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ICC World Cup 2019:Match in balance as Australia finishes at 223

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Another day another low scoring thriller on our way as Australia just managed to get 223 runs on the board after loosing all their wickets.
Australian batsmen never got their momentum in this inning except for the Super Man Steve Smith .Australia were struggling at 14 for 3 wickets at one stage and Steve Smith did a great job with his 85 runs to get Australia over 220 in a pitch which had some assistance for bowlers.
Smith was the highest scorer and Alex Carey and Mitch Starc helped him with 46 and 29 runs respectively.
England bowlers did an amazing job as Chris Woakes and Adil Rashid took 3 wickets each.
This score do not look like a big score on board,but with the trend so far we are expecting another thriller as England have not able to chase down any score so far in the World Cup and they will have a massive pressure going into the match with lots of home crowd expectations as it is the Semi Final.
We are waiting for another special inning and hope you will join with us after th…

ICC World Cup 2019:New Zealand beat India to get into another Final

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It was a great game of cricket as New Zealand beat India in the first semi final of the Cricket Worldcup here at Manchester.
It all started yesterday with New Zealand winning the toss and batting first in slightly a tricky pitch.But with credit to Williamson and Taylor they managed to get into a par score of 239.
But it was still a par score in the pitch,but with amazing bowling from Henry and Boult India were restricted to 5 for 3 wickets at one stage.
After being for 92 for 6 wickets at one stage Jadeja and Ms Dhoni did brillianty to build up 116 runs partnership.But Ferguson had the last laugh as India were bowled out for just 221 runs.
It was a remarkable game of cricket and hope you all will join with us Tommorow with the second Semi Final .Cheers!!

ICC World Cup 2019:India going with upper hand into the second day of rain delayed Semi Final

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Changes in the history of Cricket World Cup keep getting updated as Rain has become the unappreciated man of the Tournament throughout the series.
After League matches getting washed out ,we are now running into 2 day semi finals as no play was possible yesterday after 46.1 overs.
India was surely the strongest on the board when the rain get going as New Zealand never got the momentum required for a Semi final yesterday.They struggled from the begining and was almost going with a run rate of just 3-4 runs per over in the middle stage.
However they started accelerating after the drinks break at the end of 33 rd over and however managed to get to 211 after 46.1 overs.
They have got only 2 specialist Batsmen remaining in the form of Ross Taylor who is on 67 and Tom Latham who is on 3 with All-rounder Mitch Santner to come.
Kane Williamson and Taylor are the highest scorers upto now and both have got 67 runs upto now.
All the Indian bowlers were brilliant yesterday and each 5 of them got…

ICC World Cup 2019:Semi Final 1:Playing XI and match preview

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Finally we are here in the Semi Finals after over a month of League stage matches as Black Caps are ready to take on Men in Blue in the first one of the two semi finals.
India had a consistent run throughout the series as they only lost one match against England.In the other side New Zealand started really well in league matches and lost all their last few matches.
Clearly and Surely India is having the upper mindset going into the match but given the day and conditions New Zealand is strong enough to beat India at any day.
Indian batting order looked bit weak for us given that they had only 6 specialist batsmen upfront.But addition of Jadeja gave them that much needed cushion going into the Semis.We are hoping that he will stick with the side today if they do not surprise us.
In New Zealand perspective,Ferguson is expected to come back into the team instead of Tim Southee.
Expected team for today's game is as follows;
INDIA
1.Rohit Sharma 2.KL Rahul 3.Virat Kohli (c) 4.Rishabh P…

ICC World Cup 2019:Semi Final arrangements changed as India and South Africa get wins on Super Saturday

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You should have given a chance to India to win the last match against Sri Lanka but not surely South Africans to beat mighty Australia.
But South Africans being able to win by 10 runs against Australia has completely changed the semi final arrangements as India has become the table toppers after it.
With that win India will now take on the New Zealand team who is really struggling to find any momentum at the latter part of the tournament and Australia will take on English team.
First Semi final will be played on 9 th Tuesday at Manchester featuring India and New Zealand and second Semi Final will be played on 11 th Tuesday featuring Australia and England at Edgbaston.
This different arrangement at the last moment will surely give a different perspective to the tournamet and we will look forward for the most exciting week of International Cricket.

ICC World Cup 2019:SL vs IND:Sri Lanka sets a challenging score with a classy batting effort

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It was a great game upto now as it is well balanced here at Leeds.Looking at the score board 264 runs on the board might not look dangerous to strong Indian batting line up.But taking into consider that the pitch has got slower and slower throughout the game,it would surely be a chase to be achieved.
Indian team started really well as usual and was able to get Sri Lankan Top heavy batting order into some concirn as they were 54 for 4 wickets at one stage.But talent of Angelo Mathews who got together with Thirimanne and De Silva took them over to 264,which can be a very good score in this pitch.
Highest scorer for Sri Lanka was Angelo Mathews who scored 113 runs off 128 balls.Lahiru Thirimanne supported him well with 53 runs.
Bumrah was the best bowler for India as usual as he took 3 wickets for 37 runs in his 10 overs.
This chase look worthy to watch and hope you won't miss a single ball from here now as India need 265 to win from 300 balls in a slow pitch.Watch Live Score of the…

ICC World Cup 2019:Sri Lanka vs India:Battle of Asian giants

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Two teams who came up with completetly different reputations into the World Cup are going to lock their horns here at Leeds.
India came up with the expectation of winning the Worldcup and now have sealed a place in semis.In other side Sri Lankan ODI team came up after probably the worst 4 years of their cricket history after the retirement of their senior players.
But this World Cup has become a turning point to the Lankan lions as they have been able to seal the 6 th posistion in the table by beating England,West Indies and Afghanistan and with additional two washed out games.
If not for rain Lankans could have surely give an amazing fight for the Top 4 to join with them.Indian team is in the form of their life but the 7-4 combination with only 7 proper batsmen has add some weakness to the batting line up compared to the other teams with long middle order.
But Rohit Sharma and Virat Kholi has been able to hold the innings together for now.But MS Dhoni not being able to be effective …

ICC World Cup 2019:Analysis on final battle for the last 2 semi final spots

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The new format for the Cricket World Cup 2019 has created a lots of excitement for the final week despite of the washed out games as almost 7 teams were in the contest for the semi finals as final week came on.
But unfortunately Sri Lanka and Bangladesh had to get away from the contest although they have played brilliant cricket throughout the tournament.If not for 2 washed out games Sri Lanka had and one washed out game Bangladesh had,things could have been different as both the teams looked well on course for semi finals in the tournament.
Australia and India has already sealed their semi final spots and now the contest is between England ,Pakistan and New Zealand for the final 2 spots.
Talking about the game today,it is a must win for the England team as they are having 10 points under their name.Win today can surely seal their position at number 3 for the World Cup spot.But still they can qulify eventhough they loose the match if Pakistan loose to Bangladesh.
In Pakistans point o…