There are moments in sports where teams hope and optimism are extremely high. That applied to Sri Lanka and Afghanistan before their matches against New Zealand and Australia respectively began.
One Thomas Cook flight full of Tottenham Hotspur fans was due to depart London early morning ready for their showdown with Liverpool in the Champions League final later that day. The flight was then rescheduled and due to land just 45 mins before kick-off.
On Thursday the cricket World Cup began, and it was kicked off with two cracking games. Both fixtures weren’t as tightly contested as one would would’ve expected but they had a lot to offer.
Anticipation was growing ahead of England’s World Cup opener at The Oval, and thanks to Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer, that anticipation quickly turned into delight, as they both starred in a fantastic England win against South Africa.