The opening duo of Matthew Hayden and Adam Gilchrist showed no mercy on Sri Lanka's bowling attack and chased down the total of 102 runs in just 10.2 overs without losing any wicket. Gilchrist remained unbeaten on 58 off 38 balls and Hayden scored 31 off 25 not out.
In reply to Zimbabwe’s total, South African openers Richard Levi and Hashim Amla played smartly and found occasional boundaries. They chased the target of 93 runs in 12.4 overs with Levi scoring a half-century off 44 balls.
Oman blew away Papua New Guinea bowlers as their opener Jatinder Singh scored a blistering 73 off 42 balls and helped his team chase down the target of 130 in just 13.4 overs.
Pakistan openers Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam came out to bat determined to win their first-ever match against India in World Cups. The duo took some time early on and attacked the Indian bowlers once they had their eyes set in. As a result, Pakistan chased down the target of 152 runs in 17.5 overs with Rizwan unbeaten on 79 off 55 balls and Babar unbeaten on 68 off 52 balls.
England’s opening duo of Jos Buttler and Alex Hales gave no chance to the Indian bowlers as they ripped them apart right from the word go. England chased down the target of 168 runa with four overs to spare without losing any wickets. The partnership is also the highest in the history of the 20-20 World Cup for any wicket.