Showing posts with label CWC19. Show all posts
Showing posts with label CWC19. Show all posts

Sunday, July 14, 2019

CWC19 Final : New Zealand won the toss & decided to bat first

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Cricket World Cup 2019 Final: So as promised we are here with the biggest cricket battle report and that is big final between host England and New Zealand. Both the teams have never won the world cup so this is the biggest chance for them. New Zealand were runners up in the world cup 2015 while England was in the final before 27 years.

So in this post, we are talking about the match and dissect the match in couple of parts for you. So stay tuned with the page as this will be updated regularly with latest news.

Cricket World Cup 2019 England vs New Zealand Toss:
New Zealand have won the toss and captain Kane Williamson decided to bat first at Lord's. England are not so good at chasing and New Zealand captain must have that thought in his mind. Overall a good decision to bat first on this big game.

1 - 10 Overs : New Zealand lost Guptill early again but managed to get 33 runs

New Zealand openers Martin Guptill and Henry Nicholas started the big game with the positive intent which was required and must needed. Guptill was looking good while batting but unfortunately he could not make it big after a good start. Guptill made 19 runs in 18 balls with 2 fours and a six. Henry Nicholas was very slow while batting but it was okay in the initial of the game like world cup final. Guptill bowled by Chris Woakes in 7th over. New Zealand's total was 29 while they lost Guptill's wicket. Captain Kane Williamson came to bat after one down.

New Zealand were on 33/1 after 10 Overs

11 - 20 Overs: New Zealand recovers from slow start, added 58 runs

After slow start in initial 10 overs, Kiwi batsmen, Henry and Williamson, started to boost up the run rate. Williamson took his time to settle down on the crease and kept accelerating the New Zealand batting. Henry Nicholas also started making runs quickly after slow start. Most important thing in this slot was that New Zealand did not lost any wicket and also added 58 runs on almost average of 5.80.

New Zealand were on 91/1 after 20 Overs

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Road to Final : See England and New Zealand's journey to the Final

So the biggest battle of cricket is going to happen between England and New Zealand on 14th July, 2019 at the Lord's. Both the teams have never won the world cup so there will be do or die contest for both the teams and they are going to fight with the last breathe.

Both the teams had faced ups and downs in this world cup 2019 as both the teams were in great form in the initial stage of the tournament. In between, they both lost the command in the tournament and not sure to reach  in the semi finals.

In semi final 1, New Zealand beat India by 18 runs with great bowling performance while in semi final 2, England hammered Australia by 8 wickets with total command in the game. So have a look on the journey of both the teams and look at how they reached to the semis.

England's journey in world cup 2019

England's tour started on 30th May, 2019 in the world cup 2019 by playing against South Africa. South Africa was very strong team and was one of the top contender of world cup. South Africa won the toss and decided to bowl first. England made 311 runs on the board in 50 overs losing 8 wickets. Ben Stokes made 89 runs in that match. In reply, South Africa just managed to make 207 runs and England won by 104 runs.

England's second match was against Pakistan. England won the toss and decided to bowl first. The decision went wrong and Pakistan put 348 runs on the board. England in reply batted well but manages to reach to 334 runs losing the game by 14 runs.

Third match was against Bangladesh. England made 386 runs on the score board batting first. This was the third consecutive 300+ score of England in the world cup. In reply to the biggest run chase Bangladesh made 280 runs and England won the match by 106 runs.

After these 3 big games, England had to take on against West Indies, one of the contender in initial stage of the game. England restricted West Indies team to 212 with some excellent bowling performances. England chased down the score easily  in 33.1 overs and losing 2 wickets only. England won the match by 8 wickets.

In the fifth game, England thrashed Afghanistan by excellent batting of Captain Morgan. England made biggest total of world cup 2019 in form of 397 runs on the board. In reply, Afghanistan just made 247 runs to make England winner by 150 runs. Till this match England was looking superb and everyone thought that England will reach to semi finals very easily.

The next match was with Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka was not in the good form and it was looking that England will easily win the match. But Sri Lanka made the upset with great bowling from Malinga and defended the small total of 232 runs. England just made 212 runs and lost the match by 20 runs. This was the big blow to English team as it continued in the next match against Australia.

Australia made 285 runs while batting first while England just could manage about  221 runs getting defeated by 64 runs. From this stage of the tournament England became uncertain for the tournament and to reach in the semi final, England had to win both the remaining matches.

The next match was very important for England as it was against India and England must have to win the game to keep alive it's journey in the world cup. Indian team was in the great form and it was very hard to beat India as England was getting out of form at that stage. England batted first and made 337 runs losing 7 wickets in 50 overs. It was also a difficult task to stop India chasing that total as Indian batting was very strong. But English bowlers did the job and restricted India to 306 runs. England won the match by 31 runs and kept their hope alive to reach to the semis.

The last group match was against the second finalist, New Zealand. This was the must win game for both the teams. England made 305 runs while batting first and put strong contender ship to win the match. In reply, New Zealand batting just crashed like palace of cards and just made 186 runs on the score board. England won the match by 119 runs and reached to semis.

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New Zealand's journey in world cup 2019

New Zealand started it's journey on 1st June, 2019 by taking on with Sri Lanka at Cardiff. New Zealand just crushed Sri Lankan team in the very first match. Sri Lanka made just 136 runs on the board while batting first and chased down the small target very easily without losing a single wicket. New Zealand won the match by 10 wickets and was one of the major reason to have high run rate which was going to help them in later stage of the tournament.

The second match was against the Bangladesh and New Zealand managed to win the game by 2 wickets at the end. Bangladesh made 244 runs while batting first and New Zealand reached to the destination in 47.1 overs losing 8 wickets.

After beating Bangladesh, New Zealand also won it's third match very easily beating Afghanistan by 7 wickets. Afghanistan made 172 runs while batting first and New Zealand won the match just losing 3 wickets in just 32 overs. This was against run rate booster match for New Zealand.

The fourth match was against Indian team and match was called off because of heavy rain and both the teams rewarded with 1-1 points. This also helped kiwi team to get the one important point.

The next battle was between South Africa. South Africa was out of the tournament and playing to save the reputation. SA batted first and made 241 runs in 49 overs match. One over was deducted from both side as rain took time to stop. New Zealand chased the target and made 245 runs losing 6 wickets in 48.3 overs. NZ won the match by 4 wickets.

After beating South Africa, it was time to take on with West Indies team. New Zealand batted first and made 291 runs in 50 overs. In reply to the chase, West Indies almost reached to the target by making 285 runs. This was one of the closest chase of world cup 2019. New Zealand won the match by 5 runs. Very close and thrilling encounter that was.

New Zealand had reached to 11 points and it was looking that NZ will make the place in semi final easily. But that not happened very easily as Kiwi team lost their last 3 matches. NZ lost against Pakistan by 6 wickets, against Australia by 83 runs and as discussed earlier against England by 119 runs.

New Zealand and Pakistan stood on the same place with 11 points. But net run rate of kiwi team was very high, thanks to early matches, than Pakistan. So New Zealand qualified for the semi finals.

So this was the journey of both the teams and a picture that how both the teams reached to the semi final. Stay tuned for the final match report and result with website and for more 15 August Images.

Friday, July 12, 2019

England exhibited how to win matches like Champions, Sent Australia Home

England has beaten Australia in the second semi final and became the second team of the finals. England completely side tracked Australia since the beginning of the match. Top bowling performance restricted Australia to 223 while brilliant batting from Jason Roy helped England to win the match easily in just 32.1 overs. Have a look inside the performance of English team.

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Exciting opening partnership from Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow
While chasing the small score in slow pitches, every one was expecting that English batsmen will play slow by keeping wickets in hands so later they can accelerate the score but jason Roy and Bairstow were came with the different mind set. Specially Jason Roy. Both the English openers did not let Aussie bowlers to set in the game. Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow added 124 runs in just 17.2 overs keeping no task for later batsmen.

Both the openers hit in every direction of the ground for fours and sixes. Jonny Bairstow was the first to got out after making 34 runs but it was too late for Australia to come back in the game. Bairstow hit 5 fours in his 43 balls innings.

Jason Roy was in the different mode today and was very aggressive. Roy made 85 runs in just 65 balls. Roy hit 9 fours and 5 sixes.  From these 5 maximums, 3 was in single over of Steve Smith. They kept run rate above 6 almost all the times so they should not have to come under pressure.

After getting out both the openers, it was the time to show some brilliant batting form captain Morgan and Joe Root. Both were superb and up to mark as discussed in the match preview before semi final 2. They both kept scoring with the run rate of 6 plus all the time and remain not out.

Joe Root made 49 runs from 46 balls while captain Morgan made 45 runs from 39 balls hitting 8 fours each of them.England made 226 runs in just 32.1 runs and won the match by 8 wickets to reach in the final after 27 years. England proved them selves that why they are favorite to win the world cup 2019.

Now England and New Zealand both have reached in the finals and it will being played on 14th July, 2019 at Lord's. Both the teams have never won the world cup so there will be sure new entry in the world cup winners. We will come back with match preview before Final match. Till then you can check these website for 15 August Images

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Semi Final 2 England vs Australia: England kept Australia to 223

Semi Final 2 England vs Australia: England bowlers dominated Australian batting line up just as New Zealand dominated Indian batting line up in semi final 1 and restricted Australia to just 223 runs in 49 overs. English bowlers done the superb job that kept Australia bound throughout the inning. Let's have a look in Australia batting performance in the semi final 2.

Australia won the Toss
Australian captain Aron Finch won the toss and decided to bat first. Australia thought that England is weak while chasing and have lost all the games while chasing in this tournament. So batting first will raise their chance to beat England and to reach in the final. England captain Morgan also looking sad after loosing the toss.

Aussies didn't get the start they wanted, England happy even after losing the toss
Australian openers Finch and Warner came to crease to Australia firing start like they gave in this tournament but English bowlers didn't let them to do so. Jofra Archer and Chris Woakes gave England the dream start of the semi final.

woakes dominating australians

Jofra Archer got the wicket of Aron Finch on the very first ball of his spell and Australia started getting down from the very first over like India did in first semi final. Woakes bowled David Warner and gave Aussies the biggest blow of the match. Warner made 9 runs.

Woakes again struck in the 7th over and sent Peter Handscomb to pavilion and broke Australian batting line up. Australia were just 14 with the loss of 3 wickets. Australia really struggled to make every single run like India and made 27 runs in first 10 overs. This was one of the lowest power play totals in this world cup and 3rd time in the semis.

smith 85 runs to save australia


Steve Smith and Alex Carey to rescue Australia
Australia were going down ball by ball in the match at the time young and experienced Steve Smith came to save Australia with Alex Carey. Both the batsmen played really well to give Australia chance to come back in the game.

Both were really playing good and added 103 runs for the 4th wicket partnership. Every thing was going fine for Australia until Adil Rashid came into attack. Rashid took 2 wickets in a single over and put Australia again on back foot. Rashid bowled Carey and Stoinis in the single over. Carey made important 46 runs in 70 balls. Maxwell also gone out after making 22 runs.

But it was Steve Smith who really kept fighting and brought Australia back into the game. Smith made 85 runs in 119 balls with the help of 6 fours. Smith stood along by Aussie batting. Mitchel Stark gave important contribution of 29 runs in the end and Australia reached to 223 runs. Australia team gone all out in 49 overs.

England bowled really well to keep Aussies bound. Chris Woakes and Rashid both managed to take 3-3 wickets. Jofra Archer took 2 while Mark Wood took 1 wicket. Now it will be interesting to see how Australia gives the fight back. 

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Match Preview : England vs Australia, Mini Ashes Clash

semi final 2 : england vs australia  

Two biggest teams of world cricket will take on today to reach the finals and this will be perfect world cup entertainer for every cricket lover for sure. Yes, we are talking about two biggest staunch opposition England and Australia who are going to take on each other today at Birmingham. The match is going nothing less than the Ashes for both the teams as the winner will reach to the finals of Cricket world cup and will take on with New Zealand to win the World Cup 2019. New Zealand had already reached to the finals beating India by 18 runs with great bowling attack. So let us have look on today's semi final 2 and match preview of this big game as we done for Semi Final 1.


England vs Australia : Biggest rivals of world cricket
England and Australia are one of the biggest rivals of each other in the game of cricket. Cricket fans of both the teams looks the match as war. England and Australia fights in the one of the biggest test match tournaments, the Ashes, to beat each other and this game is not going to be less than mini Ashes in this biggest One Day Tournament, cricket world cup 2019.

semi final 2 : england vs australia



Now let's talk about both the teams and their performance and also probability of their winning. So talking about the present form of both the teams, England has a little bit upper hand in the tournament with balanced team. England has one of the most balanced team in this world cup. 

Also one more important thing is that at this ground of Edgbaston, England is unbeaten since last 10 games. Yes, all the 10 games played here had been won by England and they will try to make it 11 today for sure. 

Now if we talk about team combination, England have best opening pair of world cricket in terms of Jason Roy and Johny Bairstow. These both openers have batted really well in first 15 overs and had dominated every team with aggressive batting. England had made all the games 300+ while batting first and these two batsmen were key in those scores.

Along with blasting opening pair, England have Joe Root in the middle order and that gives great balance to the team. Captain Eoin Morgan also looking in good touch and had made a blasting century against Afghanistan. 

Along with these players, England have a super player in terms of Ben Stokes. Ben Stokes is giving his best in this world cup for England in all the forms of cricket. No matter what is his role, batting, bowling or fielding he has given the best in the world cup and is most valuable player for the England. Wicket keeper batsman Joss Buttler also in good form and giving England a deep batting line up in the games.

Now if we talk about bowling department of England, they have very good bowling attack of this world cup too. Jofra Archer doing great fast bowling and has proved a game changer for English team. Along with Archer, Chris woakes and Liam Plunkett also doing great job in fast bowling while England have Rashid in spin department.

Fielding has been very good for England so far in this tournament with some great catches and mind blowing run saves in the ground. So England team would like to carry that form in this match too and try to reach into the finals. 

Now have a look upon Australian side and their performance in this world cup. Australia is the only team which continuously performs good in every world cup and every ICC tournament. Australia is one of the strongest teams of this world cup without any doubt. Also if we talk about history, Australia has never lost in Semi Finals. Ohh! That's amazing if you are a Australian fan.

The all the positive things we have talked about England, also belongs to Australian team. Australia has dashing in form opening pair in terms of captain Aron Finch and dynamite David Warner. These both batsmen are doing very good for the team with slow and steady in initial overs and dynamite in later overs.

The middle order looks weaker then England team though they have Steve Smith, Peter Handscomb and Marcus Stoinis. Usman Khwaja is not available because of injury and that is the biggest blow for Australian team. Alex Carey has proved very important and useful for Australia to bat deep in order to provide balance to the team. 

More importantly, Australia has beaten England in group stage match by 64 runs and they will try to do the same with keeping that match in the mind. 

Weather and Pitch: Weather would be cloudy all the day and there are chances of rain during the match. So the team, which will win the toss, will surely like to bat first. Also dry pitches making hard the second inning to bat.

New Zealand destroyed Indian batting line up

15 august New Zealand destroyed Indian batting line up
New Zealand bowlers just screwed the world best batting line up with superb piece of bowling. Kiwi bowlers kept Indian batsmen in control and did not let them to play shot with superb swing bowling on the overcast weather at Manchester. Have a look at resumed play from yesterday's game.

New Zealand 239/8 in 50 Overs
The kiwi team resumed from yesterday's play from 46.1 overs. India were on the high end in the game as they totally controlled Kiwi batting. India kept NZ at the total of 239 runs in decided 50 overs play. New Zealand lost 8 wickets in the match. Ross Taylor was the top scorer of the Kiwi team. Captain Williamson managed to make 67 important runs. Bhuvneshvar Kumar was the leading wicket taker from Indian team as he took 3 wickets. India were very happy and thinking that they were in final.

Indian Bowling Stats

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New Zealand demolished Indian Batting in first 10 Overs

India were very pleased by stopping New Zealand at 239 runs and dreaming of reaching in finals as soon as possible but Kiwi bowlers were in dominant mode. New Zealand just made Indian batsmen cry for every single run. India again recorded lowest power play score in this world cup. Earlier NZ made that record by breaking India's record but Indian batsmen want to keep it with him.

matt henry bowling against india

As discussed in our match preview, we have talked that India had to beware from Matt Henry and Trent Bault and these two fast bowlers driven the Indian batting into the pavilion with their killer swing deliveries. 

Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Lokesh Rahul all the top 3 batsmen made 1 run each for the team. The scenario which started with Rohit Sharma's wicket did not stop till the last ball of 10th over. Rohit Sharma and K L Rahul bowled by Matt Henry while Virat Kohli's wicket taken by Bault. Dinesh Kartik also could not make it big and became the third wicket of Matt Henry.

After 10 overs : India were 24/4 with lowest power play total of the world cup 2019.

11 - 20 Overs : Pant and Pandya tried hard to brought India back in the game
During these 10 overs, both Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya batted slowly but with positive intend. They both kept rotating the strike and hit the wick bowl to the boudries. These two Indian batsmen tried really hard to stay in the game. Both added 46 runs in 10 overs and kept Indian hope alive.

After 20 overs : India were 70/4

21- 30 Overs: Rishabh threw his wicket by unwanted shot, India in trouble again
Both Pant and Pandya were batting positively with good run rate then again disaster happen. Rishabh tried to hit six to Santner and got caught by the fielder. It was total unwanted shot from the Pant and Kohli also not looking happy with the shot. Pant made 32 runs in this important inning and added valuable 47 runs for fifth wicket partnership with Hardik. Dhoni came to bat after Pant's dismissal. 
Pandya and Dhoni kept playing slowly and kept the scoreboard running.

After 30 overs : India were 92/5

31- 40 Overs: Pandya got out but Jadeja took charge
After Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya also became the victim of Santner's bowling. Hardik made 32 runs in this inning and Jadeja joined the batting with Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Both Dhoni and Jadeja batted well specially Jadeja with attacking mode while Dhoni on singles mode. Jadeja played some brilliant shot during these slot of 10 overs and kept India's hope alive to reach in the finals. India coming back to the game.

After 40 overs : India were 150/6 and real game has begun

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

New Zealand vs India Semi Final at Manchester

India and New Zealand fighting to reach in the final of Cricket World Cup 2019 at Manchester. Kiwis won the toss and decided to bat first as we discussed in the match preview that the team which will win the toss will definitely bat first. Let get into New Zealand innings by 10 over spells.

New Zealand vs India Semi Final at Manchester
Bumrah to give India the start they wanted


Ind vs NZ Toss
As stated earlier New Zealand captain won the toss and decided to bat first. Kiwi captain told that pitch is dry and will help to the team who will bat first. Indian skipper Virat Kohli also mentioned that if he had won the toss then he would also like to bat first.

1 - 10 Overs : Kiwis didn't get start they wanted
Williamson sent Martin Guptill and Henry Nicholas to open the inning and to give New Zealand a flying start but unfortunately that could not. Indian fast bowler Bhuvneshvar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah gave India a start that any team would like to.

Both the bowlers kept kiwi openers in command and did not let them score a single run till 3rd over. First two overs were treat to watch as an Indian viewer. Worst happened with New Zealand while Martin Guptill gone out on 1 run from 14 balls and guess who took the wicket? Bumrah of course the number one bowler in world cricket now.

New Zealand captain came to bat after Guptill's dismissal. Both Henry and Williamson batted very slow but steady not to give India any chance of wicket. At the end of 10 overs New Zealand were at world cup 2019's lowest power play score, 27 with the loss of 1 wicket. Earlier it was India who made just 28 runs against England. Thank god that record is now to the name of New Zealand.

11 - 20 Overs : New Zealand slowly came back into the game but a wicket ruined the play 
Nichollas Henry and Williamson kept batting slow but firmly. Both the batsmen batted carefully to add important 68 runs for the second wicket partnership. New Zealand were coming back to the game but then Ravindra Jadeja strike. Jadeja bowled Henry and gave India a second chance to celebrate. Henry made 28 runs from 58 balls. In this 10 overs New Zealand made 47 runs with more positive intent then earlier and lost a wicket. Ross Taylor came to bat.

21 - 30 Overs: Williamson holds NZ strongly, NZ reached to 100
These 10 overs belongs to both Kiwi batsmen and Indian bowlers. New Zealand captain played really good again and came to rescue NZ as always with Ross Taylor. Williamson made his fifty while Taylor helped to rotate strike. New Zealand made 40 runs in these overs and not lost a single wicket.

31 - 40 Overs Williamson departs after fifty, big blow to Kiwi team
The spell of these 10 overs also belonged to Indian bowlers. Indian bowlers just did not give a single chance to kiwi batsmen. New Zealand team hope captain Kane Williamson also got bowled by Chahal after making 67 runs in 95 balls. Williamson played 6 fours in this important inning for New Zealand. On the other hand Ross Taylor's innings was very slow that put extra pressure to Kane Williamson. James Nisham was the new batsman after Kane Williamson's departure. New Zealand were 155 with the loss of 3 wickets. Now final 10 overs to go.