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South Africa defeated Afghanistan by 9 wickets, won First Match in ICC 2019

South Africa vs Afghanistan

South Africa all-out Afghanistan on 125 runs in 34.1 overs in the ICC World Cup-2019 match at Cardiff’s Sofia Gardens Stadium on Saturday. Chasing a victory target of 125 runs set by the Srilanka, South Africa scored 131 in just 28.4 overs. South Africa’s only wicket fell as Quinton de Kock, who scored 68 runs before the outing. South Africa defeated Afghanistan by 9 wickets, won the First Match in ICC 2019.

Hashim Amla 41 and Andile Phehlukwayo remained unbeaten on 17. This is South Africa’s first win in five matches played so far in this World Cup. In the first three competitions, he had to face defeat against England, Bangladesh, and India respectively. While his match against the West Indies had vanished due to rain.

After losing the toss, Afghanistan started well after getting the invitation for batting, but rain caused a disruption in the match and when the match started again, then Afghani batsmen could not stand on the pitch. Afghanistan had lost two wickets in 20 overs and scored 69 runs then the rain came here.

After a while, the rain stopped and the match was started. However, the match was reduced to 48 overs per innings. Afghanistan started a slow but start well. His first wicket fell as Hazratullah Zazai on the second ball of the ninth over. Zazai scored 22 runs. Chris Morris sent Rahmat Shah (6) to a pavilion total of 56.

The rain came in the 20th over and then when the match began again, Andile Phehlukwayo sent Hashmatullah Shahidi (8) to the pavilion in the 21st over. On the first ball of the next over, Imran Tahir sent another opener Noor Ali Zadran to the pavilion. Zadran faced 58 balls and scored 32 runs with four fours. From here, the wickets started falling and Afghanistan’s score was 77 on the loss of 7 wickets.

Rashid Khan used his batting ability and scored 35 runs with 25 fours and six sixes. They combined with Ikram Ali Khil (9) to add some 34 runs for the eighth wicket.

Ikram Ali khil became the victim of Morris on the total score of 111. Tahir also sent Rashid Khan to the pavilion on the score of 125 runs in the fifth ball of the 34th over. Chris Morris sent Hamid Hassan to the pavilion without opening the account. For South Africa, Imran Tahir four, Chris Morris three, Andile Phehlukwayo two, Kagiso Rabada took one wicket.

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Sri Lankan ‘Lion’ bowling failed in front of Kangaroos, lost by 87 runs

Australia vs Sri Lanka World Cup 2019
          Australia vs Sri Lanka World Cup 2019

Australia defeated Sri Lanka by 87 runs in the ICC World Cup 2019 on Saturday. Australia gave a huge target of 334 runs to Sri Lanka in the match played on The Kennington Oval ground. In reply, the Sri Lankan team made 247 runs in 45.5 overs. Skipper Dimuth Karunaratne (97) scored the highest runs for Sri Lanka. He struck out nine fours in his 108-ball innings. Besides them, Kusal Perera (52) and Kusal Mendis (30) were the only batsmen to perform well. Sri Lankan ‘Lion’ Bowling Failed In Front Of Kangaroos.

Sri Lanka’s poor condition can be judged by the fact that its six batsmen could not even cross the tenth. For Australia, Mitchell Starc took four, Ken Richardson three, Pat Cummins two and Jason Behrendorf one wicket.

Australia’s team has reached the top of the points table with this win. His five matches have 8 points. Sri Lanka is fifth in the table with 4 points from five games. The previous two matches of Sri Lanka were canceled due to rain while in the previous two matches he won a match.

Sri Lanka decided to bowl after won the toss, but their bowlers did not prove effective in bowling against Australia. Australia batting first, losing 7 wickets in 50 overs scored 334 runs. Captain Aron Finch (153) scored the most runs for the Kangaroo team. He struck out 15 fours and five sixes in his 132-ball inning.

Finch and Steve Smith (73) made important partnerships of 173 for the third wicket. Glenn Maxwell scored an unbeaten 46 to help Australia reach a big score. Apart from this David Warner 26, Usman Khawaja 10, Pat Cummins 0, Mitchell Starc (5 not out), Alex Carey 4, and Shaun Marsh Scored 3 runs. Isuru Udana and Dhananjaya de Silva got two wickets while Sri Lankan Lasith Malinga got one wicket. Two Australian batsmen returned to the pavilion after being run out.

Changes In Both Team

Sri Lanka made a change to their team for this match. In the place of Suranga Lakmal, Milinda Siriwardana is included. The Australian team also made a change. The Kangaroo team included Jason Behrendorff in place of Nathan Coulter-Nile. The Australian team looks good in comparison to Sri Lanka. Five-time world champion Kangaroos have defeated Afghanistan, West Indies, and Pakistan in the current World Cup, but in the meantime, it has to face defeat from India.

Australia all-rounder Marcus Stonis could not be available for this match. Australia will hope that they will be available for the match against Bangladesh. Mitchell Marsh has joined the team, but he can not play until Stoney’s is out of the tournament. Sri Lanka’s position is not strong at the same time. His last two matches were washed away in the rain while New Zealand suffered a major defeat in the first match. However, Sri Lanka has managed to win against Afghanistan.

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