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CWC 2019: NZ vs SL and AUS vs AFG Review

first_imgIAdvertisement mjeyNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vslv7Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E71sinu4( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 1xypWould you ever consider trying this?😱bnwlkCan your students do this? 🌚p7bRoller skating! Powered by Firework The series of one-sided affairs continued its flow as the Tasmanian countries rolled over the Asian nations to etch their first points on the CWC  points board.Advertisement Image Courtesy: SABC NewsMatch 1: New Zealand vs Sri LankaOpting to bowl first after winning a crucial toss, the New Zealand bowlers got to work straight away on a green surface. It did not take them long to penetrate the fragile Lankan batting order.Advertisement Despite wickets tumbling around him, captain Dimuth Karunaratne scored a vital fifty and carried his bat through the innings, only the second player to do so in a World Cup.Lahiru Thirimanne and Kusal Mendis were sent back early while Kusal Perera and Thisara Perera played handy knocks to help the team reach 136 in 29.2 overs.Advertisement New Zealand scaled down the total comfortably in 16 overs after haplessly thrashing the bowlers around the Sophia Gardens in Cardiff. Martin Guptill and Colin Munro ended up with scores of 73 and 58 respectively.Match 2: Australia vs AfganistanThe fourth fixture of the 2019 edition of the Cricket World Cup saw Afghanistan square off against the defending champions, Australia. After winning the toss, recently appointed captain Gulbadin Naib elected to bat first at Bristol.The five-time champions’ new ball attack comprising of Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins wreaked havoc right away by dismissing the openers for a duck. Wickets tumbled on with Zampa proving effective and a costly mix-up which saw Mohammad Nabi heading back into the pavilion.A sublime fifty by Najibullah Zadran and an explosive cameo by Rashid Khan helped the team cross 200 and hand the Kangaroos a target of 208.Led by Aaron Finch and David Warner at the front, the target never promised to be a threat as the Australians scaled it easily. Both the openers registered their fifty with Finch picking his in quick succession. Warner hung on till the end of the innings to conclude with an unbeaten 89.Read Also:CWC 2019: Shoaib Akhtar singles out Sarfaraz Ahmed for defeat, but backs Pakistan to bounce backCricket: Kagiso Rabada brands Kohli as “immature” , calls him incapable of tolerating abuse Advertisementlast_img

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