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World Cup 2019 – Australia, NZ Kick Off With Easy Wins

Teams from Down Under, Begin World Cup 2019 With Thunder!

It was a great day for Australia and New Zealand to begin their World Cup campaign in style. The defending champions easily defeated Afghanistan by seven wickets, while the Kiwis downed a hopeless Sri Lanka by 10 wickets.

Warner returns to International Cricket With Unbeaten 89

He may have been out of the side for ball tampering, but his return was always welcome for Australia. David Warner scored a patient 89 not out against Afghanistan to help his side chase 208 runs in 35 overs. He added 96 runs for the first wicket with Skipper Aaron Finch scoring 66 off just 49 deliveries.

The day belonged to Aussie pacers led by Pat Cummins

You have to have nerves of steel to face the Aussies, and although Afghanis played well, their best wasn’t good enough. Pat Cummins ended with three wickets, as the minnows were dismissed for just 207 runs in 39 overs.

World Cup 2019: Kiwis Were On Top Of Their Game!

And then there were the New Zealanders who first dismissed Sri Lanka for just 136, and later reached the target without losing any wicket. The day belonged to pacers Matt Henry and Lockie Ferguson who shared six of the 10 Sri Lankan wickets to fall.

The Kiwi Openers Did The Rest

And when it was their turn to chase 137 runs to register a victory, Martin Guptill and Colin Munro made batting look easy to the Sri Lankans. Not only did the two remain unbeaten at 73 and 58 respectively, they effortlessly reached the target in the 17th over.

South Africa To Search For Lost Pride Against Bangladesh

In the only match to be played on Sunday, Faf du Plessis’ Proteas will take on Bangladesh. Both the teams will be searching for their first victory in the series, with Bangladesh playing their opening encounter. On the other hand, South Africa lost their opening encounter to England a couple of days back.

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