South Africa's Imran Tahir makes history at the World Cup 2019

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South Africa's Imran Tahir makes history at the World Cup 2019

ISLAMABAD - South Africa's Imran Tahir added yet another feather in his cap by becoming the first-ever spinner to bowl the first over during an opening match of the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup on Thursday.

The 40-year-old was asked to bowl the first over after South African spinner Faf du Plessis won the toss and opted to field first against hosts England in his side's opening match of the 2019 edition of the mega event at the Oval in London.

Du Plessis' decision to send Tahir to bowl first proved to be fruitful as the spinner gave the breakthrough to his side as early as in the very second delivery of the match by removing England opener Jonny Bairstow for a golden duck.

Bairstow edged the second ball of the first over from Tahir straight to South Africa wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock behind the wicket to dismiss for naught.