Afghanistan recorded one of many largest upsets in World Cup historical past as they defeated England by 69 runs within the ongoing World Cup on the Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi on Sunday. Not even as soon as did they provide an opportunity to the English staff to make a comeback as they aced all of it, be it batting or bowling. England had been restricted to simply 215 runs in 40.3 overs in reply to Afghanistan’s 284 runs.
Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Ur Rahman obtained three-wicket hauls whereas Mohammad Nabi scalped two wickets. Harry Brook was the lone warrior for England as he made 66 runs earlier than getting out within the thirty fifth over, together with his facet reeling at 169/8.
Earlier, after being invited to bat first, Afghanistan went on to submit a preventing complete of 284 runs on the board in Delhi on Saturday. Each the Afghan openers gave a strong begin with Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran including 114 in 16.1 overs for the primary wicket. It was Adil Rashid who broke their essential stand as Zadran departed after scoring 28 runs. Gurbaz continued to torment the English bowlers as he obtained out after making 80 runs in simply 57 balls.
Afghanistan then misplaced three wickets and had been reeling at 122/3 in 18.5 overs. However then Ikram Alikhil took management and went on to make 58 runs earlier than getting out to Reece Topley, whereas Mujeeb Ur Rahman smashed 28 in 16 balls, serving to their staff submit a superb complete of 284 runs.
For England, Liam Livingstone took one scalp however was essentially the most economical among the many England bowlers whereas Adil Rashid picked up three wickets. Pacer Mark Wooden additionally bowled effectively, taking two wickets whereas Joe Root and Reece Topley returned with one scalp every.
In reply, the English staff suffered an early blow within the type of Jonny Bairstow and Joe Root cheaply. Bairstow was snared by Fazalhaq Farooqi for two, whereas Mujeeb Ur Rahman cleaned up Joe Root for 11(17). No English batters may decode the Afghan’s spin net other than Harry Brook who ended up scoring 66 runs however it was not sufficient to sail his staff’s boat.