2019 Cricket World Cup get underway

The 2019 Cricket World Cup got underway yesterday. World No1, tournament favourites and hosts England started the proceedings with a convincing 104 run win over South Africa at the Oval in London.

England 311-8
South Africa 207

Meanwhile, at Trent Bridge in Nottinghamshire, the West Indies are on their way to victory over Pakistan:

Latest score

Pakistan 105
West Indies 70-2

West Indies need 36 more runs to win with 40.3 overs remaining

Last edited by Blackleaf; 2 weeks ago at 07:47 AM..
Windies thrash Pakistan by seven wickets

Pakistan: 105
West Indies: 108-3

Trent Bridge, Nottingham

West Indies produced a blistering bowling display to crush Pakistan by seven wickets and begin their World Cup campaign with an emphatic victory at Trent Bridge.

The two-time champions bowled Pakistan out for just 105 in 21.4 overs - their second lowest total in World Cup history.

All 10 wickets fell to seam with the West Indies bowlers quick and hostile in front of a crowd vociferously in support of Pakistan in Nottingham.

Oshane Thomas took 4-27, captain Jason Holder 3-42 and Andre Russell a brilliant 2-4 in three overs as only two Pakistan batsmen passed 20.

Chris Gayle smashed 50 from 34 balls with three sixes to give West Indies' chase a quick start and, despite three wickets for Mohammad Amir, the win was sealed with 36.1 overs remaining when Nicholas Pooran smashed a huge six.

The bowling performance only strengthens the view that West Indies could be serious contenders to win their first 50-over World Cup since 1979, while it is a miserable start for Pakistan who won the Champions Trophy in England just two years ago.
Afghanistan vs Australia (Bristol County Ground)

Afghanistan: 17-2

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka (Sophia Gardens, Cardiff)

Sri Lanka: 136
NZ: 23-0

NZ need 114 more runs from 45.2 overs
New Zealand have dismantled Sri Lanka, winning by the maximum 10 wickets:

Sri Lanka: 136
New Zealand: 137-0


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