Jose Gimenez was the unlikely 89th-minute match winner as Uruguay defeated an Egypt side shorn of star man Mohamed Salah 1-NIL in their World Cup opener today.
Uruguay’s deserved last-gasp victory leaves them and Russia in early control in Group A after the hosts’ 5-NIL defeat of Saudi Arabia in the tournament opener yesterday.
Meanwhile, Afghanistan lost 20 wickets in a day as their Test debut ended in a two-day defeat by India in Bangalore.
Responding to India’s total of 474, Afghanistan was dismissed for 109 and 103 to lose by an innings and 262 runs.
It is only the fourth time in Test history that a team has been bowled out twice in a day. It is also the 21st time a Test has ended inside two days, and the first time in India.