Afghanistan prompted a significant upset in ODI World Cup 2023 by defeating reigning World Champions, England, by a big margin of 69 runs on Sunday, October 15. The victory marked Afghanistan’s simply the second win in ODI World Cup historical past. The sport befell on the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi. Afghanistan set a goal of 284 runs for England and managed to bowl them out for 215 in 40.3 overs.
Social media influencer Wazhma Ayoubi, expressed her pleasure and assist for the Afghan group by posting a video. “Afghanistan defeats the present world champions by 69 runs. Congratulations to all of Afghanistan. Lastly, we obtain our first World Cup win after an extended wait. Effectively executed #AfghanAtalan @ACBofficials. And a giant thanks to all our Indian brothers and sisters cheering for Afghanistan at the moment, Dhanyavaad,” Wazhma shared on the social media platform ‘X’ (previously Twitter).
Afghanistan defeats the present world champions by 69 runs. Congratulations to all of Afghanistan. Lastly, we obtain our first World Cup win after an extended wait. Effectively executed #AfghanAtalan @ACBofficials 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🔥🔥🔥🇦🇫🇦🇫🇦🇫
And a giant thanks to all our Indian brothers and sisters… pic.twitter.com/LtzflPrEtx
– Wazhma Ayoubi 🇦🇫 (@WazhmaAyoubi) October 15, 2023
Afghanistan’s spinners, together with Mujeeb ur Rahman, Rashid Khan, and Mohammad Nabi, had been the standout performers as they collectively claimed 8 wickets for 104 runs, derailing England’s innings. Mujeeb ur Rahman, particularly, spoke concerning the significance of this victory, saying, “It’s a very proud second to be right here within the World Cup and beating the champions. It’s an awesome achievement for the entire group, we labored onerous for today. We beat such a giant group. It was an exquisite efficiency from the bowlers and the batters. As a spinner, it’s fairly onerous to bowl within the powerplay, you’ve gotten solely two fielders exterior. That’s one thing I’ve been working within the nets.”
England’s captain, Jos Buttler, expressed his disappointment with the group’s efficiency, particularly after profitable the toss and selecting to bowl first in Delhi. He admitted, “Disappointing to win the toss and concede that many, me lacking that first ball down the leg aspect set the tone. Credit score to Afghanistan, they outplayed us at the moment. It got here all the way down to execution, we weren’t fairly on the degree we’d prefer to be with each bat and ball. They’ve some incredible bowlers, the dew didn’t are available as a lot as we anticipated, the ball held up a bit too. They bowled lifeless straight and saved the stumps in play, we simply weren’t fairly ok,” as he spoke throughout the post-match presentation.
This isn’t the primary time the English have been on the receiving finish of an embarrassing defeat by a comparatively weaker aspect on the ICC Males’s Cricket World Cup. They’ve confronted a defeat towards Zimbabwe, Bangladesh, and Eire within the earlier editions of the ICC Males’s Cricket World Cup.