Top 5 Matches of Cricket World Cup 2019

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 has been above expectation this time around in England. We are in the last stage of world Cup and very few matches are left until we see the final champion. We saw many fantastic matches in this world cup, and now we will present Top 5 best matches in Cricket World Cup 2019. Here are the Top 5 best matches in 2019 ICC cricket World Cup:

1. India vs Afghanistan, Southampton:

This match was one of the best match that we got the see in Cricket World Cup 2019. The clear favourites in the game, India was not able to score a very high score due to slow wicket, but Afghanistan gave a tough fight in the match. India batted first and scored 224/8 in 50 overs. Pitch was on the slower side in that match and India’s batsmen failed to deliver against Afghanistan’s spin attack. However, Indian bowlers outshone the Afghanistan players and India defended that total and won the match by 11 runs. Mohammed Shami was star of that match with a hat-trick in the last over and won the match for India in dramatic fashion.

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2. West Indies vs New Zealand, Manchester:

West Indies vs New Zealand match was a complete heart-breaker for West Indies fans. New Zealand batted first and scored 291/8 in 50 overs. At one stage West Indies were not even in the game, but Carlos Brathwaite had some other plans. He played some extraordinary innings for West Indies. Carlos Brathwaite scored a hundred but couldn’t lead West Indies to a victory. When they needed to score 6 runs more, Trent boult took a brilliant catch in boundary line and shattered the dreams for West Indies.

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Carlos Brathwaite celebrates his century

3. New Zealand vs South Africa, Birmingham:

New Zealand and South Africa face off each other in Birmingham. Both sides have always been given the chokers tag in World cup but when they play against each other, the bar is raised. South Africa batted first and scored 241/6, and in bowling they were quite brilliant in first few overs. But captain Kane Williamson played innings of his life in that match. Kane Williamson scored a hundred and won the match for New Zealand single-handedly cruising pass the victory

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Williamson taking a run

4. Pakistan vs Afghanistan, Headingley, Leeds:

Pakistan played a do or die match against Afghanistan in Headingley. This match had everything, drama, action, fans and excitement. Both teams fans had a brawl outside stadium, there were words uttered and spoken, but when both teams played in stadium, the match went on a great high. Afghanistan batted first and scored 227/9 in 50 overs. Their bowling was up to the mark too, but Imad Wasim won it for Pakistan in last over. Afghanistan won everyone’s hearts in the match with their incredible performance with the ball.

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Imad Wasim and Wahab Riaz celebrate after victory

5. Bangladesh vs West Indies, Taunton:

Bangladesh performance in this world cup was commendable. Bangladesh batting chased down highest target in this world cup. Over 300 target was not a easy task in the world cup as we saw in all the matches, but Bangladesh chased down the target against West Indies. Shakib Al Hasan was awarded the Man of the match and he delivered against West Indies in a breath taking performance and helped them chased down the 322 target quite convincingly.

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Mashrafe Mortaza celebrates wicket