Aaron Finch, Mitchell Starc impress as Australia down Sri Lanka; Tahir, de Kock set up South Africa's dominant win over Afghanistan

Here are the best images from Saturday's ICC Cricket World Cup double-header which featured Australia, Sri Lanka, South Africa and Afghanistan.

FirstCricket Staff June 16, 2019 13:18:03 IST
Aaron Finch, Mitchell Starc impress as Australia down Sri Lanka; Tahir, de Kock set up South Africa's dominant win over Afghanistan
Aaron Finch Mitchell Starc impress as Australia down Sri Lanka Tahir de Kock set up South Africas dominant win over Afghanistan

Mitchell Starc, along with captain Aaron Finch, starred in Australia's 876-win over Sri Lanka in Saturday's first match of the ICC Cricket World Cup at The Oval in London. Starc finished with figures of 4-55. Reuters

Aaron Finch Mitchell Starc impress as Australia down Sri Lanka Tahir de Kock set up South Africas dominant win over Afghanistan

australia skipper Aaron Finch played a brilliant knock of 153 to guide the defending champions to 334-7. AP

Aaron Finch Mitchell Starc impress as Australia down Sri Lanka Tahir de Kock set up South Africas dominant win over Afghanistan

Steve Smith, too, was in his best form as he played a knock of 73 before being dismissed by Lasith Malinga. Reuters

Aaron Finch Mitchell Starc impress as Australia down Sri Lanka Tahir de Kock set up South Africas dominant win over Afghanistan

Sri Lanka skipper Dimuth Karunaratne missed out on his maiden ODI century, after he was dismissed for 97 by Kane Richardson. They collapsed from 186-3 to 247 all out and succumbed to a forgettable defeat. AP

Aaron Finch Mitchell Starc impress as Australia down Sri Lanka Tahir de Kock set up South Africas dominant win over Afghanistan

In the day's second match in Cardiff, South Africa's Kagiso Rabada is seen celebrating the wicket of Afghanistan's Hazratullah Zazai. South Africa completed a dominant nine-wicket win over the minnows to clinch their first victory. AP

Aaron Finch Mitchell Starc impress as Australia down Sri Lanka Tahir de Kock set up South Africas dominant win over Afghanistan

With Afghanistan's score reading 69-2 after 20 oves, rain made its presence felt and delayed the match for around 88 minutes. The match was reduced to 48 overs per side. Reuters

Aaron Finch Mitchell Starc impress as Australia down Sri Lanka Tahir de Kock set up South Africas dominant win over Afghanistan

Imran Tahir of South Africa is in a celebratory mood after he dismisses Noor Ali. The spinner finished with figures of 4/29. AP

Aaron Finch Mitchell Starc impress as Australia down Sri Lanka Tahir de Kock set up South Africas dominant win over Afghanistan

South Africa's Quinton de Kock scored 68 runs before being dismissed by Afghanistan captain Gulbadin Naib in the 23rd over. AP

Aaron Finch Mitchell Starc impress as Australia down Sri Lanka Tahir de Kock set up South Africas dominant win over Afghanistan

South Africa's Hashim Amla remained unbeaten on 48 with Andile Phehlukwayo at the other end as the Proteas eased to a nine-wicket win over the Afghans. AP

 

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