World Cup Social Pavilion 2019: Mohammad Shahzad's dance moves, Kohli wizardry, Pandya and Bumrah's steady hands

Mohammad Shahzad's dance moves, Kohli wizardry, Pandya and Bumrah's steady hands in World Cup Social Pavilion 2019

Sumukh Padukote, Jun 05, 2019 15:18:46 IST

The day is finally here. The day we’ve all been waiting for is finally here. It looked improbable. It looked a far-fetched dream. But it is finally here. Sri Lanka have finally won. Lions have finally roared. The guys at Twitter Sports who designated them #LionsRoar must be happy now. On a rain-marred match, Afghanistan capitulated early on in their batting and couldn’t find their way back into the game.

The Lankan fans in the stadium were a happy lot during the match.

The Afghans weren’t left far behind too and have made sure they revel in every given chance to back their team in full force. And boy, are they good at it.

 

 

 

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It's still raining in Cardiff... 😔 But the fans have brought a bit of colour to the day 😊 #AfghanAtalan #LionsRoar #CWC19 A post shared by Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) on


It is something very endearing to watch Afghan players and fans live up to the occasion and make it their own. Mohammed Shahzad was in a trance of his own when rain interrupted play.

MS Shehzad with some moves. Rightly, this should already be declared as the video of #CWC19.

However, it is the day India finally begin their #CWC19 campaign after waiting for a gazillion days playing paintball, doing media duties and getting papped in the streets of Southampton. #TeamIndia take on #ProteaFire in their first match of the campaign and #BackTheBlackCaps take on #RiseOftheTigers.   Team India look all set for the match and they’ve been going all out with their media duties. This 3-minute video set #TeamIndia fans buzzing ahead of the big day.

Hardik Pandya and Jasprit Bumrah come to the match with much more steadier hands if we’re to believe.

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Who has steadier hands between Hardik Pandya and Jasprit Bumrah? Find out! ⬇️ #cricket #lovecricket #steadyhands #india #buzzwire #challenge

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However, the South African team looked more focussed. They indulged in a good practice session and Faf wasn’t letting any negativity seep in.

Or wait. Chris Morris was at it and judging people in the process.

Or even Ngidi and Pheklulwayo trying their chance at a fun quiz. Win or lose, media duties are sure to go on in #CWC19

But if we’re to believe ICC’s words, lightning is going to strike us anytime today. And we are not complaining even if it does strike very hard.

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"You're a wizard, Virat." #CWC19 #lovecricket #cricket

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It’s the big matchday in Rose Bowl at Southampton and we’re all set. Are you?

Also, New Zealand take on Bangladesh in the other match later today but that’s for tomorrow because it is all about #TeamIndia and #ProteaFire who will be eager to fire some ammo and get their World Cup campaign up and running.

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Updated Date: Jun 05, 2019 15:20:42 IST


World Cup 2019 Points Table

Team p w l nr pts
Australia 5 4 1 0 8
New Zealand 4 3 0 1 7
England 4 3 1 0 6
India 3 2 0 1 5
Sri Lanka 5 1 2 2 4
West Indies 4 1 2 1 3
South Africa 5 1 3 1 3
Bangladesh 4 1 2 1 3
Pakistan 4 1 2 1 3
Afghanistan 4 0 4 0 0





Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5720 124
2 India 5990 122
3 New Zealand 4121 114
4 South Africa 4647 111
5 Australia 4805 109
6 Pakistan 4107 93
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
6 New Zealand 4056 254