Ben Stokes scored 2 for 89 in the match
England's next match against Pakistan will be on June 3
Sports desk In the first match of the Cricket World Cup 2019, the hosts England beat South Africa by 104 runs. During this match Ben Stokes of England gave all-round performance and batting, bowling and fielding showed the highest in all three He scored 89 runs, took two wickets and took 2 catches and also 1 run out. Stokes also equaled a special record made by the Sri Lankan cricketer Arvind D'Silva in the World Cup 23 years ago.
Ben Stokes draws Dissilva's record
– This is the second time in the history of ODI World Cup when a player has scored at least 80 runs in a match, besides 2 wickets and 2 catches. Earlier, this was done by Sri Lankan Arvind D'Silva against the Australian team in the 1996 World Cup final.
In the match played in Lahore, D'Silva had taken three catches and two catches, as well as 107 * inning. After this performance, Sri Lanka had won the World Cup trophy. Ben Stokes was chosen Player of the Match in the same match as Desilva.
England – 311/8 (50 overs) (Jason Roy – 54, Joe Root – 51, Ian Morgan – 57, Ben Stokes – 89) (NGDI – 3/66)
South Africa – 207 all out (39.5 overs) (Dikoq – 68, Dussen – 50, Fehlukiewo – 24) (Archer – 3/27)
Ben Stokes with the bat, Ben Stokes with the ball, Ben Stokes on the field! No question about who's the Player of the match in the #CWC19 opener 👏 #ENGvSA #WeAreEngland pic.twitter.com/2pZwa10xEt
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