Highlights, Australia vs South Africa, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match, Full cricket score: Proteas win by 10 runs
Australia vs South Africa LIVE SCORE, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match Updates: Faf du Plessis entrusts Phehlukwayo with the last over of the innings, giving away seven runs off the first four deliveries — including three to Behrendorff off the first ball — before getting rid of Nathan Lyon off the penultimate delivery to bring the match to an end. South Africa may have notched up their worst-ever performance in World Cup history, but at least they end it with a thrilling victory over their old foe. Australia, on the other hand, will meet arch-rivals England at Edgbaston in the second semi-final on 11 July, with table-toppers India facing New Zealand on 9 July at this venue.
India vs West Indies, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Virat Kohli and Co look for improved showing with the bat against unpredictable Windies
India will be looking for an improved batting performance and nothing more, when they take the field against West Indies. Apart from Dhoni, the other debate is regarding number four.
Highlights, Pakistan vs South Africa, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match, Full Cricket Score: Proteas knocked out of World Cup
Pakistan vs South Africa LIVE SCORE, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match Updates: And that's it! Pakistan keep their World Cup hopes alive with a 49-run win over South Africa! The Proteas see their World Cup hopes crumble and their wait for an elusive World Cup win extend by another four years. Sarfaraz Ahmed and Co survive to live another day in England.
Match Highlights, West Indies vs New Zealand, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Kiwis win by 5 runs despite Carlos Brathwaite blitz
West Indies vs New Zealand LIVE SCORE, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match Updates: New Zealand beat West Indies by five runs. It's over. Windies' heart has been broken. That pulled shot from Brathwaite looked like it was traveling over the fence only for Boult to take an amazing catch just ahead of the fence. The big boundary helped the Kiwis.
Highlights, India vs Afghanistan, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match, Full Cricket Score: Shami's hat-trick seal thrilling win for India
India vs Afghanistan LIVE SCORE, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match Updates: World Cup hat-trick for Mohammed Shami in his first match of the 2019 World Cup! Mujeeb is the last man dismissed, as Afghanistan are bowled out for 213! India snatch victory from the jaws of defeat, winning by 11 runs!
England vs Sri Lanka, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match Updates: Out! And Sri Lanka beat England by 20 runs. A massive upset. Wood nicks one to the keeper off Pradeep and England have folded here. 212 all-out.
India vs Australia, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: India's top-order need to bat with caution to counter defending champions' fast-bowling threat
India’s top four batsmen, Rohit, Dhawan, Kohli, and KL Rahul need to bat as long as possible while picking up singles and twos regularly. Extravagant strokeplay, as exhibited on Indian pitches during IPL, would be at a premium, given the vastness of outfields and the evidence of juice in the pitch.
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England vs Pakistan, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Sarfraz Ahmed's team slays Goliath as missing pieces come together to complete memorable jigsaw
Pakistan's match against England was a game between a team that believed it was on the path of destiny against a side that felt like it was being led by Charon across the Styx. Yet, the proverbial David slayed the Goliath to live another day.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Sachin Tendulkar picks Jofra Archer, Rashid Khan as bowlers to watch out for in mega event
Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar has picked England pacer Jofra Archer and Afghanistan's leg-spin sensation Rashid Khan as two bowlers who could do well at the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup in England.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: India skipper Virat Kohli hurts thumb during training, extent of injury unclear
India were dealt a major injury scare before their World Cup opener against South Africa on Wednesday when skipper Virat Kohli hurt his thumb during a training session at the Ageas Bowl .
Sri Lanka vs New Zealand, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Humbling loss to Kiwis suggest selection blunders, lack of raw pace will be Islanders' undoing
Gentle medium-pace is not going to stop audacious stroke makers who excel at risk-taking. You need pace. Raw pace. And Sri Lanka have none of it. That’s one reason why teams are talking of breaking the 500-run barrier.
World Cup Memories: 'It was just Tendulkar between us and the Cup,' former Australia all-rounder Andy Bichel revisits undisputed 2003 run
Andy Bichel was part of the World Cup winning Australian team of 2003, where his all-round excellence against England set the marker for match-turning performances. Here, he remembers Australia's all-win campaign in South Africa.
Unlike most big-built Barbadian fast bowlers of the past, Jofra Archer is light on his feet and very, very fit. With a short, smooth run up and an action that isn’t complicated, he bowls regularly, and consistently, at over 145 kmph and his bouncers tend to skid off the track. He also has the ability to bowl deceptively quick toe-crushers and to get the odd ball to seam off the spongy, English tracks.
England vs South Africa, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Menacing Jofra Archer's X-factor lies in his novelty
Archer is economical, building from a jog into a dash, but never sprinting, mostly silent. His action seems less a menacing trebuchet, ready to tear down your walls, and more like a friendly rubber band stretched across your thumb.
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England vs South Africa, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Jofra Archer's blow to Hashim Amla swings tournament opener decisively in hosts' favour as Proteas succumb to tame loss
South Africa stumbled about concussed, slow to grasp the fact that England’s bowlers have learned from their’s, and unable to come to terms with Jofra’s pace and the creativity of Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali. And it all started with that blow coped by Hashim Amla.
England vs South Africa, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Ben Stokes' dream game to Jofra Archer's memorable arrival, key moments from tournament opener
England's win over South Africa was their biggest in terms of runs against a Full-Member nation at the World Cup since 2003, and it set the ball rolling, quite perfectly, for a summer where they’re hoping 'cricket comes home'. Here’s a look at the most defining — and lasting — moments from the opening game of the ICC World Cup 2019.
England vs South Africa, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: 'That wasn't my best catch,' says Ben Stokes after producing gem at the ropes
"Nah, that one was against the Aussies (Ashes 2015) , so that one ranks higher!" remarked Stokes on being asked if the catch he took to dismiss South Africa's Andile Phehlukwayo.
England vs South Africa, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Ben Stokes' all-round brilliance gives hosts ideal head start in opener
Aside from his batting, Stokes is good enough to play as a fifth bowler, even if he is the sixth choice with the ball in this England line-up. There are few cricketers in the world who can bat, bowl and field with his amount of combined ability.