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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

super over thriller, stokes helps england maiden title

super over thriller, stokes helps england maiden title. July 14 2019 history made by England team in ICC World cup final after beating New Zealand in a super over Drama what a game we witnessed . this sunny sunday will never forget in England cricket history as Eoin Morgan and his men Grabs his maiden world cup title.  this match was a befitting final where New Zealand was not in the mood to let the fight for another day they fought till last Delivery.

Ben Stokes pays his all dues with interest of 2016 world cup final failure where he could not survive against Caribbean storm. he was punished by Carlos Brathwhite for 4 consecutive Sixes. And England was lose this final where Stoke fails to depend 19 runs in his over in 2016 ICC T20 final against West Indies at eden garden Kolkatta.

After winning the toss williamson decided to bat first due to forecast condition and ground's current record. New ball was not easy for the batsman and it was helping England's bowlers. this world cup is turn into a nightmare for Guptil as he once again fails to put runs on the board. his wicket get by Woakes and only mange to score 19 runs and more important he lose review also. England's bowlers were done their home work and were well prepared for this encounter. they did not allows New Zealand batsmen to frees his arm and steal quick runs. New Zealand manage 241/8 in their 50 overs with Henry Nicholls 55, Tom Latham 47 and Williamson 30 top scorer.

Woakes and Plunkett shares 3,3 wickets.

Chasing 241 in all important game and bowling like New Zealand pace attack. And for the team who got opportunity to become a champ for first time. English players didn't play their attacking cricket. They want to stay at wicket but New Zealand bowler's did hard work to taking wickets. England lose their first wicket at score of 28 when Jason Roy edges to Latham. Root was the second who just manage just 7 runs of 30 balls he is given away his wicket to De Grandhomme that was just matter of pressure wher Root couldn't overcome on his nerves. At score of 71 bairstow got inside edge at ball of Ferguson he made 35 runs. Stokes and Morgan wish to go further but Morgan part ways when Lockie Ferguson take a stunner and Henry got his second. England lose their captain at 86 on the board. Buttler along with start building innings and both steadily rotate scoreboard. But require run rate were increasing time after time. Both added 110 runs for 5th wicket helps England to level the score in Dream Final. Buttler made crucial 59 of 60 balls after giving his wicket to Ferguson. Stokes 84 runs carry the innings till the end helps England a tie in world cup tie.

World cup final enters into Super Over and actually a Super suspense thriller. Ben Stokes once again handed responsibility to handle the pressure in Super Over, Buttler was his partner to get more runs as they can. New Zealand chooses Boult to bowel. England made 15 runs in their Super over. The drama and thriller was on and its still playing with hearts. This was one of the most thriller final in world cricket history. and mystery turns more complicated when score ends at level in the end of both innings. Guptil got opportunity to overshadow his whole wc performance but there was zero luck for New Zealand, England won the title on a Boundary count. And england's 44 years wait ends.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

england reach cricket world final with thrashing of australia wc 2019

England reach Cricket World final with thrashing of Australia, second semi final at Edgbaston. after winning the toss Finch opted to bat. Australia lose their skipper of very first delivery in 2nd over's 1st delivery of ARCHER. and follow by Warner who given his catch to Bairstow at second slip in next over of Woakes. Australia lose their both openers when 10 runs of the board. Handscomb who was playing his first game of the tournament in a pressure game could not handle the pressure and was beaten by Woakes with his brilliant delivery puts Australia more Under pressure. At score 14/3 Alex Carey advances to 4th spot and joins Steven Smith when the score was 14/3.

Steven Smith and Alex Carey rescues their team and put 103 partnership together. at score 117 Carey loses his wicket to Adil Rashid in 28th over and caught by (sub) James Vince he made valuable 46 of 70 deliveries. ha James Vince could smile as he contribute for his team in all important game. Stoinis who was make a comeback from injury out LBW in the same over of Adil Rashid without troubling the scoreboard. Australia was just manage to control things and starts to accelerate the scoreboard once again found himself in deep deep trouble after losing 2 Quick wickets in a single over of Adil Rashid. Aggressive once again fails to deliver a big knock for their team at much needed time and just manage 22 of 23 balls.

Steven Smith carry his innings to 48th over but he didn't gets supports from the other end to frees his arm and get some quick runs. he was the highest scorer from in this low scoring target from Australia. He put his all efforts for the team and made a crucial 85 of 119 helps Australia to 223 The team were bowled out on last ball of 49th over.

In a reply England openers starts his Attacking cricket for which they are famous since past 3 years. especially JASON ROY his career sudden change after come back from the injury. He likes aggressive cricket and where he is so successful. During this run chase Australia couldn't bring himself in this all important game openers provided 124 runs stand as Jhony Bairstow got by Starc. Bairstow 34 of 43 balls. but it was too late. JASON ROY made 85 of 65 ball with the help of 9 fours and 5 sixes caught by Aex Carey bowler was Cummins. was the 2nd and final wicket of England innigs. England chases this low target in 33rd over and Qualify for final first time after 1992 where they were loss to PAKISTAN.

captain Morgan and Joe Root remains not out and both made 45 & 49 respectively.

Friday, July 12, 2019

Jadeja heroics in vains as india bows out of world cup

Jadeja heroics in vains as india bows out of world cup. New Zealand batting first Guptil's failure continues as he edge to first slip with the ball of Bumrah in 4th over at score of 1 on the board. New Zealand suddenly came under pressure. Captain Williamson came to rescue his team and joins Henry Nicholls to build target for India. they put 68 partnership together. Nicholls undone by Jadeja with a brilliant delivery and clean bowled at 69 runs on the board. Nicholls made 28 of 51 balls. in 19th over. Senior partner Ross Taylor joins the skipper. New Zealand with losing wicket run rate were also another problem for them.

Both Williamson and Taylor starts building partnership but the RR was still a problem for them. After completing his fifty Williamson just start to accelerate the scoreboard. Before he dominate on indian bowlers caught by Jadeja at point in ball of Chahal on 67 of 95 balls. partnership between Taylor and Williamson of 65 ends as New Zealand loss their 3rd wicket at score of 134 in 36th over. India were hold control in the whole innings. After first delivery of 47th over rain force to stop the game and then in the whole day rain does not allow umpires to starts again where the game was paused and things approaches to Reserve day.  Ross Taylor made 74 of 90  gets run out by Jadeja with the brilliant Direct throw in 48th over. what a man Jadeja is in the field either with the ball or his fielding. New Zealand manages to 238/8 in their 50 overs on reserve day. India were looking favorite for chase.

India starts with collapse in form man Rohit edge to Latham in 2nd over with exceptional Delivery of Henry at score 4 runs on the board indian top order sinks as kholi sent by Boult with a magic slow delivery in 3rd over . KL Rahul also lose their wicket to Henry in 4th over Idia got himself in deep trouble as they lose their 3rd wicket on 5/3. First time in WC, history f Top three batsmen out on 1,1,1. Kholi once again fails in WC, semi finals. that run chase turn into a nightmare for india. New Zealand exceptional bowling performace put down India. they lose their 4th wicket on 24 when Neesham takes a stunning catch of Kartik on bowling of Henry.

Pant and Pandya starts resist to bring things on the track. Pant throw away his wicket to Santner with an irresponsible shot on score of 71/5 he made 32 of 56 puts India in more trouble. at score of 92 in 31st over India lose Pandya who caught by Williamson and it was again Santner who provided another vital break through. India were never look compatible in this low scoring chase that was the pressure of Semi Final.

Jadeja and Dhoni's partnership starts hurting New Zealand. And brings India into the match as usual Dhoni stay cool and calm and Jadeja plays attacking cricket converts pressure into New Zealand. Jadeja completes his half century on just 38 balls and continues his Agressive cricket. Required RR was another issue for India Jadeja has to go for big hittings and he lose his wicket on 208 in 48th overs he made sensational 77 on only 59 balls was turning point of the match as New Zealand gets much needed wicket. together Jadeja and Dhoni put 116 partnership for 7th wicket and keep thier Dream live. soon Dhoni lose his wicket as well Guptil was the man who send Dhoni to the pavilion with the Direct hit and New Zealand ensures his spot in the Finals just they have to wait till next nine Deliveries because then India were needed 24 runs in last 9 balls and their tails were on the strike on both end. India were bowled out on 221 in the 50th over.

The most favorite contender for WC,2019 fails in a low scoring run chase. credit to New Zealand bowlers who out classes indian top order with his excellent performance and their skipper his skills he knows how to keep the opposition in his limit.

Matt Henry was awarded man of the match with his brilliant spell of  37/3 in his 10 overs quota.


New Zealand won the Semi Final by 18 runs and make 2nd Consecutive spot in the Finals.

Monday, July 08, 2019

Unpredictable Pakistan play for pride world cup 2019

Pakistan play for pride world cup 2019 campaign with high. However they played all round cricket. After suffer a huge upset against West indies where they were all bowled in 105 runs. In their wc, opener And west indies chased it in the 14th over was a strange start for them to enter in the World cup 2019. At the end of their 9th match they couldn't gets out of that damage in shape of NRR. Pakistan ends their 9 matches quota with 11 points same as New Zealand but that was NRR who sinks Pakistan from Semi Final race.

In the 2nd match against England they put behind their collapse against West Indies. And made a huge statement putting 348 runs on the board. Remember that was the same team who were bowled out on 105. Puts 348 on the board against number ODI side. England fought well but fall 14 runs short. Pakistan's batting was completely different from another day.

Their 3rd match against Srilanka was washed out by rain cost Pakistan single point because Pakistan was consider favorite for that match. Was another bad day for them.

Australia were the next opponent in their 4th match. Australia were put into the bat after Pakistan won the toss. David Warner and Aron Finch's 146 runs opening partnership helps Australia 307 runs on the board at one stage they were eyeing on 350 but thanks to Amir who got his five wicket haul in his ODI career restricted them to 307. In a response Pakistan were bowled out of 266 in 45.4 overs. Australia won that match by 41 runs.

After confident victory against England and a tough match against Austraili once again Green shirts find himself in deep trouble when they face their Arch Rival India. After winning the toss Sarfaraz Ahmed decided to ball first was turn into a nightmare for Pakistan. The idea about bowling first was not bad because of forecast condition.

But it turn against Pakistan India went for 337 in their 50 overs. In a reply Pakistan never bring himself in the match and respectively loses wickets at the end India won the match by 89 runs (DRS)
match were reduced to 40 overs due to rain in 2nd innings.
Loss against India overheated pakistan fans and the whole team face critics over social media. But credits to captain who keep his momentum and self believe.

So in their first five matches Pakistan just get one victory and lose three matches and match against Srilanka were washed out. Recovering from these sort of condition only can do by unpredictable Pakistan.
He says(Nasser Hussain) and better says"One minute down next minute up" Pakistan cricket at his best.

Despite poor efforts in previous matches and huge amount of pressure. Guys steps into the ground with high morale against South Africa in a must win game to stay in competition. Batting first posted 308 runs in their 50 overs. 81 runs opening stand given by openers. Babar Azam once again brilliant with the bat made 69 runs. But that was Haris Sohail who replaces Malik helps pakistan to reach 308 with his aggressive 89 on 59 deliveries. While chasing South Africa manage 259/9 in their 50 overs. and Pakistan won that match by 49 runs.

In next encounter they met New Zealand who were undefeated till then. Batting first New Zealand loses his 4th wicket on only 46 runs on the board. Jimmy Neesham and De Grandhomme took responsibility and their 97 & 64 helps New Zealand to reach 237/6 in 50 overs. In a reply Pakistan achieve this target in 50th over with 6 wickets. Babar remains unbeaten with his classic century.

Pakistan's next destiny was leeds and Afghanistan was opponent. After winning the toss Afghanistan choose to bat and put competetive target of 227/9 in 50 overs. That was not an easy target to chase on track like that where bowler gets seam&swing that was a neil bitting match. But thanks to imad wasim his 49 not out 54 helps Pakistan to chase the target in the final over. Pakistan won that match by 3 wickets. Imad Wasim gets man of the match award for his allround performance.

Pakistan played their last match against Bangladesh where batting first after winning the toss put 315 runs on the board imam and babar were top scorers. Imam hits his 7th Odi ton while Babar Azam falls short of 4 runs of his 11th ton he made sensational 96. Bangladesh in reply never looked compatible in this run chase and whole team folded on 221 runs in 45th over. Shaheen Afridi took his career best 6-35 in 9.1 overs to become the youngest teenager to get five-per in wc, history. Ande named man of the match.

Although Pakistan ends their world cup campaign with 11 points same to New Zealand but that was their NRR which cause Pakistan termination from wc, in group stages. But they won hearts of their fans the way they bounce back fought hard. Their unpredictability and miraculous performance surprises everyone. Pakistan play for pride world cup 2019.

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Babar Azam is scoring faster than his idol Virat Kholi

Babar Azam is scoring faster than his idol Virat Kholi. the 24 years old hits his 10th ODI ton in a must win game against New Zealand wc,2019 group match that was his first century in ICC WORLD CUP. Babar Azam reaches to 3000 runs in 68 matches. his 10th ODI hundred was came in a run chase and he call this one the finest century out of his 10 hundreds.

Grant Flower current Pakistan batting coach Reveals he "Babar Azam" didn't attend net practice.
first time ever i have see him to left the net practice before a crucial game. He (grant flower) further says that Babar Azam is going to most important asset for Pakistan in future and could be very similar to his idol Virat Kholi.

With only 68 matches he hits 10 tons is going to cross many numbers if unlike other Pakistani cricketers in past who starts their career with high impressions but then they fails carry their consistency. Yasir Hameed, Ahmed Shahzad and Umer Akmal are the recent among failures. who couldn't carry the rhythm.

Babar Azam recent improvement is goodwill for their team and Advanced the similarities of Kholi and Babar Azam. their shot selection, square drive, cover drive and footwork.

The only difference between Kholi and Babar Azam is chasing. Kholi is king of chasing but Babar is very young in his career, his 101 not out against New Zealand on wednesday at Edgbaston was came in run chase he carry his innings to the last ball, listens his coach for first time and become second fastest to reach 3000 runs.

With 41 ODI centuries and about nearly 60 average Kholi is too far away from Babar Azam. as he has currently holds 10 centuries with average of almost 53. But Babar has the ability to be compare with Indian Superstar and his idol Virat Kholi.

1000, 2000, 3000 runs milestone of Babar Azam came quicker than Indian maestro. Babar reaches this feet with 21, 45 and 68 matches.

While Kholi's 1000, 2000, 3000 comes with 24, 53 and 75 matches.
With These numbers till now Babar Azam is scoring faster than his idol Virat Kholi.


Tuesday, June 25, 2019

imam, I don't care critics, reply with the bat

Imam-ul-haq has been criticised since he selected in national team. He is going well since his debut as he made hundred on his debut against Srilanka. made a strong statement over his selection critics as his was surprising because he was not in the list to heading the national team. There was no doubt his selection was approach by chief selection Inzamam-ul-haq. He is nephew of Inzamam-ul-haq. but he did not let him down through his outstanding performance.
His first class average was 35 and was not able to put impact like that to get into national team but he overshadows all critics with his performance.

Performance As An Opener

Since PCB shut the door for Sharjeel Khan due to PSL spot fixing. Pakistan were really struggling to fill the spot Ahmed Shahzad who given many chances but he couldn't cashes it. Azhar Ali fails continously after ICC Champions trophy where he played major role in winning champions trophy and he finally announced retirement from ODI cricket. Imam-ul-haq was named for series against Srilanka and made century on his debu to make a strong statement and shut the critics over his selection.  Since he joined the team he strengthen top order with his consistency. He is so good underpressure. He has the the ability to cut the ball very well. The art of  ODI cricket is to rotate the strike and he is best in this fortune. his strong area is third man where he cuts ball with his unique art. till now(22 june 2019) he has played 32 ODIs and remains 5 times NOT OUT describes his class that how he is going to be one of essential part of the team.

Critcs Over His Strike Rate

People also troll him over his strike rate. He has strike rate of 80.10 in ODIs which is very decent. You must have a player in your lineup who have the potential to stay at wicket. For that purpose batsman must consume some deliveries to settling himself. 
That job can do by his partner Fakhar Zaman who has the ability to hit hard the ball. For fans of Pakistan cricket it is easy to understand that our all time best opening pair of Saeed Anwer and Amir Sohail where Saeed Anwer were aggressive and Amir Sohail stay cool. These kind of examples are still exists like Amla and de cock. 

Career Overview 

Being the nephew of former captain Inzam-ul-haq this kind bundle of pressure always following him. this critics was starts in 2012 when he was selected U-19 asia cup. And these critics are still on. But he always shut these critics with his performance he scored with an average 45 in his 5 games including 3 fifties and 88 against Arch-Rival INDIA on his debut at age only 16. Thats how he reply all critics over him.
Since his debut in ODI he is improving his improving his skill consistantly. he is best ODI player till now he hits 6 hundreds and same number of fifties in only 33 ODIs with an average of 54.89 at  decent strike rate of 80.
He is improving his red ball cricket also. Till now (23 june 2019) he has score 1537 in ODIs. And played 10 tests made 483 runs in 19 innings with average of 28.41 is very new in this form of cricket but he is growing his skills constantly.

Monday, June 17, 2019

Yuvraj singh annouces his retirement from all forms of cricket

Yuvraj singh annouces his retirement from all forms of cricket.Monday June 10 yuvraj Singh announces his retirement from all form of cricket. He features in 304 ODI, 40 Tests and 58 T20s. He made his debut in 2000 against Kenya. For long time strengthen No.4 spot with his aggressive style. He made 8701 runs in ODI, 1900 in Tests and 1177 in T20s.
He was handed test cap in 2003 but Yuvraj was not kind of player to hang around he was an Agressive player and love to hit the ball hard. Figures tells its all as he just manage 40 appearance in test cricket.

ODIs and T20s always suited him he strengthen spot NO.4 for india for long time his career 8701 is including 14 fine Hundreds and 52 fifties. During his retirement press conference he says that it is a honour for to represent for my country in 400 international matches. the 37 years old sensational batsman have 36.50 ODI avrage with strike rate of 88 is among the players like Shahid Afridi, Lance Klusenar and Adam Gilchrist the guys who sudden change the nature of cricket with his agressive power hitting.
here is his career figures. 









 Making Debut For INDIA

In Early 2000 he was the part of India U-19. He made 203 runs in U-19 world cup eases his way to the National  Team in very short time. he played some crucial innings in U-19 world cup in middle order with best strike rate.

Emotional Moments

He won many matches for India single handedl.  but it not always you gets better results. In WC,2007 it was Do-or-Die match he nearly reaches to the target but he could not finish it as he was bowled out on 93 and fall short by only 2 runs was his one of Emotional Moments.
Lost to Windies he blames himself to couldn't finish.
His fiance Hazel keech tells inside story of yuvraj when he called for champions trophy yuvraj cried for it sudden return. 

Best Moments

He hits six-sixes to Stuart broad in ICC WT20 and score record 12balls-50 in 2009 was one of his best moments is still the fastest T20s-50.
He made 84 runs his debut against Australia in ICC Knockout Cup at No.4 position.
He was always a best white ball player. The opportunity comes for him again in red ball cricket when Ganguly was forced out of test series against England. He was called for replacement the time he was in form of his life. Partnership with Sachin Tendulkar of unbeaten 163 of chasing 387 is one of his best moments. 

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Majestic Jason Roy knockout Bangladesh in WC,2019 Group match

Magestic Jason Roy knock out Bangladesh

Magestic Jason Roy knock out Bangladesh as he registered yet another 150 plus to his account. The opener is currently in form of his life. That is a good sign for England as all important event is in process.
Roy scored 153 on 121 with the help of 14 boundaries and 5 mighty sixes at strike rate of 126.45 help England to post 386 in 50 overs in Cardiff. There was some sort of pressure on England team as they were lost to Bangladesh in world cups 2011 & 2015. But stylish Roy and aggressive Buttler did not let it happen again.
Now here question is who will be first man to get 200 plus for England. Morgan english captain is very pleased the effort of Roy and is aspect him could be the first double centurion for England. Roy who has currently held record highest runs in a single innings for England of 180 against Australia. He was broken record of Alex Hale's 171 against Pakistan and his own second highest of 162.
Buttler and Alex Hales are among the batsmen has also the ability to reach this milestone. Hales have currently hold second highest score record of 171. Could be in this race. Problem for Buttler is his arrival in the crease. Because each six players who pass 200 figure are openers. And Buttler is batting at number five position there is no doubt in his power hitting and ability but he don't have enough time to reach this amount.
Roy rech to his 153 after hitting 3 back-to-back sixes on Mehedi Hassan was have enough time to score the of 47 runs and become first double centurion for England but he was focus on one thing and that hit every ball for a six. Because England were in the position to afford to lose a wicket as the rest of batting line up can do the same job. He obviously missed a double ton as he caught by mortaza on ball of Mehedi Hassan on 153.
England won this match easily by 106 runs Jason Roy awarded mon of the match for his magestic effort. In a reply Bangladesh were never look compatible in high run chasing. Shakib ton went in vain. The whole were bowled out on 280 in 48.5 overs. Jofra Archer took 3 wickets.  

Sunday, June 02, 2019

top 5 amazing power hitters wc 2019

top 5 amazing power hitters wc 2019 that could change circumstance of the game at any stage and can knee down the opposition. ODIs is now converting to extended shape of T20s. And era of depending 250 runs or compatible look like ends. since champions trophy 2017 the England conditions has been changes. And 500 runs could be possible in these tracks. Teams like Pakistan, South Africa and Bngladesh is facing lack of power hitting in final overs. To stay in the event they need some serious strategy to shape himself in the situation. England who holds two highest scores in history of ODIs of 482 and 444 has changed the world of ODI cricket. Players like Jhony Bairstow and Jason Roy starts the innings with over 6 run rate and then Eoin Morgan and Joe Root take the command and build platform for Stokes, Buttler and Moeen Ali to accelerate flow of runs to maximum as they can. Rest of teams like India and Australia have also same kind of products in shape of Virat Kholi, Ms Dhoni, Hardik Pandaya and Finch, Warner, Maxwell as well West Indies is also in this race with Chris Gayel, Shai Hope and most important Andre Russel. Here is my picks of top 5 amazing hitter of wc 2019.

1. Andre Russel   


There is no doubt that Russel is one of best T20 player in the world. Thats why he is in top of my  list. Andre Russel was picked on basis of his recent form in IPL where he scored 257 runs with a strike  rate of 212.39 he hit six in every five balls in the season. Kolkatta Knigh Riders SIX-MACHINE hit  25 sixes in the season he just face 121 balls. The west indies board took a right decision at the right time as we saw series of  England & Pakistan each one match was high scoring. overall he has ODI strike 130 and 141 in T20s figures say its all. He could be a dominant power hitter in wc 2019.

2. Glenn Maxwell

With three hundreds in T20s and strike rate of 158 makes them in the list of top 5 amazing hitters of wc 2019. is currently in form of his life. He made one fifty and a match winning century caused Kholi elven their first home series defeat. Can overcome on spinners and can knock out the opposition single handedly. he has ODI average 33 (quiet well for a finisher) and strike rate of 122 will be a real thread for the bowlers in wc 2019.

3. Jos Buttler

 Jos Buttler has recently out class Pakistan in the recent series where he hit 50 balls hundred the  second quickest for England and he has also hold the fastest hundred of 46 balls for England.
he could be a big difference in the game and can screw any opposition on his time. England has one of best chances as they have Buttler in their side. He could could counter attack any side and can steal victory for their team. His power hitting ability makes strengthen English final overs flow of runs.

4. Hardik Pandaya

Hardik Pandaya is one of the best big hitter of india and bowling right arm face makes him more worthy. He recently perform well IPL 2019 and played a major role for Mombai Indians who won season 2019. he has the ability to overtake the bowler and can hit the ball very hard will one of amazing power hitter in wc 2019. India will use him with both sides either bowling or batting is one best positive for team india and can damage any bowling line up in depth overs.

5. Asif Ali

Asif Ali makes his place in top 5 amazing power hitters. He can hit the ball hard and he shows his skills of power hittiing in recent series against England and is only hope for Pakistan as they are facing lack of power hitting. Pakistan could cash his services he has strike rate of 131 in ODIs. He also perfom well in resent PSL edition. Beside these names there are also more hitters in the event but these are my picks.

Friday, May 31, 2019

All round Stokes axed South Africa in world cup opener

All round Stokes axed South Africa in world cup opener. England beat South Africa by 104 runs. After winning the toss South Africa put England into the bat in a little grossy pitch and get succeed after getting most important wicket of Barstow in very second ball of first over of Tahir. Then Roy and root took control and put 106 runs partnership with run a ball brings England in driving seat both departs after scoring fifties. Skipper also registered fifty to strengthen scoreboard. Butler and moeen departs as both couldn't put any impact on scoreboard. That was Ben Stokes who carry his innings till 49th over and make sure 300 plus for England he scored 89 of just 79 deliveries. And set 312 target for South Africa.
In a reply South Africa were not looking compatible amla was retired hurt on 5 runs. They loose their first wicket 36 and soon on 44 the Skipper departure put Africa in really trouble. De cock who was looking in good touch put 85 runs crucial partnership along with van Der Dussen. But as soon he was caught by root in bowling of Plunket on 68 on total score of 129 then south Africa couldn't recover it. Whole team were bowled out on 207 in 40th over. England won their opener match with massive 104 runs margin.
Jofre Archer who was very impressive through whole innings took 3 wickets for 27 runs in 7 overs. While Stokes and Plunket shares 2 wickets in an easy opener match.
Things are now about very concerns for Africa to plan their game as they have 8 more matches to play in world cup.
With Allrond performance Ben Stokes awarded man of the match and England starts their world cup campaign with style.