Afghanistan defeated Pakistan by three wickets at Bristol on Friday to win their first 2019 World Cup warm-up match. Batting first, Pakistan were dismissed for 262 in 47.5 overs, with Afghan spinner Mohammad Nabi taking three wickets for 46 runs. Afghanistan chased down the target in the last over, driven by Hashmatullah Shahidi's 74*(102).
The International Cricket Council on Friday released the official song of the 2019 ICC World Cup as the countdown to the tournament enters the final two weeks.
The official song is titled "Stand By". The song is " a collaboration between vocalist Loryn and drum and bass band Rudimental, and will be played in ground and city events across the tournament as the official song to this summer's showpiece event."
Ex-India captain Sourav Ganguly has insisted that Virat Kohli’s IPL captaincy will not have an impact in the 2019 World Cup. "Don’t compare Virat Kohli’s IPL captaincy record with that of India. His captaincy records for India is very good actually. He’s got him (Rohit) in his team as the vice-captain. Dhoni is there. So, he’s well supported," Ganguly added.