Opener Jason Roy top-scored with 89 runs from 46 deliveries as England rode to a comfortable nine-wicket victory over Afghanistan in their final practice match ahead of the ICC World Cup 2019 opener.
Jason Roy top scored with 89 runs from 46 deliveries as England beat Afghanistan by nine wickets. Roy scored the final runs, hitting Afghanistan skipper Gulbadin Naib for a six over mid-on to complete the chase.
Jason Roy continued his onslaught hitting Rashid Khan for 11 runs to take England closer to victory. The England opener is batting on 78 runs from 41 deliveries.
OUT!!!! Finally, the blistering knock by Bairstow comes to an end. Mohammad Nabi finally got his man. Jonny Bairstow st Rahmat b Mohammad Nabi 39 from 22 balls.
England is indeed dominating the powerplay. Roy and Bairstow are giving a tough time to Afghan bowlers. It seems like they are seeing this target to be completed in 20 overs. Bairstow is batting on 35 from 17 balls, while Roy has scored 36 off 21 deliveries. Jason Roy was dropped in the 6th over by Dawlat Zadran on the first ball bowled by Mohammad Nabi.
England is off to a flying start, as Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow have smashed balls all around the park. Dawlat Zadran conceded 16 runs in his first over. England is looking forward to finishing the match soon.
OUT!!!! An entertaining cameo from Mohammad Nabi finally comes to an end. England saw their pacers being hit for few sixes by Nabi and Dawlat Zadran, therefore decided to introduce Archer into the attack. He finally ended Afghan inning and broke the 11th wicket partnership between Dawlat and Nabi. Bairstow took a brilliant catch at the deep-third man to end Mohammad Nabi's inning of 44 runs. Mohammad Nabi c Jonny Bairstow b Jofra Archer 44 from 42 deliveries.
OUT!!! Joe Root strikes for the third time. All Aftab Alam had to do was to give away a simple single to well set Nabi. However, he went for a loft only to give Adil Rashid catch at backward point. Aftab Alam scored 6 runs from 27 balls.
Mohammad Nabi strikes two massive big hits to Moeen Ali. Good over for Afghanistan, as 15 runs came from it. Nabi will indeed try to take Afghan total as deep as possible.
Mohammad Nabi and Aftab Alam are currently batting on the crease. Moeen Ali bowls a maiden over. Nabi has to bat as much as possible to take Afghanistan to a respectable total.
Afghanistan will square off with England in the 8th warm-up game of ICC Cricket World Cup(CWC) 2019 at Kennington, Oval, London. Afghanistan won their last practice game against Pakistan on May 24, 2019, where they chased down the target of 263 runs. On the other hand, England lost to Australia in their previous CWC 2019 warm-up encounter where they failed to chase down a total of 297 runs. Stay tuned for ENG vs AFG live score updates. Live Cricket Streaming of England vs Afghanistan ICC World Cup 2019 Warm-Up Match: Check Live Cricket Score, Watch Free Telecast of ENG vs AFG Practice Game on Radio Television Afghanistan, Sky Sports & Hotstar Online.
This time the Cricket World Cup tournament will be played in the round robin format where all participating nations will play against each other. England and Afghanistan will lock horns against each other in the main world cup tournament on June 18, 2019, at Manchester. England and Afghanistan met each other previously in CWC 2015 at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), where England defeated Afghan side by 9 wickets by chasing down the target of 101 in 18.1 overs. England vs Afghanistan Cricket Score 8th Warm-up ODI Match.
England will try to rectify on the mistake which they made in the previous game and can also utilise one more opportunity to test their bench strength. Speaking about Afghanistan they must be fully pumped up after defeating world class side like Pakistan. They will look forward to one more fighting performance before they head for the main CWC tournament.
England (Squad): Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, James Vince, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w/c), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Tom Curran, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer, Liam Dawson, Mark Wood, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan
Afghanistan (Squad): Mohammad Shahzad(w), Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Samiullah Shinwari, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib(c), Najibullah Zadran, Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Noor Ali Zadran, Aftab Alam, Hamid Hassan
England will play their first CWC 2019 official game against South Africa on May 30 at the Oval, whereas Afghanistan will face Australia in the match no 4 of World Cup 2019 at Bristol. The final of CWC 2019 will be played on July 14 at Lord's, London.