Cricket World Cup fixtures, results, start times and TV guide
There are 48 matches to be played in just 45 days during the 2019 Cricket World Cup. Here are all the key dates, fixtures and World Cup results, so you can plot your Cricket World Cup schedule.
Update: Halfway through the first innings of the semi-final between India and New Zealand on July 9, the game was washed out. The other half of the game will therefore be played on July 10, starting at 7.30 PM (AEST).
Are you ready for some serious couch time? From 30 May to 14 July it is wall-to-wall cricket as the 10 best ODI teams on the planet do battle for the Cricket World Cup. There's no shortage of contenders, either. India and England are well ahead in the world rankings, but there is serious strike in the South African and New Zealand teams, while the lowly ranked Australians, currently fifth, simply cannot be ignored in any Cricket World Cup.
Even the West Indies, who have had a poor run in recent years, smashed over 400 runs in a pre-tournament warm-up match, showing that rank means nothing. Each of these teams has the talent to win on any given day. All it takes is one batsman or one bowler to combine form with luck and a match can be swung.
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2019 Cricket World Cup fixtures
Below you will find all the 2019 Cricket World Cup fixtures, as well as a handy World Cup TV guide. Make sure you check out our comparison of your live broadcast options on the where to watch the Cricket World Cup hub.
|Stage||Match||Date||Start time (AEST)||Teams||Venue||Where to watch||Results|
|Group||1||Thursday 30 May||19:30||England vs South Africa||Kennington Oval||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, 9Gem||England by 104 runs|
|Group||2||Friday 31 May||19:30||West Indies vs Pakistan||Trent Bridge||Kayo Sports, Foxtel||West Indies by 7 wickets|
|Group||3||Saturday 1 June||19:30||New Zealand vs Sri Lanka||Sophia Gardens||Kayo Sports, Foxtel||New Zealand by 10 wickets|
|Group||4||Saturday 1 June||22:30||Afghanistan vs Australia||County Ground||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, 9Gem||Australia by 7 wickets|
|Group||5||Sunday 2 June||19:30||South Africa vs Bangladesh||Kennington Oval||Kayo Sports, Foxtel||Bangladesh by 21 runs|
|Group||6||Monday 3 June||19:30||England vs Pakistan||Trent Bridge||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, 9Gem||Pakistan by 14 runs|
|Group||7||Tuesday 4 June||19:30||Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka||Sophia Gardens||Kayo Sports, Foxtel||Sri Lanka by 34 runs|
|Group||8||Wednesday 5 June||19:30||South Africa vs India||The Rose Bowl||Kayo Sports, Foxtel||India by 6 wickets|
|Group||9||Wednesday 5 June||22:30||Bangladesh vs New Zealand||Kennington Oval||Kayo Sports, Foxtel||New Zealand by 2 wickets|
|Group||10||Thursday 6 June||19:30||Australia vs West Indies||Trent Bridge||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, 9Gem||Australia by 15 runs|
|Group||11||Friday 7 June||19:30||Pakistan vs Sri Lanka||County Ground||Kayo Sports, Foxtel||No Result|
|Group||12||Saturday 8 June||19:30||England vs Bangladesh||Sophia Gardens||Kayo Sports, Foxtel||England by 106 runs|
|Group||13||Saturday 8 June||22:30||Afghanistan vs New Zealand||County Ground||Kayo Sports, Foxtel||New Zealand by 7 wickets|
|Group||14||Sunday 9 June||19:30||India vs Australia||Kennington Oval||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, 9Gem||India by 36 runs|
|Group||15||Monday 10 June||19:30||South Africa vs West Indies||The Rose Bowl||Kayo Sports, Foxtel||No Result|
|Group||16||Tuesday 11 June||19:30||Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka||County Ground||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, 9Gem||No Result|
|Group||17||Wednesday 12 June||19:30||Australia vs Pakistan||County Ground||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, 9Gem||Australia by 41 runs|
|Group||18||Thursday 13 June||19:30||India vs New Zealand||Trent Bridge||Kayo Sports, Foxtel||No Result|
|Group||19||Friday 14 June||19:30||England vs West Indies||The Rose Bowl||Kayo Sports, Foxtel||England by 8 wickets|
|Group||20||Saturday 15 June||19:30||Sri Lanka vs Australia||Kennington Oval||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, 9Gem||Australia by 87 runs|
|Group||21||Saturday 15 June||22:30||South Africa vs Afghanistan||Sophia Gardens||Kayo Sports, Foxtel||South Africa by 9 wickets|
|Group||22||Sunday 16 June||19:30||India vs Pakistan||Old Trafford||Kayo Sports, Foxtel||India by 89 runs|
|Group||23||Monday 17 June||19:30||West Indies vs Bangladesh||County Ground||Kayo Sports, Foxtel||Bangladesh by 7 wickets|
|Group||24||Tuesday 18 June||19:30||England vs Afghanistan||Old Trafford||Kayo Sports, Foxtel||England by 150 runs|
|Group||25||Wednesday 19 June||19:30||New Zealand vs South Africa||Edgbaston||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, 9Gem||New Zealand by 4 wickets|
|Group||26||Thursday 20 June||19:30||Australia vs Bangladesh||Trent Bridge||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, 9Gem||Australia by 48 runs|
|Group||27||Friday 21 June||19:30||England vs Sri Lanka||Headingley||Kayo Sports, Foxtel||Sri Lanka by 20 runs|
|Group||28||Saturday 22 June||19:30||India vs Afghanistan||The Rose Bowl||Kayo Sports, Foxtel||India by 11 runs|
|Group||29||Saturday 22 June||22:30||West Indies vs New Zealand||Old Trafford||Kayo Sports, Foxtel||New Zealand by 5 runs|
|Group||30||Sunday, 23 June||19:30||Pakistan vs South Africa||Lord's||Kayo Sports, Foxtel||Pakistan by 49 runs|
|Group||31||Monday 24 June||19:30||Bangladesh vs Afghanistan||The Rose Bowl||Kayo Sports, Foxtel||Bangladesh by 62 runs|
|Group||32||Tuesday 25 June||19:30||England vs Australia||Lord's||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, 9Gem||Australia by 64 runs|
|Group||33||Wednesday 26 June||19:30||New Zealand vs Pakistan||Edgbaston||Kayo Sports, Foxtel||Pakistan by 6 wickets|
|Group||34||Thursday 27 June||19:30||West Indies vs India||Old Trafford||Kayo Sports, Foxtel||India by 125 runs|
|Group||35||Friday 28 June||19:30||Sri Lanka vs South Africa||Riverside Ground||Kayo Sports, Foxtel||South Africa by 9 wickets|
|Group||36||Saturday 29 June||19:30||Pakistan vs Afghanistan||Headingley||Kayo Sports, Foxtel||Pakistan by 3 wickets|
|Group||37||Saturday 29 June||22:30||New Zealand vs Australia||Lord's||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, 9Gem||Australia by 86 runs|
|Group||38||Sunday 30 June||19:30||England vs India||Edgbaston||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, 9Gem||England by 31 runs|
|Group||39||Monday 1 July||19:30||Sri Lanka vs West Indies||Riverside Ground||Kayo Sports, Foxtel||Sri Lanka by 23 runs|
|Group||40||Tuesday 2 July||19:30||Bangladesh vs India||Edgbaston||Kayo Sports, Foxtel||India by 28 runs|
|Group||41||Wednesday 3 July||19:30||England vs New Zealand||Riverside Ground||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, 9Gem||England by 119 runs|
|Group||42||Thursday 4 July||19:30||Afghanistan vs West Indies||Headingley||Kayo Sports, Foxtel||West Indies by 23 runs|
|Group||43||Friday 5 July||19:30||Pakistan vs Bangladesh||Lord's||Kayo Sports, Foxtel||Pakistan by 94 runs|
|Group||44||Saturday 6 July||19:30||Sri Lanka vs India||Headingley||Kayo Sports, Foxtel||India by 7 wickets|
|Group||45||Saturday 6 July||22:30||Australia vs South Africa||Old Trafford||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, 9Gem||South Africa by 10 runs|
|Semi-finals||SF 1||Tuesday 9 July||19:30||India vs New Zealand||Old Trafford||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, 9Gem||New Zealand by 18 runs|
|Semi-finals||SF 2||Thursday 11 July||19:30||Australia vs England||Edgbaston||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, 9Gem||England by 8 wickets|
|Final||F||Sunday 14 July||19:30||New Zealand vs England||Lord's||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, 9Gem||TBD|
2019 Cricket World Cup results
World Cup results: England vs Australia semi-final review - Game 47
Australia has saved its worst performance of the World Cup for the semi-final, going out meekly to host nation England. The top order cumbled for Australia, with Steve Smith's fighting 84 not enough to lift the team to a decent total. Woakes (3/30) and Rashid (3/54) kep the Aussies to 223. In reply, England took just 32 overs to hit the target. Roy (85), Root (49 not out) and Morgan (45 not out) walked it in. What a shame.
World Cup results: New Zealand vs India semi-final review - Game 46
A bizarre first semi-final, with New Zeland's innings stretched over two days due to poor weather conditions. The Kiwis only managed 239, with Williamson (67) and Taylor (74) the saviours. It was a target you'd expect an Indian side full of incredible batsman that have been on fire all World Cup to reach with ease. But after the opening three went for one run each, including record-breaking century maker Sharma and captain Kholi, the side fell short. Only a late show by Jadeja (77) gave the Indians hope. Henry (3/37) was immense with the ball.
World Cup results: Pakistan vs Bangladesh review - Game 45
The loss Australia didn't need heading into the final series. A South African side with little to play for finally turned up the heat, posting an imposing 325 with none of the Aussie bowlers really delivering. It was du Plessis (100) and van der Dussen (95) who did the damage. The reply from Australia begun poorly, with the top order falling all around David Warner as he soldiered to a fine tally of 122. But with only Carey (85) offering any support, the Australians ultimately fell just short. Rabada (3/56) the pick of the bowlers.
World Cup results: Sri Lanka vs India review - Game 44
Sri Lanka was lucky to post 267 batting first against India. Things were dire at 4/55, until Mathews (113) and Thirimanne (53) rescued the innings. Bumrah (3/37) was the pick of the bowlers and he wasn't required to bat. The Indian openers put on a clinic to chase down the total in 43 overs. Sharma's (103) fifth century of the tournament, which is a record, was bettered by Rahul (111). Too easy.
World Cup results: Pakistan vs Bangladesh review - Game 43
A dominant win by Pakistan. Thanks to Imam-ul-Haq (100) and Azam (96) the side put on a healthy 315 after batting first, with Rahman (5/75) the only bowler with half-decent figures. In reply, Bangladesh never really got out of first gear, falling for 221 in 44 overs with only Al Hasan (64) posting a score. Afridi finished with World Cup best figures of 6/35 off just 9 overs.
World Cup results: Afghanistan vs West Indies review - Game 42
In the battle of the bottom-dwellers, the West Indies left the tournament with a positive win. Contributions almost everywhere - except from Gayle in his last ever match - with Lewis (58) and Pooran (58) top scoring on the way to 311. Afghanistan gave it a crack, with Ali Khil (86) and Shah (62) catching the eye. However, the team ultimately fell short, stranded on 288. Braithwaite (4/63) and Roach (3/37) doing the damage.
World Cup results: India vs Bangladesh review - Game 41
It seems New Zealand's form is dipping at the same rate England's is improving. A resounding victory for the hosts in Game 41, with the home side posting 305, thanks largely to Bairstow (106) and Roy (60). The Kiwis were limp in response, with only Latham (57) showing any resistance. Ultimately New Zealand was rolled for just 186 in 45 overs, which is nowhere near good enough to fight for the title. Wood picked up 3/34 and was the pick of the British bowlers.
World Cup results: India vs Bangladesh review - Game 40
India has defeated a dogged Bangladesh in Game 40 of the 2019 Cricket World Cup. India hit the crease first and Sharma was again huge, hitting his fourth century of the tournamet, eventually out on 104 as India reached 314. Rahul (77) and Pant (48) provided support, while Rahman finished with 5/59. Bangladesh put up a good fight; namely Al Hasan (66) and Saifuddin (51 not out). But with Bumrah (4/55) bowling well, the side was all out in the 48th over for 286. Close enough, but not quite good enough.
World Cup results: Sri Lanka vs West Indies review - Game 39
It was all looking so positive at the start of the World Cup group stage for the West Indies, but the team has been on a downward slide ever since. Sri Lanka posted a mighty total of 338 in Game 39 of the tournament, with plenty of contributors through the top and middle order. Fernando (104) and Perera (64) take the most plaudits. The West Indies gave the chase a decent nudge, but fell short on 319. Again the top order failed to deliver, with Pooran (118) and Allen (51) left to rescue the innings. Veteran bowler Malinga (3/55) was the best of the bowlers in what was ultimately a dominant win.
World Cup results: England vs India review - Game 38
England is back in form after a clash between the world's two top-ranked sides piled on over 600 runs. The Poms chose to bat first and managed an imposing total of 337. Bairstow (111), Stokes (79) and Roy (66) all contributing, and it could have been more if it weren't for Shami (5/69). In reply, India was not at its big-hitting best, eventually limping to 5/306 across the 50 overs. Sharma (102) and Kholi (66) made runs, but took too long doing it.
World Cup results: Australia vs New Zealand review - Game 37
A great win for Australia and it was all done with the ball. The Green and Gold looked shaky with the bat as Boult (4/51) dined out. Only a late partnership between Khawaja (88) and Carey (71) helped Australia to a defendable total of 243. In the end though it was more than enough. Starc (5/26) was unstoppable, cleaning up the Kiwis for just 157 in 43 overs, with only Williamson (40) posting a score.
World Cup results: Pakistan vs Afghanistan review - Game 36
Poor old Afghanistan look destined to end the World Cup without a win, which would be a harsh result for a spirited side. But Pakistan, eyeing a semi-final birth, proved too good in Game 36. Afghanistan batted first, reaching 227 on the back of Afghan (42) and Zadran (42), with Afridi (4/47) chief destroyer. Pakistan had to work for it, but reached the target with two balls to spare. Wasim (49 not out) saving the chase after the top-order flopped.
World Cup results: Sri Lanka vs South Africa review - Game 35
Sri Lanka's form upsurge got slapped back down In Game 35 of the World Cup by a South African side finally free of the pressure of trying to make the semi-finals. Sri Lanka struggled to be all out for 203, with not one batter getting over 30. Morris (3/46) and Pretorius (3/25) bowlng well. South Africa cruised to the target with du Plessis (96 not out) and Amla (80 not out) untroubled.
World Cup results: India vs West Indies review - Game 34
India have firmed into hot favourites to take out the 2019 World Cup after easily dismantling a dangerous West Indies side. With England faltering, India is the only unbeaten team of the group stage. Kohli (72) and Dhoni (56) helped drive the team to 7/268 after 50 overs. Roach (3/36) was the pick of the bowlers. However in reply, the West Indies formidable batting line-up drew blanks, with Ambris top-scoring with 31. The side was all out for 143 in just 34 overs, with Shami (4/16) the chief destroyer.
World Cup results: Pakistan vs New Zealand review - Game 33
The high-flying, table-topping New Zealand side has been given a reality check after being easily beaten by a resurgent Pakistan team. New Zealand never looked comfortable batting first, and if it wasn't for a late showing by Neesham (97 not out) and de Grandhomme (64), the Kiwis would have fallen well short of 237. Afridi (3/28) was the pick of the bowlers. Pakistan was more-or-less in control during the chase, despite leaving it to the last over to claim the winning runs. Azam (101 not out) and Sohail (68) were excellent.
World Cup results: England vs Australia review - Game 32
Australia has passed its first major hurdle of the World Cup, surpassing the number one ranked England side despite a so-so performance. Batting first, Australia was in complete command after Finch (100), Warner (53) and Smith (38) got the show rolling. But yet again, the middle order fell apart, including another poor run out, leaving the Aussies with only 285 to defend when a score well into the 300's was on the offer. Thankfully, the Poms had a shocker with the bat as Behrendorff (5/44) and Starc (4/43) were excellent. The England side was all out for 221 in the 44th over, with only Stokes (89) showing any fight.
World Cup results: Bangladesh vs Afghanistan review - Game 31
Afghanistan has played some great cricket this World Cup, but unfortunately, the team remains without a win after failing to overcome an in-form Bangladeshi side at The Rose Bowl. Despite three wickets from Ur Rahman, Bangladesh managed to reach 262 in its 50 overs, powered by Rahim (83) and Al Hasan (51). The always excellent Al Hasan then ripped through the Afghanistan line-up, talking 5/29 in a man-of-the-match display. The side was out for an even 200 as a result, with only Shenwari (49 not out) and Naib (47) offering resistance.
World Cup results: South Africa vs Pakistan review - Game 30
The humiliation of South Africa is complete, with the highly fancied side now bundled out of the World Cup before the group stage is even close to completion. While Ngidi (3/64) and Tahir (2/41) took wickets, Pakistan still posted an imposing 308 off its 50 overs. There were contributions all through the top and middle order, with Sohail (89) and Azam (69) the standouts. Despite starts from du Plessis (63), de Kock (47) and Phelukwayo (46), South Africa fell well short at 259. Three wickets a piece for Riaz and Khan doing the damage.
World Cup results: New Zealand vs West Indies review - Game 29
An amazing cricket match in Game 29 that went right down to the last ball. New Zealand batted first with Williamson (148) again the main man, and with Taylor (69) they saved the innings after both openers went for first-ball ducks. Cottrell (4/56) was excellent with the ball. The West Indies gave it a good nudge, with Gayle (87) starting well and Hetmyer (54) backing him up. But it was Brathwaite who was the star: he was caught on 101 needing a six off the last ball to win the game. So close!
World Cup results: India vs Afghanistan review - Game 28
A near thing for World Cup favourites India against a spirited Afghanistan who desperately deserve a win this tournament. India never looked in control after the team's top scorer Sharma was out for one. Kholi (67) and Jadhav (52) managed to get the Indian side to 224, but that tally was always at risk of being chased down. Afghanistan almost got there, too. Sadly, despite contributions all the way down the order, only Nabi (52) went on with something substantial. And after Shami took 4/40, the side fell just short with 213.
World Cup results: England vs Sri Lanka review - Game 27
A huge result overnight as the world's number one ranked side, and World Cup hosts, England were toppled by an unpredictable Sri Lanka side. It looked like a routine victory was on the cards when Sri Lanka was rolled for just 232, thanks predominantly to Mathews unbeaten 80, and three wickets a piece to Archer and Wood. Yet England was all out for 212 in reply. Stokes (82 not out) and Root (57) were the only players to offer any resistance, but Malinga (4/43) and de Silva (3/32) were just too good. England now head into matches against Australia and India on thin ice.
World Cup results: Australia vs Bangladesh review - Game 26
What a game of cricket! Australia almost got going properly in this World Cup thanks to Warner's stunning 166 off 147 balls. Khawaja (89) and Finch (53) were also impressive, but the score could have ended up a lot more than 381 if it wasn't for a late crumble and the performance of Sarkar (3/58). Bangladesh sure gave it a good nudge in reply, which will worry the Aussie bowlers. A super respectable 333 wasn't quite enough, but Rahim (102 not out), Mahmudullah (69), Iqbai (62) and Al Asan (41) are in form.
World Cup results: New Zealand vs South Africa review - Game 25
Is it all over for South Africa? The mighty Proteas team has been out of sorts all World Cup and with the finals on the line in game 25, the side choked once more. Sent into bat on a wicket that offered something for the bowlers, South Africa started very slow and never really went up a gear. Van der Dussen (67) and Amla (55) offering the only resistance on a journey to 6/241. In truth, New Zealand looked vulnerable in reply, with multiple failures at the top of the order. But when de Grandhomme (60) was able to hang around with the ever-excellent Williamson (106 not out), the Kiwis were able to close it out with a dramatic four and six off the final few deliveries.
World Cup results: England vs Afghanistan review - Game 24
Any early World Cup fears that England had the wobbles have all but been banished after a second very strong win. The host nation smashed a Cup high 397 after batting first. Morgan was immense, hitting 17 sixes on the way to a 71 ball 148, easily the best innings of the World Cup thus far! Root (88) and Bairstow (90) helped complete the rout. Of the Afghanistan bowlers, only Naib can hold his head high with 3/68. The Afghanistan team gave it a solid go in reply, but when Shahidi (76), Sha (46) and Afghan (44) failed to capitalise on their starts, the team was ultimately only able to reach 247 in its 50 overs. English bowlers Archer (3/52) and Rashid (3/66) chief destroyers, although England was unable to claim 10 wickets on what must have been a good batting wicket.
World Cup results: Bangladesh vs West Indies review - Game 23
Another game goes by without the "universe boss" Chris Gayle delivering on what we know he can do with the bat. Despite his highly uncharacteristic 13-ball duck, the West Indies still managed a fantastic 321 compliments of Hope (96), Lewis (70) and Hetmyer (50). It could have been more if it wasn't for Rahman (3/59). Yet it wasn't enough! Bangladesh took the West Indies attack to town, reaching the target in less than 42 overs. Wow! Al Hasan was the man, with 124 off 99, but Das was stunning in support, with 94 off 69. Both batters were not out, and you have to wonder what scores they may have posted if Bangladesh had batted first and still had eight overs to swing the willow!
World Cup results: India vs Pakistan review - Game 22
It was always going to be a tough match for Pakistan and when the rain shortened the side's chase of chasing down the target, it hardly seemed fair. For India, it was a dominating performance. Once again, Sharma was immense, blasting 140 off just 113 balls, supported by Rahul (57) and Kohli (77), as the team found a way to 336. It was Amir (3/47) who continued his impressive tournament and did the most damage for Pakistan. In reply and in and out of the rain, Pakistan put up some resistance. Zaman (62), Azam (48) and Wasim (46 not out) gave the side a chance, but the adjusted target was never truly possible.
World Cup results: South Africa vs Afghanistan review - Game 21
The South Africa team has finally tasted some champagne this World Cup after easily accounting for an Afghanistan side that is quickly losing its confidence. In a rain effected match, no one impressed for Afghanistan with the bat, with the side rolled for just 125. Tahir (4/29) and Morris (3/13) impressing with the ball. The South Africa top-order quickly accounted for the target, with de Kock (68) and Amla (41 not out) playing themselves into form.
World Cup results: Australia vs Sri Lanka review - Game 20
Yet again Australia looked the goods before showing some glaring weaknesses the top teams will quickly exploit. After inexplicably being sent in to bat by Sri Lanka, Australia powered to a total of 334. However, after Finch (153), Smith (73) and Maxwell (46 not out) set Australia up early, a larger total should have been in the making. But the side collapsed late. In reply Sri Lanka started strong with Karunaratne (97) and Perera (52) looking ominous. But then Starc (4/55) and Richardson (3/47) ripped through the middle order. Sri Lanka was all out for 247 in the 45th over.
World Cup results: England vs West Indies review - Game 19
Something of a reality check for a West Indies side that had been doing better than expected so far this World Cup. Despite Pooran (63), Hetmyer (39) and Gayle (36) getting starts, three donuts in a row from the tail saw the Caribbean side rolled in the 44th over for just 212. It was never going to be enough, especially when Joe Root (100 not out) is in form. It took only 33 overs for England to complete the task.
World Cup results: India vs New Zealand review - Game 18
Whose idea was it to host the World Cup in rainy England? Yet another game washed out; this a major game that was pivotal to deciding the semi-finals. We'll never know if New Zealand could have gone four straight by beating India.
World Cup results: Australia vs Pakistan review - Game 17
At 2/222 in the 28th over, Australia was on target for the World Cup's biggest score. Then a super spell by Pakistani Amir (5/30) and some poor batting helped reign the whirlwind in to an attainable 307. Warner (107) and Finch ( 82) making the overall batting performance look more solid than it was. With plenty of runs left out in the field, Pakistan were in with a chance. However, Cummins (3/33) led a strong bowling performance that saw Pakistan's batsman make a lot of starts, but only let in one half-century; a 53 by Imam-ul-Haq. A solid win for Australia, but not good enough to challenge for the Cup.
World Cup results: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka review - Game 16
World Cup results: South Africa vs West Indies - Game 15
South Africa may have dodged a bullet, with rain washing out play in game 15 of the Cricket World Cup. Play did get underway, with the West Indies knocking over two quick wickets to have the Proteas rattled at 2/29. A fourth straight loss could have been in the making, but we'll never know.
World Cup results: India vs Australia review - Game 14
The mighty India are looking awfully dangerous, putting an Australian side on the up to the sword in London. The Indians posted an imposing 352 with Sharwan (57), Dhawan (117) and Kholi (82) ensuring the game was well out of reach before Australia had even got into the middle order. After failing with the bowl, Australia's bowlers couldn't rescue their day with the bat. Warner (56), Smith (69) and Carey (55) put the Aussies in with a chance, but there was no wag in the tail at all, and despite giving it a good crack, Australia was all out for 316.
World Cup results: Afghanistan vs New Zealand review - Game 13
Are New Zealand the dark horse of this World Cup? Certainly the team has done it easy for three wins thus far, and that was the case again as the Kiwis faced off against the lowest ranked side in the tournament, Afghanistan. There was no wag in the Afghanistan tail, nor its middle order for that matter, with only Shahidi's 59 offering resistance as the Far-Eastern team fell for just 172 in 41 overs. Neesham (5/31) and Ferguson (4/37) is fierce form. New Zealand cruised to the total after a shaky start - Guptill gone for a first-ball duck - compliments of Williamson (79 not out) and Taylor (48).
World Cup results: England vs Bangladesh review - Game 12
England has returned to form, belting 386 against a lowly-ranked, but still dangerous Bangladesh team. Roy was the chief destroyer, blasting 153 off 121 balls in a stunning performance. Bangladesh wasn't without its own superstar, with Al Hasan hitting a run-a-ball 121 himself, but it was not going to be enough after the openers fell cheaply. Eventually the team was rolled for 280 at the end of the 48th over. England now definitely back in form.
World Cup results: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka review - Game 11
We should probably be happy that we made it through 10 games without rain given the World Cup is unfolding in England. But sadly for Pakistan and Sri Lanka fans, there was no result in game 11 as the heavens opened.
World Cup results: Australia vs West Indies review - Game 10
Well that was a scare! At 4/40 after a shocking top-order collapse, it looked like Australia was playing directly into the West Indies' - and notably Chris Gayle's - hands by posting a low total. Enter bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile, who looked glorious belting 92 off 60 balls with eight 4s and four 6s in the mix. Supported by Steven Smith and Alex Carey, it took Australia to an unlikely total of 288. West Indies looked good in the chase, with Shai Hope and captain Jason Holder scoring half-centuries. That was until Mitchell Starc cleaned up the tail, finishing at 5/46, and putting the West Indies down for 273.
World Cup results: Bangladesh vs New Zealand review - Game 9
In London, Bangladesh pushed the much higher-ranked Kiwis to the wire. Bouyed by a Al Hasan 64 and solid contributions through the middle order, Bangladesh posted a decent 244. It could have been more if it wasn't for a fine 4/47 performance with the ball from New Zealander Henry. Chasing down the target, New Zealand always looked in control after a solid start from the top order, including an 82 by Ross Taylor. However, a late collapse added some excitement, with the bowlers to hit the winning runs with only two wickets to spare.
World Cup results: South Africa vs India review - Game 8
And just like that, South Africa is in deep trouble. The Proteas are zero from three to start this tournament and have yet to face fellow heavyweights Australia and New Zealand. Batting first, South Africa only managed 227 in its 50 overs, with a bowler, Morris, top-scoring with 42. Indian spinner Chahal chief trouble maker picking up 4/51 off his ten overs. In reply, India was carried by Sharma who opened the batting and remained not out on 122 when India eclipsed the required total with 15 balls to spare. Neither team will be happy with their run rate, but for India it's the perfect start to the team's campaign.
World Cup results: Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka review - Game 7
The two lowest ranked sides at the World Cup put on a display worthy of that fact. Sri Lanka looked well on top, reaching 1/144 by the halfway point of its innings. Then a pathetic collapse saw them all out for 201 in less than 73 overs, with only Perera's 78 worthy of a mention here. With 4/30, Nabi was the destroyer for Afghanistan, but it was all in vein. His teammates were uninspiring with the bat, and when Zadran was run out on 43 all hope was lost. They were eventually out for 152, with Pradeep (4/31) and Malinga (3/39) doing the damage.
World Cup results: England vs Pakistan review - Game 6
Does England have the wobbles? After cruising to victory over South Africa in its first game, England has been schooled by a Pakistan team so out of form it was almost a meme. Pakistan posted a fantastic 348, with contributors right down the order. England got close, but were all out for 334, despite two players – Jos Buttler and Joe Root – both scoring centuries. It was a kind score on England, too, with Root dropped on just 9 on a relatively routine catch in the slips. It's a morale-boosting win for Pakistan and heaps pressure on England. It's also the second World Cup upset in a row after Bangladesh toppled the Proteas.
World Cup results: Bangladesh vs South Africa review - Game 5
Those of you who caught our pre-game preview would have seen us praise the quality in this Bangladesh cricket team and sure enough, the side lived up to its potential in its first World Cup game. Against mighty South Africa, Bangladesh relished being sent in to bat, posting its highest ever score against South Africa and in a World Cup. Bangladesh finished at 6/330 and were good value throughout the innings. In reply, South Africa's batsman each made a good-to-great start, but nobody went on with the hob. The pressure of needing a run every ball proved too great and the team fell short, managing 309 from its 50 overs. With two losses from its opening two games, the pressure is now right on South Africa.
World Cup results: Australia vs Afghanistan review - Game 4
It went more-or-less as expected for the Australians, taking down a solid Afghanistan team with relative ease. Afghanistan chose to bat first and lost both openers for a duck. It was a terrible start, but it makes the minnows final tally of 208 all the more impressive and provides proof of the team's mental resilience. Zampa and Cummins did the damage with the ball, but when the Australians came out to bat, it became the David Warner show. An unbeaten 89, alongside a strong performance from fellow opener Aaron Finch, saw the Australians cruise to victory with seven wickets still in the bank.
World Cup results: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka - Game 3
The great Sir Lankan shake-up didn't have the desired impact in the team's first game of the 2019 Cricket World Cup. Sri Lanka was all out for 136, with every one of the Kiwi bowlers getting among the wickets in a dominant display. When the New Zealand team came out to bat, it was a clinic, with the openers steering the team to victory in one delivery over 15 overs. Veteran Martin Guptill was the star, hitting 73 not out off 51 balls!
World Cup results: Pakistan vs West Indies - Game 2
Two games in and the Cricket World Cup has its first shellacking. Posting just 105, Pakistan's horrid run of form now stretches to 11 consecutive losses, and the team is going to have to do some serious soul-searching ahead of its next game. The batsman were fishing for the ball and looked desperate, no doubt making the West Indies bowling attack look better than it truly was. Still, all the bowlers performed well, and the chase never looked in doubt. Chris Gayle cruised to 50 before giving his wicked away following a back injury that clearly hampered his innings.
World Cup results: England vs South Africa - Game 1
It was a blockbuster start to the 2019 Cricket World Cup, with hosts England proving why they're the team to beat posting 8/311, with 4 players making half centuries. Thanks to a fantastic fielding and bowling performance from Ben Stokes and an unfortunate head knock to Hashim Amla, England bowled-out South Africa for 207.
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