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World Cup 2023 Warm-Up Match: New Zealand and England won, South Africa and Bangladesh lost

ICC cricket on Monday world cup 2023 Two warm-up matches were played. In one match, New Zealand defeated South Africa by seven runs under the Duckworth-Lewis method. In another match, defending champion England defeated Bangladesh. to new zealand devon conway And Tom Latham scored half-centuries. After registering victory against Pakistan in the first practice match, New Zealand also defeated South Africa. New Zealand, batting first, scored a strong score of 321 runs for six wickets in 50 overs with half-centuries from Conway (78) and Latham (52). Conway faced 73 balls and hit 11 fours and a six before being retired hurt. Latham’s 56-ball innings included four fours and one six.

South Africa lost by seven runs

Glenn Phillips (43) and captain Kane Williamson (37) also played useful innings. South Africa tried nine bowlers but only Lungi Ngidi (three wickets for 33 runs) and Marco Jensen (three wickets for 45 runs) could take wickets. There was interruption of rain during South Africa’s innings. When the team had scored 211 runs for four wickets in 37 overs, the game was stopped for the second time due to rain, which could not be restarted and New Zealand was declared the winner under the Duckworth-Lewis method.

De Kock scored unbeaten 84 runs

For South Africa, opener Quinton de Kock scored unbeaten 84 runs in 89 balls with 12 fours and one six. Ressie Van de Dussen played an inning of 51 runs. For New Zealand, Trent Boult took two wickets while Mitchell Santner and Ish Sodhi took one wicket each. The New Zealand team will now face defending champions England in the opening match of the World Cup on October 5.

England beat Bangladesh by four wickets

With the help of Moeen Ali’s stormy half-century in Guwahati, England defeated Bangladesh by four wickets with 77 balls remaining in the World Cup warm-up match on Monday. When Bangladesh had scored 188 runs for 9 wickets in 37 overs with the help of Mehdi Hasan Miraz’s 74 runs, the game had to be stopped due to rain. When the game started, England got the target of scoring 197 runs in 37 overs on the basis of Duckworth-Lewis method, which they achieved by losing six wickets in 24.1 overs.

Moeen Ali scored a half century

Moeen Ali scored 54 runs in 39 balls with the help of two fours and six sixes. Apart from him, opener Jonny Bairstow contributed 34 runs and captain Jos Buttler contributed 30 runs. However, Bangladesh dismissed six of England’s batsmen while defending this small score. England was to play its first practice match against India, but that match was canceled due to rain.

India and Netherlands match on Tuesday

India will play its second practice match against Netherlands on Tuesday. India’s star batsman Virat Kohli did not participate in the optional practice session on Monday due to personal reasons, but he can take part in the team’s second practice match against Netherlands to be held here on Tuesday. Kohli had moved from Guwahati to Mumbai on September 30 due to personal reasons. Because of this he was not available for the practice session.

Rohit Sharma did not practice

Captain Rohit Sharma, batsman Shreyas Iyer and fast bowler Mohammed Shami also did not participate in the practice session. Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja participated in the practice session. The practice match against Netherlands will be the last chance for India to test its preparation before the start of the tournament. The tournament will start from October 5 while India will play its first match against Australia on October 8 in Chennai. The practice match will also be Suryakumar’s last chance to strengthen his claim for a place in the final eleven.


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