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Photo Gallery: ICC World Cup 2019, England vs South Africa

Zee Media Bureau | May 30, 2019, 22:49 PM IST
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Hosts and top-ranked side England are all set to take on South Africa in the opening match of the 2019 edition of the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup at the Oval on Thursday. England, which are heading into the mega event as favourites, have interestingly never won the coveted trophy but the chances for them are looking high this time around as they have rejuvenated themselves in such a way that no other side has managed to do so in the last four years.South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis (left) and England captain Eoin Morgan (right) are all prepped up ahead of the World Cup opener. (Photo Courtesy: Twitter/@ICC)

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South African captain Faf du Plessis and England captain Eoin Morgan walked down the crease for the toss in the opening match of the 2019 ICC World Cup at the Oval in London on Thursday. Du Plessis won the toss and opted to field first. Openers Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow will kickstart the innings for the hosts while Imran Tahir is opening the proceedings for South Africa. (Photo Courtesy: Twitter/@ICC)

 

 

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South African spinner Imran Tahir celebrates after giving an early breakthrough to his side by removing England opener Jonny Bairstow for a golden duck. Bairstow edges the second delivery of the first over straight to South Africa wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock behind the wicket. (Photo Courtesy: Twitter/@cricketworldcup)

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Meanwhile, fans cheer for South Africa's victory from the Oval stadium during their opening match against hosts England. (Image Courtesy: Twitter/@ICC)

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South African pacer Kagiso Rabada celebrates after bagging two crucial wickets of Jason Roy (54) and Joe Root (54). (Photo Courtesy: Cricket World Cup official website)

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England batsman Jason Roy completes his half-century off just 52 balls. He reached the mark by flicking the third delivery of the 18th over into the leg side.(Photo Courtesy: Twitter/@cricketworldcup)

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England opener Joe Root brings up a half-century off just 56 balls. He achieves the mark by pushing the final delivery of the 18th over from Dwaine Pretorius to mid-on. (Photo Courtesy: Twitter/@ICC)

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South African spinner Imran Tahir celebrates after bagging a big wicket of England captain Eoin Morgan (57). (Photo Courtesy: Twitter/@ICC)

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It is a jam-packed stadium at the Oval as the fans have flocked in numbers to witness the World Cup opener between England and South Africa.

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England skipper Eoin Morgan brings up a half-century off just 48 balls. He achieved the feat by whipping away the third delivery of the 33rd over into a gap behind square for four runs.(Photo Courtesy: Twitter/@cricketworldcup)

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A view from the Oval stadium. The fans have gathered in numbers to watch World Cup opening match between England and South Africa.

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South Africa fast bowler Lungi Ngidi celebrates after dismissing Moeen Ali for just three runs. (Photo Courtesy: Twitter/@ICC)

 

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Ben Stokes brings up a fifty off just 46 balls besides also completing a century stand with skipper Eoin Morgan. (Photo Courtesy:Twitter/@ICC)

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England all-rounder Ben Stokes ended as the top-scorer for his side after scoring 89 runs off 77 balls. The hosts finish on 311/8. (Image Courtesy: Twitter/@ICC)

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South Africa batsman Hashim Amla has been hit by a Jofra Archer bouncer during his side's chase of 312 runs. He eventually has to walk off the field to get checked and Aiden Markram has come out to bat in his place. (Photo Courtesy: Twitter/@cricketworldcup)

   

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England bowler Jofra Archer celebrates after Aiden Markram (11) was caught by Joe Root off his fourth delivery in the eighth over. (Photo Courtesy: Twitter/@cricketworldcup)

 

 

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Jofra Archer celebrates after picking up his second wicket of South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis (five). (Photo Courtesy: Twitter/@cricketworldcup)

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South Africa's Quinton de Kock scores a half-century off just 58 balls during his side's chase of the 312-run target in their World Cup opener against England. (Image Courtesy: Twitter/@cricketworldcup)

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Not just The Oval, the Nottingham Fanzone is also jam-packed for the World Cup opener between England and South Africa. (Photo Courtesy: Twitter/@cricketworldcup)

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Rassie van der Dussen went back to the pavilion after scoring crucial 61-ball 50 during South Africa's chase of the 312-run target as England Jofra Archer bagged his third wicket. (Image Credits: Twitter/@cricketworldcup)

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England all-rounder Ben Stokes raised the eyebrows by bagging one of the greatest catches of all time during South Africa's chase of the 312-run target in the World Cup opener. Andile Phehlukwayo was batting at 24 when he slapped the first delivery of the 35th over from Adil Rashid towards the boundary, only to see Stokes ran back before jumping into the air to pull off an incredible one-handed catch. (Image Credits: Twitter/@ICC)

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England beat South Africa by 104 runs in the World Cup opener at The Oval. (Photo Courtesy: Twitter/@ICC)

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