New history is being made one after another in the current World Cup. Sometimes the record for the team’s highest run in the World Cup, sometimes the record for the highest run chase. This time Afghanistan created history by defeating current champion England by 69 runs in their third match in the World Cup. As a result of this victory, Afghans won their first World Cup victory.
The English batsmen were disoriented by the bowling balls of the Afghan bowlers from the beginning when they came down to bat against the target of 285 runs given by Afghanistan. As a result, the English lost three wickets in just 91 runs. After 91 runs for 3 wickets, Harry Brooke, who scored the highest run in today’s match, tried to take the lead of the team. But he could not overcome the disaster of the party due to lack of suitable partner. England’s innings could not progress further after the dismissal of Harry Brooks, who was holding one end. As a result, the English scored 215 runs after losing all the wickets in 40 overs with three balls. And the Afghans made history by winning by 69 runs against England.
Jonny Bairstow and David Malan opened for England today. Jonny Bairstow went back after being LBW by Fazal Haq Farooqui just one over into the game. He scored 2 runs in 4 balls. Jonny Bairstow’s dismissal broke the English opening pair by just three runs.
After the departure of Jonny Bairstow, David Malan formed a partnership with Joe Root. But when Joe Root returned to the pavilion for 33 runs by Mujeeb-ur-Rahman, this pair was broken by 30 runs. He scored 11 runs off 17 balls.
David Malan paired with Harry Brook after Joe Root’s departure. The pair broke up when David Malan returned to the courtroom at the behest of Mehmed Nabi. David Malan returned to 32 off 39 balls.
Harry Brook paired with Jos Buttler after David Malan’s departure. But even this pair could not go far. Jos Buttler’s dismissal for 91 runs broke the pair for 23 runs. He returned with 9 runs off 18 balls.
After the departure of Jos Buttler, Harry Brook tried to pair with Liam Livingstone. But this pair did not last long. Liam Livingstone got 10 runs off 14 balls after being lbw by Rashid Khan. As a result, the English lost 5 wickets for only 117 runs.
After 5 wickets for 117 runs, Harry Brook made a partnership of 21 runs with Sam Curran. Sam Karan scored 10 runs off 23 balls to become Mohammad Nabi’s second victim.
After Sam Carey, Chris Oaks also returned. After falling victim to Mujib, he returned with 9 runs from 26 balls. Harry Brook, who was keeping one end, could not take his innings further after that. Brooke, who brought up a personal half-century off 45 balls, returned to 66 off 61 balls. On his departure, the English lost 8 wickets for 169 runs.
After the departure of Brooks, the English innings could not go further. Adil Rashid’s 20 runs towards the end,
Mark Wood’s 18 and Rich Topley’s unbeaten 15 only reduced the deficit. In the end, England managed to score 215 runs after losing all the wickets after playing 40 overs with three balls. As a result, the Afghans won by 69 runs against the world champion England.
Earlier, two openers Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran attacked the English bowlers after losing the toss. Afghanistan crossed the team’s century in just 12 overs thanks to this pair.
Chris Woakes, Rich Topley and Sam Curran, Adil Rashid and Mark Wood could not break this pair despite a thousand attempts. In the meantime, Rahmanullah Gurbaz picked up a personal half-century. He scored 50 runs off just 33 balls. Which includes seven fours and two sixes.
Finally Adil Rashid broke this pair with 114 runs for the team. He returned Ibrahim Zadran who scored 28 runs off 48 balls. Afghanistan’s opening pair broke for 114 runs after Jadran’s departure.
After the departure of Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah returned to become Adil Rashid’s second victim for the team’s 122 runs. He returned with 3 runs off 8 balls.
Gurbaz also returned the ball after Rahmat returned. After being run out, he returned with 80 runs off 57 balls. He could not fulfill the hope of a century.
Azmatullah Omarzai returned to Liam Livingstone after Gurbaz’s departure. He returned with 19 runs off 24 balls. On his departure, Afghans lost 4 wickets for 152 runs. Hashmatullah Shahidi also returned after Omarzai’s departure. He returned after being a victim of Joe Root scoring 14 runs off 36 balls.
Experienced player Mohammad Nabi could not stay at the crease for a long time after Hashmatullah Shahidi. He also fell victim to Mark Wood with just 9 runs off 15 balls. Afghans lost 6 wickets for 190 runs.
After that, Ikram Alikhil made a partnership of 43 runs with Rashid Khan in the seventh wicket partnership. Afghanistan turned around in this pair of 43 runs.
But this pair was broken when Rashid Khan returned to the pavilion after hunting Adil Rashid for the team’s 233 runs. He returned with 23 runs off 22 balls.
After the departure of Rashid Khan, Ikram Alikhil paired with Mujib-ur-Rehman. In the meantime, he picked up a personal half-century. He scored 50 runs off 61 balls. Which includes three fours and one six.
Despite picking up a half century, he could not take his innings far. He returned with 58 off 66 balls, falling victim to Rich Topley. 44 runs come from this pair.
After Tia’s departure, Mujib-ur-Rehman also went to the pavilion. He returned with 28 runs off 16 balls. After that, Afghanistan scored 284 runs after losing all wickets in 49 overs and 5 balls.
For England, Adil Rashid took three wickets, Mark Wood took two, Joe Root, Liam Livingstone and Rich Topley took one wicket each.