, It certainly brought the flavor back to the world cup favorites.

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South Africa’s first Warm up match was up against the struggling Sri Lankan team and they won the match convincingly after scoring a mammoth total of 338 in their first innings. South Africa’s Second Warm up vs West Indies has drained away as the rain came in pouring down right after the first 12 overs.

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ENG v SA HEAD TO HEAD STATS

Total Matches Won by England Won by South Africa Tied No Result
59 26 29 1 3

If we look into the overall stats there there is not much to choose from the two. however England team is considered to be the favorites in this world cup encounter by many based on their recent form and winning streak against good sides and they also have home advantage as the conditions will most likely be a huge factor in this world cup event.

South Africa vs England is expected to be a thriller with two very fine batting sides so we can safely expect it to be a runs fest at the Oval.

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Ben Stokes

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Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni

FORMIDABLE INDIAN SIDE UNDER VIRAT KOHLI’S CAPTAINCY

FORMIDABLE INDIAN SIDE UNDER VIRAT KOHLI’S CAPTAINCY

VIRAT KOHLI

Virat Kohli, an Indian top-order batsman who captained Indian under-19 team to the victory in 2008, was handed over the captaincy of the Indian side in early 2017 after MS Dhoni stepped down from captaincy. As a batsman, without any shadow of a doubt that Virat Kohli is the best batsman of the world right now. There are so many talented players in the Indian side but the entire team still fairly depends on Kohli’s form.

If we talk particularly about VK’s batting, Virat is the most trustworthy and consistent batsman in the Indian batting lineup. He is popular by the tag of “run machine”, “chase machine”, and “the ODI specialist” by his fans around the world. His ODI batting average (59.58) says it all from his side that how great ODI batsman he is and the consistency and trustworthy batsman he has for his side.

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Nowadays cricketing analysts and fans are wondering “Is This Indian side formidable and good enough under the Virat Kohli’s captaincy?” this question is now getting more hype after Virat Kohli’s dreadful failure as a captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the recent edition of Indian Premier League (IPL 2019). RCB ended up as the Last team in the tournament where they won just 5 out of 14 matches. As the World cup 2019 is on our hands Virat Kohli is going to captain Indian Cricket Team for the very first time in this Mega event.

EVERY THING CHANGES WITH THE ODI FORMAT!

These questions of the fans are very much valid if we saw his recent performances as a captain. But if we look at stats, facts, and figures Virat Kohli had as an ODI captain, all these are very much in the Kohli’s favor. In one day internationals, Kohli is the most successful captain of the Indian side with 47 wins in 64 matches he captained the side (minimum 20+ matches). he recently surpassed the great sir VIV RICHARD’s tally of 47 wins in 64 matches, and he is just behind the Ricky Ponting (51 wins) and Clive Lloyd (50 wins) lead the way. Another point that supports him strongly as a captain, that he is the one who captained the Indian U-19 to the victory in 2008.

WHAT WAS WORKING FOR INDIA IN THE PAST & WHAT COULD WORK FOR INDIA IN THE WORLD CUP 2019:

In the past, the Indian side was very much depended on their batting strength, which also copes up their bowling weaknesses. we saw it very often that the Indian side went for the chase after winning the toss, and comfortably chase a huge total because in the past all their strengths lie in their batting while we saw so many times that their bowling was not up to the mark and not able to defend a defendable total. In the fielding department, the Indian team was always up to the mark. They were athletic, and lightning in the field. They set new standards in the field in the past few years.

But, if we talk about the current situation, the Indian team as a unit is the lethal and best ever combination they had in the past. If we talk about batting, bowling, and fielding, the Indian side is leading the world in each and every department of the cricket right now. Now we talk separately the things or key points that will be working for India in the world cup.

The BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) announced Indian squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019:

S NO. NAME OF PLAYER SPECIFIED ROLE
01 Rohit Sharma Batsman
02 Shikhar Dhawan Batsman
03 Virat Kohli Batsman (C)
04 Vijay Shankar Batting Allrounder
05 Kedar Jadhav Batting Allrounder
06 Ravindra Jadeja Bowling Allrounder
07 Hardik Pandya Bowling Allrounder
08 Lokesh Rahul WK-Batsman
09 MS Dhoni WK-Batsman
10 Dinesh Karthik WK-Batsman
11 Kuldeep Yadav Bowler
12 Mohammed Shami Bowler
13 Bhuvneshwar Kumar Bowler
14 Jasprit Bumrah Bowler
15 Yuzvandra Chahal Bowler

BATTING:

In the batting department, Indian soil produces so many legendary batsmen in the past, and also in the present era. Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman were examples of some legendary batsmen India had in the past. Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni are also in the list of great batsmen. In the world cup, India so much depends upon their opening batsmen (Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan) and Virat Kohli. If the Indian batting top order fails, the Indian team will be in massive trouble in this world cup.

BOWLING:

If we talk about the bowling department, the Indian team improves a lot like a bowling unit in recent times. There are so many young pacers perform brilliantly for their side. Jasprit Bumrah in the leading bowler of Indian bowling lineup. Along with him, Bhuvneshwar Kumar is also a very important part of the Indian bowling line. There are spinners too who performs so well for India in recent times. Ravindra Jadeja, the Indian Allrounder is also a key factor for the Indian team.

CONCLUSION:

As the final words, the Indian team under Kohli’s captaincy is formidable enough which makes them one of the favorites of ICC world cup 2019. Their 15 members squad for the world cup are well capable of bringing this trophy to the home but it is too early to say who gonna bring this trophy to home. Virat Kohli captained all these guys so many times in recent times and also know the mindset and capabilities of his players. He also knows how to use his player and in which sort of situation which player is the best option to play with. Now it all depends on the team combination, time and situation because it’s too early to say anything.

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PLAYING SQUAD FOR TEAMS IN ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP 2019

TEAM SQUADS FOR WORLD CUP 2019

ICC cricket world cup will be held in England and Wales from 30 May 2019 to 14 July 2019 in which 10 teams are going to take part and play for the title. These ten teams include England (host), India, Pakistan, Australia, West Indies, Afghanistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, and Bangladesh. In round one, all these 10 teams play with each other to make their position in the top four which then face each other in the playoffs and ultimately the best one “winner team” lift up the winner’s trophy. ICC restrict the teams to announce their respective squads a week before world cup 2019, dated 23rd of April 2019. The squads of the teams are as:

ENGLAND WORLD CUP 2019 SQUAD:

In this world cup 2019, England cricket team will be led by Eoin Morgan. The 15 member squad of England cricket team is:

S.NO PLAYER NAME SPECIFIC ROLE
01 Eoin Morgan (C) Batsman
02 James Vince Batsman
03 Joe Root Batsman
04 Jason Roy Batsman
05 Ben Stokes Batting All-rounder
06 Moeen Ali Batting All-rounder
07 Chris Woakes Bowling All-rounder
08 Tom Curran Bowling All-rounder
09 Liam Dawson Bowling All-rounder
10 Jofra Archer Bowling All-rounder
11 Jonny Bairstow WK-Batsman
12 Jos Buttler WK-Batsman
13 Liam Plunkett Bowler
14 Adil Rashid Bowler
15 Mark Wood Bowler

AUSTRALIAN WORLD CUP 2019 SQUAD:

Australians are the defending champions of the world cup. In this world cup 2019, Australian cricket team will be led by Aaron Finch. The 15 member squad of Australian cricket team is:

S.NO PLAYER NAME SPECIFIC ROLE
01 Aaron Finch (C) Batsman
02 David Warner Batsman
03 Usman Khawaja Batsman
04 Steven Smith Batsman
05 Shaun Marsh Batsman
06 Glenn Maxwell Batting All-rounder
07 Marcus Stoinis Batting All-rounder
08 Alex Carey WK-Batsman
09 Kane Richardson Bowler
10 Pat Cummins Bowler
11 Nathan Coulter-Nile Bowler
12 Mitchell Starc Bowler
13 Jason Behrendroff Bowler
14 Adam Zampa Bowler
15 Nathon Lyon Bowler

PAKISTAN WORLD CUP 2019 SQUAD:

In this world cup 2019, Pakistan cricket team will be led by Sarfaraz Ahmed. The 15 member squad of Pakistan cricket team is:

S.NO PLAYER NAME SPECIFIC ROLE
01 Fakhar Zaman Batsman
02 Imam Ul Haq Batsman
03 Asif Ali Batsman
04 Babar Azam Batsman
05 Shoaib Malik Batting All-rounder
06 Mohammad Hafeez Batting All-rounder
07 Haris Sohail Batting All-rounder
08 Shadab Khan Bowling All-rounder
09 Imad Wasim Bowling All-rounder
10 Sarfaraz Ahmed (C) WK-Batsman
11 Shaheen Afridi Bowler
12 Hasan Ali Bowler
13 Mohammad Hasnain Bowler
14 Wahab Riaz Bowler
15 Mohammad Amir Bowler

INDIAN WORLD CUP 2019 SQUAD:

In this world cup 2019, Indian cricket team will be led by Virat Kohli. The 15 member squad of Indian cricket team is:

S.NO PLAYER NAME SPECIFIC ROLE
01 Rohit Sharma Batsman
02 Shikhar Dhawan Batsman
03 Virat Kohli (C) Batsman
04 Vijay Shankar Batting All-rounder
05 Hardik Pandya Batting All-rounder
06 Kedar Jadhav Batting All-rounder
07 Ravindra Jadeja Bowling All-rounder
08 Lokesh Rahul WK-Batsman
09 MS Dhoni WK-Batsman
10 Dinesh Karthik WK-Batsman
11 Mohammed Shami Bowler
12 Bhuvneshwar Kumar Bowler
13 Kuldeep Yadav Bowler
14 Jasprit Bumrah Bowler
15 Yuzvendra Chahal Bowler

WEST INDIES WORLD CUP SQUAD:

In this world cup 2019, West Indies cricket team will be led by Jason Holder. The 15 member squad of West Indies cricket team is:

S.NO PLAYER NAME SPECIFIC ROLE
01 Chris Gayle Batsman
02 Evin Lewis Batsman
03 Darren Bravo Batsman
04 Shimron Hetmyer Batsman
05 Ashley Nurse Batting All-rounder
06 Fabian Allen Batting All-rounder
07 Andre Russell Bowling All-rounder
08 Carlos Brathwaite Bowling All-rounder
09 Jason Holder (C) Bowling All-rounder
10 Nicholas Pooran WK-Batsman
11 Shai Hope WK-Batsman
12 Kemar Roach Bowler
13 Shannon Gabriel Bowler
14 Sheldon Cottrell Bowler
15 Oshane Thomas Bowler

AFGHANISTAN WORLD CUP 2019 SQUAD:

In this world cup 2019, Afghanistan cricket team will be led by Gulbadin Naib. The 15 member squad of Afghanistan cricket team is:

S.NO PLAYER NAME SPECIFIC ROLE
01 Noor Ali Zadran Batsman
02 Hazratullah Zazai Batsman
03 Asghar Afghan Batsman
04 Hashmatullah shahidi Batsman
05 Najibullah Zadran Batsman
06 Rahmat Shah Batting All-rounder
07 Samiullah Shenwari Batting All-rounder
08 Gulbadin Naib (C) Bowling All-rounder
09 Mohammad Nabi Bowling All-rounder
10 Mohammad Shahzad WK-Batsman
11 Rashid Khan Bowler
12 Dawlat Zadran Bowler
13 Aftab Alam Bowler
14 Hamid Hassan Bowler
15 Mujeeb Ur Rahman Bowler

NEW ZEALAND WORLD CUP SQUAD:

In this world cup 2019, New Zealand cricket team will be led by Kane Williamson. The 15 member squad of New Zealand cricket team is:

S.NO PLAYER NAME SPECIFIC ROLE
01 Kane Williamson (C) Batsman
02 Martin Guptill Batsman
03 Ross Taylor Batsman
04 Colin De Grandhomme Batting All-rounder
05 Colin Munro Batting All-rounder
06 James Neesham Batting All-rounder
07 Mitchell Santner Bowling All-rounder
08 Tom Blundell WK-Batsman
09 Tom Latham WK-Batsman
10 Henry Nicholls WK-Batsman
11 Trent Boult Bowler
12 Matt Henry Bowler
13 Ish Sodhi Bowler
14 Tim Southee Bowler
15 Lockie Ferguson Bowler

SRI LANKAN WORLD CUP SQUAD:

In this world cup 2019, Srilankan cricket team will be led by Dimuth Karunaratne. The 15 member squad of Srilankan cricket team is:

S.NO PLAYER NAME SPECIFIC ROLE
01 Dimuth Karunaratne (C) Batsman
02 Avishka Fernando Batsman
03 Lahiru Thirimanne Batsman
04 Angelo Mathews Batting All-rounder
05 Dhananjaya de Silva Batting All-rounder
06 Isuru Udana Batting All-rounder
07 Milinda Siriwardana Batting All-rounder
08 Thisara Perera Bowling All-rounder
09 Jeevan Mendis Bowling All-rounder
10 Kusal Perera WK-Batsman
11 Kusal Mendis WK-Batsman
12 Jeffrey Vandersy Bowler
13 Lasith Malinga Bowler
14 Suranga Lakmal Bowler
15 Nuwan Pradeep Bowler

BANGLADESH WORLD CUP SQUAD:

In this world cup 2019, Bangladesh cricket team will be led by Mashrafe Mortaza. The 15 member squad of Bangladesh cricket team is:

S.NO PLAYER NAME SPECIFIC ROLE
01 Tamim Iqbal Batsman
02 Soumya  Sarkar Batsman
03 Sabbir Rahman Batsman
04 Mahmudullah Batting All-rounder
05 Mohammad Saifuddin Batting All-rounder
06 Mosaddek Hossain Batting All-rounder
07 Shakib Al Hasan Batting All-rounder
08 Mehidy Hasan Bowling All-rounder
09 Liton Das WK-Batsman
10 Mushfiqur Rahim WK-Batsman
11 Mohammad Mithun WK-Batsman
12 Mashrafe Mortaza Bowler
13 Rubel Hossain Bowler
14 Mustafizur Rahman Bowler
15 Abu Jayed Bowler

SOUTH AFRICAN WORLD CUP SQUAD:

In this world cup 2019, South African cricket team will be led by Faf du Plessis. The 15 member squad of South African cricket team is:

S.NO PLAYER NAME SPECIFIC ROLE
01 Faf du Plessis (C) Batsman
02 David Miller Batsman
03 Hashim Amla Batsman
04 Aiden Markram Batsman
05 Rassie van der Dussen Batsman
06 Jean-Paul Duminy Batting All-rounder
07 Andile Phehlukwayo Bowling All-rounder
08 Dwaine Pretorius Bowling All-rounder
09 Chris Morris Bowling All-rounder
10 Quinton de Kock WK-Batsman
11 Kagiso Rabada Bowler
12 Lungi Ngidi Bowler
13 Imran Tahir Bowler
14 Dale Styen Bowler
15 Tabraiz Shamsi Bowler
INDIA vs PAKISTAN MATCH LIVE

INDIA vs PAKISTAN WORLD CUP MATCH 2019: WHO WILL WIN?

INDIA vs PAKISTAN (IND vs PAK)

PAKISTAN v INDIA in ICC World Cup 2019 is getting all the spotlight as both nations are set to play each other once more on 16-June at Old Trafford. PAKvIND is expected to be yet another high voltage or perhaps the biggest group match in Cricket World Cup 2019. With the recent not cricketing combat of Air strikes between the two neighbors, the hype and emotional attachment of the fans are even more extreme towards this match and both sides want to perform well in this contest. But why is this rivalry? let us take a deep dive into this.

Background: THE BIGGEST RIVALRY:

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“The Arch Rivals”, probably the perfect word to define the relationship between the two neighbors. Pakistan and India are two very fine Asian cricketing teams. Without any shadow of a doubt, these two have the biggest rivalry in cricket. And not just cricket, Pakistan and India are the biggest rivals in any sport they come across each other let it be hockey, Kabaddi or any other game. This rivalry started right from the Partition of British India, When the subcontinent was divided into two countries, Pakistan and India (Bharat). since then, both these nations have been great rivals.

Cricket flows through the veins of the people in India and Pakistan and as they say, Pakistan vs India is not just a game between Pakistan Cricket team vs Indian Cricket Team, Its way more than that as Both the nations are behind their teams and a warlike environment is established whenever the two cricketing giants lock horns on cricket field. The entire world sets their eyes in whenever Pakistan and India are playing each other.

THE INDIA-PAKISTAN CRICKET RIVALRY

PAKISTAN’s FIRST TOUR TO INDIA

The cricket Rivalry dates back to 1952-1953 INDIA vs PAKISTAN series when the two nations first played each other in Test cricket. Pakistan team under the captaincy of Abdul Hafeez Kardar toured India where they played series of 3 test matches. In Delhi, the first test match was won by India, while in Lucknow Pakistan won the 2nd test match which led to an angry reaction from the home crowd towards their team. Last two matches were drawn and India clinched the series by 2-1.

INDIA’s FIRST TOUT TO PAKISTAN

Indian team toured Pakistan for the first time in 1954-55, It was a long tour of 5 Test matches. It must be reminded that back in those days test matches lasted for only 4-days unlike now when a 5-day match is played. This series was not conclusive at all and ended up as 0-0 with all 5 matches drawn.

Shorter Formats IND v PAK in ODIs and T20Is

India and Pakistan played their first ODI against each other on 1 October 1978, and their first meeting in T20 was on 14 September 2007. Between 1962 and 1977, there was no cricket play in between these two nations because of two major wars in 1965 and 1971. The 1999 Kargil conflict and 2008 Mumbai attack also interrupted the cricketing ties between the two nations.

STATS & FIGURES: INDIA-PAKISTAN

In every rivalry, figure and stats matter the most. These figures and stats keep the fans active on any type of talk on social media or any other forum between the two nations. If we talk about overall head to head in One Day International, Test Matches and Twenty 20, figures are very much in favor of Pakistan which are:

OVER ALL MATCH STATS:

Format Matches Won by India Won by Pakistan Draw/tie/no results
Test matches 53 9 12 38
ODI 131 56 74 1
T20 8 6 1 1

ICC EVENTS STATS:

If we talk about head to head in ICC mega-events, India is far ahead of Pakistan. The stats and figures say it all:

Tournaments Matches Pakistan India Draw/tie/no result
ODI world cup 6 0 6 0
T20 world cup 5 0 5 0
Champions trophy 5 3 2 0

ASIA CUP STATS:

In Continental cups as like Asia Cup, the stats and figures also led India ahead of Pakistan:

Tournaments Matches Pakistan India Draw/tie/no results
Asia cup ODI 12 5 6 1
Asia cup T20 1 0 1 0
Asian test championship 1 1 0 0

PAKISTAN’s CURSE IN ICC EVENTS:

As fact and figures say it all, Pakistan team apart from remarkable success against India over the years as a whole has never won against India in any ICC world cup event no matter if it was ODI or T20. Meanwhile, India has performed slenderly well against the rivals in Major events. Even in 1992 ICC world cup when Pakistan became World Champions, they still could not beat India in the group match. Now, this stat has grown into a psychological headache for Pakistan and an edge for India as they meet in the World cup events. Let’s see if the Men in Green will be able to turn the tides in their favor this time around.

ICC CHAMPIONS TROPHY 2017 BREAKTHROUGH:

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Pakistan was searching for a win against India in ICC events and then came the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Edition in which Pakistan and India faced each other in the group stage match. Pakistani team had high hopes on this one but India beat Pakistan by a big margin of 124 runs by DLS method. India later got their place in the final quite comfortably while Pakistan struggled throughout the tournament and work extremely hard to make it into the semis. It was a complete turnaround for Pakistan from zero in group matches to the heroes in playoffs. on 18 June 2017, the big final of the ICC Champions Trophy between the great rivals of the cricketing world was Played, Pakistan batted first and set up a huge total of 338 runs, Indian openers in reply of this huge total failed to score big and crumbled. This was one of the worst collapses by the mighty Indian batting lineup and the entire Indian team bowled down on 158 and Pakistan got that huge breakthrough they wanted against India and also becomes the ICC champions.

ICC WORLD CUP 2019 AND PAKISTAN VS INDIA:

Cricket fever is on the rise as the world cup is just around the corner after a long 4 years. All the cricketing world has set up their eyes on the world cup especially on the big match between the greatest rivals of the time. Yes, you guessed it right. On 16 June 2019, there is a match between Pakistan and India which has its own importance in this all very important world cup 2019.

WHO WILL WIN PAKISTAN vs INDIA 2019?

A common question nowadays on the lips of every cricket loving fans is WHO WILL WIN THE MATCH OF THE WORLD CUP (Pakistan vs India)? This is too early to say that which particular team is going to perform better on the day, as cricket game is of chance and results can sometimes not be predicted until the very last ball bowled. If we look into stats and figures, India is way ahead of Pakistan. And Team India are clear favorites. However, on the flip side if we look at the recent times India lost to Pakistan badly in ICC champions trophy finals which may raise the motivation levels in the Pakistani dressing room. Only time will tell how well both teams transcend into the world cup and on the given day who outplays the other. What do you think who will win the PAKISTAN vs INDIA WORLD CUP MATCH?

Comment who is your favorite? INDIA or PAKISTAN in World Cup!

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ALL TIME FAVORITE WORLD CUP XI TEAM

CRICKET ALL TIME WORLD CUP XI

ICC Awards and World CUP XI

ICC Awards are held by International Cricket Council (ICC) each year in which Top performers who performed the best throughout the year are appreciated and awarded. Also in this event, ICC announce their ICC Team of year. In this team, all the star performers of the year are featured and hence the best all-stars cricket team is announced.

Recently ICC announced a team which they named as ICC ALL TIME WORLD CUP XI. In this team, they included all the greats of this fabulous game. This is more like THE CRICKET HALL OF FAME of ICC. All these great players had a huge impact on the Cricket and they served their nations while also greatly contributing to the cricketing world. The list of players included ALL TIME WORLD CUP XI is as under.

ADAM GILCHRIST (wk) (AUS):

Adam Gillchrist

The Australian champion, and a great wicket keeper batsman of all time, generally known as Gilly amongst his fans, played in Australian cricket team for 12 long years and was a part of three World Cup-winning squads. Adam Gilchrest modernized the style of play in the top order, He is known to have raised the bar for wicketkeeper batsmen with his modern and electrifying shots in the batting department. Adam Gilchrest had a remarkable average of 47.5 in Test which made him a complete batsman and he was always great behind the stumps with gloves on.

He was also an integral part of 3-time champion World Cup-winning squad. His consistency, shots variety and perfection bought him number 1 spot as an opener in ICC’s all-time World Cup XI team.

SACHIN TENDULKAR (IND):

Sachin tendulkar

The former Indian right-handed batsman is regarded by many as the greatest batsman of all time. Generally referred to as “The little master” or “Master Blaster”, Sachin Tendulkar stats are unreal including a unique and yet to be broken record of a century of centuries (100x100s). Tendulkar Joined international cricket at a tender age of 16 in 1989 against Pakistan, since then he never looked back and performed consistently throughout his career of 24 years.

Sachin’s technique, pure class, and calm batting style made him different from everyone in the trade. He also played some memorable innings in ICC World cup 2011 edition, particularly in the semifinal against Pakistan where he scored a match-winning 85 runs; eventually, bring his team to an amazing World Cup victory.

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RICKY PONTING (AUS):

Ricky Ponting

The Australian national, the most successful Australian captain of all time in terms of winning world cups for his team. He was also a great batsman who was temperamentally strong and technically sound. He played so many lovely innings for the Australian side especially 197 runs at Perth in the 3rd Test vs Pakistan was one of his finest innings. Pointing also had a great role in making his team champions straight thrice. His skillful, temperamentally strong and calm batting style made him able to fill the all-important 3rd spot in all-time world cup XI.

SIR VIV RICHARD (WI):

Sir Viv Richards

The West Indian national, Viv Richards was a fearless cricketer and an electrifying fielder of his era. He was in the squad of the two-time ICC World Cup Champions West Indies team, and also play some handy innings to make his team across the line. He also voted as the GREAT ODI PLAYER in 2015. His fearless batting style at that time where no one tries to pull the ball, he played shots fearlessly against fast bowlers without wearing a helmet and that made him different and great ODI PLAYER of all time.

KUMAR SANGAKKARA (SRI):

Kumar Sangakara

The Sri Lankan national, a great left-hander batsman and wicketkeeper but as we put Gilchrist as a wicketkeeper in this team, Sanga plays as a middle-order batsman who had a great record of runs in his career. He is also known as Sanga among his fans. He also has a record of most runs by a left-hander. He scored 4 consecutive centuries in world cup 2015. This shows how consistent he is.

IMRAN KHAN (C) (PAK):

IMRAN KHAN

The Pakistan National, the great captain of all time in terms of leading the team and his Fearless captaincy made him different from other captains. Under his captaincy, Pakistan becomes the world champions in 1992. His attitude and his body language leave a sense of fear on the opposition and his plans the way he applied his plans were out of the box. He leads this all-time world cup XI.

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LANCE KLUSENER (SA):

Klusener

The South African national, and very well-known all-rounder who was a left-hand batsman and right-hand bowler. He had a straight forward approach in bowling that “If you can’t hit batsman stumps, hits his head”. His baseball style batting and thunderstorm hitting made him able to grab his position in this team.

WASIM AKRAM (PAK):

WASIM AKRAM

The Pakistan National, the great swing bowler of all time, generally known as Sultan of swing, had so many records in the world cups. He played a lovely hand in the finals of 1992 world cup. He swings the ball with great control and his pace and Yorkers were also up to the mark. Bowlers like him born after centuries. His swing was something like once in a blue moon which is then never seen again.

SHANE WARNE (AUS):

SHANE WARNE

The Australian national, the great leg break bowler of all time, still holding so many records including securing the third spot for highest 5 wicket hauls in international cricket. He was the finest leg break bowler ever seen by the cricketing world. Still, there is no match in his class and his bowling. During his era, he was the most demanding and most impactful bowler.

MUTTIAH MURALITHARAN (SRI):

Murli

The Sri Lankan national, the great spinner of the ball, holding the record of 800 wickets which is still looking unbreakable. His style of delivering a ball was indescribable. He played in the Sri Lankan side for a long time and also play key roles in many of the world cups for his team.

GLENN McGRATH (AUS):

GLENN

The Australian national, and great fast bowler of the Australian side. He is the leading wicket-taker in the history of world cups and improved his bowling in every world cup and end it on by taking record 26 wickets and also announced as the Player of the tournament. During his time, he was the leading wicket-taker fast bowler in test format.

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Amir and Asif are back

Muhammad Amir and Asif Ali are Back for WorldCup 2019

Muhammad Amir and Asif Ali who were left out of Pakistan’s World Cup squad initially are now called back into the side as confirmed by the PCB’s selection committee headed by Inzimam-ul-Haq.

Previously Both Players were dropped because of their poor run in ODI format this year but were given one last chance in the PAKISTAN vs ENGLAND ODI series. The recent announcement from Chairman selection committee can after Asif Ali made full use of this opportunity and scored consecutive 50’s in 2nd and 3rd ODIs against England. All matches have been high scoring matches where a striker like Asif Ali can be more than handy in the late order to boost strike rate.

On the contrary, Muhammad Amir who is currently medically ill amid chicken pox is included in the side due to the poor run of Pakistani fast bowlers against England where they have conceded more than 350 runs consistently and none of the top 4 bowlers have shown any significant performance for the side.

Wasim Akram and other former cricketers including Ramiz Raja also spoke about the Amir’s case and why he should be in Pakistan’s World Cup Campaign 2019. With recent poor performances by Faheem Ashraf and untested New inclusion of Abid Ali had made ways for Amir and Asif. Both players are set to get into the WC squad replacing Faheem Ashraf and Abid Ali for WC 2019.

We can only hope that Amir can get his mojo back in the coming major event and perform for Pakistan just as he did in the ICC Champions trophy. Whereas Asif is already back in form and he just needs to continue his form into the world cup 2019. Still, there are a couple of matches against England left in the series where Asif needs can take his recent confidence to uplift his performance in the coming games.

MS DHONI

MS DHONI RETIRING FROM ODI CRICKET?

THINGS WE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MS DHONI

Introduction

What if I asked you to guess the most successful and popular Indian cricketer of Modern cricket? Yes, you guessed it right, Its Mahindra Singh Dhoni known to his fans as M.S Dhoni or “MAHI” by some. Certainly, MS doesn’t need any introduction, 37 years old Dhoni has been playing for the Indian National Cricket Team for many years now, he became captain of Men in blue in the year 2007 after Rahul Dravid (ODI Captain and also a Wicket Keeper) and captained Indian side in all formats of cricket later. Dhoni shined as captain for his country in all ICC major events including the ICC WC in 2011, ICC Wt20 and ICC Champions Trophy. Not to forget that he has captained and led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) team to victory 3 times before in the biggest and India’s very own cricket league the IPL (Indian Premier League).

MS DHONI AS A PLAYER

Unlike a few other players, Dhoni did not begin his career with a silver spoon but rather struggled to earn his place with consistency. MSD made his first debuts in ODI then in tests and then in T20 in 2004, 2005 and 2006 respectively. His consistency is very well defined by his stats. According to the stats:

MS Dhoni ODI cricket career, Test and T20 Career of MS Dhoni.

Here are the Shinning MS Dhoni Batting Stats which are a proof that MS Dhoni is simply a class. Take a look on the below Mahi Stats.

DHONI AS A WICKET KEEPER

WHY DHONI IS THE BEST WICKET KEEPER FOR INDIA?

As a wicket keeper, his stats are amazing as well. According to his stats:

Dhoni Stats as Wicket-Keeper:

Format Catches Run Outs Stumpings
ODI 2004-up till now 314 22 120
Tests 2005-2014 256 3 38
T20I 2006-up till now 57 8 34

DHONI AS A CAPTAIN OF INDIA

“CAPTAIN COOL” of World Cricket!

Overall those successful years of Captaining the Indian side, Dhoni became the main anchor of the Indian side with the name “Captain Cool”. Dhoni has faced a lot of ups and downs during his entire career but the one thing he is famous for is his ever-cool mind and thinking which certainly helped him handle the situations very calmly and overcome the situations with positive results. Just because of his attitude, he became famous among cricketing and non-cricketing fans.

THE SELFLESS CAPTAIN MSD

There have been numerous times when MSD has skipped the limelight for the sake of encouraging the young talent. Whenever TEAM INDIA won a major title or a tournament, more often than not, MS Dhoni was seen handing over the celebrations and the trophy to the young players in the team and simply drifting from the showoff stage.

MS DHONI ACHIEVEMENTS FOR TEAM INDIA:

There are so many milestones MS Dhoni has achieved throughout his career. Here we take a quick look at some of the most prestigious ones under his belt.

  1. Padma Bhushan in 2018
  2. Padma Shri in 2009
  3. Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna in2007
  4. ICC ODI Team of the year in 2012, 2013, 2014
  5. ICC ODI Player of the Year Award in 2008, 2009
  6. CNN-IBN Indian of the Year in Sports in 2011
  7. ICC Award for Spirit of cricket in 2011
  8. MTV Youth Icon of the Year
  9. LG People’s Choice Award in 2013

Major Tournaments Won by India under MS DHONI Captaincy:

  1. ICC World Twenty20 in 2007
  2. CB Series of 2007-2008
  3. Asia Cup in 2010
  4. ICC Cricket World Cup in 2011
  5. ICC Champions Trophy in 2013

As you all know, especially cricketing fans that World Cup fever on its peak and the biggest cricketing event is on the board in the month of May 2019. As the World cup coming close, cricket fans set close eyes on their favorite team as well as their favorite players.

MAHENDAR SINGH DHONI AND ICC WORLD CUP 2019:

WILL MSD RETIRE AFTER ICC WORLD CUP 2019?

The thing everyone’s been thinking of about 37 years old MS Dhoni, the most frequently asked questions include one the most important question that is “Will this ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 edition be the last of MS Dhoni?” For the cricketing fans, this is probably the most important question to be answered by cricketing Greats of All Times and by MS Dhoni himself.

MILLION DOLLAR QUESTION HERE “SHOULD MSD RETIRE FROM ODI CRICKET?

If we look in the past, there are so many great cricketing legends, who took the cricket world cup as a platform for their retirement. They announced their retirements just before the world cup. This trick works for so many cricketers as they performed well in the world cup and then get retired at the peak of their form and career as well. So, all the fans remember them in great words and the cricketing world admire them for a long time.

If we take a note from the past examples, some of the biggest examples in front of us are the Great Imran Khan of Pakistan, Ricky Ponting of Australia, Little Master Sachin Tendulkar of India, These legends announced their retirement on World Cup events and left the arena on the biggest cricketing stage. Choosing World Cup event to say goodbye makes a lot of sense and there are good reasons for it! This not only served them the purpose of ending their respective careers on a high but their decision helped them to motivate themselves to sparkle on last time to be the champions. And as they say, End should be the most memorable one and for these legends, it certainly was when they lifted the WORLD CUP Trophies and returned to their fans as Champions of the world. History of cricket is full of these sorts of examples.

MS Dhoni has served his country and his team with great honor and pride. He has led Team INDIA in almost every event of the cricket world and made his team champion. He has won all major ICC tournaments and there is no trophy in Cricket MSD hasn’t held in his hands. He has achieved more than any Captain from INDIA and as a player, he has served wonders for his nation over a period of 15 years.

REASONS WHY WE ALL WILL MISS DHONI

MSD has been the love of Indian Cricket fans since 15 long years now. From his first Helicopter shot till this CSK’s Awesome Performances in the recent IPL 2019 edition, MS Dhoni has always provided his fans the performances they want to see. He has been the backbone of Indian cricket. As the experts say Sourav Ganguly gave INDIA a “Spine” but Mahendra Singh Dhoni gave INDIA “The Courage”. MSD has everything in his bag from World Cup wins to the immense love and Dhoni chants he gets from his fans when he enters the arena, now all he needs is a perfect finish, and THE BEST FINISHER MSD he is, we can expect something more special in the coming World Cup from Dhoni at the twilight of his career

CONCLUSION

Apart from all these facts and all Speculations over the media and cricketing minds, many are trying to predict what MSD will decide, Some are suggesting retirement while others want him to keep going for as long as he can however this Entirely depends upon MS Dhoni and it’s he is the only one who will decide his fate, Will Dhoni retire? Will he not? What are his plans? For now, we can only make intelligent guesses but one thing is for sure that he will be playing a key role in World Cup 2019. MSD and his calmness are the magic ingredients India need to be over the line in this all-important ICC World Cup 2019 edition.

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ICC World Cup 2019

ICC Cricket World Cup

ICC ODI Cricket World Cup is the carnival of the Cricket World. It is the biggest of the biggest event which is held every 4 years. It would not be wrong if you imagine it as the Olympics of Cricket. (Irony here is that the Olympic Games does not include Cricket). Since the birth of the ODI Cricket format (One Day International Cricket), the main event of this format has been the ICC WorldCup which has a huge fanbase and all the Cricketing Nations lookup to their Teams to win it. But Winning the World Cup is not that easy! The best cricket teams compete against each other and the planning and preparations for this tournament start as soon as the previous Worldcup is over.

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ICC (International Cricket Council) has done a lot to convert this tournament as the main event of the Cricketing World. One might say that due to the advent of Twenty20 commonly known as T20, the ODI format is somewhat dying as fans are now more inclined towards the Fast and drama filled T20 format. However, the ICC World Cup is that Lifesaving pill that rejuvenates the ODI format. Till Date, there have been Eleven Worlcup events out of which Australia has won 5 times and has been the most successful Team in WorldCup events. India has won twice and so as Westindies. Teams of Pakistan and Sri Lanka have won it once each. Any cricket Playing nation can take part in this flagship Contest of ICC to become the Cricket Champion of the world, The Top teams qualify directly whereas the rest of the Teams compete in another Tournament held by Internation Cricket Council (ICC) in order to qualify for this main event. In the Recent years’ Teams like IRELAND and AFGHANISTAN Team are the latest heavyweights in the Worldcup Qualifiers and have been performing very well in the sport.

ICC WORLD CUP 2019 England and Wales

Yes! the count down is almost over and the ICC WORLD CUP is here! World Cup 2019 will star on 30th-May-2019. England and Wales are the Hosts for this edition of the world cup and this will be the 6th times these nations will host the Cricket World cup after previously hosting it in years
1975, 1979, 1983 and 1999. The first Match will also be between the Host Team England and South Africa.


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Previous WorldCup Champions

  • Australia Won the World Cup 5 Times ( 1987, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2015)
  • West Indies won the World Cup 2 Times (1975, 1979)
  • India won the World Cup 2 Times (1983, 2011)
  • Pakistan won the World Cup Once (1992)
  • Sri Lanka won the World Cup Once (1996)

ICC Cricket WorldCup Teams and Pools:

As over the years International Cricket Council experimented with some changes in the format of World Cup and Rules as well. They have now reverted to the original format of 10 best teams competing for the World cup title. 2 teams in each Pool will be the ones who play the World Cup Qualifiers and come on top. Therefore 8 direct Qualifying teams and 2 Associated nations Teams will compete in World Cup 2019. here is the List of teams who will compete in the world cups. The Qualifying teams in Worldcup 2019 are West Indies and AFGHANISTAN.

Groups of World Cup 2019:

As per the new simpler format decided by the ICC, the POOL system is gone. This will be a relatively simpler tournament where all the 10 teams will play 9 matches each (one match against every opponent) and at the end, the top 4 teams in the Points Table will qualify for the Semi-Finals of the world cup. the net run rate and points will be the key. Teams competing for this world cup are given in the below chart.

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