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South African Players Imran Tahir Made the History in First Over of ICC World Cup 2019 South African Players Imran Tahir Made the History in First Over of ICC World Cup 2019


South African Players Imran Tahir Made the History in First Over of ICC World Cup 2019



ICC World Cup -2019 debuted. On Thursday, the South African captain Faf du Plessis decided to bowl in a toss against England at The Oval ground in London.

For the first time a spinner threw the first ball of the World Cup

The inaugural match was done by the leg-spinner Imran Tahir, the 40-year-old bowler. That is, Tahir became the first spinner to bowl the first ball of the tournament in the 44-year history of the World Cup. His first ball was faced by Jason Roy.

Not only this, Imran Tahir took the wicket of England wicketkeeper batsman Johnny Bairstow (0) on the second ball of the match before the match. Bearesto is behind the wicket by Quinton de Coch. England were the first shock to score only one run.

Also see: England vs South Africa Live Score and Blog ICC World Cup 2019 First Match

ICC World Cup Facts

Craig McDermott had bowled John Wright on the first ball of the World Cup-1992 (this Australian bowler had started the over with Wide)

Imran Tahir captured the second ball of the World Cup-2015, caught by Johnny Bairstow.

12 World Cup: The first bowler to bowl:

1975: Madan Lal (India) – John Johnson of England

1979: Andy Roberts (West Indies) – India’s Sunil Gavaskar

1983: Richard Hadlee (New Zealand) – England’s Graeme Faulker

1987: Wei John (Sri Lanka) – Rameez Raja of Pakistan

1992: Craig McDermott (Australia) – New Zealand’s John Wright

1996: Dominic Cork (England) – New Zealand’s Craig Spearman

1999: Darren Gough (England) – Sanath Jayasuriya of Sri Lanka

2003: Shaun Pollock (South Africa) – Chris Gayle of West Indies

2007: Umar Gul (Pakistan) to Chris Gayle of the West Indies

2011: Shafiul Islam (Bangladesh) – Virender Sehwag of India

2015: Nuan Kulasekara (Sri Lanka) – Martin Guptill of New Zealand

2019: Imran Tahir (South Africa) – Jason Roy of England

ICC World Cup 2019 Facts:

  • Imran Tahir takes the first wicket of the 2019 World Cup
  • Golden Duck in the Junky Bairstow 2019 World Cup
  • Root made the first round of the 2019 World Cup
  • Eyeon Morgan raises the first half of the 2019 World Cup
  • Jason Roy (54) made the first half-century of the 2019 World Cup


ICC World Cup 2019 West Indies vs Bangladesh Preview



ICC World Cup 2019 West Indies vs Bangladesh Preview

West Indies are set to take on Bangladesh in Match 23 of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 in Taunton, both sides in desperate need of a win to revive their campaigns. At the moment, the gap between the top four teams and the ones below them is pretty sizeable, but the team that secures a win here will bridge that to some extent. Expect the sides to fight tooth and nail for victory in this one.

Overview CWC19 West Indies vs Bangladesh

Match: Match 23
Event: ICC Cricket World Cup 2019
Date: Monday 17 June 2019
Venue: County Ground Taunton, Taunton

Team Squads

West Indies Team Players: Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran(w), Ashley Nurse, Andre Russell, Jason Holder(c), Carlos Brathwaite, Shai Hope, Fabian Allen, Kemar Roach, Oshane Thomas, Shannon Gabriel, Sheldon Cottrell

Bangladesh Team Players: Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Mehidy Hasan, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Mohammad Mithun, Abu Jayed, Mosaddek Hossain

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India vs Pakistan ICC World Cup 2019 Match Summary and Highlights



India vs Pakistan ICC World Cup 2019 Match Summary and Highlights

And it’s all over! Huge win for India, and massively disappointing result for Pakistan.

India played to a seriously high standard today.

Their batsmen were marvellous, Rohit’s 140 complemented by Kohl’s 77 and Rahul’s 57, while the bowling performance was extremely promising. Kuldeep dismissed Fakhar (62) and Babar (48) when they were both set, before Hardik struck twice in as many balls to all-but secure victory for his side.



For Pakistan, winning the remainder of their matches is imperative now, whereas India are sitting pretty after an unbeaten start to the tournament.


India Batting

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
KL RahulKL Rahul

c Babar Azam b Wahab Riaz
57 78 3 2 73.07
Rohit SharmaR Sharma

c Wahab Riaz b Hassan Ali
140 113 14 3 123.89
Virat KohliV Kohli

c Sarfaraz Ahmed b Mohammad Amir
77 65 7 0 118.46
Hardik PandyaH Pandya

c Babar Azam b Mohammad Amir
26 19 2 1 136.84
MS DhoniMS Dhoni

c Sarfaraz Ahmed b Mohammad Amir
1 2 0 0 50.00
Vijay ShankarV Shankar

15 15 1 0 100.00
Kedar JadhavK Jadhav

9 8 1 0 112.50
Bhuvneshwar KumarB Kumar
Kuldeep YadavK Yadav
Yuzvendra ChahalY Chahal
Jasprit BumrahJ Bumrah
Extras (w 9, b 1, lb 1) 11
Total (5 wickets, 50 overs) 336
Fall of Wickets
1-136 (KL Rahul, 23.5 ov), 2-234 (R Sharma, 38.2 ov), 3-285 (H Pandya, 43.5 ov), 4-298 (MS Dhoni, 45.1 ov), 5-314 (V Kohli, 47.4 ov)

Pakistan Bowling

Bowlers Pakistan Bowling O M R W Econ Dots
Mohammad AmirM Amir 10 1 47 3 4.70 33
Hassan AliH Ali 9 0 84 1 9.33 20
Wahab RiazW Riaz 10 0 71 1 7.10 20
Imad WasimI Wasim 10 0 49 0 4.90 23
Shadab KhanS Khan 9 0 61 0 6.77 19
Shoaib MalikS Malik 1 0 11 0 11.00 0
Mohammad HafeezM Hafeez 1 0 11 0 11.00 3

Pakistan Batting

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Imam-ul-HaqImam ul-Haq

lbw Vijay Shankar
7 18 1 0 38.88
Fakhar ZamanF Zaman

c Yuzvendra Chahal b Kuldeep Yadav
62 75 7 1 82.66
Babar AzamB Azam

b Kuldeep Yadav
48 57 3 1 84.21
Mohammad HafeezM Hafeez

c Vijay Shankar b Hardik Pandya
9 7 0 1 128.57
Sarfaraz AhmedS Ahmed

b Vijay Shankar
12 30 0 0 40.00
Shoaib MalikS Malik

b Hardik Pandya
0 1 0 0 0.00
Imad WasimI Wasim

46 39 6 0 117.94
Shadab KhanS Khan

20 14 1 0 142.85
Hassan AliH Ali
Wahab RiazW Riaz
Mohammad AmirM Amir
Extras (nb 1, w 6, lb 1) 8
Total (6 wickets, 40 overs) 212
Fall of Wickets
1-13 (Imam ul-Haq, 4.5 ov), 2-117 (B Azam, 23.6 ov), 3-126 (F Zaman, 25.2 ov), 4-129 (M Hafeez, 26.5 ov), 5-129 (S Malik, 26.6 ov), 6-165 (S Ahmed, 34.1 ov)

India Bowling

Bowlers India Bowling O M R W Econ Dots
Bhuvneshwar KumarB Kumar 2.4 0 8 0 3.00 12
Jasprit BumrahJ Bumrah 8 0 52 0 6.50 24
Vijay ShankarV Shankar 5.2 0 22 2 4.12 19
Hardik PandyaH Pandya 8 0 44 2 5.50 21
Kuldeep YadavK Yadav 9 1 32 2 3.55 28
Yuzvendra ChahalY Chahal 7 0 53 0 7.57 13
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ICC World Cup 2019 Sri Lanka vs Australia Match 20th Preview and Prediction



ICC World Cup 2019 Sri Lanka vs Australia Match 20th Preview and Prediction

Welcome to Ydraft! This is 20th match of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 as Sri Lanka take on Australia at The Oval in London. Having had their last two matches washed out, Sri Lanka will be keen to get out on the field, while Australia will be just as keen given their good form. They’ve won three out of their four matches and another win will see them surge to the top of the points table.


Sri Lanka Australia
Dimuth Karunaratne  (C) Aaron Finch  (C)
Dhananjaya de Silva Jason Behrendorff
Avishka Fernando Alex Carey
Suranga Lakmal Nathan Coulter-Nile
Lasith Malinga Pat Cummins
Angelo Mathews Usman Khawaja
Kusal Mendis Nathan Lyon
Jeevan Mendis Shaun Marsh
Kusal Perera Glenn Maxwell
Thisara Perera Kane Richardson
Nuwan Pradeep Steve Smith
Milinda Siriwardana Mitchell Starc
Lahiru Thirimanne Marcus Stoinis
Isuru Udana David Warner
Jeffrey Vandersay Adam Zampa


Sri Lanka would finally get to play a game after two washouts but they are up against defending champions Australia who’ll want to win this one and reach the top of the table. Match would be played at Oval, a rare ground for Sri Lanka with recent happy memories as they defeated India here in the Champions Trophy 2017. Could they stage another upset?

Last 5 match of both teams

Sri Lanka

Match Abandoned (with Bangladesh)
Match Abandoned (with Pakistan)
Win (vs Afghanistan)
Lost (vs New Zealand)
Win (vs Scotland)


Win (with Pakistan)
Lost (with India)
Win (with West Indies)
Win (with Afghanistan)
Win (with Pakistan)

Prediction (Who will win the match)

This match can one sided, where Mitchell Starc can play a vital role in the match. By looking at the records, Sri Lanka isn’t in good position to win the match. Australia may win this match!

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