Taunton: Shakib Al Hasan’s brilliant century inspired Bangladesh’s bid for the second highest successful run chase in World Cup history against the West Indies on Monday. Needing 322 to claim their second win of the tournament, Bangladesh were powering towards victory as they repelled the West Indies’ barrage of bouncers to reach 248-3 after 34 overs at Taunton.
Dhawan posted a Video of him sweating it out at the gym with a plastered thumb. Along with the Video, the 33-year old shared a message thanking his fans for their best wishes.
Cardiff: Faf du Plessis has urged South Africa to forget about their World Cup woes and focus on securing their first victory of the tournament against minnows Afghanistan. Du Plessis’ side face Afghanistan in a must-win match in Cardiff on Saturday after a wretched start to the World Cup.
Southampton: Joe Root scored his second century of the World Cup as England crushed the West Indies by eight wickets in Southampton on Friday with 16.5 overs to spare. The host nation won the toss and made the most of favourable bowling conditions on a day when the rain finally relented, bowling
The two Asian giants lock horns in Manchester on Sunday with more than a billion people expected to tune in for the most-anticipated match of the tournament.
The Proteas, missing the injured Dale Steyn, suffered defeats against England, Bangladesh and India before picking up a point from a rain-ruined match against the West Indies in Southampton.
After having their last fixture against New Zealand washed out, the Indian team will be raring to take the field when they face arch-rivals Pakistan in the most anticipated clash of the ongoing World Cup at the Old Trafford on Sunday.
Virat Kohli’s reputation as one of cricket’s great entertainers is well-established, but the India star will not be completely satisfied until he leaves an indelible mark by winning the World Cup as captain.
Steve Smith and David Warner have been welcomed back to the Australian team with “no tension,” coach Justin Langer said on Friday, with the World Cup offering another opportunity for redemption.