World Cup 2019 – England Down South Africa In Opener

Hosts England start World Cup 2019 Campaign In Style

It was one of the finest victories by Eoin Morgan’s men as hosts England began their World Cup 2019 with a convincing victory against South Africa. After being sent in to bat, England managed 311 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in 50 overs.

South Africans disappoint in World Cup 2019 opener

They might be the favorites to reach the semi-finals this time but Faf du Plessis’s team lacks firepower. The senior players Hashim Amla and Dale Steyn aren’t in the best of form and that’s just after the first match.

Hashim Amla’s injury shook the tourists big time

Hashim Amla’s injury in the opening overs not only dented his helmet but the team’s morale. Although he came back and continued to bat, it was too late for South Africa to make a comeback in the match.

Ben Stokes Does What He Does The Best!

Ben Stokes’ 89 runs ensured that the visitors were left to chase over 300 runs when it was their turn to bat. He then returned to take a couple of wickets as well as two brilliant catches to put the final nail in the South African coffin. The tourists could only manage 207 runs while batting second, despite half-centuries by Quentin de Kock and van der Dussen.

Morgan and his Men show their intent

The match showed to the world that dressed in light blue, Captain Eoin Morgan and his men mean business. The surprise package in England’s bowling Jofra Archer ended with 3 wickets in the match.

It’s Pakistan versus West Indies in World Cup 2019 today

In the second match of the series, Pakistan will play West Indies at Nottingham today. The match will decide which team starts the World Cup 2019 campaign with their head held high, and which team doesn’t.

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