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Malinga burst stuns England

Veteran pacer Lasith Malinga produced his best bowling at the ICC World Cup as Sri Lanka pulled off a stunning 20-run upset of pre-tournament favourites and hosts England at Headingley, Leeds, Friday.
Defending 232 in the second innings, Malinga returned figures of four wickets for 43 runs as England were skittled out for 212 - their second loss of the tournament.
Malinga removed the heart of the England batting order in two spells, including the scalps of Jonny Bairstow (0), James Vince (14), Joe Root (57) and Jos Butler (10).

Panama outplays Soca Warriors 2-0

Two sec­ond-half goals by Ar­man­do Coop­er in the 52nd and Edgar Barce­nas in the 68th minute for Pana­ma, con­fined T&T to its first de­feat 2-0 in Group D of the CON­CA­CAF Gold Cup in the Unit­ed States on Tues­day night.

The re­sult now means that the So­ca War­riors will have to get a re­sult each when they face the host in their sec­ond match on Sat­ur­day, and then four days lat­er when they take on re­gion­al ri­vals Guyana.

WI legends slam fast bowlers' poor tactics

For­mer West In­dies fast bowler Joel 'Big Bird' Gar­ner stormed out of the Taunton Coun­ty Ground an an­gry man af­ter the West In­dies' sev­en-wick­et loss to Bangladesh in their lat­est ICC 2019 World Cup match on Mon­day, say­ing the bowlers didn't tar­get the wick­et but the Bangladeshi bats­men.

De­spite tal­ly­ing 321 runs, their high­est to­tal so far in the com­pe­ti­tion, the West In­dies were beat­en all over the ground by Bangladesh all-rounder Shak­ib Al Hasan, who hit an un­beat­en 124 to lead his team to a win with al­most 10 overs to spare.

Nuclear Power ready to explode in President's Cup

The Har­ri­ram Gob­in trained Nu­clear Pow­er who won last year's Gold Cup is my se­lec­tion to win to­day's fea­ture event the Grade Three— Pres­i­dent's Cup over 1,900 me­tres on the main track, at San­ta Rosa Park, Ari­ma this af­ter­noon. Car­los Ro­jas has been booked to part­ner the Shiv­am Ma­haraj owned 2018 Gold Cup win­ner, to get back on the win­ning trail.

The fil­ly has been spe­cial­ly pre­pared for this event and has the class and stay­ing pow­er to out­run her ri­vals. On the form book, the im­prov­ing Nu­clear Pow­er will be dif­fi­cult to peg back.

Bangladesh flogs West Indies

A bril­liant un­beat­en cen­tu­ry from all­rounder Shak­ib Al Hasan steered Bangladesh to a com­mand­ing sev­en-wick­et vic­to­ry over the West In­dies at Taunton on Mon­day, a re­sult which means the re­gion­al side will now be hard­pressed make it to the next phase of the 2019 ICC World Cup.

Al Hasan hit a mas­ter­ful 124 not out and had an able part­ner in Liton Das as Bangladesh, chas­ing a record 322 for vic­to­ry, got there with al­most 10 overs to spare. This was the sec­ond high­est run chase in World Cup his­to­ry

Proteas pound sorry Afghanistan

South Africa picked up its first win of the ICC Cricket World Cup, thrashing Afghanistan by nine wickets on D/L. Check out our fast match report.

Russell, Gabriel injured as Windies crushed

Open­er Joe Root scored a fine un­beat­en cen­tu­ry to steer Eng­land to a crush­ing eight-wick­et vic­to­ry over the West In­dies in their ICC 2019 World Cup match at Southamp­ton, a re­sult which makes the Windies' road to the last four very rocky from here.

Root hit 11 fours off 100 balls as Eng­land, chas­ing a mod­est 213 for vic­to­ry, got there with 17 overs to spare to pile on the pres­sure for Windies skip­per Ja­son Hold­er and his team, who will now have to win their re­main­ing five match­es to have a chance of get­ting to the play­off phase.

Bachan wins Open 10 Ball Tobago tourney

For­mer na­tion­al cham­pi­on Clint Bachan came out of re­tire­ment for the re­cent Na­tion­al qual­i­fiers and proved that class is per­ma­nent in win­ning the re­cent Open In­vi­ta­tion­al 10 ball tour­na­ment in To­ba­go on Tues­day evening.

Bachan, who hails from Ca­roni in cen­tral Trinidad, beat Vishaal Singh in the race to three fi­nal to lift the tro­phy and the $2,000 cash prize.

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