In their third match in the World Cup, England lost their first wicket by just three runs after going into bat against a target of 285 runs given by Afghanistan. As a result, the English opening pair was broken by only three runs.
Jonny Bairstow and David Malan opened for England today. David Malan was caught lbw by Fazal Haq Farooqui in just one over of the game. He scored 2 runs in 4 balls.
Before this, Afghanistan went into bat after losing the toss against England. Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ikram Alikhil’s pair of half-centuries scored 284 runs in 49 overs with 5 balls. Now England is batting with a target of 285 runs.