ICC World Cup ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: England, South Africa and their opening game fortunes


first_imghighlights New Delhi: After four years, the ICC Cricket World Cup returns and it is back at the ‘home of cricket’. England and South Africa will start off the tournament in the opening game at The Oval. For England, this will not be the first time where they will feature in the opening game of the Cricket World Cup. For South Africa, this will only be their second time that they have featured in the opening game of this quadrennial event. How did England and South Africa fare in when they played on the very first day of the World Cup? The answer is contrasting, with South Africa, in particular, tasting a heartbreaking loss while England has dominated.The first game of the World Cup involved England and India at Lord’s and the hosts made a great start with Dennis Amiss smashing 137. However, the match was remembered for Sunil Gavaskar’s 174-ball 36 and England won by a massive margin of 202 runs. In 1979, England was once involved on the opening day of the tournament and they registered a comfortable six-wicket win against Australia. The winning run continued in the 1983 World Cup when they took on New Zealand at The Oval, winning by 106 runs with Allan Lamb hitting a century. England has lost just once in the ICC Cricket World Cup opening day encounter.South Africa have lost once when they played West Indies in 2003 World Cup.England is hosting the World Cup for the first time since 1999. England played the second match on the opening day of the 1992 World Cup when they took on India in Perth. Robin Smith’s 91 and Dermott Reeve’s 3/38 helped them beat India by nine runs. In the 1999 World Cup opener at Lord’s, England was boosted by a knock of 88 from Alec Stewart and Alan Mullally’s 4/37 to help them beat defending champions Sri Lanka by eight wickets. In the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup, England took on Australia in Melbourne but they tasted defeat. Aaron Finch blasted 135 and Glenn Maxwell smashed 66 off 40 balls.Steve Finn took a hat-trick and ended with 5/71 but Australia registered 342/9. In response, Mitchell Marsh took 5/33 and England lost by 111 runs, their first loss ever in the opening game of the tournament.For South Africa, they featured in the opening game of the World Cup only once and it was when they hosted the tournament in 2003. South Africa took on West Indies in Newlands, Cape Town and chose to bowl. They had reduced the West Indies to 67/2 in 25 overs. Brian Lara, though, had other ideas and he blazed away to a brilliant century. Carl Hooper’s run-a-ball 40 and an 18-ball 40 from Ricardo Powell helped West Indies reach 278/5. South Africa was docked one over due to their slow over-rate but in response, Gary Kirsten smashed 69 and Mark Boucher put South Africa on course with 49.However, it was Lance Klusener’s knock that stole the show. The left-hander regularly cleared the boundaries and his 57, which included five sixes helped South Africa near the target but West Indies held their nerve and won by three runs. The one over which was taken away proved to be costly for South Africa. How will both England and South Africa fare this time in the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup? For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

UFC: Floyd Mayweather’s protege is all set for his second bout


first_img 9 months ago UFC: David Shaw says that UFC will never have children fight 10 months ago UFC Salaries: Conor McGregor, Khabib, Nate Diaz salary revealed FOLLOW US 9 months ago Conor McGregor’s DNA tests prove allegations against him were false 9 months ago UFC: Khabib Nurmagomedov says McGregor needs 10 wins before rematch Makhmud’s upcoming fight is going to determine the youngster’s future in the UFC along with Floyd Mayweather’s name in the MMA universe. The undefeated boxer has never stepped inside an MMA Octagon, despite several callouts. However, the name Floyd ’Money’ Mayweather is still relevant in the fight game through his team member’s performances.Also Read- UFC: Khabib Nurmagomedov Says McGregor Needs 10 Wins Before RematchUFC: Makhmud Muradov’s upcoming opponentTrevor Smith is a veteran of 15 UFC appearances with an MMA record of 15 wins and 9 losses. He is 5-6 at UFC and will surely look to turn around his bad fate in the upcoming match against Makhmud Muradov. Trevor ‘Hot Sauce’ Smith has lost three of his last four fights, which include two back-to-back losses against Elias Theodorou and Zack Cummins. The upcoming fight on ESPN is going to decide the future of Smith in UFC and he desperately needs a win at this moment.Also Read- Conor McGregor’s DNA Tests Prove Allegations Against Him Were FalseAlso Read- UFC: Jorge Masvidal Feels Conor McGregor Is Scared To Fight Him First Published: 11th November, 2019 22:47 IST Raj Sarkar SUBSCRIBE TO US Floyd Mayweather’s protégé Makhmud Muradov is set to participate in his second UFC fight at UFC on ESPN 7. According to American media reports, Muradov will be replacing Alonzo Menifield and he will be facing Trevor Smith in the upcoming event. However, UFC did not reveal any reasons for Menifield’s withdrawal from the December 7 fight att Washington D.C.center_img Written By LIVE TV WE RECOMMEND Also Read- UFC: David Shaw Says That UFC Will Never Have Children FightUFC: Makhmud Muradov’s second UFC boutMakhmud Muradov is the first MMA fighter to be managed by undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather’s ‘Money Team’ and he is confident to win his second UFC fight just like he won the first one. Muradov made his UFC debut at UFC on ESPN+18 and after a three-round war with Italy’s Alessio Di Chirico, Muradov got a thumbs up from all three judges of the match. The win at UFC on ESPN+128 was his 12th straight victory, a winning streak that started in December 2016. Currently, Makhmud has an MMA record of 23-6 and 1-0 in the UFC. WATCH US LIVE COMMENT Last Updated: 11th November, 2019 22:47 IST UFC: Floyd Mayweather’s Protege Is All Set For His Second Bout Makhmud Muradov, the member of Floyd Mayweather’s ‘Money Team’, is set to return to the UFC Octagon for his second fight for the brand. Know more details. 10 months ago UFC 244: Where to watch, schedule and live streaming detailslast_img read more

ITV Racing nets late Thurles Ireland broadcast


first_img Irish bookmakers demand clarity on reopening orders June 17, 2020 Paddy Power to reopen English & Irish betting shops in Royal Ascot week June 10, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles ITV secures three-year British racing broadcast deal August 5, 2020 Share Submit Updating stakeholders, ITV Racing has confirmed that it has secured a last minute deal which will see it broadcast this Saturday’s Irish horse-racing event in Thurles.The announcement follows on from news that Horseracing Ireland (HRI) would continue its race fixtures behind closed doors for the foreseeable future amidst the coronavirus pandemic.The company will broadcast five races on ITV4 with the show being presented by Ed Chamberlin alongside a small team in order to comply with government regulations.Regarding the decision to continue the races, an HRI spokesperson stated: “The decision is motivated by the need to maintain employment and incomes for people working in the industry, and on the basis of being able to achieve and maintain all HSE (Health Service Executive) advice and instructions.”The news will also be a welcome boost to bookmakers and punters as the betting industry has struggled to adapt to the lack of live-sport offerings.Simon Clare, Ladbrokes Coral PR director, explained: “This is really good news from ITV Racing for all racing fans, bookmakers, and anyone who enjoys a flutter on a Saturday afternoon, as in the absence of any other major sports and football, or UK racing, this live broadcast of Thurles will be like an oasis in the desert.“These are unprecedented, worrying times, and the impact and seriousness goes way beyond the world of racing and betting, but the importance of keeping at least some of the show on the road through these dark times cannot be underestimated, to provide entertainment to many people and keep business ticking over.”It has yet to be announced whether after this weekend’s events HRI will follow in the footsteps of the British Horseracing Authority’s (BHA), one of ITV Racing’s primary customers, when the authority suspended all events due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Sharelast_img read more