England has started world cup 2019 campaign with victory over South Africa in opening match. Host England team is most favorite’s team for this world cup. With the first match win England broken 27 years old record of South African team as this is first time in last 27 years South African team lost their first match in cricket world cup.
South African captain invited England to bat first , England team know for their strong batting line up with playing home advantage was claiming 500+ score target. But captain Faf du Plessis decided that Imran Tahir will deliver the opening over of the 2019 World Cup, 40 years old IPL purple cap winner surprise the England in very first over of the match with the wicket of Jonny Bairstow . This was the first shock for England which restricted them from high score of 500.
After the first over disaster Joe Root & Jason Roy played good foundation partnership for England & lon Ben Stokes contributed 89 off 79 balls England kept the 312 target for South Africa.
300 plus was looking achievable target for South Africa considering the batting line up of South Africa but England bowlers bundled them out for a total of just 207. Jofra Archer impresses everyone and proved his selection was right. Jofra Archer destroyed South Africa’s middle order as he removed Aiden Markram, Rassie Van der Dussen and the skipper Faf du Plessis.
In the first match England team proved them with bat, bowl & field with one amazing catch by Stokes and that’s why they are favorite’s for this world cup and may make history .