ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

ENG beat AFG by 150 runs | England vs Afghanistan Highlights And Cricket Score 24th ODI Match

ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019

Date: Jun 18, 2019 Start Time: 15:00 IST | 09:30 GMT | 10:30 Local
Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester
ENG
397/6 Overs: 50.0
AFG
247/8 Overs: 50.0
England beat Afghanistan by 150 runs

England vs Afghanistan Highlights And Cricket Score - 24th ODI Match - Summary

End of Over : 50.0 AFG: 247/8

So, that is it from this game! Another win for England and another loss for Afghanistan. The hosts move to the top of the table and Afghanistan stay bottom. We have two other teams playing on the 19th of June. It is New Zealand taking on South Africa at Edgbaston. It promises to be a cracker and the game begins at 1030 local (0930 GMT). Till then, take care and goodbye!

England skipper, Eoin Morgan, says the next two or three games are very crucial and they don't want to drop their intensity. States the intensity was still there in the second innings, they did make a few mistakes by dropping a couple of catches and he hopes they don't do that again. Further adds Stokes is bowling really fast along with Wood and Archer and it is great to have such players in the side.

Afghanistan skipper, Gulbadin Naib, says how England played was exceptional, especially after the 30th over. Credits Morgan for the way he played and says it was one of the best innings he has seen. Reckons the wicket was different from the last 4 games and hence, they played an extra spinner, Mujeeb, who did well. Further adds Rashid was not at his best and hence, England scored around 400. Mentions they did a lot of good things in the field but the dropped catch of Morgan did hurt them a lot. States they are improving day by day and they are still learning. Ends by saying the target was big one, they weren't thinking about the target and were looking to play their normal game.

MAN OF THE MATCH, EOIN MORGAN, says it was a fantastic day for them, he had a wonderful day, the wicket was good and he enjoyed batting. He feels Afghanistan started really well but they fought back very strongly after that. States he never thought it was going to be his day, with a sour back, he never felt he could produce an inning like that. He feels good to compete with the youngsters in this side. Mentions it was a special day, Afghanistan is a strong side, it is a different challenge against their spinners and playing at the World Cup is also a completely different challenge and they are enjoying it. Informs he has changed his game a lot since he started playing, the shots he played before were effective when he started playing but now his hitting down the ground has improved a lot.

The England bowling will maybe be a little disappointed as they could not bundle this Afghanistan batting line-up out cheaply. However, the positive for them was, Adil Rashid who was struggling for form had a good day as he finished with a three-fer. Wood was once again good with the ball. Archer was a touch expensive but also finished with a three-fer. However, the only thing England will be worried about in this game is their fielding which was once again below par. Stay tuned for the presentation.

Chasing a huge target, you need to get off to a flier but that was not the case. They lost Noor Ali Zadran early. Their skipper, Naib, did play with intent but he too fell after getting off to a start. After his wicket, the Afghans probably decided to play out the 50 overs instead of going after the target and that was probably the right decision. Rahmat Shah, who was dropped early on, along with Shahidi played themselves in and added a 52-run stand before the former was dismissed. However, Shahidi continued batting and his partnership with Afghan was probably the best of the innings. The two decided to take on the bowlers and played with intent, they added a 94-run stand and in quick time. Afghan missed out on a well-deserved half ton though by only 6 runs. Shahidi ended up as the top scorer with 76. The lower-order did not contribute a lot but ensured they weren't bowled out.

A comprehensive win for England! Don't think that was ever in doubt after their batsman smashing the Afghanistan bowlers to all parts of the ground and putting up a mammoth 397. Afghanistan though can take heart from the fact that this is their best batting performance in a World Cup game.

49.6 0

Jofra Archer to Ikram Ali Khil. OUCH! This last ball sums up the horrible day Afghanistan have had today. Archer is a fiery customer and he ends the match with a vicious short ball, Ikram Ali Khil looks to get out of it's way but it strikes him on his helmet. That's it from this game. ENGLAND WIN BY 150 RUNS.

49.5 0

Jofra Archer to Ikram Ali Khil. On the body, Ikram looks to flick but it rolls of his thigh pad towards short fine leg.

49.4 W

Jofra Archer to Rashid Khan. OUT! In the air...and Bairstow takes it. He has not had the best of days in the field but he takes his second catch of the game. Rashid Khan's struggle in the middle comes to an end. Archer bangs it short around off, Rashid looks to smash it over point but gets a top edge. It goes high in the air towards backward point. Bairstow stationed there sits under it and takes an easy catch. He does a fist pump looking at the crowd.

49.3 1

Jofra Archer to Ikram Ali Khil. On the pads, Ikram looks to flick but it goes off the thigh pads towards short fine leg. The batsmen take a run and it has been signaled as leg bye.

49.2 0

Jofra Archer to Ikram Ali Khil. Full toss again on off, Ali Khil defends it out.

49.1 0

Jofra Archer to Ikram Ali Khil. Full toss on off, Ali Khil keeps it out.

End of Over : 49 7 Runs AFG: 246/7
48.6 0

Mark Wood to Rashid Khan. Play and a miss to finish the over. Back of a length ball over the stumps, Rashid looks to hit it on the off side but misses.

48.5 2

Mark Wood to Rashid Khan. In the air but safe. Fuller on off, Rashid lofts it but does not time it well. It goes high in the air and lands at the vacant region at long off. The batsmen take two.

48.4 4

Mark Wood to Rashid Khan. FOUR! Something for Rashid to cheer. Good length ball outside off, Rashid clears his front leg and smashes it to the right of mid off. Vince there dives on that side and gets his hand to it but that's not enough to stop it from going to the fence.

48.3 0

Mark Wood to Rashid Khan. Swing and a miss. Short outside off, Rashid swings his bat at it but misses. This day just cannot get over soon for Rashid.

48.2 1

Mark Wood to Ikram Ali Khil. Bowls a yorker on leg, Ali Khil does well to dig it out and plays it towards mid on for a run.

48.1 0

Mark Wood to Ikram Ali Khil. Full on middle, Ali Khil defends it off the back foot.

Summary

Afghanistan face hosts England in a must-win encounter at the Old Trafford Cricket Ground in Manchester on June 18 (Tuesday). The England vs Afghanistan (ENG vs AFG) match will be a day game. sides have has to endure injuries to their key players but not only is England better placed to find a suitable replacement but is also in a better position in the points standings. The hosts are positioned fourth in the points table with six points from four games and only one defeat, while Afghanistan has lost all of their four matches so far in CWC19.

 

England lost opener Jason Roy to a hamstring tear for at least three weeks and also have skipper Eoin Morgan still recovering from a back spasm. But despite the two injuries, England strolled off to an eight-wicket victory over the West Indies. James Vince is expected to make his first appearance in CWC 2019 in place of the ruled-out Roy. England has only lost to Pakistan so far in the tournament and although they are placed at four, the hosts will have to beat Afghanistan especially with Bangladesh breathing down their neck.

 

The Afghans, on the other, are nearing an early exit out of the 2019 World Cup. They have lost all of their last four games and another defeat could be the knocking punch for the Asian side. But it is in these situations, that Afghanistan brings out their best game. They qualified for World Cup 2019 from a similar position and will be rearing to cause this tournament's first major upset by beating England. Afghanistan has already lost opening batsman Mohammad Shahzad to an unknown injury, while their top run-scorer in CWC 2019, Najibullah Zadran, was left out of Afghanistan's last fixture against South Africa.

 

England (From): Jonny Bairstow, James Vince, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w), Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood, Moeen Ali, Tom Curran, Liam Dawson.

 

Afghanistan (From): Hazratullah Zazai, Noor Ali Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Ikram Ali Khil(w), Gulbadin Naib(c), Rashid Khan, Hamid Hassan, Aftab Alam, Najibullah Zadran, Samiullah Shinwari, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Dawlat Zadran.

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