On Saturday, Afghanistan pulled off the biggest upset of the World Cup by defeating the reigning champions by a score of 69. England was bowled out for 215 while chasing a score of 285 in 40.3 overs.
Only Harry Brook and Dawid Malan were successful among the English batters against the Afghan bowlers and batsmen. Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Ur Rahman grabbed 3 wickets apiece for Afghanistan, while Mohammad Nabi got 2 and Naveen-ul-Haq and Fazalhaq Farooqi got 1.
Do not miss the best online cricket betting sites in India, as well as the latest cricket matches at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup!
Quick Recap: England vs Afghanistan
On Sunday, Afghanistan stunned reigning champion England by a score of 69 runs to earn their second World Cup victory and move away from the bottom of their group.
Afghanistan had lost 16 of their previous 17 World Cup matches, with their lone triumph coming in 2015 against Scotland. After being sent in to bat, Afghanistan scored 284. Opener Rahmanullah Gurbaz scored 80, and Ikram Alikhil contributed 50.
In reply, England were bowled out for 215; spinners Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Rashid Khan each claimed 3 wickets as the only batter to successfully adjust to the circumstances, Harry Brook, with a valiant 66.
Afghanistan Was Off to a Great Start
The opening stand of 114 runs achieved at an average of eight runs per over by Gurbaz and Zadran got Afghanistan off to a great start.
Gurbaz, at the age of 21, looked like he was going to get a century in the World Cup after hitting 8 fours and 4 sixes. However, he was run out by substitute fielder David Willey at midwicket as captain Hashmatullah Shahidi summoned him for a dangerous run.
After Alikhil and Rashid Khan put on 43 runs to steady the ship, Rashid Khan’s final over ended with the dismissal of Alikhil as he attempted to clear the long-on boundary.
England Losing Wickets
Jonny Bairstow was trapped lbw by Fazalhaq Farooqi, while Joe Root was bowled by Mujeeb with a faster ball that remained low and smashed into the stumps.
England’s batting order collapsed to 91-4 after Mohammad Nabi bowled Dawid Malan for 32 and Naveen-ul-Haq bowled captain Jos Buttler with a beautiful delivery.
Still, Brook held steady, reaching his half-century off 45 balls with assured strokes, which prompted frenzied celebrations before Rashid mopped up the tail.
Player of the Match: Mujeeb Ur Rahman
On Sunday in Delhi’s Arun Jaitley Stadium in the 2023 World Cup, the Afghanistan cricket team shocked the English by winning. A teenage supporter met Mujeeb Ur Rahman in the lobby after the game and wept into his embrace.
Afghanistan’s leg-spinner Mujeeb-Ur-Rahman dedicated his team’s historic victory over England to those impacted by the nation’s recent earthquakes.
At the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi, Afghanistan defeated England by a score of 69 runs, with Mujeeb being named Man of the Match for his 3 wickets and 28 runs.
Score: England v Afghanistan
|Afghanistan won by 69 runs|
On October 15 in front of a packed audience at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi, Afghanistan stunned the defending champions England by defeating them by 69 runs, marking one of the biggest upsets in cricket history. Afghanistan ended a tournament-long unbeaten record of 14 games with this victory, only their second in Cricket World Cup history.
Without a shadow of a doubt, this will be remembered as one of the most momentous occasions in the history of cricket in Afghanistan. The decision by England to bowl first following the toss win backfired when Rahmanullah Gurbaz smashed an unbeaten 80 off of just 57 balls, helping the Asian team to a score of 284.On Saturday (October 21) in Mumbai, England will play their next game against South Africa. On Monday, Australia and Sri Lanka will play in Lucknow, looking to score their first points of the tournament. Stick to the best online cricket betting sites India and don’t miss all the Cricket World Cup action!