Australia carry powerplay over New Zealand

Jun 30, 2019, 00:57
Australia carry powerplay over New Zealand

Such freakish claims only insults teams that put up good shows on a day.

The International Cricket Council says it is aware of "some scuffles" outside the World Cup game between Pakistan and Afghanistan at Leeds and is working with police and security. Ever since their revamp, Morgan & Co have led the way and other teams have followed.

Bangladesh still have a chance of making it to the semi-final spot.

"England are in a hard position but in some ways, I think not having the favourites tag will suit them".

Amid the frenzy of the ongoing Cricket World Cup, Hussain asked Pakistani fans who would they be supporting in the upcoming India versus England encounter at the Cricket World Cup on Sunday. Eoin Morgan's team is not out of contention if it loses to India, but its fate will no longer be in its hands, and its dreams of a one-day worldwide cricket revolution potentially over.

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Buttler's assertion notwithstanding, team mate Jonny Bairstow has betrayed signs of pressure as he flayed former players for criticising the team's performance in the last two matches.

But, with the inclement weather in England and the pitches offering both seam and spin, their attempts at trying to force the issue have backfired.

"Against Australia, we unfortunately did not get the early wickets that we were hoping to and they did get those early wickets".

"When I went in they were bowling brilliantly but I just hung in there", said Imad.

Babar Azam scored 101 not out and Haris Sohail collected 68 runs to guide Pakistan to their target with five balls to spare. Virat Kohli's men are the only unbeaten side in the competition and need only a solitary point from games against England, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka to guarantee their progression. Australia defeated Bangladesh by 48 runs at Nottingham. With comparatively easier matches against Sri Lanka and Bangladesh still scheduled, India should comfortably muster 15 points and sail through the semi-finals (even if they lose to England).

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Sarfaraz Khan and co. will, therefore, hope that England at least loses one of their remaining two matches against India and New Zealand.

Pakistan is still in contention for a semifinal spot after beating New Zealand by six wickets on Wednesday and has retained the same XI. Hence, each team has a cushion of three off-days.

The skipper, speaking on Saturday, said England had regained their focus ahead of the match at Edgbaston and their final game against New Zealand.

If England lose both these matches, they remain on 8 points. "What did David Warner do?"

Morgan said his side, renowned for the power-hitting that took them to the top of the one-day global rankings, needed to be flexible in their approach after poor batting displays against Sri Lanka and Australia.

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"Against Sri Lanka, we're very disappointed with the way we played, we should have got over the line in that game", Buttler said of his team's failure to chase down 233 in that match.

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