Hosts England defeated Afghanistan by 150 runs in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 (CWC 2019) match 24. England posted their highest team total in World Cup history after skipper Eoin Morgan’s 148 off just 71 balls. In response to England’s 397, Afghanistan managed 247 for eight. England batsman displayed a strong performance. Apart from Morgan, Jonny Bairstow and Joe Root scored 90 and 88 respectively. ENG vs AFG Full Scorecard.
In response to England’s total, Afghanistan did well to some extent. Despite losing the first wicket in the first over, Afghanistan showed signs of the fight as they posted 247. Hashmatullah Shahidi was top-scorer for Afghanistan with 76 off 100 balls. Apart from him, former captain Asghar Afghan scored 44 off 48 balls. CWC 2019 Points Table
“How they played after 30 overs was special. Credit to Morgan for how he batted. One of the best innings I've ever seen. This wicket was totally different to the ones we've been playing on. Mujeeb did really well, did his job. Unfortunately, Rashid was expensive and didn't deliver,” said Afghan skipper Gulbadin Naib. Hashmatullah Shahidi Hit on Head by Mark Wood's Bouncer, Batsman Goes on to Post Fifty.
Here are some stat highlights from ENG vs AFG CWC 2019 match
# England smashed most sixes by a team in an ODI inning- 25.
# Rashid Khan conceded 110 runs in nine overs, the worst figures in a World Cup match.
# Eoin Morgan registered the fourth fastest century in World Cup history.
# Morgan smashed 17 sixes during his knock, the most in ODI innings.
# 397 is now England’s highest team total in a World Cup match.
# Eoin Morgan became the first batsman to score over 100 runs in sixes in an innings in International cricket.
Following this win, England now jumps to the top of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 points table. Before this match, the home side was placed fourth on the team standings. Meanwhile, Afghanistan now slumps to fifth consecutive defeat and are yet to win a match in this World Cup.