The Proteas took on table toppers Australia who were tipped to win the game with ease. The Proteas proved that they are still a top side and that they aren’t just pushovers. The Proteas spoiled the Aussies party and their fixture in the semi-finals.
There are 20 group games still to be played at the Cricket World Cup and after New Zealand’s impressive win over South Africa, they went top of the table which has meant that the semi-finalists all but look set. The Black Caps showed grit to get out on the winning side of an intense game that sealed the Proteas fate.
A clash that was eagerly awaited between to favourites in the World Cup never disappointed as England and the West Indies faced one another on Friday. This was to be a tough game with both sides possessing speedy attacks and quality batsmen.
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.
First Test: England, in their first test under Joe Root’s lead, thrashed South Africa after winning by 211 runs. South Africa were chasing 351 for victory but in the final session on the fourth day they found themselves bowled out for 119. Read more