The umpire who awarded England six runs from a freak overthrow in the last over of the World Cup final has admitted he made an “error” and should have given one run fewer, a report said on Sunday.
Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza Sunday said he regretted his team let down its supporters and that he took responsibility for failing to reach the World Cup final four.
South Africa captain Faf du Plessis won the toss and decided to bat against Australia in the concluding group match of the 2019 World Cup at Old Trafford on Saturday.
Eoin Morgan hailed “outstanding” England and “match-winner” Jonny Bairstow as the World Cup hosts clinched a semi-final place with a 119-run rout of New Zealand at Chester-le-Street on Wednesday.
International Cricket Council chief executive David Richardson on Sunday said he is happy with the World Cup’s “sporting pitches,” insisting they have provided good balance between bat and ball.