The Afghanistan team, which was waiting for their first win, had to face defeat once more. England defeated them by 150 runs in Old Trafford on Tuesday.
England decided to bat first before winning the toss. England’s batsmen did well to score 397 runs losing 6 wickets. Morgan scored 148 runs for most 71 balls in which he hit 17 sixes Apart from Morgan, Jonny Bairstow scored 90 runs in 99 balls and Joe Root also scored 88 runs in 82 balls.
Captain Morgan registered his name in the record books courtesy his six barrages against the Afghans. In his knock of 148 runs, Morgan amassed 102 runs by hitting sixes only.
In reply, Afghanistan got off to a poor start, as they suffered their first loss in the 1.2 over when Noor Ali Zardan was sent to pavilion for a duck.
Gulbidan Naib and Rahmat Shah played a couple of shots and was almost going fine with the bat as they managed to add 48 runs, but unfortunately, in the 11.5 over Mark Wood struck and sent Naib to the pavilion on the score of 37 runs off 28 balls. Thus, the visitors lost their second wicket.
Shah with Hasmatullah Shahidi stitched a 52-runs-partnership for the third wicket. But, before this partnership could go far, Adil Rashid broke it as he dismissed Shah on a score of 46 off 74 balls. However, Shahidi presence on the crease gave visitors hope but it too couldn’t survive for long as Asghar Afghan (44) walked back to the hut after adding 94 runs for the fourth wicket with Shahidi.
Web Title: England and Afganistan world cup Match 2019
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