Star batsman Virat Kohli equaled Sachin Tendulkar’s record in front of 58,000 crowd by scoring his 49th ODI ton as The Men in Blue maintained their unbeaten run by thumping South Africa by by 243 runs at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Sunday. Continue reading “India vs South Africa Attendance 58,000 Kolkata CWC Match Report 2023”
An excellent crowd of 55,052 was in attendance at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad as Australia beat England by 33 runs on Saturday, also eliminating them from the World Cup in the process. The number was bigger than the turnout for the opening game (47,518) of the tournament between England and New Zealand at this very venue a month ago.
Adam Zampa was instrumental in Australia’s win- his quickfire 19-ball-29 helped them reach 286, his three wickets (including the key ones of Stokes and Ali) halted England just as they were threatening to take the game away, and he took an excellent late catch to end David Willey’s cameo with the bat.
An crowd of 20,500 was in attendance at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow as Afghanistan kept their semifinals hopes alive by defeating Netherlands by 7 wickets on Friday. Continue reading “Netherlands vs Afghanistan Attendance 20,500 Lucknow Match Report 2023”
Mohammed Shami claimed figures of 5/18 as India thumped Sri Lanka by a massive 302 runs at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Thursday, November 2. Continue reading “India vs Sri Lanka Mumbai 2 November World Cup Match Report 2023”
An excellent crowd of 31,940 was in attendance at the MCA Stadium in Gahunje, Pune as South Africa went to the top of the table after thrashing New Zealand by 190 runs. The result saw NZ’s run rate drop from 1.23 to 0.48, and potentially opens the door for Pakistan, whose next game is against the Black Caps in Bangalore.
Somewhat oddly, Black Caps skipper Tom Latham opted to put South Africa in after winning the toss, and it backfired badly as centuries from Quinton de Kock and Rassie van der Dussen took the Proteas to an imposing 357/5 in their 50 overs.
Fazalhaq Farooqi claimed figures of 4/34 as Afghanistan kept their semi finals hopes alive by toppling Sri Lanka by 7 wickets in Pune on Monday. The Afg vs SL game in Gahunje had an official crowd attendance of 12,177– a very decent figure for a weekday match not involving the hosts.
The result took Afghanistan to fifth in the table- they have games against the Netherlands, Australia and South Africa coming up.