ENG vs. AFG Highlights: Historic win of AFG by 69 Runs in CWC

ENG vs. AFG Highlights, 2023 World Cup: defending In the thirteenth one-day international (ODI) of the current 2023 World Cup in New Delhi on Sunday, England suffered a shocking 69-run loss to Afghanistan. Chasing a target of 285, England was bowled out for 215 in 40.3 overs thanks to Afghan spin wizardry, including three-wicket hauls from Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Ur Rahman. Mohammad Nabi took two wickets in the interim. In the run chase, England’s lone wolf, Harry Brook, was dismissed in the 35th over with his team in trouble at 169/8. Brook scored 66 points off of 61 balls.

ENG vs. AFG Highlights, World Cup 2023

ENG vs. AFG Highlights: Historic win of AFG by 69 Runs in CWC

After England welcomed Afghanistan to bat first, Afghanistan put up a strong 284 on the scoreboard. Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran got things going by giving Afghanistan a superb start, accumulating 114 runs in 16.1 overs for the first wicket. Zadran did a great job of playing the second fiddle while Gurbaz performed the most of the scoring.

Afghanistan briefly collapsed after Adil Rashid shattered the alliance. Gurbaz was run out for 80(57), while Zadran fell for 28(48). In just 18.5 overs, Afghanistan was reduced to 122/3 after losing three early wickets. Up until Rashid Khan and Ikram Alikhil took over, the wickets kept falling. As usual, Rashid played several elegant shots, but Joe Root’s spectacular long-on attempt was superior. He was down for 23(22). Before being caught by Reece Topley, Alikhil had hit 58 (66), while Mujeeb Ur Rahman had smashed 28 off only 16 balls.

Although just one England bowler, Liam Livingstone, returned with a wicket, he was the most efficient, giving up 33 runs in his allotted number of overs. While Mark Wood struck twice, Adil Rashid took three scalps. Reece Topley and Joe Root both came back with one scalp apiece.

Major points of the 13th CWC Match of 2023

  1. England chooses to field after winning the toss.
  2. Afghanistan makes one change while England fields the same starting XI
  3. Rahmanullah Gurbaz hits a 50-ball off a 33-ball. He ultimately leaves for 80(57).
  4. 58(66)¬†was Ikram Alikhil’s score.
  5. Afghanistan gets dismissed for 284 runs in 49.5 overs.
  6. Harry Brook is removed by Mujeeb Ur Rahman for 66
  7. Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Ur Rahman both however secure three-wicket victories
  8. England was dismissed for 215 in 40.3 overs after chasing 285 runs.

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