Host England registered a bang victory by150 runs against Afghanistan in the ICC World Cup 2019. England’s team has reached the top of the table due to the better run rate with this win. His 5 matches have 8 points. The match played at Manchester’s Old Trafford Stadium, England won the toss and scored 397 runs. In reply, the Afghans could only manage 247 runs for 8 wickets overs in 50 overs.
Hashmatullah Shahidi (76) scored the highest runs from Afghanistan side. He hit 5 fours and two sixes in his 100-ball inning. Afghanistan started very bad and it’s opening batsman Noor Ali Zadran returned without opening the pavilion. Captain Gulbadin Naib (37) and Rahmat Shah (46) shared the 48-run partnership for the second wicket and handled the team for a while.
After Gulbadin Naib was dismissed in the 12th over, Rahmat Shah shared 52 runs for the third wicket with Hashmatullah Shahidi. When it seemed that the pair would take Afghanistan’s innings very far, only Rahmat Shah, who was batting, was out in the 25th over. After being dismissed, Hashmatullah Shahidi shared an important partnership of 97 runs with Asghar Afghan (44) for the fourth wicket.
Although, both failed to score fast for the team. Afghans were faltered when Asghar Afghan was dismissed in the 41st over. Hashmatullah Shahidi returned to the pavilion in the 46th over. Najibullah Zadran (15), Mohammad Nabi (9), Rashid Khan scored just 8 runs. For England, Jofra Archer and Adil Rashid took three-three wickets while Mark Wood took two wickets.
England’s blast Inning
Earlier, England was batting first and scored huge 397 runs by losing 6 wickets in 50 overs. Most runners-up for England Eoin Morgan (148) scored. He hit 4 fours and 17 sixes in his blistering inning of 71 balls. Apart from them, Jonny Bairstow (90), Joe Root (88), James Vince (26), Jos Buttler (2) and Ben Stokes contributed 2 runs. Moeen Ali 31 and Chris Woakes were unbeaten on 1 run.
Dawlat Zadran and Gulbadin Naib took three or three wickets for Afghanistan. Afghanistan’s star spinner Rashid Khan proved to be very expensive. He threw nine overs and gave 110 runs without taking any wicket. He has become the most expensive spinner in the World Cup.
Morgan Played A Blistering Inning
Captain Eoin Morgan, who came for batting at number four, played a brilliant inning. He scored 148 in 71 balls. During this, he made 4 fours and 17 sixes. He had completed his century with just 57 balls and 3 fours and 11 sixes. This is the 13th century of Morgan’s ODI Cricketer career.