Imad Wasim's heroic 49-run knock guides Pakistan home against Afghanistan; Mitchell Starc shines as Australia beat New Zealand

Here are the best photos from the ICC Cricket World Cup as Pakistan and Australia clinched wins over Afghanistan and New Zealand respectively in Saturday's double-header.

FirstCricket Staff June 30, 2019 15:09:08 IST
Imad Wasim's heroic 49-run knock guides Pakistan home against Afghanistan; Mitchell Starc shines as Australia beat New Zealand
Imad Wasims heroic 49run knock guides Pakistan home against Afghanistan Mitchell Starc shines as Australia beat New Zealand

Pakistan's Imad Wasim remained unbeaten on 49 as he guided his team to a thrilling three-wicket over Afghanistan in match 36 of the ICC Cricket World Cup in Leeds on Saturday. AP

Imad Wasims heroic 49run knock guides Pakistan home against Afghanistan Mitchell Starc shines as Australia beat New Zealand

Afghanistan's Asghar Afghan played a knock of 42 runs off 35 balls, in an innings where he smacked three fours and two sixes. AP

Imad Wasims heroic 49run knock guides Pakistan home against Afghanistan Mitchell Starc shines as Australia beat New Zealand

Najibullah Zadran of Afghanistan in action against Pakistan. He played a knock of 42 runs before being dismissed for 42 runs. AP

Imad Wasims heroic 49run knock guides Pakistan home against Afghanistan Mitchell Starc shines as Australia beat New Zealand

Pakistan's Shaheen Afridi celebrates the dismissal of Najibullah Zadran. Shaheen picked up four wickets as Afghanistan were restricted to 227-9. AP

Imad Wasims heroic 49run knock guides Pakistan home against Afghanistan Mitchell Starc shines as Australia beat New Zealand

Afghanistan captain Gulbadin Naib had a forgettable spell where he went wicketless and conceded 73 runs in 9.4 overs. AP

Imad Wasims heroic 49run knock guides Pakistan home against Afghanistan Mitchell Starc shines as Australia beat New Zealand

In the day's second match at Lord's, Mitchell Starc picked up a five-wicket haul as Australia clinched an 86-run win over New Zealand to once again dash Kiwis' hopes of qualifying. AP

Imad Wasims heroic 49run knock guides Pakistan home against Afghanistan Mitchell Starc shines as Australia beat New Zealand

After losing Aaron Finch and David Warner early, Usman Khawaja took the Aussies back in the game as his knock of 88 guided them to 243-9. Reuters

Imad Wasims heroic 49run knock guides Pakistan home against Afghanistan Mitchell Starc shines as Australia beat New Zealand

James Neesham celebrates the dismissal of Australia's Glenn Maxwell. Neesham finished with figures of 2-28 from six overs. AP

Imad Wasims heroic 49run knock guides Pakistan home against Afghanistan Mitchell Starc shines as Australia beat New Zealand

Trent Boult celebrates the dismissal of Australia's Jason Behrendorff. Boult finished with figures of 4-51. Reuters

Imad Wasims heroic 49run knock guides Pakistan home against Afghanistan Mitchell Starc shines as Australia beat New Zealand

Kane Williamson once again top-scored for the Kiwis with 40 runs, but fell way short of Australia's total as New Zealand were made to wait longer for qualifying for the semi-finals. Reuters

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